Local News

  • 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.

  • The heart of a queen

    Hundreds are expected to march in the annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk this Saturday and one local girl will be leading the pack.

    Charlotte Richey, 5, of Hodgenville has been named the queen of the Heart Walk and she will walk with the king, Luke Landry, 9, of Shepherdsville. The Heart Walk is the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association as it promotes physical activity and heart healthy living in a family environment. The Heart Walk will take place at Waterfront Park in Louisville at 9 a.m.

  • City property taxes discussed

    The Hodgenville City Council passed the first reading of a tax ordinance that will keep the 2016 property tax rate the same.

    The ordinance called for the proposed rate to mirror last year’s rate of .133 per $100 assessed value on real property and tangible personal property. Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said that the compensating rate would be .136 and that the four percent increase would be .141.