Local News

  • Big crash, no injuries
  • Two injured in van vs. ambulance crash

    Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when the van they were riding in was struck by a Taylor County ambulance.

    Dr. Michael Keller, 46, and Jackie Harley (Keller), 48, of Magnolia were transported from the scene to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

    They were treated and released.

  • Man injured in motorcycle wreck

     A Magnolia man is in critical condition after losing control of the motorcycle he was driving.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, was operating an eastbound 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle about 5 p.m. in the 3600 block of South L&N Turnpike (Ky. 470). He lost control and the vehicle left the roadway, according to Kentucky State Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    “Preliminary investigations point to speed being a factor in the accident. The operator was not wearing a helmet,” according to Trooper Gregory.

  • Exterminator charged with thefts

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating any possible local thefts tied to an exterminator accused of a string of thefts in Spencer County.

    Jeffery Sizemore, who worked as an exterminator for Orkin Pest Control, has stolen valuables from at least two homes in Nelson County, according to police.

    While inside homes exterminating, Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell said Sizemore, 37, was stealing from the homes.

  • Teens injured in crash on New Haven Road

    A teenager was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital and another was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital after an accident on New Haven Road early Tuesday morning.

  • Seventh-grader makes Jeopardy Hall of Fame

    Skyler Hornback won $66,600 on Wednesday's episode of Jeopardy.

    Hornback, a seventh-grader at LaRue County Middle School, set a record for the highest one-day total in Jeopardy! Kids Week history. His total is also the third-highest one-day total in the history of the quiz show.

    "I never dreamed I would set a Kids Week record," Skyler said in a news release from Jeopardy!

  • Turner: Remember, it's a comedy show

    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner says he’s no comedian.

    But that didn’t stop him from interviewing July 17 with The Daily Show’s Jason Jones.

    The Daily Show, a comedic news show on Comedy Central, visited Hodgenville to learn more about LaRue County Fiscal Court’s proposed “nullification” ordinance that was given first reading in March.

    Fiscal Court used the ordinance to poke fun at the State attempting to overthrow a federal law.

  • Pipeline talks here Thursday

    A proposed pipeline that will transport natural gas liquids across Kentucky has met with a great deal of opposition in Nelson County. Residents there have met several times with fiscal court and representatives of Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP.

    The company wants to build a 500-mile pipeline from the shale natural gas deposits of Pennsylvania and Ohio to an existing pipeline in Hardinsburg. The proposed pipeline may pass through LaRue County.

  • ‘Mac’ Mather looks forward to 99th year

    Madison “Mac” Mather, 98, has been a LaRue County citizen all his life.

    The son of Charles Ernest and Pearl Mather, Mac has seen many things change.

    He remembers the close knitted family that Hodgenville citizens created among each other.

  • Judge recalls career of Chris Jackson

    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner delivered the eulogy for 911 Coordinator Chris Jackson Thursday. Jackson died July 23. The following is an excerpt.

    I’ve spoken numerous times at funerals, but none has been any more difficult than this one. When I sat down and thought about what I would say, emotion would always over take me. And then when I concentrated on Chris, I got strength. Because Chris exemplified strength.