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Local News

  • Officers investigate shooting

    Officers are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday evening on McDowell Road.
    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, a man was transported by medical helicopter to a Louisville hospital after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    No other information is available; and the name of the patient was not released.
           

     

  • Road tripping in Kentucky

    Take two long-time girlfriends who share a sense of adventure, give them a stack of road maps and full tank of gas, and you get “My Old Kentucky Road Trip,” a book and website detailing fun things to see and do around the commonwealth.

    The authors, Blair Hess and Cameron Ludwick, appeared on One to One to regale KET’s Bill Goodman about their travels.

  • Police investigate car break-ins

    Hodgenville residents are reminded to lock their vehicles.
    Police are looking for a couple who allegedly entered unlocked cars and pocketed “anything that was left unsecured, from loose change on up” early Tuesday, according to Acting Police Chief Marcus Jackson.
    The two people – described as a white male with a medium build, and a female about 5-feet 4-inches tall with dark or two-tone hair – were spotted by residents on Kirkpatrick Avenue and Underwood Avenue. The two entered eight to nine vehicles.

  • Minor injuries in two-car crash

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office investigated a two-vehicle crash about 10:15 p.m. April 27.
    Benjamin Tucker, 21, of Hodgenville was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger north on Greensburg Road. He was attempting to make a right turn into his driveway.
    The Ranger was struck in the rear by a 2004 Chevrolet Tracker TRA driven by Heather Johnson, 36, of Hodgenville. Johnson said she did not see the vehicle in time to stop.
    The impact pushed Tucker’s pickup into a ditch and overturned. A mailbox on the property also was damaged.

  • Clues needed in 1922 death

    A Louisville man is trying to solve the mystery of his grandfather’s death.

    George Rufus Humphrey of New Haven was a superintendent or bookkeeper at the S.P. Lancaster distillery in Nelson County at the time of his death, May 11, 1922.

    He left behind a wife, Mary Beulah (Despain), and six children, ages 12 years to 6 months. The couple lost their 2-year-old son, Nicholas, in 1911.

    He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

  • Arts historian chronicles life, work of Nelson silversmith

    Less is known about Bardstown silversmith and clockmaker Jonathan Simpson than about his work, but Gary Dean Gardner wants to change that.

    The independent scholar of southern history and decorative arts is working with local historians Francis X. Smith Sr., Dixie Hibbs, Bjoern Lorenzen, David Hall and others on a survey of the work of the nationally renowned 19th century craftsman.

    He is also writing a comprehensive biography of Simpson.

  • Judge Heyburn, Kentucky gay marriage judge, dies

    U.S. Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II, a Republican who carved an independent and progressive path in three decades on the federal bench, upholding school desegregation and striking down laws that forbade gay marriage, died Wednesday, according to U.S. District Court clerk Vanessa Armstrong.

    He was 66 and had battled liver cancer.

    Heyburn was nominated to the bench in 1992 by President George H. W. Bush at the recommendation of Sen. Mitch McConnell but hardly followed in the conservative senator's footsteps.

  • Library's program goes 'Prime Time'

    The LaRue County Public Library’s family literacy project ended Tuesday – but the impact it has had on families is expected to be far-reaching.
    Prime Time Family Reading Time, funded by a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council and Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, provided supper and reading material to about 30 people each week. The library was one of 14 in the state selected for the program, which is designed specifically for underserved families with children ages 6 to 10.

  • Novelist discusses slavery in Kentucky

    Marse Williams stepped away from the carriage, held up an official-looking paper with facing markings on it. “All this talk about the Emancipation Proclamation.” He wadded up the paper as if it were garbage and threw it on the ground. “This is the first day of 1863, but it’s still Kentucky. It doesn’t free any of you.”

    “It doesn’t free you,” he pointed toward Joe while he ground the paper beneath his boot heel. “Or you.” He pointed toward Rachel.

  • A classmate recalls Estel Myers

    Estel Myers, along with his younger siblings Orville, Iola,Kenneth and Bert, moved to the Leafdale road area in 1934.

    The children attended Stone House School, along with area families like the Dunn's, Powell’s, Pearman's, Riggs, Sidebottom's, and Ovesens. Their teachers at the one-room school were Jenny Nichols and Robert Wallace.

    After finishing his studies at Stone House, Myers decided to continue his education at Hodgenville High School, where he became close friends with Robert Dunn.