Local News

  • Embry Trial Rescheduled for 2018

    After having her trial rescheduled three times, the jury trial for a LaRue County woman’s animal cruelty case is now back on the docket for next year.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty. She appeared for a review of her case in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, October 18. District Judge C. Derek Reed scheduled her jury trial for February, 16, 2018 in the same court.

  • Backyard Barbecue Winners
  • Lafollette Anniversary
  • Show and Tell
  • Retirees Reunion
  • Treatment Questioned at Jail

    With one settled earlier this year and one still pending, the LaRue County Detention Center has been dealing with two federal lawsuits this year as a result of their alleged treatment of inmates.

    The first lawsuit that is currently ongoing was originally filed in August 2015 by the late Brandon Branham as the plaintiff. As a result of his death, the plaintiffs in the case are now Marilyn K. Branham, administrator of the estate of Brandon Branham; Melissa Strickland, parent and guardian of Brandon Branham’s minor child and Mariah Carey, wife of Brandon Branham.

  • Rocket Man

    Mavrick Cook wanted to do something big for his art class project this year, and he reached new heights with the finished product.

    The LaRue County High School senior created a 10-foot tall papier mache rocket for Monique Hanna’s art class.

    “I’ve always been interested in space. Last year, I built a NASA astronaut named Atom, and I had wanted to build him a rocket to travel in, too, but I never got around to it,” he explained. “I challenged myself to build it this year.”

  • LCS responds to lawsuit

    The LaRue County School District has answered a federal lawsuit that was filed against them by several former LaRue County High School students.

    Five former LaRue County High School students filed a federal lawsuit in September against the LaRue County School District and Goodlett. Three other former LCHS students have joined as plaintiffs since the original filing. The students are all female and are now adults, but were minors and students between 2012 and 2016 when Goodlett was employed at LCHS.

  • Lt. Gov visits LaRue

    Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton visited LaRue County last week and shared her unique life story that led her to become the first African-American in Kentucky to be elected to a statewide office and the third African-American woman to serve as lieutenant governor of any U.S. state.

    Hampton was the guest speaker at the Hodgenville Rotary Club on Thursday, October 19. Hampton started by sharing her story of the struggles her and her family faced when she was growing up in Detroit during the 1960s.

  • Woody and Chloe are paddling into Hodgenville


    We are excited to announce that Woody and Chloe and their owner Leigh Anne Florence will be making their way to Hodgenville for a special visit on Friday November 3.

    The free event is being sponsored by the LaRue County Public Library and The LaRue County Herald News, in cooperation with The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville.