Local News

  • Phelps files for mayor

    The filing deadline draws closer for the nonpartisan races and so far only one candidate has filed for Hodgenville Mayor and one candidate has filed for Hodgenville City Council.

    Jim Phelps Jr. has filed for Mayor. Phelps is a current Hodgenville council member and he is no stranger to Hodgenville City Hall. He served as a council member for 23 years until he made the decision to run for Mayor in 2014. He lost by 92 votes (336 to 244) to current Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore.

  • Vehicle fire turns into criminal investigation

    What started out as only a vehicle fire at the Dollar General store in Magnolia, ended up in a full blown police investigation.

  • ‘20 UNDER 30’ Winners

    Abraham Lincoln once said, “We have all heard of Young America. He is the most current youth of the age. Some think him conceited, and arrogant; but has he not reason to entertain a rather extensive opinion of himself? Is he not the inventor and owner of the present, and sole hope of the future?”

  • A new era at LCS

    The 2018-2019 school year will start with a change as LaRue County Schools has a new superintendent.

    Superintendent David Raleigh came from Franklin County Public Schools where he served as assistant superintendent. Prior to that position, he was an educational recovery leader with the Kentucky Department of Education from 2012 to 2016, the superintendent of Owen County Schools from 2010 to 2012, principal with Franklin County Schools from 2008 to 2010 and a teacher in the Fayette County Public School District from 1993 to 2006.

  • AGStravaganza is coming

    The historic downtown square in Hodgenville, KY will be closed from noon to approximately 11 p.m. this Saturday, August 11, as the farm community of LaRue County will be featured in an AGStravaganza event.

    Now in it’s 3rd year, the LaRue County Farm Bureau Board will bring a ‘farm to table’ style event to the historic downtown. With a theme of ‘Faith-Family-Farms and Food’, AGStravaganza participants are treated to a white table cloth event featuring Kentucky Proud locally grown produce and foods.

  • Praying for LaRue Co. Schools

    Preparing for the beginning of the school year often includes tasks such as buying school supplies and buying new clothes to wear to school, but for a group of over 200 people in LaRue County, preparing for school also means praying for the faculty and students in the LaRue County School District.

  • Crystal Rogers disappearance to appear on TV show

    The ongoing case into the disappearance of Nelson County native Crystal Rogers will be featured on an investigative TV show.

    She is the daughter of Tommy and Sherry Ballard and mother of five children. She disappeared during the July 4th holiday in 2015 and was reported missing by her mother. Her father was killed in an apparent assassination about a year and a half after Rogers disappeared.

    The story will be featured on TV at 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 5 on the true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) series “On the Case with Paula Zahn.”

  • A Book Coming to You

    Liz Whitlock became LaRue County Public Library’s bookmobile librarian in June 2018, and throughout the summer she has been learning the ropes of the job and the routes of LaRue County as she travels in the bookmobile.

    A bookmobile is a vehicle designed for use as a mobile library. Over the last two months she has been getting to know her regulars and how she can assist them better.

  • And The Winners Are...?

    The much anticipated announcement of the 20 winners in 10 categories under the age of 30 will be revealed in next week’s August 8, 2018 edition of The LaRue County Herald News special section, in the newspaper first annual 20 UNDER 30 promotion.

    Winners, sponsors and invited guest will take part in a special dinner and awards celebration Friday, August 3 at the Woman’s Club in downtown Hodgenville. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for those invited to attend, with dinner starting promptly at 6 p.m.

  • Taking back the guilty plea

    A high profile LaRue County murder trial that ended in 2015 has now resurfaced as the defendant, who is serving a sentence for murder, has now filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

    Abdullah White, 42, of Radcliff was charged with the murder of Kristie Lynne Allen, who was found dead inside a burglarized Buffalo home on December 30, 2011. The 28-year-old Allen was reportedly house-sitting for vacationing friends at the time she was murdered.