Local News

  • ‘Born so young’: Joel Ray Sprowls turns 90

    What’s my age again?

    Around October 18 (Joel Ray Sprowls’ birthday) each year, folks ask Sprowls a question they’ve been trying to figure out for at least the past 63 years he has owned, produced, and emceed the Lincoln Jamboree—“How old are you?”

    Always ready with a quick response, Sprowls readily replies, “Well, it’s hard to say because I was born so young.”

  • Financial aid words students need to know

    High school seniors headed to college this fall need to become familiar with some financial aid terms that they will probably hear. This list from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help.

    Accrue. This term, which means to increase or accumulate, is often used to refer to interest on loans. It means that the interest is added to your loan until the loan is fully paid.

  • Local Charity Fundraiser turns 10

        The LaRue County Country Club will be the backdrop for this weekend’s annual St. Jude Charity fundraiser. Now in its 10th year, organizer Tommy Locke says it’s going to be a ‘great night of fun, food and fellowship’ for a great cause.

  • 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.