Today's News

  • Fort Knox Federal Supports Veterans with Over $70k in Donations

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is honored to partner with USA Cares and support their mission to assist military families in crisis. In 2018 alone, the credit union and its members donated $70,300 to USA Cares. These funds have directly helped military families pay their utility bills, buy food and fuel, as well as assist with housing costs.

  • Charlie Corbett Sworn in as HBAK President

     Charlie Corbett, President of Patriots Pointe Custom Homes on Rough River Lake, was installed as the 2019 President of the Home Builders Association of Kentucky at their January 17th winter meeting in Bowling Green, KY. Charlie is also serving as the 2019 President of the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association as well, and is the first State President from the LTHBA.

  • How to get a handle on work-related stress

    Work-related stress is an all too common problem in workplaces across the globe. According to the American Institute of Stress, 80 percent of workers report feeling stress on the job. Perhaps most troubling, nearly half of those people admit they need help in learning how to manage their stress.

  • Park Open... for now

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is open… for now. The longest government shutdown in U.S. history finally ended on January 25, 2019. However, the reopening of the park, and the government, is only a temporary affair.

    The shutdown began on December 22, 2018 after the Democratic Party refused to support the $5 billion funding for President Donald Trump’s wall on the southern border. Over the course of the month that followed neither party gave way to the other’s wishes, and thus the shutdown dragged on for 35 days.

  • HPD break up large fight involving bats and gardening equipment

    On January 25 at 3 p.m., 2018 the Hodgenville Police Department responded to a large fight on Howard Street involving suspects wielding baseball bats and garden implements. Upon arrival, investigation revealed Tierra Thomas of Buffalo was in violation of a court issued no contact order. Thomas was arrested and charged with violations of conditions of release and terroristic threatening after she threatened to shoot one of the involved individuals from the backseat of the arresting officer’s vehicle.

  • Hall of Fame Recognizes LaRue County Legends

    Ten men were honored as the first inductees into the LaRue County High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame January 25 at a banquet in the school’s cafeteria.

    The 145 people at the banquet heard David Dawson, the school’s athletic director and program emcee, say the Hall of Fame committee had decided to choose each induction class from coaches, contributors to the athletics program, and athletes. 

  • Hawkins awarded leadership award

    The LaRue County School board met on Jan. 22. Abraham Lincoln Elementary School to discuss employee payment methods, grant applications, and to make a final decision on the beverage bid.

    Before the action items were discussed, Becky Hawkins was awarded the Kentucky Women In Education Leadership Award. Following the award was a presentation brought to the board by ALES students Cyrus Bivens, Aven Carter, Kinley McDowell. The students represented different clubs within the school and discussed all that ALES has to offer.

  • 150 Years of Excellence

    Staff members of your local hometown newspaper, The LaRue County Herald News, were honored Friday at this year’s Kentucky Press Association winter convention, which began with celebrating 150 years of the association.

    The Kentucky Press Association was founded January 13, 1869, in Frankfort. KPA is the nation’s 10th oldest state press association. The purpose of the Kentucky Press Association is defined in its By-Laws:

  • Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action

    January 28, 2019.  The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during this year’s General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. The kick-off event was held on Tuesday, January 8 at 11 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings, listed, will begin at 9:30 a.m.

  • Vibe Coffee coming to Hodgenville


    After months of planning and visiting perspective site locations, owners Serena and Michael Erizer have announced the location of their second Vibe Coffee location.

    Formerly known as Garrett’s Jewelry, the 118 Lincoln Boulevard building in historic downtown Hodgenville will soon be the home of Vibe Coffee.

    The Erizer’s opened the first location of Vibe Coffee on the downtown square in Elizabethtown in July of 2016 and they knew historic downtowns would be where they would look to expand their business in the future.