Today's News

  • Resident says City should not clear storm debris from private property

    Hodgenville residents have been cleaning debris from their yards since a May 22 storm took out several large trees and branches.

    The City helped out, collecting limbs that either landed on the sidewalk or were placed there by residents for garbage pickup.

    At least one Hodgenville man is angry that his tax dollars were used to pick up limbs from private yards.

  • Church Calendar - July 2

    Locust Grove VBS

    Locust Grove Baptist Church, 1817 Red Mill Road, Elizabethtown, will hold vacation Bible school 6-8:30 p.m. July 9-11. The kickoff is Sunday, July 6, following church service. Food, gospel music and hayride.

    VBS at South Fork

    South Fork Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-10. Transportation provided. Call 270-325-3626 for assistance. Theme is Agency D3.

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene VBS

  • It's our turn to bless America

    We pray for God to bless America, but God has already shed his love, mercy and grace upon our land. It is our turn to bless America.

    But how?

    We can bless America by being good citizens, being patriotic, obeying the laws, paying our taxes and voting. The Apostle Paul many years ago in I Timothy 2:1-6 gave some ways we might be good citizens.

    Paul said, “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority.” (verses 1-2).

  • Three to compete in Distinguished Young Woman

    A scholarship program that has been defunct in LaRue County for many years is receiving renewed interest.

    The Distinguished Young Woman program – formerly called Junior Miss – has three contestants this year: Cayleigh Allen, Emillee Cundiff and Montana Metcalf.

    They will compete in conjunction with the Nelson County DYW program on Saturday, Aug. 16. A panel of judges will evaluate them in five categories: scholastic achievement, interview, talent, fitness, and self-expression.

  • Submit your best shots for photo contest

    The LaRue County Herald News’ annual photo contest is underway.

    For the second year, we are accepting only digital photos. Scanned photos do not have the quality of digital – so it’s not fair to those entries. We apologize if this inconveniences anyone.

    All entries should be emailed to laruephotocontest@hotmail.com – the same address used in previous contests. You can bring digital photos on a CD or thumb drive to our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • Students named to Dean's List

    Eastern Kentucky University announced that 2,880 students earned Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2014 semester.

    They are:

  • WIC assisting families for 40 years

    Julie Percifull, the local health nurse at the LaRue County Health Department wants to get the word out about the Women, Infants and Children program or WIC.

    WIC is available for pregnant women, infants and children under the age of 5 who meet the income guidelines.

    WIC has been helping families get proper nutrition for 40 years.

    At the end of April, there were 376 people getting benefits from the service in LaRue County alone.

  • Somerset couple injured in head-on crash

    Two people were injured Saturday morning in a head-on crash just outside city limits.

    Nicholas Baker, 18, of Campbellsville was driving a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire southbound on Ky. 1618 about 10 a.m., when he lost control of his vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard.

  • Woman injured in 3-vehicle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Lincoln Boulevard.

    Amber Joiner, 30, of Hodgenville was driving a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire north on Lincoln Farm Road.

    Witnesses said it appeared Joiner ran a red light, said investigating officer, Sgt. Marcus Jackson of Hodgenville City Police. Joiner told Jackson the light was green.

  • Fiscal Court: CodeRed will provide notifications in case of emergency

    LaRue County Fiscal Court has approved a three-year agreement with Emergency Communications Network for CodeRed, a system that will allow notifications, such as severe weather or chemical spills affecting roadways, to instantly be relayed through email, text messages, and home or cell phones.

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 24 heard Judge-executive Tommy Turner say that more than 80 Kentucky Counties have the coverage.