Local News

  • Clayton Homes announces lay offs in Tennessee

    Clayton Homes in Giles County, Tenn., is laying off 135 workers, according to the Nashville Business Journal.

    Clayton Homes, the nation’s largest maker and financer of prefab and mobile homes, began layoffs Dec. 5.

    Last fall Clayton Homes announced layoffs at the company’s headquarters in Maryville, Tenn., and the idling of plants in Hodgenville and Milton, Pa., with a total of 370 employees affected.

    Clayton Homes, a subsidiary of Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., had employed more than 14,000 people at 43 plants.

  • Man injured in Warren Road crash

    Slick roads contributed to a two-vehicle crash that injured one driver Monday afternoon.

    David Brewer of Warren Road suffered a serious leg injury and a head injury when the truck he was driving collided with another in a curve on Warren Road in the Levelwoods section. The collision occurred about 1:30 p.m.

    Deputy Russell McCoy said the wreck occurred on a shaded area of road that was “solid ice.” While most of the roadways were clear after the slight accumulation of snow over the weekend, the curve was extremely slick, McCoy said.

  • Buffalo man charged with unlawful imprisonment

    A Buffalo man has been charged with assaulting and unlawfully imprisoning a woman.

    Coy M. Bagby, 35, of 1166 Hibernia Ridge Road was arrested at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.

    According to Bagby’s arrest warrant, he is accused of restraining the woman last September and causing serious physical injury to her by choking her and rendering her unconscious.

  • Threatening note found at middle school

    A LaRue County Middle School student faces felony charges after a threatening note was found at the school Jan. 6.

    The 13-year-old girl listed more than 20 people on “a hit list that floated around the school for a couple of days” before coming to the attention of school officials, said Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    The girl faces two counts of terroristic threatening, second degree after ranking two of her fellow students as “Number One to Kill” and “Number Two to Kill,” Johnson said.

  • College Goal Sunday focuses on financial aid

    College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m. today at 21 sites in 18 communities across the state. Each site will hold a drawing for a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.

    The sites include the Hawkins Athletic Complex at Campbellsville University and Room 3030 of the Occupational Technical Building at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Discover boyhood fun from Lincoln's days

    The Kentucky Historical Society will host “Fun and Games with the Lincoln Boys” Jan. 25 at the History Zone, Thomas D. Clark Center in downtown Frankfort.

    The free program allows participants to imagine the childhoods of Abraham Lincoln and his sons as they “go fishing” and learn to play corner ball, marbles, hoop and stick and other early 19th-century games. The program is 1-4 p.m. and targeted for children 5-10 and their families.

    For more information, call Erica Harvey at (502) 564-1792, Ext. 4461.

  • Parents as Teachers class offered

    New and expectant parents may feel a bit overwhelmed at the responsibilities of caring for an infant.

    “Parents as Teachers,” a free program sponsored by the Family Resource Center at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, may help allay those fears. The course provides information about infant and toddler brain development and the ways parents can stimulate motor and communication skills.

    Kayla McDowell is the PAT parent educator for the county. She completed a week of training in October to become certified nationally to provide services to parents.

  • Rolling Fork Historic Preservation Association meets Thursday

    The Rolling Fork Historic Preservation Association will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at New Haven City Hall.

    Upcoming fundraising opportunities for the Howell House project will be discussed.

    For more information, call Charles Lemons at 549-6310.


  • Sam’s Club opens in E'town

    Sam’s Club store in Elizabethtown is set to open Thursday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled at  8:30 a.m.

    The store traditionally serves small businesses, company spokesman Jason Wetzel said. But club members can shop for a variety of bulk and individual household items — from food to furniture to jewelry and clothing. The Elizabethtown store off Ring Road near U.S. 31W will feature a tire center, a deli and a bakery.

    The store offers environmentally friendly features, such as skylights and a water preservation system in the restrooms.

  • Fundraiser scheduled Thursday to assist speech students

    After seven years as middle school speech coach, Katy Blair Cecil is traveling down a trail that her father, Garland Blair, blazed in 1968.

    Blair, who died in 1999, coached the LaRue County High School speech and debate team until 1992. During his tenure, his teams won several state and some national championships. When he retired from coaching, his daughter Kim Mather took over the duties and Cecil is continuing that family tradition.