Today's News

  • Cosmetology school to open

    Campbellsville University is opening a new Cosmetology School at the Brockman Center in Hodgenville.

    The Hodgenville salon will be open to the public on March 1, 2016. Applications for students are now being accepted.

    Ten applications will be accepted for each period: February, April, June, August, October and December. Transfer students will be accepted in February. The schedule for the program is full time.

  • Big wheels, good cause

    What started as friends getting together to do something fun has transformed into a way to impact the community and raise money to help with different causes. Levi Wooldridge and Jason Newton were watching a show where people were racing big wheels down hill, “We thought that looks like fun, we could do that,” said Wooldridge, “So we got some buddies together and had a race. Every year it just grew and grew, we thought we could really do something cool with this; we could help someone in the community out.”

  • LaRue County native stars in TV show

    A LaRue County native will play a part in an Amazon original series show.

  • Santa’s Helpers prepare for holiday

    A local program is hard at work as they plan on helping hundreds of needy families in LaRue County during the holiday season.

    Santa’s Helpers is a local program that provides clothing, food and toys to low-income families and others who are struggling to make ends meet during the holiday season. The program was founded by the late Bobby Morrison in 1966 and it has since been carried on by his wife, Ann “Snookie” Morrison, who now coordinates the program.

  • Signs installed to promote tourism

    Signs were recently installed in Hodgenville designating the city as a part of a highway system that links historical sites of Abraham Lincoln.

    The Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Highway is a 72 mile stretch of highway along U.S. 31E and U.S. 150. The scenic highway passes through the cities of Hodgenville, New Haven , Bardstown, Springfield, Perryville and Danville.

  • Ward named LCS ExCEL Teacher of the Year

    Special to the LaRue County Herald News

    LaRue County Schools named Karen Ward of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School the district’s 2016 ExCEL Teacher of the Year.

    “I’m honored because I know I was nominated along with other great teachers,” Ward said. “When you work in a district full of excellent teachers, it’s surprising and overwhelming to be chosen for this award.”

  • Property tax discount ends next week

    The deadline for LaRue County residents to receive a two percent discount is approaching quickly.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, property tax payments must be paid no later than Monday, November 30 to receive the discount. Any payments accepted between Monday, November 30 and Thursday, December 31 will be charged the base amount. However, anyone who pays their property taxes after December 31 will have to pay a five percent penalty.

  • Fiscal Court discusses kennel ordinance

    Before fiscal court magistrates heard first reading to LaRue County’s amended kennel ordinance, the magistrates and LaRue County Attorney Kyle Williamson discussed several changes in the amended regulation as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville on Tuesday, November 24.

    “One of the major changes that has been made is that everyone applying for a kennel license must be issued a conditional use permit,” Williamson explained, adding that the ordinance previously exempted those applying in an area zoned commercial.

  • Hodgenville named ‘Certified City of Ethics’

    The City of Hodgenville recently received the “Certified City of Ethics” distinction from the Kentucky League of Cities.

    KLC Personnel Services Specialist Andrea Shindlebower recently held a training session for the Hodgenville Ethics Commission and other city officials. The city was designated a “Certified City of Ethics” by KLC after the training session.

  • ACE Hardware now open