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Today's News

  • Woohoo in Brazil

    The LaRue County Herald News was delivered by other staff members for a couple of weeks last month as Herald News driver Randy “Woohoo” Williams went on a mission trip in Brazil.

  • Update on new laws

    On July 14, 2018 several new Kentucky laws went into place. The legislative passed 197 bills during the 60 day General Assembly. Some of the bills which will affect the lives of LaRue County citizens are Senate Bill 48, and House Bills 1 and 263.

  • Proposed gym/stadium project continues on

    During the first LaRue County School Board meeting for Superintendent David Raleigh held on July 16, the school board approved a revised BG-1 project application for the proposed LCHS gym/stadium.

    The plan has been ongoing since the fall of 2017 and recently hit a roadblock following a report that cited several issues with the soil where the proposed building site is located. A report was issues by Terracon, who was chosen to perform the tests as the lowest proposed bid.

  • Playing music throughout Europe

    Two LaRue County young women were part of the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music, a group composed of about 500 high school band and choir students from across the state, who embarked on a two-week European tour where they performed and enjoyed sight-seeing opportunities in seven countries.

  • Hoping for a mild one

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates are likely hoping for a mild winter as road salt bids almost doubled what they were last year.

    Meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 24, magistrates approved the low bidder, Compass Minerals out of Overland Park, Kansas, at $113 per ton.  Detroit Salt Company bid $114 per ton while Morton and Cargill, bidders in the past, didn’t bid this year, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.

  • Tax changes

    The Kentucky General Assembly recently passed a new tax law, which directly impacts businesses throughout the state, including LaRue County, and it has left many confused.

    The new tax law, Kentucky House Bill 487, went into effect on July 1, 2018 and was finalized on July 14. According to the new law, some services provided in Kentucky will be subject to sales tax.  Several other types of taxes are also impacted by the new law.

  • 20 Under 30 Announcement

    The nominees have been selected for the first ever The LaRue County Herald News ’20 UNDER 30’ promotion.

    Nominees that were the finalists selected in the ten categories of Art and Style, Education, Entertainment, Sports and Athletics, Finance, Food and Drink, Agriculture, Media, Music, and Business and Commerce, are being contacted for their personal photo shoot and feature interview for a special upcoming publication in August.

  • LaRue dairies find market

    It has been a roller coaster year for dairies across the state, but the roller coaster seems to be on a high point for the time being as the last two remaining dairies in LaRue County have found another market for their milk.

  • From radio to circuit court clerk

    Emily Ernst will be the new LaRue County Circuit Clerk next month and she took a unique path to get to that position.

    Ernst is a 2000 graduate of LaRue County High School and graduated from Campbellsville University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in music.

    “I worked in photography with my campus newspaper and enjoyed it,” Ernst said. “After I graduated college I worked at a radio station in Campbellsville.”

  • City alcohol process still brewing

    For those who are still waiting for the chance to purchase alcohol legally in the City of Hodgenville, they are still going to have to wait several more weeks or possibly months.