Local News

  • Jail visitor charged with promoting contraband

    Natalie Rochelle Sahli, 43, of Louisville was charged with first-degree promoting contraband and alcohol intoxication in a public place May 17 by Hodgenville City Police. According to court records, Sahli had an alcoholic beverage in her belongings when she visited the LaRue County Detention Center.

    She pleaded not guilty Wednesday in LaRue District Court. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Thursday.

  • Man charged after police chase

    A man who led the Bardstown Police Department on a half-hour chase Thursday night claimed he simply wanted to finish his beer before stopping his vehicle.

    Larry Michael Rigdon, 38, Henderson racked up 11 charges in a pursuit that began in Bardstown and ended in LaRue County.

    Bardstown Police Chief Charles Marksbury told PLG news that Rigdon was driving recklessly and nearly ran over several police officers. The chase also traversed the highway for several miles as Rigdon hopped on the Bluegrass Parkway at Exit 25 and left the roadway at Exit 21.

  • New Haven approves water rate increase

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners passed the first reading of the 2010-2011 budget. The $2.28 million budget breaks down into $1.38 million in the general fund, $16,516 in the road fund, $1,100 of Local Government Economic Assistance, $243,157 in the water fund and $638,508 in the sewer fund.

    The budget includes a 2 percent salary increase for city employees.

  • New Haven man charged in shooting

    The victim of a shooting May 10 in Marion County is facing criminal charges after a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department investigation found marijuana plants at his residence.

    Michael Chad Greenwell, 26, New Haven was indicted on charges of cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and complicity to these charges. His mother, Karen McCubbins, 52, New Haven, also lives at the residence and was indicted on identical charges.

  • American Legion dedicates cross to Lance Cpl. Hanson

    Memorial Day has evolved into a celebration of summer whether it be a day off work, a family cookout or a trip to the pool.

    Monday, veterans of American Legion Post 87 in Hodgenville held a ceremony to remind the community why the day was set aside – to honor servicemen and women who died in the line of duty.

  • Nelson County candidate ineligible to vote or run for office

    Of the 118 votes garnered by Frances Robertson May 18 in her campaign for Nelson County Clerk, none of them were her own.

    While attempting to vote at the New Haven School precinct during the primary, Robertson, 51, discovered she was ineligible to vote because she had registered as “other” on her voter registration card, Nelson County Deputy Clerk Kim Bryan said.

    “She discovered it herself, a poll worker called in and couldn’t find her (on the voter registration,” Bryan said.

  • Search begins for LCMS principal as Keith moves to KDE

    The search has started for a new principal for LaRue County Middle School.

    Corey Keith, who has served as LCMS principal since 2006, will leave soon to work with the Kentucky Department of Education.

    “I’d like to thank Corey for his four years of dedicated service for our kids, and wish him well with his future endeavor as a Turnaround Specialist, a program that replaces the Highly Skilled Educators,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue County Schools superintendent.

  • LCHS honors former student fallen in combat

    The student body from LaRue County High School filed onto the high school’s front lawn last Tuesday to remember one of their own.

    A newly placed stone marker to commemorate the life of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson was unveiled at the front of the school. Twenty-year-old Hanson was serving in Afghanistan as a marine when he was killed by enemy fire in February.

    Students, county and city officials as well as Hanson’s family were in attendance at the memorial service.

  • Jason Detre named principal at New Haven

    When the academic year begins in the fall, New Haven School will have a new face in the principal’s office in addition to the influx of new students.

    At a meeting of the New Haven site-based decision-making council Thursday night, the members voted unanimously to name Jason Detre as the school’’s next principal.

    Detre is assistant principal for academics at Spencer County Middle School. However, he has a previous connection to the county. He was as an agriculture teacher at Nelson County High School and started its wrestling program.

  • School Board explains decreases in staff salaries

    At the May 17 school board meeting, it appeared to note on the agenda that the teachers of LaRue County were receiving a pay cut, but Superintendent Sam Sanders explained that the decrease of salary was due to Kentucky legislators not adopting a budget.

    Sanders said the school calendars had to be submitted by June 1, 2010, so a calendar had to be set with the possible deduction of two days, therefore causing teachers to receive a salary without those two days included.