Today's News

  • 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.

  • One injured in accident on Lincoln Parkway at Tanner Road
  • New decision on Sanders case

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals released their opinion last Thursday, December 22 in the request from LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders to suppress evidence in his DUI case.

    The state court of appeals affirmed the original opinion of the LaRue County Circuit Court, denying Sanders motion to suppress evidence in his DUI case. The three judge panel of the state court of appeals was made up of judges Laurance VanMeter, Janet Stumbo and Denise Clayton.

  • Christmas Eve Santa Run

    Christmas is all about giving, no one knows this better than the dedicated volunteers that work tirelessly in the months and weeks leading up to Christmas Eve when the Santa Bus, Rudolph as it is now called, makes its way across LaRue County to deliver donated toys, food baskets and clothing to those in need during the holidays. Cool wet weather didn’t stop them from making their 50th Christmas Eve run stopping in Magnolia, Buffalo and Hodgenville to bring Christmas cheer to hundreds of LaRue County families.

  • School board seat to remain vacant

    After having a candidate elected that could not take office due to having close relatives working in the school system, the second district of the LaRue County School Board will likely not have a board member representing them until the spring of 2017.

  • Teaching top talent

    Anna Ronkainen, a 16-year-old piano student of Hodgenville music teacher Diana Aubrey, will be the accompanist for Graciella Sedano, the Kentucky Music Teachers Association state woodwind champion, as she enters national competition in January.

    “Anna has been taking lessons from me for the past seven or eight years,” said Aubrey who has a studio on Walters Avenue in Hodgenville. “She has grown as a performer and has learned a lot working with another student and teacher.”