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Today's News

  • Family Gathering Turns Violent

       An altercation during a family get together, ended in a shooting on Dan Dunn Road in Hodgenville at 7:38 p.m. Saturday, May 23.

  • Fiscal Court approves budget exceeding $8M

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 26, approved an $8,096,107 budget for the next fiscal year.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, said the approved budget would go to the state’s Department for Local Government for review and then be returned to the court for further action.

  • District Champs

     Top-seeded LaRue County erupted for 11 runs in the first two innings en route to a 14-0 rout of Green County to win the 18th District baseball championship in May.

  • New coaches at LCHS

    The LaRue County Cheer Program is transitioning into new leadership this spring. Danielle VanderMolen will oversee the LCHS Competitive Cheer Program while Jennifer Thrasher will assist.

  • Fair needs volunteers for 108th year
  • Election results must be checked

       The May primary across the state of Kentucky, looked more like a photo finish at the Kentucky Derby. Unofficial vote totals indicate James R. Comer and Chris McDaniel, trail opponents Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton by 83 votes. 

  • Police investigate car break-ins

    Hodgenville residents are reminded to lock their vehicles.
    Police are looking for a couple who allegedly entered unlocked cars and pocketed “anything that was left unsecured, from loose change on up” early Tuesday, according to Acting Police Chief Marcus Jackson.
    The two people – described as a white male with a medium build, and a female about 5-feet 4-inches tall with dark or two-tone hair – were spotted by residents on Kirkpatrick Avenue and Underwood Avenue. The two entered eight to nine vehicles.

  • 18th District softball tournament action

    Three base running mistakes and seven fielding errors haunted the LaRue County Lady Hawks in last week’s 18th District Softball Tournament championship.

    Top-seeded Green County won its second straight district title on May 20 by a 7-3 score at Hart County.

    “I’m sick,” Lady Hawks coach Rocky Cundiff said. “We had two major base-running errors, but I’m more sick over the defensive errors. We spotted them six runs, and you can’t do that. You just can’t play like that.”

  • Ye Old Courthouse Saga

    The LaRue County Courthouse turns 50 this year.
    The two-story red brick structure, located at 209 West High Street, is due for renovations outside and in. With maintenance and luck, it will last another 50 years.
    The construction of the courthouse was surrounded by controversy – from its location and cost – to the demolition of the “old courthouse” on Lincoln Square.
    A little history
    The old courthouse was demolished in 1966, according to a story and photo in The Herald News.

  • Stanley Hager 4-H Scholarship winners

    Congratulations to Michaela Rock ($500), far left, Sara Duvall ($250), middle, and Benjamin Locke ($250). They are recipients of the 2015 Stanley Hager 4-H Scholarship. Joy Decker, LaRue County 4-H Council president, presented the students with the scholarships.