Local News

  • Court Briefs

    Speeding has become an apparent problem in LaRue County. Speeding was the number one cause of court appearances this past week.

    James Broussard was arraigned for speeding 26 mph over the limit, failure to maintain the required insurance, no or expired registration plates, no or expired registration receipt and excessive windshield/window tinting.

    Heather L. Clark was arraigned for flagrant non support.

  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveils new license design

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently unveiled the design of the 2019 driver’s licenses, permits and personal IDs.

    According to a news release, Kentucky’s new issuance system and updated identity credentials, known as Confident Kentucky, offer increased counterfeit protection and showcase a new, modern look that gives a nod to the state’s iconic images.

  • Learning about worldwide agriculture

    Ashley Reding of Homestead Family Farms in Howardstown returned to Kentucky on September 23 with a deeper understanding of world-wide agricultural and living problems people face after she attended and presented at a Future of Farming Dialog international conference in Europe.

    She presented in Monheim on Rhein in Germany. The conference also included sessions in Dusseldorf, Germany, and at Wageningen, Netherlands. The audience was media representatives from around the world that mainly focus on agriculture.

  • 2018 Lincoln Days schedule


    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    6 a.m.                      Street Closed

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

  • Lincoln Days antique tractor show has grown

     After a successful show at Lincoln Days last year, organizers of the Antique Tractor Show have decided to bring it back for a second year and they believe this year the show will have more entries.

    The show this year is organized by Frank Hornback, James Skaggs and Roy Hornback. The show will take place at CreekFront Park during Lincoln Days on Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • 2018 Hodgenville Candidate Q & A

    The LaRue County Herald News will feature a voting guide for the November 2018 General Election. State representative candidates were featured in the September 19 edition. LaRue County jailer and LaRue County school board candidates were featured the September 26 edition. The Hodgenville mayor and city council candidates are featured in this weeks edition.

    All candidates have been or will be asked the same two questions: 1. What would you like to see continued or improved if elected to the position? 2. Why do you believe you are the best candidate for the position?

  • Benefit to end Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s disease takes a toll on the person who has it as well as their family and friends. Although there is no actual cure for the disease, one LaRue County person wants to raise funding to find a cure and she is doing it in an unique way.

  • Taking it back

    The tangled spider web became stickier in a high profile murder case that ended in 2015, but has now resurfaced with a hearing being held in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, October 1 for a motion made by Abdullah White to withdraw his guilty plea for a LaRue County murder.

    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. 

  • Boone selected as resource deputy

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy introduced Brandon Boone as the School Resource Deputy for LaRue County Schools to LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 25.

    Boone is a conservation officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. He will begin his new duties October 8, according to McCoy.

  • LaRue Co. residents help out in Hurricane Florence aftermath

    Two LaRue County residents took an all expenses paid trip to the beach last month, but not for reasons you might expect.

    Dalton Metcalf and Micah Wiseman were sent to Morehead City, North Carolina during Hurricane Florence as a part of the Damage Assessment Team by Quality Resource in Elizabethtown. Their jobs consisted of surveying power lines in the areas of North Carolina most affected by the storm. Once they found a problem with the lines they would report back to the lineman with what needed to be fixed.