Local News

  • LaRue Co. KFB honored at annual meeting

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau and its members were recognized and received several awards during the 96th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting in Louisville last weekend.

    LaRue County Farm Bureau was recognized for its outstanding membership and program achievement in 2015. The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance policy growth meets or exceeds its annual growth goal.

  • Police warn of card thefts

    Local police are warning LaRue County residents about debit and credit card frauds that they believe might be in connection with a device referred to as a skimmer.

    According to the Hodgenville Police Department, they have recently received several reports from LaRue Countians of debit and credit card fraud. HPD Sergeant James Richardson said people have reported suspected charges on their checking and credit card accounts in and around Louisville and southern Indiana.

  • Preparing for winter storms

    The highway departments in LaRue County are making preparations on how to treat the roadways this winter.

    Crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in LaRue County are making preparations in order to treat approximately 190 miles of state highways in the county. KYTC Public Information Officer Chris Jessie said that equals about 398 lane miles.

    “Road miles are the distance of each road. However, a plow can only plow one lane at a time, which is why the actual lane miles is a higher number,” Jessie said.

  • Hwy 31E reopened

    Hwy 31E near Athertonville has been cleared and reopened as of 4 p.m. Authorities closed the roadway due to an accident involving a semi-truck and traffic in both directions was detoured on Hancock Lane during the time Hwy 31E was closed. Officials said the driver of the semi-truck was attempting to turn onto Hwy 31E from Blanton Road when the rear tires of the semi-trailer dropped off the roadway. No one was injured in the accident.

  • Road Closure

    Approximately 12:40 p.m. - authorities report Hwy 31E and Athertonville road is closed in both directions due to a semi-truck accident. We will keep you posted when the road re-opens.


  • ‘Eisenhower visits’ creates buzz

    Several people responded to the picture in the November 18 issue of the LaRue County Herald News entitled “Eisenhower Visits.”

    David Pepper, who has been saving news papers since he was 13 years old, had a copy of the LaRue County Herald News dated April 29, 1954 which had an article and pictures of Eisenhower’s visit to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace.

  • Jail Log - December 2, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center From Monday November 23 to Monday November 30.

    Jessica R. Benningfield, 35, of Greensburg was arrested on a bench warrant. She was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    Marijane L. Brandenburgh, 33, of Columbia was charged with possession of marijuana and public intoxication with a controlled substance. She was later released from LCDC. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

  • News of Record - December 2, 2015

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Dorothy T. Wheeler to Ricky L. Wheeler, property on Tanner Road in Hodgenville, FMV $100,000.

    Randy McCandless and Gladys McCandless to Randall Lee McCandless, property on Sand Ridge Road in Mt. Sherman, FMV $29,500.

    Carolyn Simmons, administratrix of Virgina E. Vass Estate to John Weaver Jr. and Linda L. Weaver, tract 2 of Virginia E. Vass Property, $134,900.

  • Lost in LaRue - December 2, 2015
  • School house open for the community

    Built in the late 1800s, and still in its original location, the one room school house located at 1906 McCubbins Road in Hodgenville, shares quite a history in LaRue County.

    The one room school house, known as the Crossroads Schoolhouse, was part of the LaRue County school system, until it was sold in the 1950’s. The LaRue County Homemaker’s association purchased the school, and then a few years later it was sold to a neighboring farmer, Alvis “Lefty” McCubbin.