Local News

  • Lincoln Days Railsplitting rescheduled to Nov. 5

     Due to inclement weather during the 2017 Lincoln Days festival, two well known Lincoln Days events have been rescheduled to Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m.

    The Professional, Amateur, Jr. Railsplitting Contests and the Men's and Women’s Cross Cut contests will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. in CreekFront Park.

    The public is invited to come and cheer on the competitors.

  • Hodgenville News - November 1, 2017

    Thought for week: Take care of someone else, be there for someone else and bless someone else. A happy life is about giving more than you take.

    The thought this week goes out to my coworkers at work and anyone else that is a caregiver. Blessing to others is a special talent given to special people. It’s the little things that makes the biggest difference in this old sad world we live in these days. God Bless you.

  • Rolling through LaRue

    Eighteen year old cyclist Bella Cimeno of Blue Hill, Maine came through Hodgenville on October 18 during her solo trip across the country on the Trans-America Trail. The LaRue County Herald News caught up with Cimeno when she stopped for an ice cream on the square to ask about her travels thus far.

    LaRue Co.Herald News: When did this trip start and where did the idea originate?

  • Primary election deadlines set


    The Primary Election in May 2018 is expected to increase the numbers at the polls as all the county offices are up for election and the filing deadlines have already been set.

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said those interested in running for office in the Primary Election can do so between November 8, 2017 and January 30, 2018. The offices that will be on the ballot are LaRue County Judge-Executive, LaRue County Clerk, LaRue County Sheriff, LaRue County PVA, LaRue County Circuit Clerk, LaRue County Jailer, all four magistrates and all constables.

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  • Police cruiser involved in accident

    A Hodgenville police officer was injured in a vehicle accident while he was sitting inside his parked police cruiser.

    According to the accident report, HPD Officer Troy Talley had responded to assist LaRue County EMS with a medical alert alarm on Shepherdsville Road. Once Talley arrived, he parked his vehicle in the driveway of the residence and was attempting to exit it when it was struck by a large tractor pulling a grain wagon that was loaded with soybeans.

  • Feeding LaRue

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland located in Elizabethtown, KY is one of 200 Feeding America affiliated food banks in the United States. The regional center serves 42 counties in Kentucky including LaRue County. The program is designed to assist non-profit, 501 C3 programs such as food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, after school programs, or any program that feed people in need. The mission is to partner with and provide food for their programs.

  • Shoffner Sentenced


    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday, October 24 for embezzlement of funds.

    According to court documents, Shoffner will receive three years probation for one count of embezzlement of government funds. Shoffner is also required to pay $36,239 in restitution back to the LaRue County Government. He is also required to pay fines of $1,100 to the federal court system. The restitution payments have to be at least $200 a month over a period of 34 months.

  • Band of Hawks make it to state

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks soared through the semifinals and made it to their first state finals appearance since 2012 on Saturday, October 28.

    The Band of Hawks finished second out of 16 bands during the KMEA Class AA semifinals at Elizabethtown High School that same morning. Only the top four teams went on to perform at the KMEA state finals that night at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville. LaRue County and North Hardin were the only two marching bands in the region to make it to the state finals.

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