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Today's News

  • Man charged after police chase

    A man who led the Bardstown Police Department on a half-hour chase Thursday night claimed he simply wanted to finish his beer before stopping his vehicle.

    Larry Michael Rigdon, 38, Henderson racked up 11 charges in a pursuit that began in Bardstown and ended in LaRue County.

    Bardstown Police Chief Charles Marksbury told PLG news that Rigdon was driving recklessly and nearly ran over several police officers. The chase also traversed the highway for several miles as Rigdon hopped on the Bluegrass Parkway at Exit 25 and left the roadway at Exit 21.

  • Support appreciated

    I appreciate all the support, prayers, and encouragement that many of you have expressed over the past year since my IRS issue became public. I would like to give a summary of my findings over the past decade on the issue of income taxes. My purpose is to protect the future of our brothers, sisters, wives, children and houses (Nehemiah 4:14).

    There are four important components of federal taxation: Constitution; courts; Internal Revenue Code; and Internal Revenue Service.

  • New Haven approves water rate increase

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners passed the first reading of the 2010-2011 budget. The $2.28 million budget breaks down into $1.38 million in the general fund, $16,516 in the road fund, $1,100 of Local Government Economic Assistance, $243,157 in the water fund and $638,508 in the sewer fund.

    The budget includes a 2 percent salary increase for city employees.

  • Church calendar

    Kidz Daze at Ovesen Heights

    Ovesen Heights Baptist Church will hold Kidz Daze 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July. Program begins June 1. Activities include games, Bible stories, music, snacks and field trips. Transportation provided. For more information, call the church office at 358-8041.

    Friendship Baptist has Vacation Bible School

    Friendship Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 5. Call 358-8034 or 234-8090 for more information.

    Special singing at Barren Run

  • New Haven man charged in shooting

    The victim of a shooting May 10 in Marion County is facing criminal charges after a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department investigation found marijuana plants at his residence.

    Michael Chad Greenwell, 26, New Haven was indicted on charges of cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and complicity to these charges. His mother, Karen McCubbins, 52, New Haven, also lives at the residence and was indicted on identical charges.

  • Relay: Standing together is the best way to defeat a bully

    It’s tough to fight a bully.

    He doesn’t play fair. He hides and sneaks up on you. He intimidates you and your family.

    The bully doesn’t care if you have attempted to live a clean and inoffensive life – or if you have children or grandchildren – or if you have done absolutely nothing to deserve his attention.

    Without rhyme or reason, the bully will pick on your children and grandchildren. Your wife. Your husband.

    He’ll put you through the wringer again and again.

    This bully has a name. Cancer.

  • American Legion dedicates cross to Lance Cpl. Hanson

    Memorial Day has evolved into a celebration of summer whether it be a day off work, a family cookout or a trip to the pool.

    Monday, veterans of American Legion Post 87 in Hodgenville held a ceremony to remind the community why the day was set aside – to honor servicemen and women who died in the line of duty.

  • Three Lady Hawks play at State Tennis Tournament

    The LaRue County High School tennis program ended a successful season by sending three players to the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament in Lexington last week.

    Sophomore singles player Michelle Seymour qualified for State for the second consecutive year.

    The doubles team of Nancy Howell and Paige Nalley, both sophomores, qualified for their first appearance at State.

  • Nelson County candidate ineligible to vote or run for office

    Of the 118 votes garnered by Frances Robertson May 18 in her campaign for Nelson County Clerk, none of them were her own.

    While attempting to vote at the New Haven School precinct during the primary, Robertson, 51, discovered she was ineligible to vote because she had registered as “other” on her voter registration card, Nelson County Deputy Clerk Kim Bryan said.

    “She discovered it herself, a poll worker called in and couldn’t find her (on the voter registration,” Bryan said.

  • Underage drinking is costly to taxpayers

    We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.