Local News

  • Congressman Brett Guthrie visits New Haven

    NEW HAVEN - U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie met with New Haven officials Tuesday to discuss how to alleviate flooding issues in the area.

    Guthrie, along with Brandon Brummett, an outreach coordinator with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson and Magistrate Keith Metcalfe met under the Lyon's Station Bridge off KY 52 to discuss using Section 205 of the Flood Control Act to help the town of New Haven with its frequent flooding issues.

  • Storm victims must file with FEMA by May 7

    Survivors of the tornadoes, severe storms, flooding and straight-line winds Feb. 29 to March 3 in the Commonwealth have less than a month to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    The deadline for survivors to register for disaster assistance is Monday, May 7. Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.

  • Weather radios could give families peace of mind

     Commonwealth residents can help better protect themselves and their loved ones from tornadoes and storms by having weather radios in their home.

  • Man injured in motorcycle crash

     A motorcyclist was flown to University of Louisville Hospital by Air Methods Friday due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near the Ovesen Heights area. 

  • Almost 4,000 LaRue Countians have agreed to be organ donors

    April showers may bring May flowers, but it also brings celebration. Circuit Court Clerks throughout Kentucky and their Trust For Life are celebrating National Donate Life Month in honor of the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families throughout the month of April.
    While 2011 marked one million registered donors in the state, and 100 million nationwide, the need for organ, eye and tissue transplants is on the rise and adding more donors to the Organ Donor Registry is critical.

  • Park volunteers seek signatures, support for restaurant tax

    Volunteers for LaRue County Park and Recreation have been going door-to-door collecting signatures in support of a restaurant tax.
    Park President Eric DeVary said the signatures will be presented to Hodgenville City Council “at some point,” in hopes that the six councilmen will put the matter to a vote, but he’s uncertain if the petition will be provided at Monday’s council meeting.

  • New Haven man dies after motorcycle crash

    A New Haven man died Thursday after the motorcycle he was driving crashed in Nelson County.
    Chad Thurman, 40, was driving his 1977 Honda Goldwing motorcycle at 2:50 p.m. on New Haven Road near the intersection of Price Creek Road, according to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.
    He was traveling south on New Haven Road. He crossed into the northbound lane and struck a signpost before going into the ditch line.

  • FEMA reps leave county, remain available for storm advice, assistance

     Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency left LaRue County last week after spending several days assessing tornado damage.

  • ExCEL winner honored by peers, students, community

     Students, teachers, community leaders and past ExCEL award recipients gathered last Wednesday to honor the 2012 ExCEL Teacher of the Year, Heather Sutherland.

  • Pelicans in Hodgenville?

    A few visitors at Sportsman’s Lake outside Hodgenville were surprised early Wednesday by an unusual sight.
    About 15 American white pelicans floated on the lake for at least an hour before taking flight. No one saw their arrival but their exit was quite impressive as they caught a breeze and headed north.
    Charlie Hart, caretaker at the Lake, said he first noticed the big white birds swimming or floating peaceably in the middle of the 40-acre lake about 8:30 a.m. He watched them through binoculars and thought a couple of them might be asleep.