Local News

  • Preparing for Lincoln Days

    Hodgenville has been buzzing with activity this past week as local businesses, people and organizations have been preparing for the annual Lincoln Days festival this weekend.

    The festival is Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Lincoln Days President Rob Thurman said a lot of people have been working for several weeks to prepare for the festival.

  • Lincoln Days Schedule


    7 –9:30 a.m. Traditional Country Breakfast, Hodgenville Woman’s Club

    8:25 a.m. National Anthem

    8:30 a.m. Eddie Black, Main Stage

    9 a.m. Lincoln Oratory Contest, Lincoln Museum Community Room

    9 a.m. Main Stage Performances, Grateful Heart, Jeremy Bell, Terry Milby, Al Elliott, Jeff Knoop

    10 a.m. Little Abe & Sarah Contests, Main Stage

    10 a.m.–  4 p.m. Quilt Show, Christian Church; Art Show, Lincoln Museum Community Room

  • Clarification - September 23, 2015

    In an article about indictments in the August 26 edition of the LaRue County Herald News, Pamela Hernandez, 40, of Hodgenville was incorrectly identified as Patricia Hernandez, 48, of Greensburg who was indicted on one count of defrauding a secured creditor.

  • Lost in LaRue - September 23, 2015
  • Bluegrass Rendezvous bike ride goes through LaRue

    An annual bicycle ride for wounded, injured and ill soldiers came through LaRue County enroute to Fort Campbell.

    The third annual Bluegrass Rendezvous started in Fort Knox on the morning of Thursday, September 17 and ended on Friday, September 18 at Fort Campbell. Approximately 50 veterans and active military members from the Fort Knox and Fort Campbell warrior translation battalions rode in the two day event.

  • Additions to Lincoln Days


    Puppet Show returns to Lincoln Days.

    Lincoln Days is pleased to announce that a crowd-pleasing favorite activity is returning to the festival.

    HPC Kidz Church Ministry will be presenting a puppet show at CreekFront Park, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Performances will be on the half-hour. Come ready for a good Ole’ Western Roundup. HPC Pastor David Webb and Kidz Church Directors, Bro. Don and Debbie Woolett invite everyone to visit their booth for a family-friendly show.

    About HPC

  • Jail Log - September 23, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, September 14 to Monday, September 21.

    Pamela M. Bennett, 42, of Buffalo was arrested on a bench warrant. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Derrick Bowen, 30, of Hodgenville was arrested on a bench warrant. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • The LaRue County Herald News is “FOCUSED”  on this year’s photo contest.

    We are excited to announce this year’s LaRue County Herald News Photo Contest. This year’s theme is “FOCUSED”, and we are excited for our readers to submit their photos.

    In order to judge the photos equally, again this year, we will only accept digital images. Scanned photos do not have the quality of digital – and we want to be fair to everyone.

    All entries should be emailed to Vanessa at reporter@laruecountyherald.com. or you can bring digital photos on a CD, SD card, or thumb drive to our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • Upton council approves construction of park sidewalks

    The City of Upton agreed to pave their walking trail during their monthly council meeting on Tuesday, September 15.

    The council approved a quote of $19,400 from Priddy Concrete to pave the existing walking trail at the city park on College Street next to the community center. Councilmember Amanda Beumel Patterson said the existing dirt trail had been “washed out” and had deep ruts in it, which was dangerous to people walking on the trail.

  • Local WWII vet to participate in Honor Flight

    WWII veteran Edwin Pickerell, 95 of Hodgenville is among the war veterans who will travel to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 26 as part of this year’s Honor Flight. He will be among the largest contingent of Bluegrass State veterans ever to make the one-day tour of war and military memorials erected in their honor in the nation’s capital. The WWII veteran will represent Nolin RECC, which is sponsoring his all-expense paid trip.