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Today's News

  • School Tax Clarification

    In the September 4, 2019 edition of The LaRue County Herald News we ran a story regarding the recent changes to school taxes. The article covered the increase from 50.3 cents to 51 cents on real estate and tangibles. The article stated that the increase was due to the increase in property valuations in the county.

  • LaRue Bench Warrant leads to discovery of stolen antiques

    A bench warrant from LaRue County led to the arrest of 38-year-old Bobby Pannell of Bardstown KY. The warrant led investigators to the discovery of a large cache of stolen antiques from multiple theft cases in multiple counties.

  • National Suicide Prevention Month

    The annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival will take place on Saturday, September 14 in New Haven, Kentucky. The festival will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a 5K Fun Run/Walk.

    This year the festival will be celebrating the 29th anniversary of the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven. The celebration will consist of a parade, arts and crafts, children’s activities, delicious foods, down-home family fun, train rides, gospel music, and concert events.

  • City Receives $73,400 in road funds

    The City of Hodgenville received funding from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for multiple roadways within the Hodgenville City limits.

    On August 28, 2019, Gray Tomblyn II of the KYTC Department of Rural and Municipal Aid visited The Hodgenville City Hall to announce that Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin has approved $73,400 to go towards infrastructure on Forresta Court, College Street, Indian Trail, and College Heights.

  • Shafer federal lawsuit comes to a close after 1 year

    On August 14, 2018, over a year ago, a lawsuit was filed against LaRue County and three LaRue County Sheriff’s Department officers. The suit stemmed from an incident that occurred on April 18, 2018 when former LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett was part of an officer involved shooting involving Jason Shafer, 35, of Elizabethtown.

  • Lincoln Jamboree’s 65th Anniversary

    In the early 1950’s a young man from Buffalo named Joel Ray Sprowls dreamed of creating a family-oriented country music stage show that would give patrons an enjoyable night of good music with talented entertainers and clean fun.

    He turned that dream into reality on September 14, 1954, when the Lincoln Jamboree opened in a rented theater in downtown Hodgenville.

  • HMH Ranks Among the Best in the Country for Employee Engagement

    Employee engagement at Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) ranked in the top 25 percent of 2,200 hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide, officials reported at the August HMH Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday.

     Press Ganey, the industry leader in healthcare advisors, conducted the annual survey of more than one million healthcare employees across the country, measuring overall employee perceptions and dedication to their work.

  • Ribbon Cutting on the Square

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Ford Lawn Care and Landscaping Services in downtown Hodgenville on August 30.

    Keaton Ford began Ford Lawn Care and Landscaping Services after his father gifted him a lawnmower for his 13th birthday. He began servicing 5 clients each week. Now, 12 years later, the business services 75 clients each week.

    The business now has five employees and provides several services. “We do all types of lawn care. Mowing, landscaping, tree service, pressure washing, almost anything,” said Ford.

  • 2019 Iron Horse Festival

    The annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival will take place on Saturday, September 14 in New Haven, Kentucky. The festival will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a 5K Fun Run/Walk.

    This year the festival will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven. The celebration will consist of a parade, arts and crafts, children’s activities, delicious foods, down-home family fun, train rides, gospel music, and concert events.

  • Collision leaves one entrapped

    On August 29, at 9:17 a.m., the Hodgenville Police Department responded to Old Elizabethtown Road in the area of Hutcherson Heights in Hodgenville on a single vehicle collision with entrapment.

    Upon arrival, units were able to able to force open the driver’s door and free the driver, identified as 56-year-old Guy Longcrier of Hodgenville. Longcrier sustained injuries during the collision but was awake and alert and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. No further information is currently available as to his condition.