Local News

  • New Haven appoints new mayor

    Guyula Johnson, wife of the late Bobby Johnson, has been appointed as mayor of the City of New Haven.

    Assistant City Clerk Joanie Corbin, following a nomination from Commissioner Freddy DeWitt and unanimous approval by the Board of Commissioners, swore in Guyula.

    “It’s an honor to accept this,” Guyula said after completing the swearing in.

  • LOSS support groups meet

    Hosparus facilitates free Loss of Someone Special Support Groups (LOSS) in Campbellsville and Elizabethtown:

    • Campbellsville – grieving adults

    5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2

    Hosparus Green River

    295 Campbellsville Bypass, Suite 5


    • Elizabethtown – loss of a partner or spouse

    3-4:30 p.m., Oct. 6 and 20; Nov. 3 and 17; and Dec. 1 and 15

    Hosparus Central Kentucky

    105 Diecks Dr.


  • Vaughn House Flowers open on Lincoln Blvd.

    You may have noticed a bit of action at 618 S. Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. The old house has been gutted, updated and given a new name. Vaughn House Flowers, Gifts & More is officially open for business, as of Friday morning. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new business, officially welcoming them to the world of LaRue County businesses.

  • Conservation District ready for new digs

    The LaRue County Conservation District started construction of a new building last week after a groundbreaking ceremony. The facility, to be situated across from Phelps’ Heating and Cooling in Hodgenville, will make the LaRue County District part of a select group.

    Only a few conservation districts throughout the state have a building of their own, as most are contained in federal buildings or other buildings in their community. For a conservation district to have its own building is significant, said Michelle Patrick, district coordinator in LaRue County.

  • Dr. Godfrey named CMA at HMH

    John Godfrey, M.D. Named Hardin Memorial HealthÕs Chief Medical Officer

    John Godfrey, M.D., has accepted the position as vice president and chief medical officer for Hardin Memorial Health.

  • Bobby Morrison Memorial benefit, tractor pull is Friday

    A memorial benefit, honoring longtime LaRue County Fair Board member Bobby Morrison, will be held Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    The event is a mini-Fair, presenting several crowdpleasers: tractor pull, cornhole tournament, go cart races and ATV drag races.

    Funds raised will assist Bobby’s widow, Snookie Morrison.

    “They’ve done so much for the community,” said Tammie Engle, one of the event’s organizers. “It’s time to give back to them.”

  • Cundiff opens medical practice

    Recent statistics (gallup.com poll) show that more people die of lung cancer in Kentucky than in any other state in the U.S.

    Kentucky (30.2 percent) also has the highest smoking rate in the nation, as has been the case since 2008.

    These facts are among the reasons Dr. Ben Cundiff decided to move back to his native state and home area to resume his medical practice as a board certified pulmonary and critical care specialist.

  • PHOTO: Retaining the library
  • LCHS students rally for life

    A group of LaRue County students is helping organize what they’re calling a “pep rally for life.” The event, originated by Department of Agriculture intern and LCHS alum Ashley Cottrell, is being run by Dale Dobson, head of safety for the Department of Agriculture.

    According to Dobson, the event started in LaRue County almost 20 years ago. Now it’s coming back, and Dobson said it’s the kids who have coordinated the event.

  • ‘Electric bill’ scam hits local businesses

    If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with the electric company, saying you are behind on your bill, hang up. This is a scam, according to the Better Business Bureau.

    The caller says your service will be cut off if you do not pay up. The scammer may ask you to pay the bill via Green Dot Money Card.

    Regina McDowell, co-owner of Lincoln’s General Store, said she received a similar phone call Monday. She was told she was behind two months in payments and she “was up for a disconnect today.”