Today's News

  • PHOTO CONTEST: Send us your best shot

    The LaRue County Herald News is again sponsoring a photo contest this summer. Three categories are offered – nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage.
    A separate category for youth – those photographers 13 and younger – is being offered. The entry should include the photographer’s age to be considered in this category.
    A sample of winning entries will be published in a special section to be produced in July.  You’ll enjoy all the fame you can stand.
    There is no charge to enter.

  • COLUMN: Ready to write with dignity and grace

    If you start seeing a different name in The LaRue County Herald News, have no fear: I will only be here for a little while.  
    My name is Ashley Scoby, and I will be interning with the paper for ten weeks throughout my summer. I’m currently a student at the University of Kentucky, but I’m originally from Glasgow, Ky., about a 40-minute drive from Hodgenville down 31-E.  

  • Rocket Team places 45th in nation

     LaRue County High School’s Rocket Corps finished 45th out of 100 teams in the Team America Rocketry Challenge held in May in Washington, D.C.

  • CKCAT replaces TACK

     People in the local area likely have seen white vans traveling throughout LaRue and adjacent counties with “TACK” written in black letters across their sides. 

  • News of Record – June 6, 2012

     Civil Suits

  • Court Briefs – June 6, 2012

    Declared a fugitive
    Jimmy Dale Keene was declared a fugitive May 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. He is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

    Diverted sentence
    Brandy N. Meredith (1982) received a diverted sentence May 7 in LaRue Circuit Court after pleading guilty to 23 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. She was ordered to pay at least $50 per month on financial conditions. The case will be reviewed Oct. 15.

    In contempt

  • Old Firestone building burns

    One of LaRue County’s eyesores burned early Monday.
    According to Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, dispatch received about 15 calls just after 12:30 a.m., reporting that the old Firestone building, located at 803 S. Lincoln Boulevard, was on fire.
    The concrete block building, with its collapsed roof and broken windows, has been discussed by Hodgenville City Council numerous times in terms of community safety and unsightliness. It has been empty for years.


    Senior Trevor Skaggs reflects on his baseball career as the Hawks’ season ends.

  • Teddy Bear Picnic returns to Park Thursday

     After a two-year hiatus, the Teddy Bear Picnic is returning.

  • Woman charged with taking meds from nursing home

    A New Haven woman was charged May 29 with possession of controlled substance and theft by unlawful taking.
    According to court records, Mary Vanessa Obryan, 57, had rented a house in Hodgenville. When she vacated, she allegedly took a butcher block valued at $850 and landscaping valued at $322.57 from the residence. She also is accused of refusing to return the house key which cost the property owner $140 to gain entrance.
    The court records also state that medications prescribed to other persons were found inside the house after she moved.