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  • 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
  • Goodlett waives hearing

    Former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, waived his preliminary hearing in Hardin County District Court on Monday, October 24.

    After waiving the hearing, Goodlett’s case will now go before the Hardin County Grand Jury, which meets this Thursday, October 27.

  • KSP seeking assistance with Goodlett case

    The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of former LaRue County High School Principal Stephen Kyle Goodlett.

    Goodlett was recently arrested on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Chamber Director resigns

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Krista Levee has announced she will be leaving the position she has held for the past four years to pursue a new job opportunity with the Elizabethtown Heritage Council, beginning November 1.

    Chamber Board President Teleana Davis accepted Levee’s resignation on October 18, 2016.

  • Skaggs named LCHS principal

    The LaRue County High School Site Based Council held a special called meeting, Thursday October 20, to discuss plans for replacing Steven Kyle Goodlett, the former LaRue County High School Principal who was recently fired after Kentucky State Police arrested him on child pornography charges

    Superintendent Sam Sanders appointed Denise Skaggs as interim principal.