.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Submerged vehicle leads to search for driver

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office responded to the scene of a suspected drowning early Sunday after a man found his girlfriend’s vehicle submerged in the backwaters off Wayne Ennis Road.

    Sheriff Merle Edlin said his office received a report that Edith Gribbins had “failed to come home Saturday night” after notifying her boyfriend she was on the way.

    “When he woke up about 5:30 p.m., she wasn’t there. He found the vehicle with water to the bottom of the (windows).”

  • Nurse aide course available for LCHS students

    Fifteen students have signed up for a new nurse’s aide class to be offered this fall at LaRue County High School.

    The school board agreed June 17 to subsidize the cost of the classes. The district will cover about $300 of the $500 fee for the course, per student.

    Although students accepted into the program will be expected to cover the remaining $200 of the course fee, there will be financial assistance available through scholarships and grants, according to Denise Skaggs, instructional supervisor for LCS.

  • City Council requests iPads

    City Council members were mum Monday night on the subject of a Kentucky State Police investigation of Hodgenville City Hall.

    Five of the six council members were together through a work session, Red Hill Cemetery Commission meeting and regular council meeting (councilman Woodie Handley missed the first two meetings) – but no one broached the subject of the June 28 seizure of computers and records. KSP served a search warrant based on a sealed affidavit.

  • Cemetery preservation program offered

    The Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Preservation Program will host a series of 10 workshops throughout southern and eastern Kentucky to help Kentuckians preserve their local cemeteries.

  • Proposed pipeline talks continue in Nelson County

    Several Nelson County landowners have told The Kentucky Standard they won’t grant an easement for a natural gas liquids pipeline to cross their property.

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts said some landowners are for the pipeline, which would carry natural gas byproducts such as butane and propane from the shale fields of Pennsylvania to petrochemical processing plants in Louisiana. But all the landowners at a public forum in June either spoke against it or were skeptical.

    Property owners who are against the pipeline haven’t been reluctant to talk.

  • Berea plans festival

    The Berea Craft Festival has become one of the most anticipated and celebrated craft events in the Southeastern United States. The Festival, ranked 57th in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, will celebrate its 32nd anniversary July 12-14, at Indian Fort Theatre in Berea.

    More than 120 artists from 15 different states will round out this years’ full house.

  • work continues on curves
  • Police search for missing Breckinridge County man

      Police in Breckinridge County are asking for your help locating a man who has been missing for several days.



    Gregory “Greg” Miller was reported missing from the Harned area of Breckinridge County about 3:30 p.m. July 4.

    According to a family member, a neighbor saw Miller “walking down the road with a duffle bag.”

    Miller, 57, suffers from mental disabilities, police said, and has not been taking his medication. He is 6 feet tall, weighs about 190 pounds, and has gray/white hair and hazel eyes.

  • Pool to open July 4

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool will open 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, according to Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    The city-owned pool was to open Saturday but health inspectors suggested new grates should first be installed at the bottom of the pool.

    The grates were replaced Friday; however, the final inspection was not held in time for the pool to be opened on the weekend.

  • Buffalo Post Office closed due to spiders

    The Buffalo Post Office will be temporarily closed starting Friday, July 5, while the facility is treated for recluse spiders. In the meantime, Post Office box customers can pick up their mail at the Hodgenville Post Office, 102 S. Walters St., in Hodgenville between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. 

    Retail services are also available at these locations: