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Today's News

  • School board approves resource deputy

    The LaRue County School Board approved an agreement during their monthly meeting on September 17 to have a school resource deputy (officer) to serve all LaRue County Schools.

    Superintendent David Raleigh said this has been in the works since spring of 2018 and has been worked on as a collaboration effort from staff in the school administration, LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy.

  • Rigdon crowned Queen
  • Paul Handley resigns from school board

    Former LaRue County School Board member Paul Handley, who represented the second district of Hodgenville East and White City, announced his resignation to the board during a work session on Wednesday, September 12.

    Handley told the board that it was a hard decision, stating he had prayed about it for several weeks and consulted with his family about it. Handley said he is going to put all of his focus in sports as he is heavily involved in LaRue County sports as a volunteer assistant coach of the Hawks basketball team and he hosts an annual basketball camp at his house.

  • Drug bust at Hodgenville hangout

    The “liars table” that meets every morning at a local restaurant had a bizarre story they could tell that unfolded right in front of them on Monday, September 17.

    According to the arrest citations, a Kentucky State Police trooper observed a tan Cadillac Deville pull into the Hardee’s parking lot in Hodgenville around 9:47 a.m. and the trooper noticed that it had expired registration.

  • The legacy of Caples

    It’s not everybody who has a street named after them as Clarence and his wife Edna Caple had, but most people who knew the first head football coach at LaRue County High School and his veteran English teacher wife would say the street’s name was well deserved.

    Caple started the football program in the 1958-59 school year, the same year that LaRue County High School was formed from the former Buffalo, Magnolia, and Hodgenville high schools.

  • A decade in the making
  • 2018 State Representative Candidate Q & A

    State Representative Candidates

    The LaRue County Herald News will feature a voting guide for the November 2018 General Election. State representative candidates are featured this week. LaRue County jailer and LaRue County school board candidates will be featured in our September 26 edition. The Hodgenville mayor and city council candidates will be featured in our October 3 edition.

  • Corky Cox inducted into the Valley High School Hall of Fame

    On Friday, September 7, Hodgenville resident and former Hawks Head basketball Coach Corky Cox was inducted into the Valley High School Hall of Fame during the half-time football game between Valley High School and Anderson County.

    In 1947, Cox began his high school career at Valley High School during the second semester of his sophomore season. The transition period to Valley High School was an easy transition for him.

    “All of the students and faculty were extremely nice and welcoming to me,” Cox said.

  • Lawsuit filed in shooting

    The person who was shot by LaRue County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Bennett has now filed a federal suit against LaRue County, Bennett and other officers of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office.

    The lawsuit stems from an officer involved shooting on April 18, 2018 when Bennett attempted to make a traffic stop on Jason Shafer, 35, of Elizabethtown. According to reports from the Kentucky State Police, Bennett initiated the traffic stop because he recognized Shafer and knew he had warrants for his arrest.

  • Former LCDC employee arrested for rape, sodomy

    A former deputy jailer of the LaRue County Detention Center was arrested on Tuesday, September 4 for rape and sodomy.

    Jerome G. Perry, 42, of Vine Grove was charged with three counts of third degree sodomy and one count of third degree rape.