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Today's News

  • HPD gets a facelift

    The Hodgenville Police Department recently made several improvements in an effort to benefit their police officers and the community.

    Acting Chief Marcus Jackson said the department now has a physical address and new emblems on the outside of the police building so people can find the police department. He said they have also installed security cameras throughout the building.

  • Marriage equality is the law

    Same-sex marriage licenses can now be obtained at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office after the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage last Friday in all 50 states.

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said no one has requested a same-sex marriage license in her office and no one has been issued a same-sex marriage license. She said they also haven’t received any calls about same-sex marriage licenses.

  • Sheriff seizes 40 pot plants

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department confiscated 40 marijuana plants Sunday at a residence on Tonieville Road in Hodgenville.

    According to police reports, a property owner on Tonieville Road was bush-hogging a field when he discovered several marijuana plants growing on his property.

    Once officers arrived, they found 40 marijuana plants that were growing on the property. Officers also noted that some of the marijuana plants were encased in chicken wire.

  • Hodgenville approves loan resolutions

    The Hodgenville City Council unanimously passed two resolutions at a special called meeting on Monday to apply for funding for their upcoming water and sewer projects.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore said the two resolutions would allow the city to submit applications for loan funding for the water and sewer projects in the city.

    Devore said funding for the water loan was projected at $962,000 and that the funding for the sewer loan was projected at $970,000.

  • EMS to help pay for FD EMT training

    LaRue County’s emergency medical service will provide 13 scholarships to local fire department members so they can become certified emergency medical technicians.

    Mike Cottrell, LaRue’s EMS director, informed members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 23 that his department’s initiative is being done as a way of giving back to the firefighters what they give to the community.

  • Magnolia woman arrested after husband’s court appearance

    A Magnolia woman in Hardin Circuit Court to show support for her incarcerated husband was arrested Tuesday, June 23, on a complicity to drug trafficking charge.

    Cynthia Nadeau, 50, was in the gallery with a female relative during Jeffrey Nadeau’s appearance on the same charges. Once he started to leave the courtroom with a bailiff, he turned back and blew his wife a kiss.

  • New booster seat law took effect June 24

    A new law went into effect on June 24, requiring children younger than eight-years-old and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat.

    Booster seats are intended to lift the child up off the vehicle seat to improve the fit of the adult lap and shoulder seatbelt.

  • Karbec chooses LaRue

    County officials have announced that a manufacturing business is moving to LaRue County.

    Karbec, which specializes in automated machinery for manufacturers, will begin operations in early July.

    Lead Engineer Troy Fackler said Karbec is a machine integration company that specializes in the automotive industry, railroad industry and several other manufacturing sectors.

    Fackler said the company plans on hiring eight or ten employees at their facility by the end of 2015. He said their plans are to employ and expand to 40 employees.

  • A national champion

    After climbing up the ladder for the past four years, Brian Anderson finally reached the top – first place in the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Speech Tournament in Dallas earlier this month.

    Anderson and three other members of the LaRue County High School Speech Team spent the second week in June competing at the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Speech Tournament in Dallas to wrap up their 2014-15 speech season.

  • Ponder, Hurst join staff of Herald News

    The LaRue County Herald News announces the hiring of Doug Ponder as editor and Vanessa Hurst as reporter/page designer.

    Ponder, 26, is a 2007 graduate of Rockcastle County High School in Mt. Vernon, Ky. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

    Ponder’s newspaper experience includes working for the EKU newspaper, The Eastern Progress, and the former news editor of the Mount Vernon Signal in Mt. Vernon, KY. Ponder also hosted a talk show for WKUR-FM 94.9 in Renfro Valley, KY.