Today's News

  • Getting involved brings opportunity

    As a kid growing up in LaRue County, I always found it easy to go outside and get involved in something, whether it be throwing a football or baseball, shooting some hoops, or even riding Big Wheels and bikes.

    I was always involved in something with my brother or friends. Maybe it was because I knew if I stayed around the house, Mom or Dad would eventually find something for me to do inside. Or maybe it was simply because I liked being involved in activities such as sports.

  • Employee of the Month - Nationwide Uniform

    Connie Reiter has been selected as the July Employee of the Month at Nationwide Uniform in Hodgenville. Reiter has been employed at Nationwide since March 1979. Reiter will receive a special award for her dedication and service. 

  • Birthday - Gibson

    Kenneth and Rita Gibson will celebrate their 87th birthday in August. Rita’s birthday is Aug. 1; Kenneth’s birtday is Aug. 23. Both will be turning 87 years old. Two of their children, Venita Hawkins and Dorman Gibson, will also be celebrating August birthdays.

    Kenneth and Rita have 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.

    Rita and Kenneth have been married 64 years. There will be a family celebration in August. 

  • Anniversary - Shepherd

    Doug and Allison Shepherd celebrated their 25th wedding Anniversary July 28. The Shepherd’s were married, July 28, 1990, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Louisville, Ky; with the Rev. Clyde Babb officiating.

    The couple has four children: Tim Shepherd of Harrodsburg; Michelle Summers of Spring Hill, Fla; and Dustin Shepherd and Kristen Shepherd, both of Elizabethtown, and four grandchildren.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Not guilty

    Former Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson was found NOT GUILTY of official misconduct relating to the dashcam footage released following the March 2014 DUI arrest of LaRue County Schools superintendent Sam Sanders.  - Read more about the jury's verdict in this week's LaRue County Herald News.

  • East High Street Structure Fire
  • Nail Art salon hits nail on the head with style

    After working as a nail technician at Nail Art nail salon in Lebanon Kentucky for 8 years, Helen Cheang decided she wanted to open a salon of her own.

    “I like it here in Hodgenville,” said Cheang. “It’s a small town and people are friendly.”

    Nail Art is a full-service nail salon, offering manicures, pedicures, massage, acrylics, airbrush nail art, gel polish and shellac, as well as a full line of OPI nail polish.

    Cheang said she’s had a lot of people come in for weddings and was busy for prom.

  • SNAP Fitness has new approach in Hodgenville


    Assistant manager and personal trainer Bryan Carroll is enthusiastic about the future of SNAP Fitness in Lincoln Plaza on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville. The business is owned by Austin and Kayla McCown of Meade County.

    “We design the workout. All people have to do is show up,” said Carroll of the new boot camp approach to the gym membership. Carroll and his father, Mark Carroll, fitness managers, plan to add other features to the business.

  • Candy maker continues family legacy

    A local business owner is continuing her family’s heritage at her candy shop in Hodgenville.

    MAM Candy is a homemade candy store that is located at 218 North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

    MAM Candy sells a wide variety of homemade candies including chocolates, bon-bons, bourbon balls, caramels, pulled cream candy, candy apples and much more. Everything in the store is homemade and contains no additives or preservatives.

  • Judge Seay participates in training


    Judge John David “Jack” Seay, who serves in LaRue County, recently participated in the 2015 Family Law Conference at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. The AOC provided the education program in May for Kentucky circuit and district judges who oversee cases involving families and children.