Local News

  • 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.

  • State tractor overturns while mowing
  • Bardstown pediatrician working on vaccine

    Dr. Stanley Block, a pediatrician in Bardstown, has been working with doctors around the country on a vaccine for a strain of meningococcal disease for the last four years.

    Block’s work deals with the research side of the vaccine. His office has been chosen as one of about 50 different locations to administer trials of the vaccine in order to collect data on its effectiveness.

  • Home destroyed by fire
  • Driver uninjured when semi flips in Mount Sherman