Local News

  • Band of Hawks named Reserve Grand Champs at Taylor Invitational

    @font-face { }@font-face { }@font-face { }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 10pt; }p.MsoPlainText, li.MsoPlainText, div.MsoPlainText { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks traveled to Taylor County Sept. 25 to compete against nine other bands at the Taylor County Marching Invitational. 

  • Woman charged with DUI after crash

    A Hodgenville woman was charged with DUI Saturday after being involved in a car wreck.

    Karen Sue Redman, 54, was driving a 1995 Buick LeSabre on Tanner Road near the intersection with Lincoln Parkway, according to Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police. The vehicle crossed the centerline and Redman’s vehicle collided with a 1997 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jackie Jones Jr., 42, of Buffalo.

    Redman was charged also with careless driving, according to court records.

  • Four added to Distinguished Alumni organization

    Four men, all graduates of LaRue County High School, will be recognized at a luncheon in their honor Oct. 1.

    W.C. Blanton, Robert L. Jackson, Terry Sandidge and Dr. John Todd Shipp will be inducted into LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    The banquet is at noon at the LaRue County Extension Service office on Old Elizabethtown Road.

  • Texas man dies after wreck

    A Texas man died Sept. 28 as a result of injuries suffered in a crash near Sonora.

    About 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Rhonda Richter, 46, of Helotes, Texas, was driving eastbound on KY 84 and stopped at the intersection of U.S.-31W. She pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Denny Miller, 18, of Upton. Miller’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Richter’s vehicle.

    Miller had minor injuries but refused treatment, police reported.

  • New Haven man dies in crash

    A New Haven man was killed and several others injured in a car accident on KY 46 four miles south of Bardstown Sunday night.

    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, Robert M. O’Bryan, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s office. O’Bryan was traveling east in a 1995 GMC Sonoma about 9 p.m. when he crossed the centerline and hit a 1997 Dodge Stratus driven by Corie Newsome, 21, Bardstown, heading the opposite direction.

  • Magnolia time capsule to be opened

    In 2000, Magnolia Elementary School third- and fourth-graders buried a time capsule. A few years later, the school consolidated with Buffalo when Abraham Lincoln Elementary was built.

    Students planned to open the capsule in 25 years but since the old school is for sale, staff decided to open it early.

    The capsule will be unearthed 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.

    Any former students or faculty are welcome to attend.

  • Concession stands must buy permits

    As the Lincoln Days Festival approaches, many groups are planning to set up concession booths.

    According to the LaRue County Environmental Office, all temporary food booths are required to get a permit if they are planning on serving at the event.

    Temporary food permits are $25 for a two- to three-day event.

    Temporary food booths are not limited on what they can serve, as long as they do it safely. The basic sanitation requirements for a temporary food booth are the same as restaurants.

  • Former Wonderful Wednesday students invited to walk in Lincoln Days parade

    The Wonderful Wednesday program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School has been selected as grand marshal for the Lincoln Days parade.

    Wonderful Wednesday began as a Commonwealth Institute for Teachers project with Karen Brooks Wells and Kathy Ross in the mid 1980s. The two teachers were working at Magnolia Elementary School and Buffalo Elementary School.

  • Lincoln Days continues Sunday

    Several events will be held Sunday as the Lincoln Days festival winds down.


    SUNDAY, OCT. 3

    8 a.m.  Flag raising; gospel music, Eddie Black

    9 a.m.  Gospel music, Jeff Knoop, Heartland Songwriters

    9 a.m.  Lincoln Days Car Show at Creekfront Park

    10 a.m.  Vendor booths open

    10:30 a.m.  Music by Doug Gary and Jim Walters

    11 a.m.  Non-denominational Church Service   

    Noon  Brighter Day Concert

  • Lincoln Days: Prepare for the memories

    Lincoln Days

    2010 Theme

    Made in Kentucky

       Entertainment will be staged on Lincoln Square on the Lincoln Days Stage and the Bluegrass Cellular Stage.


     6 a.m. – Street closing

    7-9:30 a.m. – Woman’s Club Breakfast               

    8 a.m. – Flag raising, wreath laying, music by Eddie Black

    8:30 a.m. – Music by Jeff Knoop (vocal, guitar)