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Today's News

  • Jamboree’s 65th “Best one yet”

    Joel Ray Sprowls, owner of the Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville, wanted this year’s 65th anniversary celebration of the country music showplace three miles from Hodgenville to be the best one yet, and from all accounts, organizer/emcee Jay Henderson and Mary Lois Morris made good his request.

  • Eight Indicted by Grand Jury in September

    Eight people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury in September including a couple of cases the LaRue County Herald News has been following.

    Joshua Wolford, 32 was indicted for violating graves by intentionally digging into the grave of his now deceased wife, Chasidy Wolford, and removing the buried urn holding her ashes thereby violating her grave. The alleged event took place on June 29, 2019. His bail was set at $5,000 cash.

  • Attempted Burglary at Hodgenville Car Wash

    In the September 11, 2019 paper, an article was published regarding a LaRue County bench warrant for Bobby Pannell’s arrest that led to the discovery of a large cache of stolen antiques. The antiques linked Pannell to theft cases in multiple counties in Kentucky.

  • Sept. 15-21 is Farm Safety Week

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of September 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week, which is September 15-21.

  • Fatal wreck on KY Hwy 470

    In the early afternoon of September 15, 2019, a wreck occurred on Highway 470 resulting in a fatality.

  • Band of Hawks win Reserve Grand Champion

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks took home the Reserve Grand Champion Trophy, which is presented to the second highest scoring band, from the Taylor County Marching Invitational this past Saturday, September 14. This was their first competition of the season, and they scored second out of 12 marching bands from surrounding counties and received the highest visual scores of the night.

  • New LCMS program combats the causes of truancy: Districtwide efforts underway to promote strong attendance habits

    LaRue County Schools has partnered with LaRue County Attorney Kyle Williamson to implement the Truancy Diversion Program (TDP) at LaRue County Middle School. The program, sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts, is designed to help students and families address the causes of absenteeism and develop strong attendance habits, which lead to better school experiences.

  • Volunteers needed in 22 Kentucky counties to review cases of children in foster care: Citizen Foster Care Review Boards make recommendations to courts on behalf of children

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 22 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care. The boards need volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse, to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

  • Catherine Bragaw to Lead Abraham Lincoln National Historical Park

    The National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Regional Director Robert A. Vogel announced his selection of Catherine Bragaw as the new superintendent for the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville, effective November 10.

    Bragaw will take over following the departure of former superintendent Jay Grass who served the park from 2016 through March of this year. Grass left ALNHP when he was chosen as the superintendent of Florida’s Canaveral National Seashore mission and began his new role in April.

  • HPD Welcomes New Officer

    The Hodgenville Police Department welcomed their newest officer, Terrill Riley on Monday, September 9.

    Born and raised in Cave City, Kentucky, Riley served as a member of the Cave City Police Department for seven years, and is now ready to serve the people of Hodgenville.

    During his time with CCPD, Officer Riley served as a patrolman for nearly three and a half years, and then was promoted to Police Sergeant where he served for six months. During that time, the Chief of Police retired, and Riley stepped into the role of Cave City Chief of Police.