Local News

  • State's road plan eyes Ky. 222 improvements

    The two-year road plan recently presented by Kentucky’s General Assembly includes funding for highway planning and construction in LaRue County.

    The highway plan was passed earlier this month by the state’s legislature, and provides direction for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Mark Brown, representative for the cabinet, said that the plan is a crucial component in ensuring highway improvements throughout Kentucky.

  • Inmate escapes from Nelson County Jail

    For the first time in nearly two decades, an inmate in the Nelson County Jail has  escaped from the facility.  

  • Local woman dies in swimming pool

    A Hodgenville woman died Saturday of an apparent accidental drowning.

    Deborah K. Pendleton Dever, 45, was found unconscious in an outdoor swimming pool about 4 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Wesley Warren.

    Dever was home alone at the residence off Campbellsville Road, Warren said. Her husband of almost 25 years, Jimmy, found her in the pool when he got home from work.

    LaRue County Ambulance Service and Buffalo Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene, according to E-911 records.

  • Buffalo School Apartments project under way

    Buffalo Elementary School closed its doors in 2007 as part of its merger with Magnolia Elementary.

    Three years after the last student walked out of the Depression Era building, the school will see new life as 19 affordable residential apartments for senior citizens.

    Last week, representatives from AU Associates of Lexington, the developer of the property, signed the final paperwork accepting transfer of the school from the LaRue County School District to Buffalo Apartments LLLP.

  • Railway Museum receives $75,000

    Landmark News Service

    As the New Haven community continues to recover from the damage wrought by the flood in early May, Nelson Fiscal Court approved an advancement of $75,000 to the Kentucky Railway Museum last week.

  • Preservation trust donates 54 acres to the state

    At a land transfer ceremony June 1, the Civil War Preservation Trust, the nation’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, formally donated 54 acres of hallowed ground associated with the October 1862 Battle of Perryville to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for integration into the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.

  • Public meeting Tuesday to discuss Mesonet's future

    Two years ago, LaRue County was on the verge of building its very own local weather station when plans fell apart. Now, county officials are hopeful that the county will be given a second chance and they want LaRue Countians to speak out on the matter.

    In 2008, the county was working with Western Kentucky University to build a weather station as part of a project called The Kentucky Mesonet. A network of weather stations capable of monitoring temperatures, wind speed, precipitation and humidity was installed across the state.

  • Changes abound at Fort Knox

    BRAC is out and transformation is in.

    That was the message Col. Eric Schwartz, garrison commander at Fort Knox, had for members of the Leadership LaRue County class last week.

    The group toured the post Wednesday and got a glimpse of the new $280 million, 883,000-square-feet Human Resource Center of Excellence.

    Last month, Fort Knox’s Base Realignment and Closure process neared completion as the Armor Center, training school for tank soldiers for 70 years, moved to Fort Benning in Georgia while Accessions Command moved to Fort Knox.

  • City Council hears Main Street and Creekfront Park concerns

    Monday, Hodgenville City Council debated the effect a $3,000 annual cut would have on the Hodgenville Main Street organization.

    Council member Rita T. Williams, who serves also on the Main Street Board and is a candidate for mayor, asked if “there was any way possible to adjust any of these other items in the budget to put back into Main Street.”

    Main Street has “lost $7,000 (annually) in funding over the last three years,” she said.

  • Two injured in intersection crash

    A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Campbellsville Road and Ky. 470 Monday afternoon sent two local women to the hospital.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson, a 1997 Jeep Cherokee driven by Sherie Tinnell, 37, of Buffalo was eastbound on Campbellsville Road (Ky. 210) about 4 p.m. when it was struck by a 2003 Kia Sedona driven by Gary Bailey, 62, of Hodgenville.

    Bailey’s vehicle was on Ky. 470 and made a turn into the westbound lane of Campbellsville Road. It struck the front and right side of Tinnell’s Jeep.