Today's News

  • Thompson elected to SCRTC board

    The results of the mail ballot trustee election were announced at the annual meeting of the South Central RTC at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City on October 1. Robert E. Thompson was declared winner in District VII (Magnolia and Buffalo Exchanges). Candidates were Incumbent Trustee Joel Dixon, Mike Cottrell, Randy Murray and Robert E. Thompson, with Dixon receiving 162 votes, Cottrell 102 votes, Murray 165 votes and Thompson 179 votes.

  • Magnolia Bank to aquire new location

    Ron Sanders, President and CEO of Magnolia Bank with its main office in Magnolia, KY and David M. Bowling, CEO of Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville, Inc., with its main office located in Shelbyville, KY are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Magnolia Bank will acquire the LaRue County KY branch of Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville.

  • Living through Luke 14

    A ministry event honoring disabled people was held at the LaRue County Fairgrounds last Saturday, September 26.

    The Luke 14 Hodgenville event featured a county fair theme that included carnival games, face painting, a petting zoo, hayrides and other activities. The event was held exclusively for disabled people and their families or caretakers.

  • Railsplitting Honored

    The grand marshals at this year’s Lincoln Days Parade are national champions many times over in a sport that Abraham Lincoln, had he been alive today, would certainly have loved to watch, if not join.

    In railsplitting, men take 10-foot oak logs with an end as big as a five-gallon bucket and in only minutes, using a sledge hammer, ax, wedges and wooden gluts, reduce those logs to eight fairly even-sized rails.

  • Preparing for Lincoln Days

    Hodgenville has been buzzing with activity this past week as local businesses, people and organizations have been preparing for the annual Lincoln Days festival this weekend.

    The festival is Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Lincoln Days President Rob Thurman said a lot of people have been working for several weeks to prepare for the festival.

  • Lincoln Days Schedule


    7 –9:30 a.m. Traditional Country Breakfast, Hodgenville Woman’s Club

    8:25 a.m. National Anthem

    8:30 a.m. Eddie Black, Main Stage

    9 a.m. Lincoln Oratory Contest, Lincoln Museum Community Room

    9 a.m. Main Stage Performances, Grateful Heart, Jeremy Bell, Terry Milby, Al Elliott, Jeff Knoop

    10 a.m. Little Abe & Sarah Contests, Main Stage

    10 a.m.–  4 p.m. Quilt Show, Christian Church; Art Show, Lincoln Museum Community Room

  • LaRue County Herald is "FOCUSED" on this year's photo contest

    This year’s LaRue County Herald News Photo Contest is themed “FOCUSED” and we are excited for our readers to submit their photos. The deadline is quickly approaching so we are reprinting the guidelines and rules for the contest.

    All entries should be emailed to Vanessa at reporter@laruecountyherald.com. or you can bring digital photos on a CD, SD card, or thumb drive to our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville. The deadline for entries is noon Monday, October 5.

  • Many features at Lincoln Museum during Lincoln Days

    The Lincoln Museum, located on the square in Hodgenville, will host several unique events and activities in the week leading up to Lincoln Days.


    The Lincoln Days Art Show is being hosted in the Lincoln Museum Community Room and is open to the public on Saturday October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday, October 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. There is no admission to the art show and the public is invited to participate in the LaRue County People’s Choice voting.


  • Six indicted by grand jury

    Six people were recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury.

    Andrew Allen Gregory, 28, of Hodgenville was indicted on a charge of first degree burglary, third degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking-disposition firearm and theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others under $500. His bail was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Fiscal court approves job training contract

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a job training contract to aid new and expanding businesses at their monthly meeting on September 22.

    The job training contract is with Heartland Communications. LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner explained that the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act is part of a federal and state economic and development effort. Turner said the cost for the contract will be paid by the Lincoln Trail Workforce Board.

    “This contract is for procurement of vendors to manage WIOA,” said Turner.