Local News

  • Relay for Life surpasses goal

      The LaRue County Relay for Life had a successful weekend with 12 teams and other sponsors raising $56,151.98 for the American Cancer Society.

  • Flea market open at fairgrounds

     Shopping for flea market bargains just got easier – and closer.

  • Council supports restaurant tax

     How they voted

    Bonni Clark – YES

    James Phelps Jr. – YES

    Woodie Handley – YES

    Eudell Stearman – YES

    Glenda Wathen – NO

    Kenny DeVore – NO

     Persistence has paid off for members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board. 

  • Man injured in downtown crash

     A Hodgenville man was injured Friday morning when the truck he was driving was rear-ended.

    Patrick R. Burd, 62, was driving a 1997 Toyota pickup on Lincoln Boulevard about 9 a.m. and had stopped to turn into his driveway.

    The Toyota was struck by a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 4X4 driven by Timothy Lee, 41, also of Hodgenville.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Burd refused medical transport but later was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital by private vehicle. He was treated and released.

    No charges were filed.

  • Firefighters blessed in honor of St. Florian

     Two dozen firefighters from throughout Nelson County stood in thoughtful silence as Karl Lusk, a volunteer firefighter for 40 years and counting, sprinkled Holy Water on the equipment that keeps firefighters and citizens safe every day.

    Standing by his side were Chief Fred DeWitt and Chief Frank Hall of the New Haven and Rolling Fork fire departments.

  • Barn, farm implements destroyed by fire

     Local firefighters struggled to contain a barn fire on S. L&N Turnpike Sunday afternoon but the structure, along with several farming implements, was a total loss.

    Chris Shaw had finished mowing some fields on the Buffalo farm of Josh and Jamie Marksbury, his brother-in-law and sister, about 5:30 p.m. He parked the tractor and bush hog in the barn and returned to the house.

  • Relay for Life Schedule

     FRIDAY, MAY 11

  • Relay for Life begins Friday

     LaRue County's Relay for Life will be held this weekend.

    Twelve teams have been working for months to raise money for the American Cancer Society with the Relay marking the end of another fundraising cycle.

    Relay For Life is a 24-hour event with individuals taking turns walking to honor those people who have battled cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease.

    The event is developed, produced and implemented by community volunteers.

    Last year, teams raised about $40,000. This year's goal is $49,500.

  • Two vehicles recovered in Rolling Fork River

     Sunday afternoon, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department investigated the report of a pair of vehicles spotted in the middle of the Rolling Fork River.

    The cars appeared to have been washed downstream due to floodwaters, according to a news release.

    Campers, who were not identified in the news release, had pitched a tent on a gravel barge and parked the cars in the river on the barge on May 4.

  • Harvestland Church hosts single mom's oil change

     Harvestland Community Church will host their fifth annual free single mom’s oil change 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12.

    The event is held “to connect with the community,” according to project lead Billy Smith.

    According to Smith, 90 cars were serviced during the one-day event last spring.

    “At this point pre-registration isn’t necessary,” said Smith. “However we are encouraging people to call just to give us an idea of how many kids we need to plan for.”