Local News

  • New Haven school placed on lockdown

    New Haven School was on a limited lockdown for about 30 minutes Thursday.

    Principal Jason Detre issued the lockdown around 2:30 p.m. after a parent notified the school of possible police action nearby.

    According to Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell, officers were in New Haven looking to serve two bench warrants to T.K. Johnson, who was possibly spotted in the area.

    Campbell added that the warrants were for first-degree fleeing or evading, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Woman injured in crash

     A Lyons Station woman was injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash.

  • 'Click It or Ticket' begins May 21

    Hodgenville City Police will begin the “Click It or Ticket” campaign Monday, May 21  to draw motorist’s awareness to the importance of wearing a seatbelt.
    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Monday at the city council meeting that the department received a grant to pay for officers’ overtime during the crackdown.
    Night patrols will be emphasized.

  • Relay for Life surpasses goal

      The LaRue County Relay for Life had a successful weekend with 12 teams and other sponsors raising $56,151.98 for the American Cancer Society.

  • Flea market open at fairgrounds

     Shopping for flea market bargains just got easier – and closer.

  • Council supports restaurant tax

     How they voted

    Bonni Clark – YES

    James Phelps Jr. – YES

    Woodie Handley – YES

    Eudell Stearman – YES

    Glenda Wathen – NO

    Kenny DeVore – NO

     Persistence has paid off for members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board. 

  • Man injured in downtown crash

     A Hodgenville man was injured Friday morning when the truck he was driving was rear-ended.

    Patrick R. Burd, 62, was driving a 1997 Toyota pickup on Lincoln Boulevard about 9 a.m. and had stopped to turn into his driveway.

    The Toyota was struck by a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 4X4 driven by Timothy Lee, 41, also of Hodgenville.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Burd refused medical transport but later was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital by private vehicle. He was treated and released.

    No charges were filed.

  • Firefighters blessed in honor of St. Florian

     Two dozen firefighters from throughout Nelson County stood in thoughtful silence as Karl Lusk, a volunteer firefighter for 40 years and counting, sprinkled Holy Water on the equipment that keeps firefighters and citizens safe every day.

    Standing by his side were Chief Fred DeWitt and Chief Frank Hall of the New Haven and Rolling Fork fire departments.

  • Barn, farm implements destroyed by fire

     Local firefighters struggled to contain a barn fire on S. L&N Turnpike Sunday afternoon but the structure, along with several farming implements, was a total loss.

    Chris Shaw had finished mowing some fields on the Buffalo farm of Josh and Jamie Marksbury, his brother-in-law and sister, about 5:30 p.m. He parked the tractor and bush hog in the barn and returned to the house.

  • Relay for Life Schedule

     FRIDAY, MAY 11