Local News

  • News of Recrod

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

    Dawn Pawley Simpson to Donald Skees and Ann Skees, property beginning in the west line of Donald Skees tract 5 Leona Terry Estate agricultural division, $26,000.

    Lawrence R. Thomas by and through Della Ree Thomas, his attorney-in-fact and Della Ree Thomas to Michael Ray Thomas and Willie Dean Thomas, tract three of the record plat of and for the Lawrence R. and Della Ree Thomas agricultural division, $FMV 75,000.

  • Coach indicted for sexual abuse

    The former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams resigned on Monday after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave was indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday for first degree sexual abuse as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Kentucky State Police since September 7. According to the indictment, Ford engaged in sexual contact with a female juvenile by the use of forcible compulsion on September 7.

  • Saving lives through education

    LaRue County’s very own Dale Dobson has been traveling the state this week educating people about farm safety in honor of Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles signed a proclamation last week declaring September 18-24 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to promote safety on the farm. In the fall, Quarles said that message extends to Kentucky roadways, where motorists often encounter farm machinery moving from one field to another during the harvest season.

  • Hodgenville keeps same tax rate

    Residents in the City of Hodgenville will be paying the same property tax rates in 2016 as they did in 2015.

    The Hodgenville City Council passed the second reading of a tax ordinance that will keep the 2016 property tax rate the same. There was no discussion on the second reading. Council members Mitchell Key, Larry Davis, Woodie Handley and Sharon Hornback all voted in favor of the ordinance. Council members Bonnie Clark and Donald Costello were absent at the meeting.

  • Man pleads guilty to child abuse

    A local man plead guilty to child abuse in LaRue County Circuit Court last Friday, September 16.

    Russell Underwood, 35, of Hodgenville was originally charged with three counts of first degree criminal abuse of a child 12 and under after an incident that happened in February 2015. According to police reports, LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy initially responded to the residence with child services. Once they arrived, McCoy observed Underwood and four other children in the home that ranged in ages from 1 to 12 years-old.

  • Ford indicted for sexual abuse

    LCHS and LCMS girls’ head basketball coach Simon Ford resigned Monday after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse. Read more about the developing story in the September 21 issue of the LaRue County Herald News.

  • Walk through Lincoln’s life

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park hosted an event for elementary school children that brought the life and times of Abraham Lincoln to life for students who came.

    The event started about ten years ago to attract local school kids.

  • Memories from Lincoln Days

    Memories are the focus of this year’s Lincoln Days theme.

    “100 Years of Memories” pays homage to the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, established in 1916.

    Additionally, thousands of LaRue Countians and people from throughout the state, nation, and world have made myriads of memories at the Lincoln Days celebrations since the event was chartered in 1975.

  • Faith key to longevity of local company

    LaRue County is known for many things, Abraham Lincoln being the most obvious.

    But there’s one company who has put LaRue County on the map in an almost unexpected industry through their hard work, dedication and faith.

    Cumberland Products began in December of 1991 when Wayne Moore was inspired to start up his own business.

  • Hemp harvested in LaRue

    The first harvest of industrial hemp in LaRue County since WWII has been a learning experience for farmers involved. The hemp grown in LaRue was grown for grain to be sold in an organic market. With there being little known about growing hemp for grain in Kentucky, LaRue County hemp growers all agree they were on quite the learning curve this year.