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Today's News

  • Marijuana bust in Buffalo

    A LaRue County man was arrested on Tuesday, October 10 after police officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office found a large amount of marijuana at a residence.

    According to the police citation, police officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on Otter Creek Road in Buffalo when LaRue County 911 received a call from a woman hiding in a closet at the residence, saying she could hear someone moving around inside the home.

  • Library board to select bid for new building

    Plans are underway for the construction of a new library in Hodgenville as the LaRue County Public Library Board is expected to approve a bid for the project this week.

    Dana Jolly, Director of the LaRue County Public Library, said they opened bids for construction on Thursday, October 5 and that they had five bids. She said four bids were at or below what they had budgeted for the new building. Jolly said the board will vote on which one to choose at their next board meeting on October 19.

  • Local Charity Fundraiser turns 10

        The LaRue County Country Club will be the backdrop for this weekend’s annual St. Jude Charity fundraiser. Now in its 10th year, organizer Tommy Locke says it’s going to be a ‘great night of fun, food and fellowship’ for a great cause.

  • Band of Hawks win Reserve Champion
  • Why did I get a newspaper today?

     You may be asking yourself, why did I get a newspaper today?

    Today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News is being delivered to almost every home in LaRue County as a complimentary edition to non-subscribers of our newspaper.

    It is our intent to provide our readers with the most up to date and accurate reporting each and every week, and we’re pleased to be able to give you this opportunity to take another look at your weekly news source.

  • Hanging with Heroes: local program brings Christmas to families in need

    Sergeant James Richardson is looking forward to Christmas shopping—not just for kids but also with them. Each year, Richardson, along with a group of officers from the sheriff’s department and fire department push carts through Walmart and watch as children from LaRue County pick out clothes and toys for Christmas. From babies to teenagers, every participant loves getting Christmas gifts, but what do kids think of shopping with a police officer?

  • 'Not my dumpster'

    A large audience packed the Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, October 9 as several city business owners/operators attended the meeting to express their concerns about a proposed ordinance regulating the use of dumpsters within city limits.

    After hearing the first reading of the proposed dumpster ordinance at their monthly meeting in September, the council was scheduled to vote on a second reading of the dumpster ordinance at Monday’s October meeting.

  • Piecing together history at Lincoln Days

    Rainy weather might have put a damper on Lincoln Days, but it didn’t stop the celebration of the annual festival that had a theme centered around piecing history together.

    Booths throughout the streets of downtown Hodgenville and floats in the parade had quilts hanging to represent the theme of “Pieces of history. Lasting legacies: The threads of tradition.”

  • Closer to God

    With October being National Breast Cancer awareness month, a LaRue County resident shared how her battle with breast cancer brought her closer to God and her family.

    Sally Lewis of Hodgenville said she first discovered a lump on her breast on April 1, 2012.

  • Hunting Ginseng

    Like most hunters, when Mark Skaggs enters the woods, he’s continually looking for the big one to bring home.

    But, unlike the majority of sportsmen, his weapon is neither a rifle nor a crossbow. It, instead, is an automobile tire tool, for with it he can get to the root of his prey—ginseng root, that is.

    Skaggs, who lives on Pleasant Ridge Church Road near Mt. Sherman, has hunted ginseng for 42 of his 54 years.