Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • No Market for Milk

    More than 100 dairy farmers, around 20 of them from Kentucky including Gary Rock from LaRue County, recently received a letter stating they would no longer have a market for their product come May 31.

    Dean Foods, a Dallas Texas based food company, sent the letter to independent producers in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and New York, dated Feb. 26, according to numerous reports. In the letter, Dean’s terminates contracts with the producers and gives two reasons for the “difficult decision.”

  • Embry hearing scheduled for Friday, March 16

    A hearing is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 16 in LaRue County District Court for Jane Embry.

    Embry was scheduled to be sentenced for 100 counts of animal cruelty on February 21, 2018. However, Jane Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith, filed a motion that asked for a mistrial claiming that the jury’s verdict was tainted just moments prior to sentencing.

  • Hodgenville Council approves one-time youth hunt

    Local Conservation Officer Brandon Boone attended the meeting and asked for permission to have a spring youth turkey hunt at McDougal Lake in Hodgenville. He said, as of right now, they hope to have it on April 7-8.

  • Mixed reactions to CBS story

    A recent CBS news segment featuring Hodgenville resulted in a flood of local reactions ranging from excitement to disappointment. Titled “Did Lincoln Sleep Here? The strange history of Lincoln’s cabins,” the piece aired on February 11 and was greeted with mixed sentiments by members of the community.

  • School board faces tough decisions

    With the potential of devastating cuts looming by the Kentucky legislature, the LaRue County Board of Education had to make some tough decisions in a special called meeting last Thursday, February 27. On the agenda were SBDM allocations, which could mean the loss of teacher positions within the school system, a potential new gym and stadium project, a communications contract and a fiber optic bid option.

  • Design made for Knob Creek tavern

    After more than a decade of renovations, the U.S. National Park Service is now in the final phase of the renovations at the Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek as they are planning on designing the tavern at the park.