Local News

  • A time to remember

    In 2009 LaRue County was one of the areas most impacted by a devastating ice storm. Despite going without heat and power for several days, on top of freezing temperatures, communities came together to withstand the storm. We would like to hear your stories of the ice storm of 2009.

    Send your stories/pictures of the 2009 Ice Storm to News@LaRueCountyHerald.com or bring them into our offices at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville. The deadline for story entries is Friday, January 25 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Warrant for Parsons after missing arraignment

    Warrant for Parsons after missing arraignment 

  • First Female President appointed at Magnolia Bank

    The first female President of Magnolia Bank was announced in a statement released on Friday, Jan. 18 by CEO Scott Conway, and the Board of Directors of Magnolia Bank, it stated, “We are pleased to announce Deena London has been appointed as President of Magnolia Bank”.

  • Plaintiffs’ identities revealed to continue lawsuit against Goodlett and LCS

    A lawsuit filed in September 2017 by five former LaRue County High School students against the LaRue County School District and former LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett has been amended to include the names of the plaintiffs, including three additional former students who have since joined in the complaint.

  • Vibe Coffee coming to Hodgenville


    After months of planning and visiting perspective site locations, owners Serena and Michael Erizer have announced the location of their second Vibe Coffee location.

    Formerly known as Garrett’s Jewelry, the 118 Lincoln Boulevard building in historic downtown Hodgenville will soon be the home of Vibe Coffee.

    The Erizer’s opened the first location of Vibe Coffee on the downtown square in Elizabethtown in July of 2016 and they knew historic downtowns would be where they would look to expand their business in the future.

  • Woman’s Club to host first annual chili cook-off

    The first annual Woman’s Club of Hodgenville Chili Cook-Off is just around the corner. From 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 the Community Room next to the Chamber of Commerce office will be filled with an assortment of chili recipes to taste, and some of the chili could be made by you.

    The Chili Cook-Off is open to the community with multiple different categories for each competiton. The Chili Cook-off, as well as the bake off located at the Woman’s Club, will be separated into three age group categories; 6-12, 13-18, and adults.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week:

    Kindness costs nothing yet it’s payoff is great!

     Think winter has finally arrived, am I happy not. Spring can’t come fast enough. Cold temperatures and cold wind does a number on my hip and back. Government Shutdown is still in full swing. Hope everyone is staying well, alot of flu and viruses been going around. 

  •  Raising Small Ruminants
  • Hydrangeas in Kentucky Landscapes

    When selecting plants to integrate in my landscaping, I’m a big fan of multi-purpose plants. I tend to gravitate to one that flowers for a long period of time but also has other attractive features such as showy bark, unique growth habits, foliage color, etc.  

  • Farm Calendar

    The Extension District Board will meet at noon on Tuesday, January 22 at the Extension Office.  The meeting is open to the public.

    Extension Leadership Banquet

    The Extension Leadership Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Reserve your spot by calling the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.  Tickets are $7 each and the meal will be provided by the South Fork Homemakers.  The Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence will be presented and the speaker is Matt Dixon – UK Senior Meteorologist.