Local News

  • Police Department’s Speed Week

    The Hodgenville Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation during Speed Week, a national enforcement effort which runs from June 25 until July 9.

    The annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will be from August 17 to September 5. The Hodgenville Police Department receives federal funding to conduct these extra operations and they are focused on state and federal roads.

  • 2018 LaRue County Fair results

    4-H Project Results

    Chloe Clark

    Snickerdoodle Cookies-Blue & Champion

    Jacob Clark

    Cinnamon Twists-Blue & Champion

    Simon Coy

    Sr. Heritage Craft-Blue & Champion

    Ben Falk

    Sewing:Unit 1 Non Clothing-Blue & Champion

    Augusta Gardner

    Sewing: Unit 1 Clothing -Blue & Champion

    Alexis Grimes

    Hanging Basket-Blue

    Photography: Directing the Light Blue

    Photography: Color Horticulture -Red

    Jamie Grimes

  • Graffiti a rising problem in LaRue

    Vandals have painted graffiti on approximately 40 stop signs throughout the area according to Clyde Veirs, LaRue County road supervisor.

    Reporting to LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 12, Veirs said some of the signs are so badly damaged, they will need replacing.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge/executive, noted that a $500 reward is in effect for information resulting in a person’s conviction.

  • A Fair Showing of Support

    These results just in, the 2018 LaRue County Fair ended with lower than normal attendance. Like most annual events, there are good years and bad. Despite the low numbers, the fair was definitely high in spirit. A plethora of friendly faces could be seen all throughout the fair coverage featured in the June 13 edition of The LaRue County Herald News, as well as this week on pages 13A and 15A.

  • Beshear Sues Walgreens for ‘Dual Role’ in State’s Opioid Epidemic   

    Attorney General Andy Beshear today filed suit against Walgreens for its dual role as distributor and pharmacy in allegedly failing to legally monitor its own operations that shipped and dispensed large quantities of opioids through its more than 70 locations statewide.

    Beshear said the company’s actions flooded Kentucky communities with dangerous prescription drugs, directly contributing to the state’s drug epidemic.

  • News of Record - June 20, 2018

    Court briefs

    Matthew T. Atherton was arraigned for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Charles R. Cissell was arraigned for second-degree burglary.

    Kevin L. Lewis was arraigned for public intoxication of a controlled substance and theft by unlawful taking.

    Desjuante M. Tucker was arraigned for second-degree disorderly conduct and second-degree assault.

    Trevor Wayne Ake was arraigned for intentional breach compulsory attends.

  • Welcome to the Promise Land

    Kentucky is the perfect state for several crops: corn, tobacco, and one crop that has been growing exponentially recently, is blueberries. It’s estimated that the projected net income is approximately $37,500 per an acre after about five to eight years of harvesting mature blueberry plants.

    Tonia and Randy Schmidt and their family were at the LaRue County Public Library to offer a class on harvesting and maintaining healthy blueberry plants on June 16. The Schmidts own and operate Promise Land Blueberries in Hodgenville.

  • Abe on the Air
  • Changes coming to state “Call Before You Dig” law

    Beginning July 14, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will investigate excavation damage to natural gas or hazardous liquid lines to determine whether it was caused by violations of Kentucky’s call-before-you-dig law.

    Under a change to the law that takes effect July 14, the PSC will be able to impose financial penalties if violations are uncovered.

    PSC Chairman Michael Schmitt said that the stepped-up enforcement of the call-before-you-dig statutes and regulations reflects a greater emphasis nationally and at the state level on pipeline safety.

  • News of Record - June 13, 2018

    Court Briefs

    Curtis R. Beeler was arraigned for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Emily Rose Beismer was arraigned for careless driving and failure to maintain required insurance.

    Kyle A. Bowlds was arraigned for no operators/moped license and inadequate silencer.

    Grace Elizabeth Carr was arraigned for 4th degree domestic violence and there were no visible injuries.