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Today's News

  • Lincoln’s (not so) General Store: featured in magazine

    When stopping in at Lincoln’s General Store in Hodgenville, it’s not uncommon to spot customers with cameras snapping pictures of Lincoln souvenirs or bottles of Ski cola. It’s a scene that store owner Regina McDowell loves to see.

    “I like seeing the tourists walking around taking pictures,” McDowell said. “I think that’s so cool because that makes me feel like this place is picture worthy to them.”

  • Fiscal court refinances jail

    LaRue County Fiscal Court heard Judge-executive Tommy Turner give first reading of an ordinance that he said will save the county some $91,000 in interest on an outstanding construction lease for a 2000-01 jail addition.

  • Sonora gas station robbed

    The Kentucky State Police are currently investigating a robbery at the Five Star gas station in Sonora on Sunday, November 19.

    According to Jeff Gregory, KSP Public Affairs Officer, a white male entered the gas station at 3:46 a.m. He was brandishing a black handgun while demanding cash and merchandise.

    The male is described as having white hair, blue eyes and a distinctive deep voice. He was wearing a gray hoodie type jacket and tan military style boots.

  • Woman grabs police officer’s firearm in fight

    Officer also injured in altercation

    A bizarre situation escalated quickly as an Upton woman attempted to grab a police officer’s firearm during an altercation on Sunday, November 12 around 3 a.m.

    According to the arrest citation, a Hodgenville Police officer responded to a call at a residence on Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville after receiving reports of an intoxicated woman outside the home. The woman was later identified as Tamatha Ren Woods, 44, of Upton.

  • Inmates removed at recycling center

    The Kentucky Department of Corrections has advised the LaRue County Detention Center to suspend the state inmate work release program until further notice at the Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville.

  • Run Run Rudolph

    You know Dasher and Dancer…but do you recall the most famous school bus of all? Now in its 51st year, the Santa’s Helpers program is accepting donations as Rudolph the Santa Bus gets ready to make his annual run on December 23, bringing toys and Christmas cheer to the community.

  • Vietnam: Tour of Duty and return home

    Editor’s note: This is the third of three articles written by our correspondent Ron Benningfield as he shares his experiences in the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. The first article appeared in the November 1 edition of The LaRue County Herald News and the second article appeared in the November 8 edition.

    Americans are creatures of habit and in a war zone that can get a person killed.

  • A man who has seen it all

    Some people are blessed with the ability to take just about any conversational subject you bring up and be able to discuss it fully, usually adding anecdotes that leave you better informed and in a better humor.

    Viers Road resident Billy Duncan is one of those people. In his 82 years, he has gained a wealth of experience working on farms, at sawmills, for the transportation department, completing a stint in the Army, driving trucks commercially, and serving as LaRue County deputy and high sheriff.

  • LaRue Co. Connection - Ralph Underwood

    Ralph Underwood graduated from LCHS in 1965 and life took him to Anchorage, Alaska. After noticing his subscription renewal, the Herald News called Underwood while he was plowing snow at 6 a.m. to ask about family, the last frontier, and what keeps him connected to Kentucky.

    LaRue County Herald News: Since Anchorage is approximately 4,000 miles away, what’s your LaRue County connection?

  • Goodlett federal sentencing delayed again

    Everything was going as planned and former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, appeared in federal court for his sentencing on Thursday, November 9. However, it was stopped and continued to next year.