Local News

  • Nalley completes retirement distribution, estate planning program

    Jeff Nalley, Louisville, Kentucky, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has completed a five day advanced educational program at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill.

     The program covered retirement distribution techniques to maximize income to recipients while minimizing potential income tax liabilities during retirement years.  The seminar also addressed estate planning techniques for wealth distribution to heirs, federal estate taxation, charitable giving and estate liquidity insurance.

  • Promotion at Amazin Glazin donuts

    Next Wednesday, September 7, Amazin Glazin Donuts located at 117 W. Water Street, Suite B in Hodgenville, will be giving away to their customers, The LaRue County Herald News newspaper, FREE with any purchase.

    It’s a great time to come in and see the new store, and get a FREE Herald News.

    We’re asking the community to come out and support local business now and throughout the month of September. So be watching for more exciting opportunities to participate.

  • State agencies enter partnership to work together on farm safety

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System/Kentucky Fire Commission signed an agreement last week to work together to promote farm safety in Kentucky.

  • Buffalo gym for sale

    A piece of Buffalo history is going to be up for bid in a couple weeks. The old Buffalo Elementary Gym along with approximately 1.8 acres and some personal property will be auctioned off by Re/Max Group Auctioneers on Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m.

    The building has served as a gym for the East Lynn College and the Buffalo School from 1936 to 2001 when the elementary school merged with Magnolia to make Abraham Lincoln Elementary. The building later became a youth center for Buffalo Baptist church.

  • School taxes increase 4%

    The LaRue County School Board approved a four percent property tax rate increase for the 2016-2017 school year at a special called meeting on August 24.

    A tax hearing was held before the special called meeting and several people attended the hearing. However, no one from the crowd discussed the issue or had questions about it.

    The board discussed their choices of picking the four percent increase or the compensating rate, which is the tax rate that is applied to the property assessment of the current year.

  • Preserving slave graves

    Several people in the community are showing interest in preserving African-American and slave gravesites in LaRue County that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Gary Gardner of Hodgenville said that he and several people who attend Lane Lincoln Memorial CME Church in Hodgenville are organizing an effort to clean and preserve the gravesites.

  • On the Journey

    Life is full of surprises, some are wonderful and bring joy, and other surprises stop you in your tracks and change everything you ever knew.

  • Burglary arrest leads to meth arrest

    A local man was arrested for meth possession last Tuesday while police responded to a residence to serve a burglary warrant.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, they initially responded to a residence on New Jackson Highway to serve a burglary warrant on Caitlin Veirs, 23, of Sonora. Veirs was arrested in connection with a burglary that occurred on Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville last month.

  • News of Record: August 24, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

    Jonathan Gale Strader McClure to Connie Strader Trumbo in consideration of dividing the property inherited from Betty Jean Strader, 2 parcels in or near Lyons, Parcel 1 FMV $47,400. Parcel 2 FMV $35,000.

    Bonnie C. Hickman to Stephan K. Clyde aka Steve Clyde and Sue Ann Clyde, two tracts in Jericho Hill Subdivision, $20,000.

  • Celebrating 100 years with President Wilson

    Celebrating 100 Years continues at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on August 27-28 when President Woodrow Wilson will relive his 1916 visit to Hodgenville.

    President Wilson came to the Park on September 4, 1916, to accept the birthplace property deed on behalf of the American people.   2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Park and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.