Local News

  • Courthouse remains scene of construction

    With the LaRue County Courthouse renovations in full swing, visitors will find themselves in the middle of ongoing construction for several more weeks. According to LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner, the renovations are on schedule.

    “Renovations are coming along well,” Turner said. “It’s been a bit cumbersome having work done while the courthouse has been open but I appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.”

  • Rare plant found at Lincoln Birthplace National Park

    A rare plant was recently discovered at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    An Indian Pipe, which is also known as a Ghost Plant, was discovered within the boundaries of the park by the members of the Cumberland Piedmont Network. Stacey Humphreys, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management at the Lincoln Birthplace Park, said the CPN is a partner of the park and that they are responsible for monitoring water and soil conditions as well as ozone readings in the park. She said they found the rare plant during a recent trip to the park.

  • Wildlife Management Area established in LaRue

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has purchased a 2900 acre parcel of land in LaRue and Nelson County and designated it as a public Wildlife Management Area.

    The acquisition is part of six other properties across Kentucky that were recently opened.

    “It’s going to be a great wildlife management area in that part of the state,” said Area Manager Josh Lillpop, “There’s a wide range of habitat to provide good opportunity for hunters.”

  • Unity Through Prayer

    As this year’s general election draws near, it seems people have become increasingly divided by politics. The LaRue County Ministerial Association, LCMA, is reaching out to the community hoping to unite people in prayer for the county, state and for the nation.

    On the night of November 7 before the general election, the LaRue County Ministerial Association will be having a prayer service on the Square in downtown Hodgenville.

  • LaRue Co. prepares for election

    LaRue County voters are showing more interest in the 2016 fall general election.

    According to LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter, people in the county seem to be showing increased interest in this election as voter registration is up and more people are voting or requesting mail-in absentee ballots . She said LaRue County has a total of 10,428 registered voters with 6,135 registered democrats, 3,585 registered republicans, 169 registered independents and 539 registered with other political parties.

  • House fire on Ferrill Hill Road
  • $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.

  • Ky. House Taskforce hear from LaRue Co. Schools

    The Bi-partisan Taskforce on Vulnerable Kentuckians met at the LaRue County High School last Friday, October 21 in the auditorium to hear from the LaRue County Schools about the various programs offered through out the district that receive state funding.

    The task force was established to study issues that affect Kentucky’s impoverished in a series of meetings held in each of the commonwealth’s six congressional districts.

  • Fiscal court discusses vandalism

    LaRue County Attorney Kyle Williamson informed magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville October 11 of ongoing vandalism to Blanton Bridge, which spans Rolling Fork River near Athertonville.

    Williamson said vandals had spray painted obscenities over the entire span. He said a citizen’s tip plus good work from LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Brian Smith resulted in two suspects being brought in, adding that the vandals had posted their deeds on Facebook.

  • LaRue County Herald News Photo Contest Over all winning photo