Today's News

  • Faith, Family, Farms, and Food

    In it’s 7th year, AGstravaganza continues to draw the community together, celebrating the agriculture sector of LaRue County.

    Held on the square in historic downtown Hodgenville last Saturday, August 10, over 475 community members joined together for a sold out ticketed event with appetizers and a meal provided by local producers, cooks and chefs.

  • Meet the Masons

    The B.R. Young Lodge in Hodgenville is celebrating its 175th anniversary by inviting the community to come tour the building, ask a few questions, and get to know the Masons on August 17.

    “The conspiracy theories on TV that are circulating around Masonry are laughable if you know the truth,” said Paul Withington who acts as Treasurer and Building Superintendent for the lodge. While not as secretive as they were in the past, the Masons still use mysterious rituals, handshakes, and symbols that are misconstrued due to the spread of misinformation.

  • LCS proposes 2019 tax rates

    New information about school district tax rates and funding needs is now available on LaRue County Schools’ website, the district announced this week.

    The LaRue County Board of Education is expected to vote on the 2019 proposed tax rates after a public hearing set for 7 p.m. on August 28 in the LaRue County High School media center.

  • LaRue Goes to the State Fair

    The Kentucky State Fair runs August 15-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, and businesses, FFA, 4-H, and other LaRue Countians will be taking part in the largest indoor fair in America.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will feature all things LaRue in the Pride of the Counties exhibit in the South Wing. Abraham Lincoln will make appearances at the booth throughout the ten-day event, and fair goers can take their picture with the Lincoln cutout every day during the fair.

  • Brandon Reed Awarded Mental Health Legislative Champion Award

    Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville has been awarded the Mental Health Legislative Champion award from Mental Health America, a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness.

  • Seven Ways to Save at the Kentucky State Fair

    Discount tickets, special promotions and more.

     The Kentucky State Fair runs Aug. 15-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. It’s the Commonwealth’s largest summertime attraction – and America’s largest indoor fair. The celebration’s popularity draws approximately 600,000 visitors for the once-a-year opportunity to experience fair food, music, animals, exhibits, entertainment and more.

     The Kentucky State Fair offers money-saving discounts; promotions and programs to ensure all residents are able to enjoy the festivities.

  • Hodgenville residents indicted in Hardin Grand Jury

    Three area men were indicted by a Hardin County grand jury last week for reportedly robbing a man at gunpoint in May.

    Talik Anderson, 21, of Hodgenville, Nicholas Garrett, 20, of Vine Grove and Paysor Casey, 19, of Radcliff were indicted for complicity to commit a May 31 robbery, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted.

    Anderson and Garrett remain in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 cash bonds. Casey was released June 14 on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

  • Arrest made during school prayer event

    On August 4, the Hodgenville Police Department responded to the LaRue County High School on a call for service Sunday evening.

    Mr. Kruggel was wearing a backpack and claimed he was a ‘journalist’ and would not identify himself to school officials or Hodgenville Police officers that were called to the school. HPD officers arrested Jeffrey Kruggel of Hodgenville, after he refused to identify himself or the items in his backpack.

  • BBB’s hot topics for August

    1 Be wary of people going door-to-door selling products on behalf of a charity. Scammers often use high pressure tactics to ask for money immediately. Remember, real charities and non-profits will be willing to accept your donation today, tomorrow, or next week after you’ve had time to do your research.

    2 If you were one of the millions affected by the Equifax data breach in September 2017, you may file a settlement claim. Scam websites have popped up online, so be sure to visit the real website provided by the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/Equifax.

  • 20 Under 30 Class of 2019

    Once again, The LaRue County Herald News would like to sincerely thank the community for all their support for this year’s 20 Under 30 program. Without your help, this program would not have been possible. Whether you nominated, sponsored, or told a friend about the program, you have played an integral role in this program’s success.