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  • LaRue County Bootleg Part II

    Few remember the dramatic and short life of Wild Bill Skaggs, but those who do remember him for his generosity, dashing looks and successful moonshine operation.

    National prohibition of alcohol began in 1920 as the “noble experiment” a way to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America, according to the CATO Institute.

  • Former LaRue Co. Sheriff pleads guilty to embezzling money

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner pled guilty in United States District Court on Thursday, June 22 before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to a felony information charging him with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to LaRue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • LaRue County Bootleg: Original 1925 Moses Akin Article

    Exerpt from The Herald News, Hodgneville, LaRue County , Kentucky, Thursday, October 1, 1925

     

     

    The old saying that where there is smoke there is some fire, is true in many ways. The vivid memory of Moses Akin, the evangelist, in minds of such a large number of people, forty years after his death, and the continued quoting from his store of natural wit, is proof conclusive that he towered above most men of his time whose names are never heard or known of all of forty years after death.

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    Elder Moses Akin was a legend in this region. He was an evangelist whose reputation went before him and often that reputation wasn’t always a clean one. However, that did not stop hundreds and sometimes thousands of people from coming out to hear the word from “Mose.”

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    Exerpt from The Herald News, Hodgneville, LaRue County , Kentucky, Thursday, October 1, 1925

    Rev Moses Akin, 1807-1885, Noted Evangelist of his day

    The old saying that where there is smoke there is some fire, is true in many ways. The vivid memory of Moses Akin, the evangelist, in minds of such a large number of people, forty years after his death, and the continued quoting from his store of natural wit, is proof conclusive that he towered above most men of his time whose names are never heard or known of all of forty years after death.

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    Elder Moses Akin was a legend in this region. He was an evangelist whose reputation went before him and often that reputation wasn’t always a clean one. However, that did not stop hundreds and sometimes thousands of people from coming out to hear the word from “Mose.”

  • News of Record

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Bobby Gene McDowell and Essie McDowell to Gary Gene McDowell and Regina Mae McDowell, property in LaRue County, FMV $150,000.

    Stephen K. Clyde aka Steve Clyde and Sue Ann Clyde to Larry Wayne Taylor and Bonnie Louise Taylor, lot 12 of Clearview Estates, $121,000.

    Mary Regina Grigsby to Sherry Regina Cox and Wiliam Edward Grigsby, Jr., property in LaRue County, $40,000.

  • Hall Gaddie Road bridge to close

    A bridge on Hall Gaddie Road near Brooks Road in Buffalo will be removed and replaced.

    LaRue County Assistant Road Supervisor David Wood said construction will begin on Monday, June 26 and will take three days or longer depending on the weather. He said signs will be posted on both sides of the bridge to let people know of the closing.

  • The mysterious barn of Magnolia

    Vanessa Hurst’s “Lost in LaRue” photo printed in the May 31, 2017 edition of The LaRue County Herald News introduced a bit of a puzzle: why would someone build a weather-boarded barn structure over and around a log structure?

    Terry Peace of Magnolia whose family for four generations has owned the farm on which the barn and house are located wasn’t sure.

  • Former LaRue Sheriff Charged

    A former LaRue County Sheriff was charged last week with a single count of embezzling money.

    Bobby Carlton Shoffner, 58, of Hodgenville was the LaRue County Sheriff in 2011 and 2012 when the allegations occurred and during that time was responsible for collecting and remitting franchise tax payments and property tax payments.