Local News

  • Chamber: Save these holiday dates

    Planning for our holiday festivities is in full swing. Make sure to mark these dates on the calendar because you won’t want to miss them. For details on how you can participate, check our website, www.laruecountychamber.org, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call at 270-358-3411.

    n Trick or Treat on the Square and Costume Contest – Friday, Oct. 31. Sponsored by the Chamber, City of Hodgenville, The LaRue County Herald News and Awards Center.

  • Memory Cafe offers support to caregivers

    Hodgenville United Methodist Church is working with the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization dedicated to the research and treatment of dementia to start Hodgenville’s first Memory Cafe.

    A Memory Cafe, according to alzheimersspeaks.com, is a “social gathering where people with memory loss and their care companions can come together in a safe, supportive environment.”

  • Body found in pond identified

     The body of a woman was found in a Hodgenville pond about 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner.

    She has been identified as Rose Marie Akin, 62.

    Turner said she lived in Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park beside the pond – located in front of the county maintenance garage on Lincoln Boulevard.

    Two men, who were fishing, saw the body and notified dispatch. She was floating a few feet from the pond’s edge – mostly hidden by cattails. She was fully clothed.

  • Tractor pull rescheduled

     The Third Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull has been rescheduled due to forecasted inclement weather.

    The event, originally scheduled for October 10 and 11, will now be held on October 17 and 18 at 6 p.m. It will still take place at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.

  • Tornado watch for county

    More than half of Kentucky's 120 counties are under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service's Louisville office.

    Counties included are:


  • Woman injured in ATV crash

     A 28-year-old Nelson County woman is improving after being listed in critical condition following an ATV accident early Wednesday morning.

    Jessica Blair, of New Hope, was a passenger riding with a friend in the Mount Sherman area when she was thrown from a Polaris Ranger ATV.

    The accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. Blair was transported by ambulance to the LaRue County EMS station and then flown by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital with head injuries.

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  • RESCHEDULED: Doing good with golf

    The 7th Annual St. Jude Charity Barbecue Dinner Auction & Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, October 11 (event was canceled due to weather - it is rescheduled for Oct. 25) at the LaRue County Country Club.

    The event, organized by Tommy Locke and a group of his friends, came about because of Locke’s history playing men’s softball.

  • Break-ins plague city

    Hodgenville residents are encouraged to take extra care to lock up valuables after a spate of break-ins last week.

    Items were taken from four vehicles on College Street, Hutcherson Heights and East Forrest early Wednesday, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson. Two of the vehicles were unlocked.

    The vehicle on East Forrest was locked – but that didn’t deter the thief, said Johnson. The car’s owner had left her wallet in the floorboard where it could be seen.

  • Lincoln Days showcases ‘the best’

    Saturday morning’s windy conditions put a chill on the opening events of the 43rd annual Lincoln Days Festival. Participants in the Little Abe and Little Sarah contests shivered onstage, the ladies held on to their pioneer bonnets, men chased their runaway hats, and volunteers kept a close watch on swaying booths, trashcans and speakers.

    Lincoln Days President Rob Thurman said a strong wind blew through Lincoln Square about 9 p.m. Friday and flipped over booths. Vendors walked around the square afterwards, securing their competitor’s booths.