Local News

  • Lester Pearsall named grand marshal of Veterans Day Parade

     Lester Pearsall of Mount Sherman is this year’s grand marshal of the Veteran’s Day Parade.

  • New Haven family creates unique haunted house

     Decorating their home for Halloween has become a game of finding the most unique items — whether it’s an embalming table or lights decorated as eyeballs — for Melissa and Scott Newton.

    The weirder the item is, the more they want to own it. 

    “We like the stuff that nobody else has, that you don’t see a lot,” Melissa said.

    Two months ago, the couple and their 10 children were discussing what to do for Halloween.

  • Forest fire takes 10 acres, rain arrives in nick of time

     The Knob Creek area of LaRue County is beautiful this time of year as the leaves change colors, transforming the hills into a patchwork of red, orange and yellow.

  • Band of Hawks take third in state

     The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks, defending state champions, took third Saturday in the AA Division in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Championship.

    The Band of Hawks placed in the top four bands in its class in semifinals, earning the right to compete Saturday night at Western Kentucky University.

    Glasgow was the eventual state champion, followed by Danville. Hart County took fourth.

    Jamie Smith, LCHS band director, said just seven-tenths of a point separated the top three teams in the Class 2A final.

  • Georgia man injured in crash

     A Georgia man was injured early Friday in a two-vehicle crash.

    Thomas Marshall, 20, of Euharlee was driving east on Ky. 210 near the intersection with Whitlock Road.

    His vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Margie Brewer, 63, of Campbellsville, in the rear.

    Marshall told officers he was distracted by his phone. He sustained minor injuries and was transported by LaRue County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to Kentucky State Polcie.

    Brewer was not injured.

    Both vehicles were towed due to moderate damage.

  • Band of Hawks head to state finals

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks will compete tonight in Bowling Green for a chance to win a state championship.

    The Kentucky Music Educators Association is conducting its marching band finals in five classifications at Western Kentucky University. During semifinal contests earlier today, the top four bands in each class qualified to compete again in the finals.

    LaRue County's Band of Hawks, who are defending state champions, made the finals again in Class 2A. Hart County, Glasgow and Danville also advanced in Class 2A.

  • Man critical after wreck

     A Hodgenville man is in critical condition following a single vehicle crash early Friday.

    Edward Renfrow, 22, was driving a 1997 Honda Accura just after midnight in the 900 block of Howardstown Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The Honda ran off the edge of the roadway and rolled several times.

    Renfrow was ejected from the vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield.

    He was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by LaRue County EMS.

  • New Haven boy improving after treatment

     Jo Renee O’Bryan found it touching when someone recently placed gray ribbons along Greer Lane, the road on which she and her family live on.

    Gray is the color people wear to show their support for those with brain cancer – like her son, Joe Charles O’Bryan.

    She didn’t know who displayed the ribbons, but she was grateful.

    “Thank you so much,” she said in a Facebook post. “We are very blessed to have such a supportive community!”

  • Thomas named SpringHaven executive director

     The interim director for SpringHaven Inc. has been named permanent executive director.

    Tanya Thomas learned last week she earned the administration spot for the organization that offers shelter and services to victims of domestic violence when she received flowers and a congratulatory card from board members.

  • Sheriff injured in crash

      LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner was injured Wednesday morning when he wrecked his pickup truck.