Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS - Not guilty

    Former Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson was found NOT GUILTY of official misconduct relating to the dashcam footage released following the March 2014 DUI arrest of LaRue County Schools superintendent Sam Sanders.  - Read more about the jury's verdict in this week's LaRue County Herald News.

  • East High Street Structure Fire
  • Nail Art salon hits nail on the head with style

    After working as a nail technician at Nail Art nail salon in Lebanon Kentucky for 8 years, Helen Cheang decided she wanted to open a salon of her own.

    “I like it here in Hodgenville,” said Cheang. “It’s a small town and people are friendly.”

    Nail Art is a full-service nail salon, offering manicures, pedicures, massage, acrylics, airbrush nail art, gel polish and shellac, as well as a full line of OPI nail polish.

    Cheang said she’s had a lot of people come in for weddings and was busy for prom.

  • SNAP Fitness has new approach in Hodgenville


    Assistant manager and personal trainer Bryan Carroll is enthusiastic about the future of SNAP Fitness in Lincoln Plaza on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville. The business is owned by Austin and Kayla McCown of Meade County.

    “We design the workout. All people have to do is show up,” said Carroll of the new boot camp approach to the gym membership. Carroll and his father, Mark Carroll, fitness managers, plan to add other features to the business.

  • Candy maker continues family legacy

    A local business owner is continuing her family’s heritage at her candy shop in Hodgenville.

    MAM Candy is a homemade candy store that is located at 218 North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

    MAM Candy sells a wide variety of homemade candies including chocolates, bon-bons, bourbon balls, caramels, pulled cream candy, candy apples and much more. Everything in the store is homemade and contains no additives or preservatives.

  • Judge Seay participates in training


    Judge John David “Jack” Seay, who serves in LaRue County, recently participated in the 2015 Family Law Conference at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. The AOC provided the education program in May for Kentucky circuit and district judges who oversee cases involving families and children.

  • AGstravaganza schedule

    AGstravaganza schedule

    Wednesday, July 29

    (FREE Gate Admission)

    10 a.m. : 4-H and FFA Exhibits

    Agriculture Display Judging

    Open Crops Exhibits


    Thursday, July 30

    (FREE Gate Admission / $5 per person Admission for Tractor Pull)

    10 a.m.: Open Breeding Sheep Show

    4-H and FFA Sheep Show

    Open Market Lamb Show

    3 p.m.: Weigh in for Goat Show

    3:45 p.m.: Boer Goat and Dairy Goat Shows

    4-H and FFA Market Goat Show

  • School Calendar July 22, 2015

    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at

    7 p.m. Aug. 17 at LaRue County High School.


    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-3506.


    The LaRue County High School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the LCHS conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-2210.

  • Personnel Changes July 22, 2015

    The LaRue County Board of Education reviewed several personnel recommendations at its July 2015 meeting.

    Employment of:

    Daniel Thomas as Summer School

    Jackie Harley as Summer School Teacher

    Kim Anderson as Summer School

    Tracy Tharp as Summer School Teacher

    Heather Hynes as Summer School

    Lynn Ann Waddle as Summer School Instructional Assistant

    Brittany Pruitt as Summer School Instructional Assistant

    Connie Hunt as Summer School Instructional Assistant

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Supplies

    Kentucky high school students and 2015 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).