Local News

  • City's surplus property to be auctioned

    Hodgenville City Council has settled a dispute with a Hodgenville man who attempted to purchase the old city hall building last year.

    Last year, Harold Warren offered the high bid for a frame building near the bridge in downtown Hodgenville. He believed he had purchased an adjacent parking lot as well.

  • Rape charge to be heard by grand jury

    Accusations that a LaRue County man made sexual contact with two children more than 20 years ago were heard Wednesday in District Court.

    In a preliminary hearing, LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause to send the case against Charlie Monroe Warren to a grand jury.

  • Cumberland Products purchases second site

    Locally owned business Cumberland Products Inc. serves customers from all parts of the country. Now, in the midst of economic struggle and high unemployment, an expansion project by the company may provide a glimmer of growth for LaRue County.

    President Wayne Moore started Cumberland Products with his wife in 1991. The company was  founded in Greensburg, but in 1999, it moved to Hodgenville when Moore purchased 10 acres on Commerce Drive, where the company currently operates.

  • Nelson escapee captured

    A Nelson County Jail inmate who escaped from the facility Wednesday morning has been recaptured in Bardstown.

  • Attempted murder charge filed

    A Buffalo man faces a charge of attempted murder after allegedly firing a gun at a woman June 14.

    Gary Wayne Graham, 57, allegedly pulled a .38 pistol on the woman and fired a round “directly at her head” hitting the wall behind her, according to court documents. The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $250,000 cash bond and condition of no contact with the alleged victim.

  • Magnolia man charged

    Constable Tim Ford, Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Deputies Russell McCoy and Larry Clopton apprehended a Green County man Monday on Sandridge Road outside Mount Sherman. Derrick Harris, 31, of Hwy. 566, Magnolia, was wanted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    According to Green County Sheriff Tim Stumph, Harris allegedly took 20 used batteries valued at $180 from Green County Auto Supply.

  • Tessie Cecil retires as New Haven mayor

    ­­After 20 years as New Haven mayor, Tessie Cecil has decided not to run for re-election. The decision was hard, she said, because being mayor is not something she takes lightly. And that is precisely the reason she feels she has to give it up.

    For the last couple of years, Cecil has been working the day shift at her full-time job, Heaven Hill Distilleries. That has kept her from being at City Hall during normal business hours, which she thinks is the most important time for a mayor to be available.

  • Three departments battle barn fire

    LaRue, Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters were dispatched June 17 to a barn fire on Stiles Ford Road. The fire broke out about 4 p.m., destroying the barn, about 50 large hay rolls and several pieces of farm equipment.

    The owners, Nile and Ruth Riddle, were not home when the fire broke out.

    Among the debris was an older model truck that was given to their nephew, Dawson McDowell.

    “This is the barn that the boys played in … that old truck meant a lot to them,” Ruth Riddle said.

  • South Fork offers health fair Saturday

    South Fork Baptist Church’s Health Ministry will host a community-wide health fair Saturday. The fair will be free for the public and will include vendors from various services.

    Carolyn Saltsman, a registered nurse and the congregational nurse at South Fork Baptist Church, said that this is the second fair the ministry has held. The first fair was well received in 2007 and she hopes this year’s is just as successful.

  • KSP seeks driver in hit and run