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Today's News

  • National Day of Mourning

    The Passing of President George H.W. Bush

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 has been designated by President Donald Trump as a National Day of Mourning following the recent death of President George H.W. Bush. Along with all federal offices, USPS offices will be closed to the public in observance of the day.

    As a result, postal delivery of this week’s weekly edition of The LaRue County Herald News will be delayed.

  • The Case is Closed

    On December 11, 2015 a LaRue County woman was arrested for multiple cases of cruelty towards animals. On Wednesday November 28, 2018, that same woman, Jane Embry, was finally sentenced by the LaRue County District Court.

  • Commemorating three decades of Lincoln

    Three decades ago, a group of individuals opened a museum located in the historic downtown area that welcomes visitors and local Lincoln enthusiasts to wander through the pivotal points of the life of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.

    The Lincoln Museum is celebrating their 30th Anniversary, this Thursday, December 6, with a holiday reception commemorating this special occasion. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend this rare evening tour of the museum decorated for the holiday season.

  • Donnie Propes Blood Drive

    A special Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11. The event will be held in memory of Donnie Propes, who passed away in October this year.

    Faye Puyear, who coordinates the local blood drive events, said, “Donnie was the most faithful donor. He understood the importance of it, and it remained his top priority. After his wife passed away from Leukemia, I don’t think he ever missed a time to donate. In fact at last count he had donated 48 units.”

  • Hawks Flipped
  • Privacy Denied

    Eight former LaRue County High School students filed a lawsuit against the LaRue County School District and former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett in September of 2017. The former students (plaintiffs) hoped they could remain anonymous during the suit. However, a federal court recently denied the plaintiffs the motion to remain anonymous.

    The lawsuit was filed in September of 2017 and all the plaintiffs are female and now adults, but were minors and students between 2012 and 2016 when Goodlett was employed at LCHS.

  • ‘Tis the Season

    The holiday season will kick off this Friday evening, November 30 as the community is invited to gather in downtown Hodgenville, with the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in Lincoln Square and the displays at Creekfront Park.

    The event known as ‘Light up Hodgenville’ will begin at 6 p.m. and will host some familiar family fun events again this year as well as some new events for everyone to enjoy.

  • Postcards: A Visual History

    “The sheer numbers of postcards sent through the mail at the height of their popularity are staggering. In 1906, a periodical called The Postcard Dealer reported that the United States had an annual mailing of 770,500,000 postcards and that the total number passing through the New York Post Office in one particular week was 200,000. In a single December day that year (1909), the Saint Louis Post Office handled 750,000 postcards!” An excerpt from the newly published book by two LaRue County friends, Carl Howell and Robin Milby.

  • LaRue County Hawks win Region

    The LaRue County Hawks beat the Elizabethtown Panthers for the Region Championship Friday, November 16, 2018. Read all about the heart pounding game on page 14A

  • When LaRue Freezes Over

    Mother nature wreaked havoc last week as a winter storm system moved across the state bringing more than a quarter-inch of ice in LaRue County.

    Dennis Wells, LaRue County Emergency Management Director, said that he believed some areas of the county actually received more than a quarter-inch of ice that blanketed trees and power lines causing downed power lines and trees due to the added weight of the ice. The freezing rain started in the afternoon hours of Wednesday, November 14 and carried in to the early morning hours of Thursday, November 15.