Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lincoln Parkway turns 30

    A parkway that would connect LaRue County and Hodgenville to its neighboring community of Elizabethtown had been a long time dream of many in LaRue County.

  • Hodgenville takes 4 % tax increase

    The Hodgenville City Council approved a four percent tax increase during a special called meeting on Friday, September 18.

  • Shepherd named Publisher of Herald News

    An official announcement from Michael G. Abernathy, President of Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. was made this week, naming Allison Shepherd, Publisher of the LaRue County Herald News.

    Shepherd began her career as General Manager and Advertising Manager of The Herald News in August 2010.