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Local News

  • 23 grams of marijuana seized through police checkpoints

    Local police had a lot of success with their 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that ran from August 16 through September 4 as they got a large quantity of illegal drugs off the streets.

    The Hodgenville Police Department reported that they operated three safety checkpoints and seized approximately 23 grams of methamphetamine, over 4 ounces of marijuana and approximately $6,000 cash. They also reported that they conducted numerous hours of overtime directed toward traffic enforcement.

  • Local District Judge Reed participates in judicial college

    District Court Judge C. Derek Reed who serves LaRue and Hart counties, participated in sessions on criminal evidence, forensics, implicit bias, legislation and more at the 2017 District Judges College in Covington from Aug. 22-25. The Education Committee of the Kentucky District Judges Association and the Office of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts developed the college.

  • Luke 14 event is Sept. 30

    The third annual Luke 14 event is scheduled for Saturday, September 30 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hardin County Fairgrounds on Hwy 31W between Elizabethtown and Glendale.

  • Rotary News - September 6, 2017
  • Woody and Chloe return September 13

    Woody and Chloe make their return this fall with a 10 week Fall Chapter Series titled ‘ Dog Paddling Across the Bluegrass’. The series begins next week in the September 13 edition of The LaRue County Herald News, and will include the weekly story and interactive activities.

    We are looking for teachers in the LaRue County School system that would like to utilize this reading resource as part of their classroom curriculm. Please contact publisher, Allison Shepherd for more information at 270-358-3118 or email publisher@laruecountyherald.com

  • Opening weekend of bow season
  • Harvey hits LaRue

    Several inches of rain were dumped in LaRue County last weekend after remnants of Hurricane Harvey rolled through Kentucky

    According to data from the Mesonet weather station for LaRue County, the county received 5.83 inches of rain on Friday, September 1 with max wind speeds of 33 mph. The station recorded an inch of rain on Saturday, September 2 with max wind speeds of 13 mph.

  • Making country music great again for 63 years

       LaRue County is known for Abraham Lincoln, but just as notable is the showplace of south central Kentucky, The Lincoln Jamboree.

    The Lincoln Jamboree located at 2579 Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville will present its 63rd Anniversary show, Saturday, September 9, 2017.

  • SCRTC coming soon

    According to General Manager Jeff Eaton, South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative may be ready to provide phone, internet, video, and security service to parts of LaRue County by mid-November.

    “We have completed laying cable to the South Lincoln section and are awaiting construction of a central equipment office there,” Eaton said.

    Concrete footers were poured last week at that office site located on Lincoln Boulevard across the road from Physical Therapy Associates.

  • School tax increases four percent

    The LaRue County School Board held a special called meeting regarding a proposed general fund tax levy on Thursday, August 31. A public hearing was held prior to the meeting.

    School board members Farrah Pruitt, Joanna Hinton, Dawn Conner and Price Smith unanimously approved the four percent property tax rate increase following a lengthy discussion and comments from the public. Board member Paul Handley was not present for the meeting.