Local News

  • Chamber to host Winter Gala

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 1st ever Winter Gala in February.

    The event will feature a buffet, live music, dancing, and the proceeds from this event will benefit qualifying LaRue County High School students the cost of tickets to this year’s LaRue County High School Prom.

  • Cold snap, snow cause problems

    Snow brought school closures and slick road conditions to LaRue County last week with snowfall totals averaging one to two inches in some areas by Friday, January 6.

    LaRue County Schools were closed last Thursday and Friday due to unfavorable road conditions. The bitter cold caused water line breaks for the city and LaRue County High School.

    Freezing water lines

    The City of Hodgenville battled bitter cold as a water main broke in front of Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery on Greensburg Street in Hodgenville last Friday night.

  • Goodlett receives federal indictment

    The ongoing child pornography case of a former LaRue County High School principal has now reached the federal level.

    Stephen Kyle Goodlett was indicted by a federal grand jury last Wednesday, January 4, 2017, on one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. The indictment is a result of a federal complaint that was filed on December 19, 2016.

  • New City Council meets

    There were new faces in several seats during the Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, January 9.

    The only incumbents were Sharon Hornback, Larry Davis and Bonni Clark. New members were former Hodgenville council member Jim Phelps, former Hodgeville Police Chief Steve Johnson and Lisa Reidner. Those former members that are no longer on the council were Donald Costello, Woodie Handley and Mitchell Key.

  • Two airlifted after accident
  • Cooper withdraws from school board

    LaRue County School Board member-elect Greg Cooper has officially withdrawn and said he will not serve on the LaRue County School Board.

    Nancy Rodriguez, spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Education, said the KDE staff returned from their holiday vacation on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to discover a resignation from Cooper via email. The resignation was officially accepted by the Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Stephen Pruitt, on January 5.

  • Numbers, future of LaRue County Part II

    In the January 4, 2017 edition of the LaRue County Herald News, we looked at the 2016 population projection from the State Data Center and compared the numbers with the 2011 population projections. It was found that the population estimate for 2015 came in lower than the projection for the same year and that this was a common theme across the state with a few exceptions including metropolitan counties like Jefferson, Fayette and Hardin.

  • Goodlett receives federal indictment

    Former LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday, January 4. See the January 11 edition of the LaRue County Herald News for the complete story.

  • Sheriff phone scam alert

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office has received several calls about a recent scam.

    McCoy said someone is calling people and claiming to be Deputy Cooper with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office. The number they are calling from is 270-238-5154.

    According to those who have received the scam call, McCoy said the caller states they have a warrant or document they need to pay to court. He said the caller attempts to persuade victims to put money on a prepaid debit card or other money cards to send to them as payment.

  • Runs increase for local police

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office is reporting that they have seen a large increase in officer responded runs this year compared to previous years.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office responded to 4,771 calls of service for 2016 as of Wednesday, December 28. That number is up from 3,951 in 2015, 2,957 in 2014 and 2,227 in 2013. McCoy said those calls of service include domestic violence complaints, DUI arrests, non-injury vehicle accidents, injury vehicle accidents, reckless drivers, traffic stops, panic alarms, prisoner transports, etc.