Local News

  • Tedder sentenced to seven years for meth

    Mickey S. Tedder, 57, of Buffalo, was sentenced on Sept. 7 to seven years imprisonment in United States District Court, Louisville, for possessing and distributing methamphetamine powder on four separate occasions in Hardin and LaRue Counties.

    Joseph H. McKinley Jr., Judge, U.S. District Court, also sentenced Tedder to four years supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

  • Data indicates 24 percent of LaRue's children live in poverty

    LaRue County has escaped much of the economic downturn faced by most of the nation the last two years. The latest unemployment data provided by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training shows a 9.7 percent unemployment rate, compared to the double-digit rates found around the country.

    However, many residents – even those who have managed to hang on to their jobs – have made budget adjustments as they face mandatory furlough days, reduced hours and other cutbacks by employers.

  • Regional Transportation and Highway Safety Committee to meet

    @font-face { }@font-face { }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 10pt; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }The Regional Transportation and Highway Safety Committee will meet 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at the KYTC Highway District Office in Elizabethtown. The purpose is to identify problem areas within identified dangerous corridors in LaRue, Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Grayson, Breckinridge and Washington Counties.

    The committee will look at potential low-cost solutions.

  • Lincoln Memorial Building now open to park visitors

    It has been a year since visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park were allowed inside the Memorial Building.

    The building, which houses the traditional birthplace cabin of the 16th president, was closed in September 2009 to solve longstanding mold problems and issues with the heating and air system. The work took several months longer than expected and cost about $1.5 million, according to park officials.

  • Woman recovering from Old E'town Road wreck

    A Hodgenville woman is in serious condition in a Louisville hospital following a single-vehicle crash.

    Pamela Jewell Tabor, 27, was driving a 1996 Dodge Intrepid on Old Elizabethtown Road near the intersection of Carter Brothers Road about 7 p.m. Sept. 7 when she lost control of the vehicle.

  • Upton Days begins Friday

    The Upton Days Festival begins Friday evening with a fish fry, silent auction and home canning contest.

  • Man dies after I-65 crash

    An Indiana man died Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 65.

    Greely D. Evans, 66, was driving a 1990 Honda motorcycle north near exit 81 about 4:46 p.m. and was “slow to recognize that traffic had stopped” as he approached a construction zone, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • African Children’s Choir to perform at South Fork

    This Sunday, the African Children’s Choir will perform at South Fork Baptist Church. The choir, made up of children ages 7 to 11, has been touring in North America for 26 years raising awareness and funds to provide necessities to some of the world’s most impoverished children.

    The choir is now on its 35th tour, and has raised millions of dollars for educating and rebuilding countries ravished by poverty, war, and AIDS.

  • Sibling charity

    Ashley Long, a Hodgenville Elementary School third grader who has been battling leukemia, had some promising news at her last hospital visit.

    “She is finally at 100 percent engraftment and her immunity is halfway to normal,” said her mother, Linda.

    The engraftment percentage means that a bone marrow transplant, with cells taken from her 10-year-old brother Austin, was a complete success.

  • Pepper profit popped

    Local plans to reintroduce peppers as an alternative cash crop to tobacco have been foiled by Mother Nature.

    The steamy summer with record high temperatures provided a perfect breeding ground for bacterial leaf spot, according to Scotty Lee, owner of Lee’s Garden Center.

    “The water and fog spread it everywhere,” said Lee, who provided a transfer station for the crop. “The heat just multiplies the bacteria. Every time it rained, it spread faster.”