Local News

  • Call Center brings jobs to area

    Landmark News Service

    SYKES Enterprises will operate its newest state-of-the-art call center, employing 450-500 people in the next year, in Bardstown, city and county officials announced.

    The Tampa, Fla.-based company will set up shop in the Kentucky Home Square Shopping Center in the former Winn Dixie building, Nelson County Economic Development Agency President Kim Huston said.

    "Four hundred jobs anywhere in Kentucky right now is great news," Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton said.

  • Free Movie Night offers ‘Tucker: The Man and His Dream’

    Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” will be featured at Free Movie Night Saturday.

    The event, which is sponsored by the City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News, coincides with the Goodtime Cruisers classic car cruise-in on Lincoln Square.

    The movie begins at 7 p.m. and has a run time of 110 minutes.

  • State to bear cost of cleanup

    The State Transportation Cabinet will bear more of the cost of cleaning up roadway debris left over from January’s ice storm, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

    The governor’s directive applies to costs of cleaning up debris along roadways in counties that were declared disasters by the Federal Emergency Management Agency – including LaRue County. Seventy-five percent of that cost is ultimately covered by FEMA, with the remaining 25 percent borne by the state and local governments in the form of “matching funds.”

  • Man who skipped court dates back in jail

    A Mount Sherman man who faces 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy failed to make a court appearance in Nelson Circuit Court on July 2 and in LaRue County on July 6.

    A fugitive warrant was issued for Joseph Edward “Eddie” Wimsett, 30, of George Lee Road. Circuit Judge Jack Seay entered Wimsett's name in the National Crime Information Center database.

    Wimsett was jailed Thursday in Nelson County and arraigned in court on the fugitive charge Friday.

  • LaRue could benefit from E’town’s commuter service

    Commercial jet flights from Elizabethtown to major airline hubs could feed off job growth at Fort Knox and provide a gateway to other local opportunities, according to a consultant appearing before the Hodgenville Rotary Club.

    Luke B. Schmidt, who grew up in Hardin County, has been hired to help the airport board develop and market its plan for a return to commuter service.

    “From our point of view, it’s all about jobs and the future of the region,” Schmidt said Thursday.

  • New Haven board approves sidewalk repairs

    Landmark News Service

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners chose a sidewalk repair plan and awarded a bid for the work. About 4,906 square feet of sidewalk will be repaired by Landmark Development LLC, Bardstown. The job will cost $19,191.50 plus about $300 for gravel.

    Sidewalks to be repaired include those along First Street, Maxie Court, East Center, South Main, High Street and the west side of North Main Street.

  • Anthrax hoax mailed to congressional offices

    Landmark News Service

    At least three congressional offices in Kentucky — including Brett Guthrie’s 2nd District office in Bowling Green — received threatening letters that purported to contain anthrax, a lethal disease spread by spore

  • 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.