Local News

  • School Board approves RFP for energy savings

    The LaRue County School Board approved a request for proposal (RFP) for guaranteed energy savings during a special called meeting on Tuesday, October 13.

  • Knob Creek reopened

    Special to LaRue County Herald News

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park reopened the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek on Saturday, October 17.

    The site will be open to visitors every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will only be staffed by Park Rangers on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of October.

    The reopening of the site comes after a remodeling project that saw many improvements at the site including a new ADA-accessible restroom facility, new sidewalks, improved landscaping, and an expanded parking area.

  • Finding strength

    While working as a videographer for WBKO Television in Bowling Green, KY, Evelyn Kirkpatrick had the opportunity to film a news series that followed three different Breast Cancer patients on their journey.  What she learned while filming the series left a profound effect on her and helped her draw the strength she needed to face her own breast cancer fight.

  • 2015 General Election is Nov. 3

    LaRue County voters will have several decisions to make in statewide races when they go to the polls.

    The 2015 fall general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3 with polls opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.

    All LaRue County voters will find races for governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, auditor, treasurer and commissioner of agriculture.

  • Man leads police on high speed chase

    A Bullitt County man was arrested on Monday, October 19 after leading police on a high speed chase that ended near downtown Hodgenville.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, the incident started in Taylor County when Ryan Miller, 29, of Shepherdsville stole a vehicle in the parking lot of a NAPA Auto Parts store in Campbellsville. Miller then traveled west on Hwy 210 toward Hodgenville from Campbellsville.

  • Bed bugs increasing concern

    According to officials at the Lincoln Trail Health Department bed bugs are nearly impossible to track and report on because they aren’t spread like infectious disease. However, it was acknowledged that there has been an increase in bed bug occurrences.

  • Man arrested for assaulting police officer

    A local man was arrested last Friday on several charges including assaulting a police officer.

    According to Hodgenville Police reports, Officer Kenneth Thompson responded to a complaint about John L. Sheroon, 39, of Hodgenville being at a residence on East High Street and in the presence of someone who had an active DVO filed against him.

    Once Thompson arrived at the residence, he saw Sheroon standing on the front porch of the residence drinking a beer. Thompson also found a package that contained rolling papers and the remnants of several marijuana cigarettes.

  • South Central Kentucky Land Market is strong

    Local real estate pro Derek Fisher is a die-hard sportsman and blends his passion for land and wildlife with a career in land sales.

    Fisher specializes in hunting and farm land. He said that unfortunately, landowners sometimes don’t understand the outdoor opportunities that add value to property.

    “South Central KY has lots of opportunities for hunters and anglers,” said Fisher. “A lot of landowners don’t realize the true market value of their property when outdoor recreational opportunities are involved.”

  • Kennel ordinance adopted

    LaRue County Fiscal Court adopted an amendment making several changes to the county’s kennel ordinance as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville October 13.

  • A story of hope

    In wake of all the buzz surrounding National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, one local breast cancer survivor is advocating frequent mammograms and checkups to help detect breast cancer in its early stages.

    Diane Akridge of Buffalo is a breast cancer survivor who has not only defeated the cancer once, but twice. Akridge said she first found out that she had breast cancer in 2005 and then she discovered it had returned in 2012.