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    An error was made during the production process of the April 25, 2018 edition of The LaRue County Herald News. The Candidate Q & A featured on page 18A incorrectly stated the party affiliation for Magistrate District #4 candidate Troy Benningfield, and Judge Executive candidate Joe Pearman. Both gentleman are DEMOCRATS and will face opposition in the May 22 primary.

    We regret the error, and a corrected Candidate Q & A is provided in today’s edition and can be found on page 22A.

  • Candidate Q & A

    All candidates for the contested races of LaRue County Judge Executive, LaRue County Jailer, Magistrate District #3, and Magistrate District #4 received a letter containing the same two questions. 1. What would you like to see continued or improved upon if you are elected to your respective position? 2. Why do you believe you are the best candidate for the position? Candidates’ responses were limited to 250 words per question. Voting for the respective positions will be May 22, 2018.

    LaRue County Judge Executive.

  • It’s a Great Day to be a Hawk!

    I am humbled and honored to have been chosen as your next superintendent of schools. LaRue County Schools has developed a reputation of being one of the best school districts in the state, so I am extremely excited about becoming part of the team and your community.

    Before applying for the position, I researched several sources of data and information to help me determine if LaRue County Schools would be a good fit for me and my educational beliefs. While student performance is above state average in most areas, that’s not what drew me to LaRue County.

  • Hodgenville council passes mayor, council raises

    The Hodgenville City council passed a second reading of ordinances that will raise the salary for the mayor and council members.

    All council members were present at the special called meeting on Thursday, April 19 and all of them voted unanimously to pass both ordinances. Both ordinances will take effect on January 1, 2019. The council passed both ordinances without any discussion.

  • HMH is coming to Hodgenville

    The Hardin Memorial Hospital Board recently voted to build a new LaRue County family medical practice in Hodgenville.

    According to a news release from HMH, a new 7,400 square foot facility will be built on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville next to the new LaRue County Library. HMH has signed a 15 year lease with Aulbach Pence, LLC who will construct the building and they said the total cost of the Hodgenville building is unknown at this time.

  • Significant Accomplishments of the 2018 Session

    By Brandon Reed


    While many in Frankfort and the media focused on a select few issues this session, there were many other successes of the General Assembly in 2018.

    I was proud to support initiatives that truly put some of the most vulnerable members of our society first, including children, law enforcement, and the unborn.

  • Journey comes to a close

    Have you ever wandered around a Cracker Barrel old country store looking at all the antiques and relics that adorn the walls and display areas of the restaurant? If so, you have probably seen items that LaRue County’s Donald McDowell acquired, purchased, and sold to the franchise.

  • News of Record - April 25 2018

    Court Briefs

    Ryan Cook was arraigned for receiving stolen property.

    Drew Michael Hampton was arraigned for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Jeremy Matthew Holmes was arraigned for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, first degree trafficking in controlled substance, second-degree criminal trespassing, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • What's next ?

    There are a lot of unanswered questions about the sale of alcohol in Hodgenville following the special election held on April 17 when city registered voters decided to allow alcohol to be sold with a 347-337 decision. City officials believe it will be around three to four months before businesses and restaurants in the city sell alcohol.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore and Clerk Toni Burton said they are working with the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to discuss the steps they need to take before the first alcohol license can be sold in the city.

  • Hodgenville Pentecostal Church Groundbreaking