Local News

  • September Chamber Luncheon
  • Constitution Week
  • Lawsuit Filed

    Five former LaRue County High School students filed a lawsuit last week against the LaRue County School District and former LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett.

    The lawsuit was not filed in a LaRue County Court; it was filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville. The five students are represented by Joseph H. Mattingly III with Mattingly & Nally-Martin and Jude A. Hagan, both out of Lebanon.

  • Crafting Community: Heritage Demonstrations returning to Lincoln Days

    Over the decades, Hodgenville has celebrated Abraham Lincoln in a variety of ways, striving to remember the man—not only for what he looked like, but also how he lived. Daily life looked very different in the 1800s; frontier families required skills such as sewing, weaving and woodcraft to survive. After a 20-year hiatus from the Lincoln Days schedule, heritage demonstrations are making a comeback.

  • A Different Kind of Quilting

    What do yo-yos, wedding rings, and Lincoln top hats have in common? If you answered “quilt patterns,” you are right and you know your quilts just as Connie Gardner does.

     “I remember going to church quilting bees with my grandmother Minnie Norris in Kansas,” said Gardner, who resides with her husband, J.D., off Gatton Road.

  • Uncovering History: Headstones discovered in public works project

    Eleven pieces of headstones dating from the 1800s were discovered this week in a Hodgenville neighborhood during a public works project.

    Hodgenville City workers were rerouting a pipe underneath a house near the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Forest Avenue on Wednesday, September 20, when they excavated stones embedded into a wall located near a storm drain.

  • Shoffner sentence postponed

    The sentencing for former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner has been postponed. Shoffner was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court for embezzlement at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 21. According to Stephanie Collins, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Shoffner is now scheduled to be formally sentenced at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27 in the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse in Louisville.

  • Upcoming LaRue County bread baking class

    The LaRue County Homemaker organization is sponsoring a class on Baking and Breaking Bread Together at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26 at the LaRue County Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville.

    No registration is required and the class is open to everyone. The instructor will be the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent from Breckinridge County and she will focus on the basics on bread making.

  • Wreck on Lincoln Parkway
  • Memorial Photo Mystery

    Calling all Hodgenville historians! Phyllis Hazle of Hodgenville recently submitted this photo to The LaRue County Herald News. The image portrays a large group assembled on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and is estimated to have been taken sometime in the 1930s, based on the forestry and fashion of the times.