Today's News

  • Talk of Annexation Draws Concern

    During the regular scheduled monthly meeting of the Hodgenville City Council, held Monday evening, Mayor Jim Phelps opened his monthly report by stating, “We are not annexing any property tonight.”

    Mayor Phelps stated that the council has been looking into a few annexation projects, and that the primary project the city is focusing on is annexing Lee Oak/Old Sonora Road.

  • 2019 Primary Election is Tuesday May 21

    Record number of Kentuckians registered for the May 21 Kentucky Primary

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Thursday that a record total of 3,421,796 Kentuckians are registered to vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 21.

    Democratic voters represent just more than 49 percent of the electorate with 1,684,200 registered voters. Republican voters total 1,437,897 million or about 42 percent of voters, and almost 9 percent of voters – about 299,699 – affiliate with another party or as “Other.”

  • May 14 proclaimed Mae Owens Day

    Mae Owens, also known as Mrs. Mae, Maebaline, Mamma Mae, Granny, Mother Mae, and the cooker of what is considered by many the best Hamburgers in Kentucky, will be turning off her grill for the last time when she retires on Saturday, May 18.  “I could work for another 3 years, but I think it is time for me to get off my ankles and relax my back,” she said.

  • Dog Ordinance expected to be repealed

    During the May 13, 2019 City Council meeting, the council had a first reading of the 2019-3 nuisance ordinance repealing section 3 of ordinance 92-A.

  • LaRue County receives grant to clean up dump site

    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has awarded one million in grant funding to be divided among 20 counties across the commonwealth of Kentucky for the cleanup of 77 illegal dump sites.

    “This grant program has significantly reduced the number of illegal open dumps across the commonwealth,” KEEC Secretary Charles Snavely said, “I encourage all counties to consider using this grant to keep our beautiful Kentucky communities clean and attractive.”

  • New KY Heartland Ag Complex is site for Saturday’s Plant Fair

    The Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners will host its 21st annual plant fair this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new KY Heartland Ag Complex located at 111 Opportunity Way in Elizabethtown.

    The new location is the site of the Livestock and Event Center and the future home of the new 35,000 square foot Hardin County Cooperative Extension Office scheduled to open late summer. The complex is located at the intersection of the Western Kentucky Parkway and Ring Road at exit 133.

  • KSP honors fallen troopers

    The week of May 12 -19, 2019 is National Police Officers Memorial Week. On May 15, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT, Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers will be traveling to the gravesites of their fallen brethren and placing wreaths in honor of their ultimate sacrifice in service to the citizens of the Commonwealth. KSP troopers are scheduled to begin with the ceremony for Trooper Edward Harris and Trooper William Pickard at Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15.

  • Click it or Ticket

    As Memorial Day quickly approaches the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to Click it or Ticket.

    The Click it or Ticket campaign will begin on May 20 and go through June 2. The Sheriff’s Department will set up checkpoints during the campaign with a focus on seatbelt usage, though they will still stop vehicles for other violations. Through a federal grant the Deputies manning the checkpoints will be able to be paid for federal overtime.

    Click it or Ticket, a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is a national

  • Lincoln Culture and Agriculture sought by TrueSouth

    ESPN’s TrueSouth made its way to LaRue County this week on a mission to find and highlight Laha’s Red Castle, tracking the story and retirement of Mae Owens, who is featured in today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

    According to Nichole Piglueise with the ESPN network, the show producers sought out more about the draw of the community including Abraham Lincoln while in the area.

  • Full Day Preschool and Gym discussion

    The LaRue County School Board had a special called meeting on Wednesday May 8 to discuss the current state of the Football Stadium/Greenhouse construction project, and future plans for LaRue County Preschoolers.