Today's News

  • Candidates selected for superintendent

    The school board approved a schematic design at their monthly meeting on Monday, March 19 for the proposed new gym and football stadium renovations project at the LaRue County High School, and the design now includes a greenhouse.

    Allison Commings with Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, who is the architect firm for the project, originally presented a schematic design for a proposed project during a special called meeting on February 27, 2018.

  • Enough is enough

    More than one hundred students at LaRue County High School and Middle Schools participated in the nationwide movement on Wednesday, March 14 where students in high schools and middle schools across the country assembled at their respective schools to protest gun violence and remember victims of school shootings.

  • Traveling back to the past

    Within a leisurely 15-minute drive from Hodgenville, the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven offers a trainload of railroad history and adventure.

    For example, four of the rail vehicles at the museum are on the National Register of Historic Places. Each car on the museum grounds has its own history.

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  • LCHS speech and drama to present “Sister Act”

    The LaRue County High School Drama and Chorus clubs will be performing the Sister Act on March 22-25.

    The shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday start at 7 p.m. Tickets for those nights are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The dinner show is Sunday with the dinner at 12:30 p.m. and the show at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for the dinner and the show. All proceeds will go to LCHS Drama and Chorus.

  • Embry hearing continued

    The hearing about a mistrial has been postponed for a LaRue County woman who was recently found guilty of 100 counts of animal cruelty.

  • Akin receives high honor

    On Sunday, March 11, 2018 following this year’s KSHAA Girls State Basketball Tournament, LaRue County High School Senior, Sophie Akin, was recognized as the Midway University/KHSAA 2018 Basketball Female Student-Athlete of the Year. The award was presented to Akin following the girls championship game held at the BB&T Arena located on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Newport, KY.

    The award is presented to the student-athlete who exemplifies outstanding athletic performance, community service, leadership and academic achievement in her sport.

  • Strange things are happening

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office have been led on a wild goose chase this past week that involved two vehicle thefts and one home invasion, which was all reportedly done by one suspect.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy and Chief Deputy Sheriff Brian Smith, they first received a call around noon on Thursday, March 8 that a black truck had been stolen at a residence on Herbert Howell Road in LaRue County. The truck was a Ford F-350, crew cab, Harley Davidson edition.

  • It’s official: Burger King Coming coming to Hodgenville

    Speculation has turned into reality as JPL Management of Elizabethtown has made official and announced it will soon open and operate a Burger King restaurant in Hodgenville.

    The site of the new restaurant will be at 926 South Lincoln Blvd, Hodgenville which has been the location of Smoketown II for over 14 years. Smoketown recently relocated to Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville in the same strip mall location as Cut Above, Steve’s Classic Guns and Blades, Nail Art, The LaRue County Herald News and Papa John’s.

  • Springing into Winter

    Winter returned to LaRue County Monday, covering the local landscape in a blanket of white snow.

     Dennis Wells, LaRue County Emergency Management Director estimated the county received four to five inches of snowfall Sunday night in what he called a “normal snow event.”

    LaRue County Schools and Hardin County Schools were closed Monday due to road conditions.

  • Radio is coming, honest

    Honestly speaking, radio is making a return to Hodgenville and LaRue County.

    On March 5, 2018 an application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission seeking consent to rebroadcast WXAM 1430.  Lincoln Radio, LLC with its members Cale and Tracy Tharp, states that they expect approval the last week of April and hope to take over May 1, 2018.