Local News

  • Pizza man for all seasons

    Pizza, rock and roll, fishing and everything in-between. Blaine Martin is a man of many talents and stories that could fill volumes.

    The owner of New Haven Pizza Shoppe located at 137 South Main Street, Martin has been part of the New Haven community for over 25 years. Martin does what he does best: play drums, make pizza, work in construction and is know for his characteristic generosity.

  • New Haven fire chief updates commission on dispatch issues

    An interlocal agreement between Nelson County and the City of Bardstown concerning emergency dispatching was set to expire at the end of September, and New Haven Fire Chief Freddy DeWitt was fearful of a split.

    DeWitt, a member of the E-911 Dispatch Board, said that if the city and county were to operate under two dispatch centers, having to transfer emergency calls would mean a loss of response time.

  • Wreck in Sonora leaves one dead

    A man died early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle wreck after a car left the 2000 block of Sonora Hardin Springs Road and struck a tree in front of a residence

    Cody Jenkins, 27, of Eliza­bethtown, was driving a black 2006 Hyundai Sonota traveling eastbound on the road when, just before 6 a.m., his vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons, according to Kentucky State Police spokesman Jeff Gregory. Jenkins overcorrected and his vehicle struck a utility pole guide wire, crossed Orene Way, which is a private drive, and struck a tree head-on.

  • Volunteers needed to review cases of children in foster care

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 35 counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

  • SCRTC Candidates Nominated

    South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative’s nominating committee met August 20, 2015 at its Headquarters Office in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in two districts.

    Nominated in District IV (consisting of Center, Edmonton & Summer Shade Exchanges) was Ronnie R. Tucker, Incumbent Trustee.

    Nominated in District VII (consisting of Buffalo & Magnolia Exchanges) were Joel Dixon, Incumbent Trustee, Michael Cottrell, Randy Murray and Robert E. Thompson.

  • Overdose awareness event a success

    An event for international overdose awareness was held Monday evening at Creek front Park in Hodgenville. Event coordinator Vicky Dawley’s daughter died of an overdose November 1, 2014. The event was held to provide an opportunity for everyone to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Dawley stated that overdose is preventable and knowing the real facts about drugs and knowing what to do when you see someone overdose can save lives.

  • Missing LaRue teen found safe

    A LaRue County teenager who had been missing for almost a week has been found safe.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’ Russell McCoy, Chamberlyn Nicole Benningfield, 16, of Magnolia was located and recovered by officers in his department on August 27.

    When officers located Benningfield, McCoy said she was in the custody of her mother Jessica R. Benningfield, 34, of Hodgenville. He said Jessica Benningfield did not have custody of her daughter and that other charges are pending.

  • Signature HealthCARE owes back taxes

    Signature HealthCARE of Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville owes more than $400,000 in back taxes from the past three years.

    According to LaRue County PVA Scotty Lee, the large sum is a result of a bond discrepancy issue when Signature HealthCARE assumed operation of Sunrise Manor in 2011, after Sunrise Manor new facility on North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville was completed. Lee said there was also a tax-exempt discrepancy when the LaRue County Geriatric Center, who was tax exempt, merged with Sunrise Manor in 2012.

  • School Board approves tax rate

    The LaRue County School Board approved the compensating tax rate for the 2015-2016 school year at a special called board meeting on August 27.

    A large crowd attended the tax hearing before the meeting. However, no one from the crowd had any questions or discussion.

  • Santa’s Helpers seeks donations and volunteers

    A popular LaRue County program that helps needy families each Christmas is asking for volunteers and donations.

    Santa’s Helpers provides toys, clothing and food to LaRue County families who are in need each Christmas. Program coordinator Ann “Snookie” Morrison said she is now collecting donations of toys, clothes and batteries at her home at 760 Salem Lake Road in Hodgenville.