Today's News

  • 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.

  • Always going forward, not back

    Like most working people, A.G. Back can be found in his office almost every weekday.

    Unlike most, however, the Lincoln National Bank’s Chairman Emeritus recently celebrated his 95th birthday.

  • Library to temporarily close

    The LaRue County Library will be closed for a few weeks while they work on moving into their new library building that is scheduled to open sometime next month.

  • Vandalism at Red Hill Cemetery

    For the first time in decades, a series of vandalism has occurred at the Red Hill Cemetery and authorities are working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

    Hodgenville City employee Tim Robertson, who is in charge of the upkeep of the cemetery, said some of his employees first told him about the vandalism on Wednesday, October 24. He said the vandals destroyed two cemetery benches.

  • Honoring Our Veterans
  • With storm clouds looming, event goes off without a trick

    It wasn’t a trick, the Halloween festivities sponsored by the City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce went on as scheduled Wednesday, October 31, 2018, but instead of local princesses, goblins, super heroes, and other costume characters, circling the historic downtown square, the event was moved to a nearby local business that offered it’s inside facility as an option for the yearly event.

  • LaRue Co. Fiscal Court receives funds for Blanton Road bridge replacement

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently announced $250,000 in discretionary funds have been awarded to LaRue County Fiscal Court for replacement of the bridge on Blanton Road.

  • LaRue County celebrates 175th anniversary

    The 175th Anniversary of LaRue County was held with a celebratory luncheon event Sunday, October 28 2018. More than 120 members of the community gathered to celebrate the occasion with a lunch prepared by the recently recognized ‘Best in Kentucky’ winners from LaRue County. Attendees were given a commemorative Lincoln Bicentennial Cent souvenir set, and keepsake programs documenting the 175 years of LaRue County.