Local News

  • Child recovering from dog attack

    A 9-year-old boy is recovering from serious wounds sustained during a dog attack.
    Franklin Parks was playing outside July 7 at a relative’s house on Dangerfield Road, according to his mother, Rebecca Parks. Franklin had been warned to stay away from an adult dog that was loose in the yard. However, the dog had puppies and he attempted to pet one of them. That’s when the adult dog, described as a “pit bull,” mauled her son, Rebecca said.

  • One injured in Ky. 470 crash

    Spencer Pittman, 19, was injured when he lost control of the Ford Thunderbird he was driving on Ky. 470 Friday afternoon.
    According to Deputy Brian Smith, the car hydroplaned and landed in a ditch, striking a tree. Pittman refused treatment at the scene but was transported to the hospital by private vehicle, Smith said.

  • Man injured in intersection wreck

    A passenger was injured in a two-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of Ky. 210 and Ky. 470.
    According to Deputy Eric Williamson, a Ford pickup driven by Gary Sprowls, 62, was struck in the passenger side by a Dodge Dakota Sport driven by Monica Underwood, 35, of Buffalo. Underwood’s vehicle was traveling on Ky. 470, crossing Ky. 210 and pulled in front of the Dodge.

    Sprowls’ passenger, Kathleen Cooney, 55, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS after she complained of chest pain.

  • Vandals attempt to torch historic horse barn at fairgrounds

    Vandals attempted to burn one of the oldest structures in LaRue County last week.
    About 4:30 a.m. July 5, someone attempted to set fire to the 1907 horse barn at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Cardboard boxes were piled against a stall and ignited. The flames scorched the wall but did no lasting damage.
    The 104-year-old barn, made of cedar and oak, is the last original structure standing at the fairgrounds. Volunteers, including Fair Board member Jimmy Engle, worked countless hours last year to restore it and several monetary donations were made by community members.

  • New Haven teen injured in wreck

    A New Haven man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash.

    Dillon Downs, 18, of Stiles Road, was driving a 1995 BMW on N. L&N Turnpike toward White City when he lost control of the vehicle. It slid off the right side of the roadway, spun and struck a tree.

    Deputy Eric Williamson said the driver’s door was pinned against the tree and firefighters had to remove the top of the car to remove Downs. The roadway was closed about an hour.

  • 'Faces of Cancer' exhibit opens July 18

    Most of the time when the word “cancer” appears in news reports it is followed by an onslaught of statistics that rarely makes the illness personal.

    But one exhibit traveling the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, consisting of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties, is trying to change that. The exhibit intends on giving the dreaded “C” word a face and associate it with hope rather than despair.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

  • Smoking cessation classes to be offered

    Cooper/Clayton Smoking Cessation classes will be offered by the LaRue County Health Department beginning Aug. 2.

    This method was created more than 20 years ago by Dr. Thomas Cooper, a dentist and former heavy smoker, and Dr. Richard Clayton, an expert on drug addictions.  The method consists of one-hour weekly sessions that will provide education and support, with the use of nicotine replacement products.

    If you are ready to improve your health by quitting smoking, call the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 to register.

  • AFRICAN LION: Morris training with U.S. Marines in Morocco

    CAP DRAA, Morocco  – The sun barely peeked over the horizon when the stillness was shattered by the roar of artillery. A young marine crawled out of his tent into the southern Moroccan morning to begin another day.
    Marine Reserve Cpl. Stephen B. Morris, son of Angela Morris of Buffalo, is in Morocco supporting exercise African Lion 2011.
    “I am an M1A1 tank mechanic, I repair and maintain the tanks to ensure they are fully mission capable,” said Morris, a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • 'An Evening with John Wilkes Booth' presented at The Lincoln Museum

    Before John Wilkes Booth became infamous as the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, he was a famous actor.
    He was dubbed “the most handsome man in America.”
    With focus on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, Booth has returned to the limelight.
    Bart Lovins, actor and director of the Hardin County Performing Arts Center, is presenting a one-man play about Booth’s last evening as a free man – just prior to Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre.