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Today's News

  • Former Hodgenville Postmaster receives lifetime award

    The Postmasters organization, UPMA (United Postmasters & Managers of America) recently honored one of LaRue County’s past residents with the Lifetime achievement award.

    According to Becky Miller, retired Rineyville postmaster and President of Kentucky Retirees UPMA, the award is given to someone who gives freely of their time to others and works to better the world around them. She said it can easily be said that Robert, Bob to his friends, Hummer met those requirements.

  • Chase ends in arrest

    A police chase ended when a LaRue County man was removed from his vehicle at gunpoint on Thursday, August 24.

    According to the police citation, Deputy Sheriff Doug Sherarrd initially was responding to a reported domestic dispute on New Jackson Highway in Magnolia. Once he arrived, someone pointed out a truck as it drove by and told Sherrard that the perpetrator might be in the truck. The driver of the truck was later identified as Brandon Wayne Moore, 30, of Upton.

  • Marketing with the stars

    Imagine a job where you work at sites where the likes of the Rolling Stones, Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers, Harlem Globetrotters, and many other famous celebrities are performing, and you have an inkling of the venue Ed Downs has experienced since he retired from education.

  • Hinds joins Herald News staff

    The LaRue County Herald News announces the hiring of Mary Hinds as a reporter/page designer.

    Hinds, 28, is a 2007 graduate of Newberg High School in Newberg, Oregon where she grew up on a small sheep farm. In 2014, she graduated from Northwestern University with a master’s degree in journalism and hasworked for various Oregon magazines.

  • Diving with the best

    Swimming is a common part of camp for many teenagers, but for LaRue County student Andrew Hutchins, time at summer camp involves sailing, scuba diving and a whole lot of hard work.

    For the past five summers, Hutchins has attended SeaTrek BVI, a summer camp at sea for junior high, high school and college-aged students in the British Virgin Islands. This year, Hutchins was selected for the camp’s SHIP program to work as an intern and also earned his certification as a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Divemaster.

  • Students standing raise concerns

    A picture taken of a LaRue County bus that looked overcrowded with students standing in the back has been circulating on Facebook and has parents concerned.

    The picture started spreading on social media after someone posted it on Monday, August 21 and in the post she labeled it as a LaRue County bus. The picture shows the back of the bus with students standing in the back of it appearing to be overcrowded.

  • Laha’s and Lincoln Birthplace Park recognized at the KY State Fair

    For the first time in Kentucky Living’s history, the commonwealth’s largest circulated magazine announced its ‘Best in Kentucky’ winners during a live awards show at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Award winners from LaRue County were Laha’s Red Castle Hamburgers – Hodgenville (Hamburger – 1st place) and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park – Hodgenville (Historical Landmark/Museum - Hall of Fame).

  • Library to take compensating tax rate

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville August 22, heard Sarah Graff with the LaRue County Public Library say the Library Board will take the compensating tax rate for 2017-18 which means it will not be seeking an increase and revenue will be approximately the same as last year.

  • Experiencing the eclipse

    People could be seen staring up at the sky with special solar eclipse viewers throughout LaRue County on Monday afternoon as they experienced an almost total eclipse.

    Experts said that LaRue County experienced between 97 and 98 percent of the sun being covered by the moon. The moon started to eclipse the sun in LaRue County around 1 p.m., with peak coverage occurring around 2:28 p.m. and the eclipse completely ending around 4 p.m.

  • Lincoln Motel demolished

    Last week, crews neared completion on the demolition and clearing of debris of the Lincoln Memorial Motel, a structure that has stood adjacent to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace since the mid 1950’s.

    “My parents (Eugene and Prudence Whitlow) and grandparents (Hardy and Nellie Whitlow) bought it from H.R. Tharp in 1957,” recalled Faye Whitlow Nicholas, the current owner.” “I think they probably bought the motel because of Daddy’s fascination with travel.”