Today's News

  • Living through Luke 14

    A ministry event honoring disabled people was held at the LaRue County Fairgrounds last Saturday, September 26.

    The Luke 14 Hodgenville event featured a county fair theme that included carnival games, face painting, a petting zoo, hayrides and other activities. The event was held exclusively for disabled people and their families or caretakers.

  • Railsplitting Honored

    The grand marshals at this year’s Lincoln Days Parade are national champions many times over in a sport that Abraham Lincoln, had he been alive today, would certainly have loved to watch, if not join.

    In railsplitting, men take 10-foot oak logs with an end as big as a five-gallon bucket and in only minutes, using a sledge hammer, ax, wedges and wooden gluts, reduce those logs to eight fairly even-sized rails.

  • Preparing for Lincoln Days

    Hodgenville has been buzzing with activity this past week as local businesses, people and organizations have been preparing for the annual Lincoln Days festival this weekend.

    The festival is Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Lincoln Days President Rob Thurman said a lot of people have been working for several weeks to prepare for the festival.

  • Lincoln Days Schedule


    7 –9:30 a.m. Traditional Country Breakfast, Hodgenville Woman’s Club

    8:25 a.m. National Anthem

    8:30 a.m. Eddie Black, Main Stage

    9 a.m. Lincoln Oratory Contest, Lincoln Museum Community Room

    9 a.m. Main Stage Performances, Grateful Heart, Jeremy Bell, Terry Milby, Al Elliott, Jeff Knoop

    10 a.m. Little Abe & Sarah Contests, Main Stage

    10 a.m.–  4 p.m. Quilt Show, Christian Church; Art Show, Lincoln Museum Community Room

  • LaRue County Herald is "FOCUSED" on this year's photo contest

    This year’s LaRue County Herald News Photo Contest is themed “FOCUSED” and we are excited for our readers to submit their photos. The deadline is quickly approaching so we are reprinting the guidelines and rules for the contest.

    All entries should be emailed to Vanessa at reporter@laruecountyherald.com. or you can bring digital photos on a CD, SD card, or thumb drive to our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville. The deadline for entries is noon Monday, October 5.

  • Many features at Lincoln Museum during Lincoln Days

    The Lincoln Museum, located on the square in Hodgenville, will host several unique events and activities in the week leading up to Lincoln Days.


    The Lincoln Days Art Show is being hosted in the Lincoln Museum Community Room and is open to the public on Saturday October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday, October 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. There is no admission to the art show and the public is invited to participate in the LaRue County People’s Choice voting.


  • Six indicted by grand jury

    Six people were recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury.

    Andrew Allen Gregory, 28, of Hodgenville was indicted on a charge of first degree burglary, third degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking-disposition firearm and theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others under $500. His bail was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Fiscal court approves job training contract

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a job training contract to aid new and expanding businesses at their monthly meeting on September 22.

    The job training contract is with Heartland Communications. LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner explained that the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act is part of a federal and state economic and development effort. Turner said the cost for the contract will be paid by the Lincoln Trail Workforce Board.

    “This contract is for procurement of vendors to manage WIOA,” said Turner.

  • A day on the farm

    When I was sent out on assignment to get some harvest shots I never expected to come away with a new appreciation for agriculture. I rode out to meet with Ryan Bivens of Fresh Start Farms and do a ride-along. I introduced myself and before I knew it I was climbing up into a combine. It was all very exciting. I know very little about farming and up until that point, had never riddem in a tractor let alone a combine!

  • Gentle Hearts moves to new location

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on September 23 to celebrate the new location of Gentle Hearts Home Care on 621 Tanner Road in Hodgenville.

    Owner Victoria Soto opened Gentle Hearts and Home Care in February 2014 at the original location on 2841 Greensburg Road in Buffalo. The business provides home services to veterans, senior citizens and disabled adults. Those services include grocery shopping, bathing, housekeeping and more.