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  • Magnolia man charged

    Constable Tim Ford, Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Deputies Russell McCoy and Larry Clopton apprehended a Green County man Monday on Sandridge Road outside Mount Sherman. Derrick Harris, 31, of Hwy. 566, Magnolia, was wanted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    According to Green County Sheriff Tim Stumph, Harris allegedly took 20 used batteries valued at $180 from Green County Auto Supply.

  • Tessie Cecil retires as New Haven mayor

    ­­After 20 years as New Haven mayor, Tessie Cecil has decided not to run for re-election. The decision was hard, she said, because being mayor is not something she takes lightly. And that is precisely the reason she feels she has to give it up.

    For the last couple of years, Cecil has been working the day shift at her full-time job, Heaven Hill Distilleries. That has kept her from being at City Hall during normal business hours, which she thinks is the most important time for a mayor to be available.

  • Three departments battle barn fire

    LaRue, Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters were dispatched June 17 to a barn fire on Stiles Ford Road. The fire broke out about 4 p.m., destroying the barn, about 50 large hay rolls and several pieces of farm equipment.

    The owners, Nile and Ruth Riddle, were not home when the fire broke out.

    Among the debris was an older model truck that was given to their nephew, Dawson McDowell.

    “This is the barn that the boys played in … that old truck meant a lot to them,” Ruth Riddle said.

  • South Fork offers health fair Saturday

    South Fork Baptist Church’s Health Ministry will host a community-wide health fair Saturday. The fair will be free for the public and will include vendors from various services.

    Carolyn Saltsman, a registered nurse and the congregational nurse at South Fork Baptist Church, said that this is the second fair the ministry has held. The first fair was well received in 2007 and she hopes this year’s is just as successful.

  • KSP seeks driver in hit and run

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  • State's road plan eyes Ky. 222 improvements

    The two-year road plan recently presented by Kentucky’s General Assembly includes funding for highway planning and construction in LaRue County.

    The highway plan was passed earlier this month by the state’s legislature, and provides direction for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Mark Brown, representative for the cabinet, said that the plan is a crucial component in ensuring highway improvements throughout Kentucky.

  • Inmate escapes from Nelson County Jail

    For the first time in nearly two decades, an inmate in the Nelson County Jail has  escaped from the facility.  

  • Local woman dies in swimming pool

    A Hodgenville woman died Saturday of an apparent accidental drowning.

    Deborah K. Pendleton Dever, 45, was found unconscious in an outdoor swimming pool about 4 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Wesley Warren.

    Dever was home alone at the residence off Campbellsville Road, Warren said. Her husband of almost 25 years, Jimmy, found her in the pool when he got home from work.

    LaRue County Ambulance Service and Buffalo Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene, according to E-911 records.

  • Buffalo School Apartments project under way

    Buffalo Elementary School closed its doors in 2007 as part of its merger with Magnolia Elementary.

    Three years after the last student walked out of the Depression Era building, the school will see new life as 19 affordable residential apartments for senior citizens.

    Last week, representatives from AU Associates of Lexington, the developer of the property, signed the final paperwork accepting transfer of the school from the LaRue County School District to Buffalo Apartments LLLP.

  • Railway Museum receives $75,000

    Landmark News Service

    As the New Haven community continues to recover from the damage wrought by the flood in early May, Nelson Fiscal Court approved an advancement of $75,000 to the Kentucky Railway Museum last week.