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Local News

  • Man dies after Ky. 210 crash

    A Magnolia man died Sunday as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Carter Brothers Road and Old Elizabethtown Road.

    A 2000 Dodge Ram operated by Joshua Burks, 23, of Hodgenville was traveling south on Carter Brothers Road around 9 a.m. Sunday.

    In a news release, Kentucky State Police said the pickup failed to stop at the intersection with Old Elizabethtown Road, which is also Ky. 210.

    Burk’s truck was struck by an eastbound 1998 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Geneva Taylor, 67, of Magnolia.

  • Birthplace Park featured on KET special

    This fall, Ken Burns and PBS thrilled America with a compelling documentary showcasing the history and beauty of the country’s national parks. Now viewers can learn how five sites in Kentucky came to be protected by the National Park Service in the new high-definition KET production Kentucky’s National Parks: A Kentucky Life Special, premiering 8 p.m. Dec. 1 on KET.

  • Crash sends one to hospital

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Nov. 17.

    Loretta Miller, 75, was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile on Lincoln Boulevard when it was struck from behind by a 1991 Buick Regal driven by Stephanie Brescan, 17, of Hodgenville.

    Neither Brescan nor her passenger, Casilda Haynes, 16, of Hodgenville were injured.

    Miller complained of chest pain, possibly related to seatbelt use, and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS, according to investigator Lt. Steve Johnson. She was treated and released.

  • Grand jury returns murder indictment

    The man accused of killing a LaRue County resident was indicted Nov. 19 by a grand jury in Nelson County.

    Kenneth Craig “Sprout” Mattingly, 33, of Boston faces multiple charges including one count of murder and a charge of complicity to commit murder.

    The victim was Donald Carey Marshall, 47, of Hodgenville, owner and operator of Marshall Quality Builders and the father of two sons, Branden Marshall and Kippy Marshall. He was buried in a family cemetery in New Haven on Nov. 14, the same day Kentucky State Police arrested Mattingly.

  • Joel Ray back on stage after stroke

    Fans attending the Lincoln Jamboree Nov. 14 were pleasantly surprised when, after the opening number, featured singer Heidi Shea Baldwin introduced Joel Ray Sprowls, who walked onstage to a long, loud ovation.

    Sprowls, owner and producer of the Jamboree since he started the country music show in 1954, returned to the stage for the first time after suffering a stroke Oct. 30 at his residence about three miles from Hodgenville.

    He was a patient at Hardin Memorial Hospital for five days. Despite the stroke, he missed only two Jamboree performances before returning. 

  • Rumpke schedule delayed for the Thanksgiving holiday

    Waste and recycling collection will be delayed one day the week of Thanksgiving for customers in LaRue and Hardin County whose regular collection occurs on Thursday or Friday. The regular collection schedule will resume Nov. 30.

    The collection schedule can be viewed online at www.rumpke.com or call 800-678-6753.

  • Trial postponed for employee arrested at jail

  • 81-year-old charged with arson

    A Mount Sherman man has been charged with third-degree arson after his neighbor accused him of setting a camper on fire. Alco Warren, 81, is also facing a charge of menacing for a separate incident.

    According to a warrant that required Warren to appear in LaRue District Court, Warren allegedly “started a fire or caused an explosion” in the step van on the neighbor’s property Sept. 13.

    Warren was charged with menacing after allegedly pointing a gun at the same neighbor in September.

  • Campbellsville U dedicates Hodgenville campus

    Campbellsville University celebrated its new Hodgenville branch and the contribution of two major donors in a 45-minute ceremony Thursday afternoon that reflected the college's standing as a Christian institution and center of higher education.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the renovated 5,500-square-foot Brockman Center including a speech by Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU's president, in which he expressed appreciation to the gathering and the community's enthusiastic response to the university's expansion.

  • Grand jury returns murder indictment

    The man accused of killing a LaRue County resident was indicted Thursday by a grand jury in Nelson county.

    Kenneth Craig “Sprout” Mattingly, 33, of Boston faces multiple charges including one count of murder and a charge of complicity to commit murder.