Local News

  • Magnolia men face drug charges

    Three Magnolia men were indicted by a Hart County grand jury on drug charges.

    Derek J. Meredith, 18, and William E. Meredith, 38, both of 58 Dye Road, were indicted on manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; possession of anhydrous ammonia other than in approved container with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and complicity; possession of a controlled substance and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

  • Federal lawsuit follows arrest

    A pair of Lebanon Junction residents were arrested last year for allegedly taking gravestones, using a trailer owned by a LaRue County man.

    The grand jury failed to indict Jeffery Walker and Terry Walden and now they are suing various police agencies in U.S. District Court.

    The federal suit was filed last week against Bullitt County, Bullitt County sheriff’s department, Sheriff Donnie Tinnell, Detective Scotty McGaha, Lebanon Junction police officer Steve Hamilton and former Lebanon Junction police chief Darrell Paul.

  • LaRue County students present annual play tonight

    LaRue County High School’s Oral Communi­cation class is presenting its annual play 7 p.m. Tuesday in the LCHS auditorium. This year’s production is a murder mystery titled “A Slip in Time” written by James T. Belich.

    Admission to the play is free.

  • Rep. Guthrie announces anti-meth funding

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie announced $57,500 in federal funding for the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force’s fight against methamphetamine production and abuse.

    “I am pleased to see the Hardin County Drug Taskforce receive this much-needed funding,” the 2nd District congressman said in a written statement. “It is essential that local law enforcement officials have the resources they need to fight the meth epidemic and protect local families from this deadly drug.”

  • Coys face cruelty to animals charges

    A Frankfort couple sought to suppress evidence alleging cruelty to animals in Franklin District Court last week, according to The State Journal.

    Sandra Coy, 52, and William Coy, 44, formerly of Hodgenville, both face 11 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. Sandra also faces 19 counts of failure to vaccinate dogs against rabies.

  • OEA report finds financial conflict of interest

    An attorney general investigation that apparently slipped through the cracks during the change of administrations in Frankfort has been re-opened regarding allegations that a financial conflict of interest exists with a LaRue County School Board member.

    James Richard “Dick” Greenwell may be required to resign his position if the current administration concludes that conflict does exist.

  • Reception held for Lincoln Museum Library and Research Center

    About 120 people attended the grand opening for The Lincoln Museum Library and Research Center on Thursday.

    The event, held in the Community Room and the library, coincided with the museum’s 20th anniversary.

    Former Board of Trustees chairwoman Kaye Bondurant, who has been with the museum board since 1989, was one of several dignitaries to address the crowd. She described the library’s beginnings – how local carpenters, bricklayers and other craftsmen volunteered their time to construct the 12 scenes of Abraham Lincoln’s life.

  • Relay to ‘paint the town purple’

    The LaRue County Relay for Life will paint the town purple Saturday, May 9, to promote interest in the cancer research fundraiser. Businesses around Lincoln Square in Hodgenville will sport purple ribbons and decorations and the bridge will be covered with purple balloons.

    At 5 p.m., members from the 16 teams will meet on Lincoln Square to speak about why they participate in Relay. County Relay survivor chairwoman Kathy Ross will be on hand to enlist cancer survivors for the survivor medal ceremony held at the beginning of the 16-hour event May 15.

  • State Theater reopens in E'town

    Dark for more than 25 years, the lights of the State Theater in Elizabethtown soon will shine again following an extensive rehabilitation and revitalization project.

    Once the centerpiece of downtown and the entertainment center of the region, the theater has been empty since 1982. Now the new Historic State Theater Complex is the cornerstone project of Elizabethtown’s Kentucky Main Street/Renaissance on Main program.

    The public will have a chance to see and celebrate all the changes during events planned May 8-10.

  • New Haven to receive funds to relieve logjam

    The City of New Haven will receive funds to remove a logjam caused by limbs that fell into Rolling Fork River during the January ice storm. Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie helped secure $16,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Emergency Watershed Program.

    “It’s a start, I am just glad that they are thinking about us, I appreciate any help,” New Haven Mayor Tessie Cecil said.