Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lincoln Jamboree Lives On


    After suffering a series of strokes and other ailments, local entertainment legend Joel Ray Sprowls has been recuperating at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville for several months.

    But, as the Beatles’ song says, “with a little help from his friends,” his creation and lifework--the Lincoln Jamboree—continues as the music showplace prepares to celebrate 65 continuous years of country and gospel music in September.

  • New LCMS Interim Principal

    LaRue County Schools instructional supervisor Christina Boone has been selected as interim principal of LaRue County Middle School.

    Boone has worked in the district since 2007. She taught science at the middle school until she moved into the instructional supervisor role in 2016.

    “LaRue County Middle School has amazing students, families and staff,” Boone said. “I’m humbled and proud to be asked to serve as interim principal, and I’m ready for a great school year.”

  • Two LaRue County Women arrested for Shoplifting

    Two LaRue County women were arrested on July 30 by Elizabethtown Police Department on multiple charges including shoplifting of over $600 from Academy Sports + Outdoors in Elizabethtown.

    Deborah Mayo, 55 of New Haven and Vickie Mayo, 61, of Hodgenville were each charged with theft by unlawful taking and shoplifting property with a value more than $500 but less than $10,000.

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  • Murder Suicide in Taylor County

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to a homicide/suicide involving a Hodgenville man at approximately 6:36 p.m. on August 3.

    According to a release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home on Lyle Road in Campbellsville on a report that a woman was lying on the ground next to a vehicle.

    When investigators arrived they found 42-year-old Jennifer Bennett deceased with a gunshot wound. Deputies also found 43-year-old Anthony Underwood of Hodgenville, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene.

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  • Do you chromebook? Your future employees will

    It is estimated that Chromebooks now make up 60 percent of all laptops and tablets in U.S. K-12 classrooms. As an employer, the sheer size of the $43 billion education tech market might not seem to matter much unless you employ educators. The vast majority of employers don’t, however, and it is tempting to simply look at this figure, give a curt nod, and move on.