Local News

  • FEMA inspectors follow specific guidelines

    Inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are calling Kentucky residents to schedule inspections of homes damaged by the severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornadoes that began May 1.

    To be considered for disaster assistance, you must register with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).

  • Disaster assistance available for flood victims

    Individuals in LaRue County are eligible to receive disaster relief from the federal government. The county has been approved also for public assistance in the wake of the May flood. Public assistance covers repair of bridges and sewers and non-profit agency loss.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner said it was “great news for the county as it will allow us to address the issues created by the flooding. It’s also great for the citizens who lost personal belongings or had property damage due to the flooding.”

  • Wired65 seminar comes to Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will host a Wired65 Entrepreneurial Networking Seminar next month. The seminar will take place 1-5 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at the University’s Training and Technology Center. All 50 seats are available first-come first-serve at no cost. Those interested must register for the event at www.wired65.org.

  • Inmate's escape noticed three days later

    An inmate escaped from the LaRue County Detention Center Saturday, May 22. Officials said his absence went unnoted for three days.

    Chief Deputy Travis Strader said Jorge Caban, 24, a state inmate, was serving a three-year sentence in the LaRue County Jail after being found guilty of first-degree possession of controlled substance in Kenton County. He had been at the jail less than two months.

  • City ends fiscal year in the black

    The City of Hodgenville ended fiscal year June 30, 2009, in the black with general fund revenues exceeding expenditures by about $55,000.

    Susan Mouser of Clauson, Mouser & Co, certified public accountants, presented the city’s audit at the May council meeting.

    “It felt like a good year for the city,” Mouser said.

    If there is “too much excess” in revenue, it could indicate services not being provided. She did not believe that was the case.

  • Jail visitor charged with promoting contraband

    Natalie Rochelle Sahli, 43, of Louisville was charged with first-degree promoting contraband and alcohol intoxication in a public place May 17 by Hodgenville City Police. According to court records, Sahli had an alcoholic beverage in her belongings when she visited the LaRue County Detention Center.

    She pleaded not guilty Wednesday in LaRue District Court. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Thursday.

  • Man charged after police chase

    A man who led the Bardstown Police Department on a half-hour chase Thursday night claimed he simply wanted to finish his beer before stopping his vehicle.

    Larry Michael Rigdon, 38, Henderson racked up 11 charges in a pursuit that began in Bardstown and ended in LaRue County.

    Bardstown Police Chief Charles Marksbury told PLG news that Rigdon was driving recklessly and nearly ran over several police officers. The chase also traversed the highway for several miles as Rigdon hopped on the Bluegrass Parkway at Exit 25 and left the roadway at Exit 21.

  • New Haven approves water rate increase

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners passed the first reading of the 2010-2011 budget. The $2.28 million budget breaks down into $1.38 million in the general fund, $16,516 in the road fund, $1,100 of Local Government Economic Assistance, $243,157 in the water fund and $638,508 in the sewer fund.

    The budget includes a 2 percent salary increase for city employees.

  • New Haven man charged in shooting

    The victim of a shooting May 10 in Marion County is facing criminal charges after a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department investigation found marijuana plants at his residence.

    Michael Chad Greenwell, 26, New Haven was indicted on charges of cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and complicity to these charges. His mother, Karen McCubbins, 52, New Haven, also lives at the residence and was indicted on identical charges.

  • American Legion dedicates cross to Lance Cpl. Hanson

    Memorial Day has evolved into a celebration of summer whether it be a day off work, a family cookout or a trip to the pool.

    Monday, veterans of American Legion Post 87 in Hodgenville held a ceremony to remind the community why the day was set aside – to honor servicemen and women who died in the line of duty.