Today's News

  • News of Record - June 8, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Renee Brewer, executrix of Kenneth R. Bell estate, to Renee Brewer, property in LaRue County, FMV $70,000.

    Mildred Lynn Moffett to Mildred Lynn Moffett and Elaine Stirling, property on Wonderland Road, $87,500.

    Gary Hinton, Pamela Hinton, Terry Hinton by and through Kathryn Hinton, his attorney in fact and Kathryn Hinton to Branden Pepper, property on Borders Curve, $815,000.

  • On the frontier of agriculture

    A group of LaRue County farmers are participating in a program that could put the county on the frontier of agriculture.

    Ryan Bivens, Kevin McCubbin, Caleb Ragland and David Pepper applied to participate in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s third year pilot Hemp research program.

    A bill was passed in 2014 that allowed the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to launch an agricultural pilot program in which industrial hemp could be grown or cultivated for academic research.

  • Relay for Life raises over $60K

    With the threat of rain for most of the day last Saturday, the LaRue County Relay for Life won out with only one small shower during the event. Alexis Trumbo, a member of the Beta Believers team, opened the day with the National Anthem followed by the annual Survivor Recognition. Approximately 35 cancer survivors participated in the medal ceremony while others joined in later in the day.

  • Fair continues through Saturday

    The 109th LaRue County Fair continues through Saturday.

    Wednesday, June 8

    The LaRue County Herald News Night at the Fair ($1.00 off gate admission with coupon)

    7 p.m. KOI ATV Rodeo

    8:30 p.m. Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen Pageants

    Thursday, June 9

    7:30 p.m. Tiny Miss and Master Pageant, Miniature Horse Show, Parent and Child Lookalike Contest and KOI Drag Races

    8 p.m. Little Miss and Master Pageant

    Friday, June 10

  • Around the world

    At one time or another, most people have dreamed of exotic places they would like to visit. For many, the closest they’ll come to being at those sites, though, is vicariously through the Internet or pictures in travel books or magazines.

    If Faye Puyear were to write about where she has visited and what she has seen since retiring, however, she could compose a book. Among the many locations to which the former LaRue County Schools’ educator has traveled are the Vatican, Peru, Egypt, and China.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville.


    At 1:50 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016,  City of Hodgenville officials have issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY for Miami Court, Oak Street, and Beachtree Street until further notice.

    If you have any questions or concerns relating to this advisory, please contact 270-358-9876.

  • LaRue and other counties recanvass votes

    The recanvass of the votes in the Democratic presidential race yielded no change in LaRue County or the rest of the state.

    The LaRue County Board of Elections met last Thursday morning to have a recanvass of the vote for the Democrat race for U.S. president. County Clerk Linda Carter said they reexamined the votes and that there was no change in the outcome of the race in LaRue County from the Primary Election held on May 17.

  • Farmers playing catch up after rains

    The weather is always a big factor for LaRue County farmers during the spring planting season and the spring of 2016 is no different as heavy rains and storms continue to hit the county and surrounding areas.

    According to the Mesonet Weather Service, since March the Hodgenville Mesonet station reported a total of 13.72 inches of rain. However, between March and May for the same time frame for the previous four years, the average amount was 15.36 inches of rain.

  • Hodgenville deemed motorcycle friendly

    Hodgenville was recently named at one of the top ten most affordable cities in Kentucky to insure a motorcycle.

    According to a study by ValuePenguin, the average annual insurance premium for a motorcycle in Hodgenville is $475, making it number eight on a list of 95 cities in Kentucky. Morehead was first on the list with an average annual premium of $457 and Taylorsville was last on the list with an average annual premium of $622. The study showed that the costs in Hodgenville were eight percent below the state average.