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Today's News

  • Large number of stolen items recovered by HPD

    On Monday, May 20, officers from Hodgenville Police Department and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force responded to Woebegona Way in Hodgenville. Investigation of the property lead to the discovery of an overwhelming amount of stolen goods. The property was recovered, but due to the sheer number of items HPD plans to contact individuals as they take inventory and catalog the items recovered.

  • Class of 2019 graduates Friday, May24

    LaRue County High Schools’ 60th Graduation Ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. this Friday, May 24.

    The ceremony is planned to take place at the LCHS football field in Hodgenville. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Class of 2019 graduating students are required to meet in the High School Cafeteria by 6:30 p.m.

  • Benningfield turns 100

    In her 100 years of living, Ruby Benningfield is aware that not everything about the “good old days” was that good.

    The eighth of 14 children born to Elie and Myrtle Slayton, Benningfield’s daily responsibility in walking to Jones School not only was fording a creek, but also was carrying her younger siblings across the sometimes-swollen stream.

    “I was scared to death every time I took one of them across,” she recalled from her home on Lavenia Lane in Magnolia. “I was terrified I was going to drop them into that water.”

  • 2019 Primary Election Results

    The 2019 primary election was held Tuesday, May 21, with a lower than normal voter turnout expected for this year’s election.

    Voters from across the state including LaRue County cast their vote for those in their specific party affiliation.

    Republicans had four choices for the Kentucky Governor’s race, where current Governor Matt Bevin faced opposition from Robert Goforth, Ike Lawrence, and William Woods. Democrats chose from candidates Rocky Adkins, Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, and Geoffrey Young.

  • Fifteen Indicted by Grand Jury

    The LaRue County Grand Jury indicted 15 individuals on Monday, May 20, including a woman who is being charged with 14 counts of wanton endangerment caused during a high speed chase. All crimes listed are alleged until proven guilty.

  • Sheriff’s Ranch coming soon

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office will be sending 5 boys and 5 girls between the ages of 8 and 11 to the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch for absolutely free. “It’s a really good camp,” said LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, “and it doesn’t cost the family anything.”

  • Fair Board/Stockholders to meet

    A special called meeting of the stockholders of the LaRue County Fair will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23. The meeting was advertised in the LaRue County Herald News in the May 8 and May 15 editions, with the intentions of ‘the future options of the LaRue County fairgrounds’ as its agenda item.

    The meeting will be held at Hodgenville City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Fiscal Court

    LaRue County Attorney Kyle Williamson informed magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 14 of a district court judgment against a property owner for violating a local county nuisance ordinance.

  • New Bus on the block

    On May 15 the first alternatively fueled school bus rolled into the LaRue County Maintenance Garage.

    Earlier this year David Raleigh, Superintendent of LaRue County Schools, began researching school buses that run on alternative fuels as the district was looking to have to replace some older buses in the current fleet.

  • KSP Honors Fallen Officers