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  • Attorney indicted for mishandling Hodgenville client's funds

    According to Kentucky State Police, 70-year-old Danny Butler, of Greensburg KY, was arrested Wednesday, November 9 at 10:12 AM EDT on Hyde Park Road in Campbellsville.

    Butler, a practicing attorney, was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Theft by Failure to make required disposition over $10,000.00. The Hardin County grand jury returned the indictment after hearing evidence related to Butler’s mishandling of client funds and escrow accounts. The client has been identified as Wanda Brewer of Hodgenville.

  • Hall-Gaddie Road to receive new bridge

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville November 7 that the county is accepting bids for the construction of a new Hall-Gaddie bridge. Bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. November 22.

    Turner said that although the bridge, located on Hall-Gaddie Road at the intersection of Brooks Road, is open, passable, and meets all state standards, it is in the worst condition of the county’s inventory of bridges.

  • $100,000 Lottery ticket sold in Hodgenville

    A $100,000 lottery ticket was sold on Monday, October 31 at a Hodgenville gas station.

    According to Jennifer Cunningham, Communication Specialist with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation, the $100,000 winning “5 Card Cash” lottery ticket was sold at the Daily Stop on 701 South Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. The winning numbers were a 3 of hearts, 7 of spades, queen of hearts, 10 of diamonds and an ace of hearts.

  • Reed defeats Mills for 24th district representative seat

    Republicans carried LaRue in every race in the 2016 Fall General Election. LaRue County native William Brandon Reed not only carried LaRue County with 73.68% of the vote with 4,634 to Terry Mills 26.32% and 1,655 votes, but was declared the winner of the 24th State Representative race defeating incumbent Terry Mills.

    In an official statement exclusive to the LaRue County Herald News, Brandon Reed had this to say after being declared the winner of the 24th District State Representative Race.

  • Reed defeats Mills for 24th district representative seat

    Republicans carried LaRue in every race in the 2016 Fall General Election. LaRue County native William Brandon Reed not only carried LaRue County with 73.68% of the vote with 4,634 to Terry Mills 26.32% and 1,655 votes, but was declared the winner of the 24th State Representative race defeating incumbent Terry Mills.

    In an official statement exclusive to the LaRue County Herald News, Brandon Reed had this to say after being declared the winner of the 24th District State Representative Race.

  • Standing for the Gospel, praying for the nation

    The LaRue County Ministerial Association hosted a Pre-Election Prayer Service that drew a crowd of over one hundred people. The square in downtown Hodgenville was filled with friends and neighbors, people from all walks of life and many different denominations on Monday night, November 7, when they came together to pray for guidance for the community and nation.

    Among the crowd were Howard and Tickle Ragland; “I think it’s great that they’re having this, I only wish the traffic could be stopped,” Tickle said.

  • An American Soldier never changes

    Army Major (retired) Chris Cline, the Veterans Day program keynote speaker at LaRue County High School, believes that though times have changed drastically during his 27 years in the military, the role of the American soldier remains basically the same as it did when he entered the service, or even since World War II.

    Cline will be the keynote speaker at the LCHS and LCMS Veterans Day programs on November 11. The LCMS program will begin at 9 a.m. and the LCHS program will start at 1 p.m. Both programs will be in the school’s gymnasiums.

  • More than names on a wall

    Too often the news tells of American servicemen being killed in action somewhere in the world.

    Though any patriotic American regrets that loss of life, those accounts of lives lost frequently fade after a few days or weeks into cold statistics added to a list of KIAs.

    For those who knew them and the family members who loved them, however, those deaths remain a permanent personal loss that leaves a hole that can never be filled and memories which will never be forgotten.

  • Man sentenced for child abuse

    The LaRue County Circuit Court had a loaded docket on Monday, November 7 with several high profile cases.

    A LaRue County man was sentenced on Monday to five years in jail for child abuse.

    Russell Underwood, 35, of Hodgenville was sentenced in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday to three counts of complicity to criminal abuse first degree of a child 12 and under.

  • LCHS put on lockdown

    The LaRue County High School went on lockdown Thursday morning, November 3 for a random drug search by police.

    According to LCHS Interim Principal Denise Skaggs, the high school went on lockdown this morning after Kentucky State Police troopers arrived to conduct a search with their canine units. She said the hallways, lockers and parking lots at the school were searched. After the search, she said the lockdown was lifted and everyone resumed their normal activities.