Local News

  • Abdullah White captured by U.S. Marshals

     A Radcliff man wanted in connection with a Dec. 30 LaRue County homicide was found about 11 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at an Econo Lodge motel on Preston Highway in Louisville, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Abdullah Rahman White, 35, was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center early Jan. 5. He is charged with second-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000; and a fugitive warrant from Tennessee, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Thurman leaves legacy of love and learning

     LaRue County Schools are closed Wednesday so students and staff may pay respect to the memory of Amber Witten Thurman.

  • Hodgenville woman dies in crash

    Amber Witten Thurman, principal at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, died as the result of a car crash about 5:04 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Thurman, 47, was traveling west on KY 84 one mile west of Hodgenville when the 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue she was driving crossed the centerline, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Thurman overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It left the right side of the roadway, struck an earth embankment and overturned.

    She was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner.

  • PHOTO: American bald eagle over Howardstown

     Frank Thompson of New Haven spotted this American bald eagle in the Howardstown area.

  • PHOTO: House on Reed Road burns

     Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters responded to a house fire just after 6 p.m. Jan. 3. A caller said they could see smoke coming from a residence on Reed Road, Buffalo. They were at the scene about two hours.

    LaRue County Road Department was called to the scene as the water used fighting the fire had accumulated and frozen on the roadway. 

  • Sheriff's audit released by state

     State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the LaRue County Sheriff's Office for the period of April 16, 2010, through April 15, 2011.

    The auditor issues two reports each year for the sheriff: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff's tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

    The audit found that the sheriff's financial statement fairly presents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period.

  • 2011 Year-End Review

     Jan. 5- Pickup driver charged with assault after striking city officer; Inmates, former county employee indicted for possession of meth precursors; Edmonton man to serve four years after five-county police chase; Deaths: William Lee Cofer, Jerry Morris Cundiff, James A. Jackson, Arthur Clay Taylor; Births: Caleb Joseph Hoffie

  • Writer dives deep into the rise, fall of the 'Cornbread Mafia'

     When Jim Higdon III was a student at Columbia University, he met a lot of intellectuals who he said could not find Kentucky on a map, yet they were entertained by the stories he shared from Marion County.

    “I realized at some point there was a currency in the stories from here, that we had the market cornered on awesome stories,” Higdon said.

  • Gas is 21.3 percent higher than last year

     The U.S. average price of gasoline ($3.26 per gallon), has declined significantly in recent months but still remains 21.3 cents per gallon higher than the U.S. average price recorded last year at this time.

    “As 2011 has come to a close, that's cause for concern,” says Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com. “Why? For the past seven years, the average price movement from the beginning of the year to the peak price posted during the year has been $0.93 cents per gallon, and as high as $1.31/gallon.”

  • Man cited for DUI, endangerment in New Haven Road wreck

     A Hodgenville man is accused of driving drunk with a 1-year-old child in his van, which allegedly sideswiped a truck on New Haven Road New Year’s Eve night.

    Richard Curtsinger, 47, was injured in the wreck, complaining of non-life-threatening chest, head and neck pain, according to Nelson County Sheriff’s Dep. Reece Riley. Curtsinger was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital, where he was cited for first-degree driving under the influence, aggravated circumstances, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and failure to wear a seat belt.