Local News

  • Memorial service for fire victim to be held Saturday

    A memorial service for Gerald W. Corder will be held Saturday.

    The 50-year-old Upton man died of smoke inhalation in a trailer fire June 27 on George Tabb Road. His wife, Marian, said he had gone back inside the trailer after the fire broke out.

    Marian described Gerald as “the best husband” and someone who “never failed to talk about how lucky he was.”

    “He just wanted our kids and grandkids to be happy,” she said. “He’d tell you every day that he loved you – even his grown sons.”

  • Firefighters deal with gas spill at Circle K

    Hodgenville firefighters were called Thursday night to Circle K to deal with a gas spill.

    According to Fire Chief Terry Ovesen, a customer started the gas pump and walked inside the store. About 25 gallons of fuel poured onto the parking lot.

    Firefighters hosed down the lot to dilute the gas as they were instructed by Environmental Services, Ovesen said. They spent about two hours at the site.

  • Work to begin on logjam

    Landmark News Service

    A log jam in the Rolling Fork River is closer to being removed.

    If not taken care of, the jam could erode property along the river. The jam occurred during the January ice storm and the New Haven Board of Commissioners has been helping to acquire funds for the cleanup.

    The board has $16,000 to spend on the project, $12,000 of which was secured with help from Second District U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Hart County grand jury indicts Upton residents

    Two Upton residents were indicted by a Hart County grand jury.

    The Hart County News-Herald reported that Anna M. Miller, 29, of Pleasant Hill Road, was indicted for unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, first offense and complicity; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and public intoxication (controlled substance).

  • Field Day cashing in on hay

    “Producing Alfalfa Hay for the Cash Market” will be the topic of an Extension Field Day at the Clayton Gerald’s farm in northern Hart County at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

    The program is free and a free meal will be provided.

    The Geralds specialize in producing small square bales for the horse market. They grow 400 acres of alfalfa and alfalfa/grass hay, and 150 acres of timothy, orchardgrass and teff.

  • Man dies in Upton trailer fire

    Landmark News Service

    A memorial service has been scheduled for the 50-year-old man who died of smoke inhalation June 27 in a trailer fire in Upton.

    Gerald W. Corder, a retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, died in the blaze that consumed his home at 1071 George Tabb Road. His wife, Marian, said he had gone back inside the trailer after the fire broke out. His last words were to make sure the children were safe. The couple had custody of several of their grandchildren.

  • Sweeney family opens Bulk Foods and More

    Dorothy Sweeney grew up in an old family-owned general store. By age 8, she was running the cash register and pumping gas for customers. It was a great memory she carried all her life and she longed to open her own store.

    A few weeks ago, with the help of friends, Sweeney’s dream came true. She opened Bulk Foods and More in her husband’s old workshop at their home on Walter Reed Road.

  • Bond unchanged for woman accused of murder

    Landmark News Service

    Bond for a woman indicted and jailed on a murder charge after last September’s fatal shooting of her former boyfriend will remain at $100,000 while a judge considers the reduction request.

    During what’s known as an adversarial hearing Tuesday evening before Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard, relatives of Angie Ricketts testified the $100,000 full cash in effect was unattainable. Ricketts’ trial is scheduled for Nov. 4 in Hardin County..

  • Twyman appointed to appeal board

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 23, appointed William Twyman to the Board of Assessment Appeals.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said the three-member board hears any case where someone appeals the assessment of his property. The two other board members are Ann Miller and Floyd Skaggs.

    Twyman, former superintendent of LaRue County Schools, will serve a three-year term beginning in July.

  • Police cruiser crashes

    Deputy Larry Clopton planned to serve an emergency protective order Thursday. Clopton, 59, who was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser, spotted the person driving on Lincoln Farm Road and pulled into the emergency lane to turn around and follow.

    However when he pulled back onto the roadway, the cruiser struck a 2002 Dodge Intrepid driven by Lenesia Osborne, 45, of Indiana, according to Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.