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Today's News

  • Hawks head to Region

    Last November the Caldwell County Tigers handed LaRue County only their second loss of the season in the second round of the 3A KHSAA Football Playoffs by a score of 40-27 as the Hawks finished their great season with a (10-2) record. Fast forward to Friday, November 16, 2018 and the road to a regional championship would once again go through Caldwell County as the Hawks and the Tigers faced off once again for the right to face the E’town Panthers for a regional championship. This time it was different as the Hawks came out on top with a 44-41 win.

  • Historic Day for LaRue County Public Library

    This past Wednesday was a historic day for LaRue County. The LaRue County Public Library opened its doors at its 201 S. Lincoln Blvd location for the last time on November 7, 2018.

    The LaRue County Public Library stood at the corner of South Lincoln and East High since 1969. For 49 years the LaRue County Public Library has offered an all too familiar place for the citizens of LaRue County to explore literature. But now, in December of 2018, for the first time in over 5 decades, the Library will be moving to its new home up the road in Hodgenville.

  • Students give honor, vets give advice

    An event designed to connect students and veterans on a deeper level, did just that during the “Take a Veteran to School” program at the LaRue County High School on Friday, November 9.

    The program, which originated from the  History Channel, was planned by the LaRue County Public Library.

  • It's time to Light-up Creek Front

    Are you a business owner, non-profit, or a community leader? Would you consider placing a light display at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville during the holiday season?

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce needs your help. To receive your information packet regarding Light Up Creekfront, call the Chamber office at 270-358-3411 or email Sandy Kidd at info@laruecountychamber.org. The deadline to sign up to participate is Thursday, November 15.

  • Fatal Crash on LaRue County Line
  • Republicans dominate election in LaRue

    Republican candidates won every contested race in LaRue County during the 2018 General Election on Tuesday, November 6.

    LaRue County representation in Washington D.C. and Frankfort will remain the same. Republican U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie received 3,511 (73.25%) votes in LaRue County compared to Democrat Hank Linderman’s 1,178 (24.58%) votes and Thomas A. Loecken’s 104 (2.17%) votes. Guthrie went on to win overall with a total of 66.72 percent of the vote district wide.

  • Wreck on Attilla
  • Deputy involved in head-on collision

    A LaRue County Deputy Sheriff and a Sonora man were both injured in a head-on collision on Thursday, November 1 around 2 p.m. near the intersection of Bardstown Road (31E) and North L and N Turnpike (Hwy 470) in Hodgenville.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Hall was traveling south on Bardstown Road with his emergency lights and siren activated while responding to a burglar complaint in Upton. At the same time, Barry Rucker, 57, of Sonora was traveling north on Bardstown Road in a 1994 GMC Pickup truck.

  • Oh deer!

    What was meant to be the close of business following a 3-day Christmas open house for a local downtown Hodgenville business, ended with an unexpected four legged guest making its way throughout their store, Sunday afternoon, November 4.

  • General Election Day

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said the 2018 General Election was running smooth at the time of publication on Tuesday, November 6. County results are not included in today’s edition, but a complete recap of the election results by precinct will appear in the November 14 edition of the Herald News, as results were not final at the time of publication.