Today's News

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    LaRue County School Board member-elect Greg Cooper has officially withdrawn and said he will not serve on the LaRue County School Board.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

  • Possible speed limit change for Parkway

    Discussions about raising the speed limit on Lincoln Parkway are currently taking place.

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner said he has been in discussion with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet about possibly raising the speed limit from 55 to 65 mph.

  • Numbers, future of LaRue County

    This is part one of a two part series looking at recent population projections for LaRue County.

    A recent population projection called “2016 Projections and Population of Households” was recently released by the Kentucky State Data Center at University of Lousiville. The recent projection didn’t show much growth for LaRue County.

    The report shows the US Census population estimate at 14,193 and steadily growing through 2025 to 14,348. However the projection shows a slight loss of 308 by the year 2040.

  • History of theater in Hodgenville

    Hodgenville has always had an interest in the arts. The town has had an opera house and two movie theaters.

    The Mary Anderson Theater, at the corner of Walters Avenue and West Main Street, saw its heyday in the 1950s, hosting such first run movies as the 1956 epic The Ten Commandments and weekly Western serials featuring the likes of Hopalong Cassidy, Lash LaRue, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers.

  • Local sculptor to be featured at Library

    The LaRue County Library is going to be featuring a new artist for the month of January.

    Stone sculptor, Kathryn Wilson, will be at the LaRue County Public Library on January 5 at 5:30 p.m. for a public reception to talk about sculpting and carving stone. Her art work will also be on display for the entire month of January.

    When most people look at a stone they see just that, a stone. When a sculptor sees a stone they see what it is meant to be, they see beyond the layers that need to be chipped away to create a piece of art from an obstinate medium.