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Today's News

  • DYW: Metcalf to represent LaRue County

    Montana Metcalf, a senior at LaRue County High School, will represent the county in January at the Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky contest – formerly called Junior Miss.

    Metcalf, the daughter of Greg Metcalf and Melissa Metcalf, performed a gymnastics routine for the talent portion of the program. She was judged also on self-expression, fitness, interview and scholastic achievement. She won a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Illegal street rods tear up Commerce

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Kentucky State Police shut down an “underground street-racing” group early Saturday on Commerce Parkway.

    Deputy Russell McCoy said he received a call about 1 a.m. regarding a “large gathering of people at a business” in the industrial park.

    When he and KSP arrived, they found more than 80 people gathered in a business parking lot – and six-to-eight racing vehicles.

  • Two injured in CATS crash

    Two women were injured Monday in a single-vehicle crash in a remote area of LaRue County.

    Terry Veirs, 56, of Salem Church Road, was driving a Dodge Caravan owned by Central Kentucky Community Action north on Levelwoods Road about 8:42 a.m. She had traveled past Levelwoods Church and entered a downhill curve when the front passenger side tire slid off the right side of the roadway.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the combination of wet grass and soft ground from recent rainfall prevented Veirs from correcting her path.

  • New Haven honors veterans, preserves history

     The City of New Haven is furthering its recognition of veterans by reaching out to the community in an effort to collect and preserve pictures, articles and records in relation to military personnel from the New Haven area.

    Tessie Cecil, director of the Historical Preservation and Information Center in New Haven, and volunteers have been working to collect the material to be preserved and displayed in the old Dr. Bushra Khan office building.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Meet James Slaven, LCMS assistant principal

    LaRue County Middle School assistant principal James Slaven enters his new position with both administrative and classroom teacher experience.

    “This is my 18th year in education,” said the native of Monticello who graduated from Wayne County High School. “I taught a variety of math classes in middle and high schools for 14 years, spent one year in Louisville, five years at Allen County-Scottsville and 10 years at North Hardin.”

  • Work continues on Little Mount

    The rehabilitation of Little Mount Cemetery is a painstaking process.

    The graveyard on Leafdale Road – with ties to Abraham Lincoln – saw its last burial about 100 years ago. The church building was destroyed by a windstorm in 1909 and the cemetery, surrounded by farmland, was taken over by trees, poison ivy and sawbriars.

  • Three file in mayor’s race

    The deadline for candidates to file for nonpartisan races was 4 p.m. Aug. 12.

    Candidates drew Thursday afternoon for position on the ballot. They are listed as their names will appear on the ballot.

    Three people have filed for mayor of Hodgenville: James Phelps Jr.; Kenny DeVore and Greg Harry.

    Two people have filed for school board: Farrah L. Pruitt in District 3 – Lincoln Farm and Buffalo; and Joanna Hinton in District 5 – Hodgenville, Otter, Atilla and Mount Sherman).

  • LaRue's official historian dies at age 94

     James D. “Jim” LaRue Jr., LaRue County’s official historian, died Aug. 11, 2014, at the age of 94.

    He had battled cancer for some time, according to family.

    Mr. LaRue had an encyclopedic knowledge of local history, which earned him the official title from the county. He held an extensive collection of documents and photographs relating to the county’s – and his own family’s – heritage. 

    He freely shared his knowledge and research with anyone who showed interest.

  • Rep. Guthrie to field questions at town hall meeting

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will host a town hall 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Lincoln Museum Community Room, 58 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville. The town hall will be open to both the general public and the media.

    “It is an honor to represent Kentucky’s Second District and I look forward to hearing what’s on the mind of my fellow Kentuckians,” said Congressman Guthrie. “There are so many issues in the news today and I think it’s important to provide an opportunity to discuss them.”

  • Gribbins' case appealed

    Christopher Gribbins was convicted of wanton murder for the death of David Litsey Jr. on July 17.

    On July 22, Gribbins’ attorneys filed a motion for a new trial in Marion Circuit Court. Gribbins’ sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 7 before Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.

    The jury recommended a 20-year sentence at the end of the trial.