Today's News

  • GAMETIME: Hodgenville prepares to host Smithsonian exhibit

    Holding up a photograph of a 1920s football team, Rob Thurman, Assistant Director of the Lincoln Museum points to the players with visible excitement.

    “Look at the leather helmets, look at the pants!” he said, naming people in the picture. “Working on a project like this you learn about a lot more than sports, you learn about people’s lives.”

  • Enforcing Hodgenville

    The City of Hodgenville code enforcement efforts are on the rise with the recent creation of a code enforcement board and code enforcement officer.

  • Reed, Mills file for House seat

    The race for the state representative that represents LaRue County is shaping up to have the same contenders from 2016.

    Incumbent Brandon Reed (R) and former State Representative Terry Mills (D) have both filed to run for the 24th House District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives. The 24th district includes LaRue, Marion and Green counties.

  • Winter storm has minor effect on LaRue

    LaRue County dodged a bullet, for the most part, as rain during the night of Sunday, January 7 led to icy road conditions in certain areas of the county.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his department was responding to motorists running off the roadway and several other minor crashes. He said the majority of the crashes happened in the northern end of the county.

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  • The art of dowsing

    Did you ever encounter something that happens or works, but there’s not a logical reason why?

    That’s the standard definition of a miracle, but it also applies to the centuries-old art of dowsing, which also hints of the supernatural as it is sometimes called water witching or divining.

    Dowsing is a technique for searching for underground water, minerals, or anything not visible by observing the motion of a pointer (traditionally a forked stick or paired bent wires) that changes direction in response to unseen influences.

  • LaRue County Connection – John Hornback

    John Hornback graduated from LaRue County High School in 1972 and life took him to Atlanta where he has lived for the last 16 years. The LaRue County Herald News caught up with John to ask him about his early Maxine memories, moving south and what makes him proud to call LaRue County “home.”

    The LaRue County Herald News: First, what years did you live in LaRue County and how do you remember your time here?

  • Top five stories of 2017...and More

    This story is a continuation of the LaRue County Herald's Top Ten Stories of 2017, published in the December 27, 2017 edition.

    5. ‘Born So Young’: Joel Ray turned 90

    Around October 18 (Joel Ray Sprowls’ birthday) each year, folks ask Sprowls a question they’ve been trying to figure out for at least the past 63 years he has owned, produced, and emceed the Lincoln Jamboree—“How old are you?”

  • Local author writes of her Cecilia childhood

    Local author Violetta Peters of Elizabethtown is the featured artist at the LaRue County Public Library for the month of January. Published in October 2016, Peters’ book, Old Black Rocking Chair comprises a collection of poems and short stories about her life in Kentucky’s Heartland.

    When asked to talk about her book, Violetta Peters smiles and tears spring up in her blue eyes as she tells about the childhood that has inspired her to write.

  • Vehicle thefts on the rise

    The Hodgenville Police Department is currently investigating several vehicle thefts that have recently occurred in the city limits.

    HPD Sergeant James Richardson said the vehicle thefts occurred between Wednesday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 27. He said they have occurred in the area of South Greensburg Street, South Lincoln Boulevard, Churchill Avenue and the square in downtown Hodgenville.