Local News

  • New Haven man found guilty of assault

    Following a two-day trial last week, a jury found that a convicted murderer out on parole was guilty of assaulting another man last year.

    A jury of eight men and four women decided Thursday that Dale Brown, 55, of New Haven, was guilty of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, instead of felony second-degree assault, after hearing testimony from the defense, prosecution and witnesses, as well as reviewing surveillance video of the assault, photos of the victim’s injuries and the victim’s medical records.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Home plans improvements

    The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek is getting a facelift.

    According to Park Superintendent Bill Justice, the facilities will be renovated and updated. Currently, he said, there are three structures at Knob Creek: the Lincoln Tavern, a cabin and the restroom.

    The cabin contains parts of the cabin where Austin Gollaher, Abraham Lincoln’s childhood friend lived. Justice said it is in “good shape” and has had work done on it recently.

  • Schools in lockdown after suspects flee store

    LaRue County Schools issued a precautionary lockdown Thursday morning, while police searched for suspects who were spotted nearby.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Days: Sliding into fun
  • Pre-registration for Chamber Halloween contest ends Friday

    Hodgenville’s Trick-or-Treat on the Square is gearing up for another year of ghouls and ghosts as Halloween rolls around.

    The event is sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, The LaRue County Herald News and the City of Hodgenville, with awards sponsored by the Awards Center.

    According to LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Director Krista Levee, the festivities will begin with the costume contest at 5 p.m. on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31.

  • PHOTO: Rotary winner
  • PHOTO: Rotary winner
  • Greensburg to unveil Lincoln historical marker

    A historical marker commemorating the life of an early 19th century educator who was a longtime friend of Abraham Lincoln will be unveiled next week in Greensburg.

    The Kentucky Historical Society says the marker is in honor of William Mentor Graham, who was born in Green County and taught at Greensburg Academy before moving to Illinois. There he taught Lincoln arithmetic and grammar, and Lincoln lived with Graham for six months in 1833.

    The ceremony is at 1 p.m. CDT Oct. 24 at 101 S. Second St. in Greensburg.

  • Fraser, Thomas shine at WKU tournament

    The Western Kentucky University forensics team traveled to Warrensburg, Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; and Muncie, Indiana, to take part in six tournaments the weekend of Oct. 18-19.

    Results from the 43rd annual Ball State/Illinois State “Age of Aquarius” Swing Tournament are as follows:

  • School board hears students’ success stories

    The LaRue County Board of Education met Monday evening. During the meeting, the board was shown a program by the LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Team. The presentation was made by the freshmen, sophomores and juniors of the team.

    Coach Katy Cecil said she chose the students so the board could see the future of the team, since seniors like Brian Anderson will be moving on at the end of the year.