Local News

  • Meredith to challenge Sims for state rep in November

    A 25-year-old bank marketing officer is the Republican candidate for the 19th District State Representative race.

    In the May 18 primary, Michael Lee Meredith of Brownsville took 88 percent of the vote in his home county, Edmonson, and 65 percent of the Hart County vote to defeat LaRue County businessman Craig Astor.

    Astor won his home county with 55 percent of the vote.

    Total votes were Meredith, 3,017; Astor, 958.

    Meredith will challenge Democratic incumbent Dottie Sims of Horse Cave for the seat in November.

  • Railway Museum to host Lincoln train event today

    The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven will host the Lincoln Train event on Saturday.

    Guests can visit the museum where they’ll meet with Abraham Lincoln impersonator, Larry Elliot. Lincoln will explain how the railroad system played an important role in the Civil War and how it helped the union claim victory. He’ll then invite guests to join him on a train ride where he will continue to speak and answer questions.

  • Dow Corning contract expires, work continues

    Landmark News Service

    Production at Dow Corning’s Elizabethtown plant continued Monday despite the expiration of an employment contract with union workers.

    Dow, which has operated the plant nearly 50 years, employs 200 workers at its factory. Half of them are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers International.

  • Propane smell tracked to business

    About noon Wednesday, LaRue County Emergency Management received several complaints about the smell of propane in downtown Hodgenville.

    According to Chris Jackson of LCEM, employees of Southern States, Hodgenville branch, were changing valves in some of their tanks which allowed some propane to escape.

  • 191 LCHS seniors walk the stage Friday

    About 191 LaRue County High School seniors will walk across the stage in the gymnasium to accept their diplomas May 28.

    Speeches will be made by valedictorian Eli Ernst, son of Bob and Sharon Ernst and salutatorian David Cruse, son of Mike and Anita Cruse.

    Both men are members of the Band of Hawks and the National Honor Society.

    Ernst plans to study biology at Western Kentucky University and transfer to Auburn University to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.

    Cruse plans to major in chemical engineering at the University of Kentucky.

  • Southbound I-65 being detoured at Upton

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (May 28, 2010) — Traffic on southbound Interstate 65 is being detoured at Upton after a wreck just south of Bonnieville, at the 67 mile marker, in Hart County, this morning.

    Southbound motorists should detour via Exit 76 to U.S. 31W south to I-65 at Munfordville, Exit 65.

  • Northbound I-65 blocked again today

    For the second consecutive day, traffic is being detoured off Interstate 65.

    This morning's crash occurred in the southwest corner of LaRue County. Northbound lanes are blocked and traffic is being detoured onto U.S. 31W.

  • Laptop petition drive continues

    Kenny Rambo, on behalf of the community support group L.O.L. N.O.W. (Laptops of LaRue No Opportunity Wasted), addressed the school board Monday night to give a report from the group’s efforts at a petition drive to get the laptop initiative back on the ballot.

    The initiative, a plan to place a laptop computer in the hands of each high school student, was voted down by one board member in March. Superintendent Sam Sanders had requested the vote be unanimous.

  • Man pleads guilty to numerous counts of abuse of child

    A Hodgenville man may spend up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous counts of sex crimes against a child.

    A year ago, Steven Lewis Tucker, 31, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, was charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

    As Kentucky State Police continued to investigate, more charges were added, including 213 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

  • Murder trial rescheduled for August

    The three men charged the murder of Donald Marshall of Hodgenville last fall had their trial continued to August at a pre-trial hearing Friday.

    The original suspect, Kenneth C. Mattingly, and two others charged later, Stephen Austin Howard and Maurice Greenwell, will go to court on murder charges Aug. 23. Commonwealth’s Attorney Terry Geoghegan said he asked for the continuance because the prosecution is awaiting results of several lab tests.