Local News

  • WATCH: Tyler Adams gets dunked by Terry Davenport
  • Firefighter injured, truck damaged in cornfield fire

    About seven acres of a cornfield was scorched Sunday afternoon, the latest in a series of field fires that have kept firefighters busy.

    The field, owned by Jan and Jane Wright and located on Carter Brothers Road, had been harvested. The fire appeared to have started near the center of the field.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler said the volunteer firefighters reached the area quickly, however, the wind caused numerous problems.

    “When it changed direction, it came at us in a fury,” he said.

  • ‘I am.’ Students learn about personal safety

    “Who is responsible for your personal safety?” Dale Dobson, head of farm safety for the Department of Agriculture was met with silence. “The answer should be ‘I am.’”

    More than 1,000 LaRue County students, including all eighth graders and high school students received a hands-on lesson about the dangers of drunk driving.

  • Fundraisers

    New Haven Haunted House

    A haunted house will be held at 144 S. Main St., New Haven, 6-7 p.m. ($5 each, family friendly), and 7-11 p.m. ($10 each, wholly haunted) on Fridays and Saturdays in October. Proceeds will benefit the preservation efforts of the Jot ‘Em Down store building (across from New Haven Pizza Shoppe). For more information, visit City of New Haven on Facebook.

    Larry Bault benefit

  • Couple clobbers fire at former homestead

    Sarah Stoeckel and her husband Paul decided to take a relaxing walk last week on one of the paths at the LaRue County Environmental, Education and Research Center on Leafdale Road.

    Their fun turned into panic when they saw plumes of smoke rising from a nearby field. Sarah, who was familiar with the area, knew it would quickly reach the woods. The couple grabbed bottles of water from their SUV and poured it on the rapidly-spreading flames. When they used it all, they began stomping out the fire.

  • City to bid on fire truck

    Hodgenville City Council, meeting Thursday in a special-called meeting, gave Mayor Kenny DeVore the right to negotiate the price of a fire truck.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks has inspected the truck in question – a 1990 model with a 95-foot floating bucket (it stays level). It has a 300-gallon water tank and will seat seven people – including the driver.

    “It fits our needs and the required reach we need,” said DeVore.

    The truck has 3,218 hours and 32,626 miles – and is garage-kept.

  • KSP employee cracks cold case

    Due to the diligent efforts of a Kentucky State Police civilian employee, a 30-year-old missing persons’ case has been solved.

    In May 2014, the KSP Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Section received prints from a 1984 death investigation from Dr. Emily Craig, Regional Systems Administrator with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).

  • Tractor trailer overturned; I-65 North blocked

    A tractor trailer has overturned on I-65 northbound in Sonora, near the LaRue/Hart County line. According to a Kentucky State Police news release, "preliminary reports show a tractor and trailer left the roadway into the right shoulder and overturned." The release goes on to say the right lane will be blocked for an undetermined amount of time while the vehicle is being removed. 

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