Local News

  • Trading Places: Exchange students bring international perspective to LCHS

    This year at LaRue County High School, six students have come a long way to get to school. Coming from five countries and three continents, these students have traveled thousands of miles to attend high school in Hodgenville as part of an international exchange program during the 2017-18 school year.

  • Vietnam: Country and culture

    Editor’s note: This is the second 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 third article will appear in the November 15 edition.

    Not only were America and Vietnam separated by thousands of miles, but their citizens also had custom and cultural differences that could easily cause verbal and nonverbal communication misunderstandings.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville.

  • 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.