Local News

  • Why did I get a newspaper today?

     You may be asking yourself, why did I get a newspaper today?

    Today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News is being delivered to almost every home in LaRue County as a complimentary edition to non-subscribers of our newspaper.

    It is our intent to provide our readers with the most up to date and accurate reporting each and every week, and we’re pleased to be able to give you this opportunity to take another look at your weekly news source.

  • Escapee arrested in Taylor Co.

    UPDATE: The Taylor County Sheriff's Office reports that Shawn Cochran was arrested at the Lucky Vista Hotel By Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies at 12:45 p.m. today. 

    The Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement are currently attempting to locate 25-year-old Shawn A. Cochran, of Louisville. 

  • Butler indicted on more charges

    The LaRue County Grand Jury handed down an indictment on Monday, October 16, 2017 against an attorney who was arrested in 2016 for mishandling client funds.

  • Painting History

    Walk past the windows of the Lincoln Museum this week and you’ll see the winner of the 2017 Lincoln Days Art Show. Entitled “Casualties,” the painting depicts Lincoln, two brothers and the story behind a battle. Walking inside the museum, you’ll see the same artist’s name inscribed in the corner of a few more paintings. With a background in illustration, artist Wes Kendall has entered his work in the Lincoln Days Art Show for the past decade.

    Growing up in Irvington, Kentucky, Kendall became interested in art at a young age.

  • Perkins enters guilty plea

    Former Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins entered a guilty plea during his court review in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, October 16, 2017.

    Perkins entered a guilty plea to one count of abuse of public trust less than $10,000 and the commonwealth recommended that he receive five years to be pretrial diverted, which means he will follow a pretrial diversion program and not serve jail time unless the terms in the program are violated.

  • Perfect Timing

    A Hodgenville business owner didn’t let breast cancer get in her way as she continued to operate her candy business while battling the disease.

    Rooney Gray, owner of MAM Candy, said that she first discovered breast cancer in January 2016 and that she discovered it in a similar fashion to others who have it when she noticed a lump on her right breast.

    “I was like everyone else and discovered it while taking a shower,” Gray said. “I thought oh-no. This is not good.”

  • 2017 Lincoln Days Railsplitter Run results



    Place Name Time Age

    1 Gabe Lafollette 17:39.2 16

    2 Isabella Galvez 19:18.2 17

    3 Ryan Allen 20:08.8 13

    4 Tyler Wheeler 21:27.7 17

    5 Ryan Montgomery 22:16.6 28

    6 I. Day 22:19.5 9

    7 Brian Harmon 22:28.5 38

    8 Connor Nicholas 22:53.4 13

    9 Jason Wolford 23:51.7 43

    10 Jacob Hinton 23:57.5 13

    11 Jason Harmon 24:54.8 29

    12 Jarrod Shirley 25:17.3 13

    13 B. Shirley 25:17.7 8

  • 2017 Elementary Art Show Winners


    Hodgenville Elementary School


    Name Teacher

    Bryce Edwards Abbott

    Alia Carl Lawler

    Ellie Grace Day Tharp

    Ella Hutchin Webb


    Austin Hughes Carl

    Victoria DeBarge Devore

    Avery Gardner Holbert

    Jackson Edwards A. Williams


    Elliana Walsh Ellis

    Anahi Robledo Murray

    Billy York M. Price

    Aley Price Thomas


    Abigail Whittington Altman

  • 2017 Lincoln Days Art Show

    Lincoln Days, The Lincoln Museum, Lincoln National Bank, and LaRue Insurance served as sponsors and hosts for the 46th Annual Lincoln Days Art Show held in the Lincoln Museum Community Room at the kick-off event for this year’s festival on Sunday, October 1.

    This year’s juror was Linda J. Cundiff, Art and Design Chair, Professor of Art at Campbellsville University. An established artist in her own right, Mrs. Cundiff has taught art for over 41 years. Winners are listed below:


  • Seeing Stars: Night Sky Program returns to Knob Creek Boyhood Home

    For the second year, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host a Night Sky program on Friday, October 13 at the Knob Creek Boyhood Home. Providing hot cider and telescopes, the event gives the public an opportunity to experience the local night sky with minimal light pollution in a relaxed, educational setting.