Local News

  • Hodgenville proposes compensating tax rate

    The Hodgenville City Council has proposed to take the compensating rate during their monthly meeting on Monday, September 11.

  • Aid after the storm

    A team from the South Fork Baptist Church is heading to Houston for disaster relief efforts from September 17-23. While many local groups are undertaking relief efforts, lead pastor Jonathan Carl felt compelled to go help for personal reasons.

    “Our hearts broke as a church for all the devastation we saw on the news in Texas,” Carl said. “Several of us have connections there, but I personally grew up in West Houston and still have family and many friends there.”

  • Boil Water Advisory (LIFTED)

    The 'Boil Water Advisory' for Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park that was issued on September 6, has been LIFTED by the City of Hodgenville as of 10:25 a.m. Friday September 8.


    At approximately 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, a boil water advisory has been issued by the City of Hodgenville for the Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park located at the 900 block of S. Lincoln Bouvelard in Hodgenville.

    Residents are advised to boil their water due to the city switching lines in the area. No businesses are affected.

  • Planning for retirement requires attention

    If you were asked to visualize retirement, what would you see? Regardless of what retirement looks like to you, it’s safe to say we all want to enjoy it. America Saves remind us our day-to-day activities can play a role in achieving our long-term goals. With that said, retirement should be top of mind. After all, you’ll be relying on money you’ve saved over the course of your career to cover expenses for 20 years or more. The sooner you start planning, the better off you’ll be.

  • Former Hodgenville Postmaster receives lifetime award

    The Postmasters organization, UPMA (United Postmasters & Managers of America) recently honored one of LaRue County’s past residents with the Lifetime achievement award.

    According to Becky Miller, retired Rineyville postmaster and President of Kentucky Retirees UPMA, the award is given to someone who gives freely of their time to others and works to better the world around them. She said it can easily be said that Robert, Bob to his friends, Hummer met those requirements.

  • 23 grams of marijuana seized through police checkpoints

    Local police had a lot of success with their 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that ran from August 16 through September 4 as they got a large quantity of illegal drugs off the streets.

    The Hodgenville Police Department reported that they operated three safety checkpoints and seized approximately 23 grams of methamphetamine, over 4 ounces of marijuana and approximately $6,000 cash. They also reported that they conducted numerous hours of overtime directed toward traffic enforcement.

  • Woody and Chloe return September 13

    Woody and Chloe make their return this fall with a 10 week Fall Chapter Series titled ‘ Dog Paddling Across the Bluegrass’. The series begins next week in the September 13 edition of The LaRue County Herald News, and will include the weekly story and interactive activities.

    We are looking for teachers in the LaRue County School system that would like to utilize this reading resource as part of their classroom curriculm. Please contact publisher, Allison Shepherd for more information at 270-358-3118 or email publisher@laruecountyherald.com

  • Opening weekend of bow season
  • Harvey hits LaRue

    Several inches of rain were dumped in LaRue County last weekend after remnants of Hurricane Harvey rolled through Kentucky

    According to data from the Mesonet weather station for LaRue County, the county received 5.83 inches of rain on Friday, September 1 with max wind speeds of 33 mph. The station recorded an inch of rain on Saturday, September 2 with max wind speeds of 13 mph.

  • Making country music great again for 63 years

       LaRue County is known for Abraham Lincoln, but just as notable is the showplace of south central Kentucky, The Lincoln Jamboree.

    The Lincoln Jamboree located at 2579 Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville will present its 63rd Anniversary show, Saturday, September 9, 2017.