Local News

  • Marijuana bust in Buffalo

    A LaRue County man was arrested on Tuesday, October 10 after police officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office found a large amount of marijuana at a residence.

    According to the police citation, police officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on Otter Creek Road in Buffalo when LaRue County 911 received a call from a woman hiding in a closet at the residence, saying she could hear someone moving around inside the home.

  • Police investigating burglary at business

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a burglary at Lincoln Parkway Rebuilders on Miller Road in Hodgenville.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, the burglary happened on Saturday, October 7. He said the owner of the business told them that he had video footage on a surveillance camera of two people breaking into his business and that the owner did not recognize the two people. McCoy said the owner reported several items were stolen including computer equipment, cash, blank checks and more.

  • Library board to select bid for new building

    Plans are underway for the construction of a new library in Hodgenville as the LaRue County Public Library Board is expected to approve a bid for the project this week.

    Dana Jolly, Director of the LaRue County Public Library, said they opened bids for construction on Thursday, October 5 and that they had five bids. She said four bids were at or below what they had budgeted for the new building. Jolly said the board will vote on which one to choose at their next board meeting on October 19.

  • An open door policy

    The new administrator at the Signature HealthCARE of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville said he is hoping to be open with everyone and have a better connection with the community.

    Justin Carwile, 25, of Radcliff is familiar with LaRue County and this region as he graduated from Breckinridge County High School in 2010. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2015 with a degree in exercise physiology.

  • Why did I get a newspaper today?

     You may be asking yourself, why did I get a newspaper today?

    Today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News is being delivered to almost every home in LaRue County as a complimentary edition to non-subscribers of our newspaper.

    It is our intent to provide our readers with the most up to date and accurate reporting each and every week, and we’re pleased to be able to give you this opportunity to take another look at your weekly news source.

  • Escapee arrested in Taylor Co.

    UPDATE: The Taylor County Sheriff's Office reports that Shawn Cochran was arrested at the Lucky Vista Hotel By Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies at 12:45 p.m. today. 

    The Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement are currently attempting to locate 25-year-old Shawn A. Cochran, of Louisville. 

  • Butler indicted on more charges

    The LaRue County Grand Jury handed down an indictment on Monday, October 16, 2017 against an attorney who was arrested in 2016 for mishandling client funds.

  • Painting History

    Walk past the windows of the Lincoln Museum this week and you’ll see the winner of the 2017 Lincoln Days Art Show. Entitled “Casualties,” the painting depicts Lincoln, two brothers and the story behind a battle. Walking inside the museum, you’ll see the same artist’s name inscribed in the corner of a few more paintings. With a background in illustration, artist Wes Kendall has entered his work in the Lincoln Days Art Show for the past decade.

    Growing up in Irvington, Kentucky, Kendall became interested in art at a young age.

  • Perkins enters guilty plea

    Former Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins entered a guilty plea during his court review in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, October 16, 2017.

    Perkins entered a guilty plea to one count of abuse of public trust less than $10,000 and the commonwealth recommended that he receive five years to be pretrial diverted, which means he will follow a pretrial diversion program and not serve jail time unless the terms in the program are violated.

  • Perfect Timing

    A Hodgenville business owner didn’t let breast cancer get in her way as she continued to operate her candy business while battling the disease.

    Rooney Gray, owner of MAM Candy, said that she first discovered breast cancer in January 2016 and that she discovered it in a similar fashion to others who have it when she noticed a lump on her right breast.

    “I was like everyone else and discovered it while taking a shower,” Gray said. “I thought oh-no. This is not good.”