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Local News

  • LaRue Co. Connection - Ralph Underwood

    Ralph Underwood graduated from LCHS in 1965 and life took him to Anchorage, Alaska. After noticing his subscription renewal, the Herald News called Underwood while he was plowing snow at 6 a.m. to ask about family, the last frontier, and what keeps him connected to Kentucky.

    LaRue County Herald News: Since Anchorage is approximately 4,000 miles away, what’s your LaRue County connection?

  • Inmates removed at recycling center

    The Kentucky Department of Corrections has advised the LaRue County Detention Center to suspend the state inmate work release program until further notice at the Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville.

  • Run Run Rudolph

    You know Dasher and Dancer…but do you recall the most famous school bus of all? Now in its 51st year, the Santa’s Helpers program is accepting donations as Rudolph the Santa Bus gets ready to make his annual run on December 23, bringing toys and Christmas cheer to the community.

  • Vietnam: Tour of Duty and return home

    Editor’s note: This is the third of three articles written by our correspondent Ron Benningfield as he shares his experiences in the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. The first article appeared in the November 1 edition of The LaRue County Herald News and the second article appeared in the November 8 edition.

    Americans are creatures of habit and in a war zone that can get a person killed.

  • A man who has seen it all

    Some people are blessed with the ability to take just about any conversational subject you bring up and be able to discuss it fully, usually adding anecdotes that leave you better informed and in a better humor.

    Viers Road resident Billy Duncan is one of those people. In his 82 years, he has gained a wealth of experience working on farms, at sawmills, for the transportation department, completing a stint in the Army, driving trucks commercially, and serving as LaRue County deputy and high sheriff.

  • Boil water advisories lifted

    All boil water advisories for the City of Hodgenville have been lifted.

  • Woody and Chloe visit LaRue County

    A group of celebrities visited LaRue County on Friday, November 3 as Woody and Chole stopped by to visit children at the Hodgenville Civic Center as they continue to paddle their way across the Bluegrass.

  • 2017 Railsplitting contest results

    Professional results

    Bill Thomas - 1st place 5:35 -Sonora

    Jason Nunn - 2nd place 5:50-Sonora

    Ray Nunn - 3rd place 7:08- Sonora

    Tyler Hornback - 4th place - Sonora

    Amateur Railsplitter

    Caleb Eastridge Elizabethtown 2:15 - 1st place

    Casey Brooks  Hodgenville 3:35 - 2nd place

    Junior Railsplitter

    Samuel Goff, age 15 - 1st place

    Conner Thomas, age 15 - 2nd place

    Ethan Gardner, age 18 - 3rd place

    Karlee Thomas, age 12 - 4th place

  • Smithsonian exhibit celebrating sports coming to Hodgenville

    Basketball. Baseball. Soccer. Football. Pickleball. Wrestling. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more gather on the sidelines to cheer for their favorite athletes and teams. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns.

  • Hawks win playoff game

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity football team won their first playoff game since 2012 after beating the Union County Braves 14-0 on Friday, November 3.

    The Hawks had a solid game on both sides of the ball. The Hawks offense had 342 total yards with 282 yards rushing and 60 yards passing. The Hawks defense held the Braves to only 111 total yards on offense with 50 yards on the ground and 61 yards through the air.