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Today's News

  • New Haven mayor dies

    New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson died Thursday after an illness following surgery.

    City Clerk Linda Mattingly said he passed away around noon at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    He was in his fourth year as mayor after having served two terms on the New Haven Board of Commissioners.

    He had also been the city’s police chief for 17 years.

    “He did a great job as mayor,” Mattingly said. “He’s going to be sadly missed by our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”

  • LCHS juniors set new record in ACT scores

      ACT results from last year’s LaRue County High School’s junior class revealed the highest composite scores since all juniors statewide were required to be tested as part of state accountability, according to the district’s assistant superintendent Amanda Reed.

  • Johnson named fair board president

    The LaRue County Fair Board selected a new president, vice president and treasurer Aug. 19 after accepting letters of resignation from Terry L. Cruse and MaDonna Hornback, respectively.
    Steve Johnson, who was serving as vice president and is also city police chief, was elected to serve out the remainder of Cruse’s term. Bob DeVary was elected vice president; and Sandy Bell was elected to fulfill Hornback’s term.

  • Four charged by LCSO and Task Force

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force combined for a total of four drug-related arrests last week in LaRue County.
    Lewis Ray “Jody” Ireland Jr., 44, of Magnolia, and Deela Dawn Chandler, 31, of Hodgenville, were each charged Aug. 21 with cultivating marijuana and trafficking.
    Several officers served a search warrant at Ireland’s residence on South L&N Turnpike.

  • Cruse's trial moved to Nelson

     Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the criminal case against former mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback agree that a change of venue is necessary for a fair trial. 

    Last week, after hearing pros and cons of several locations, LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III made his decision: The trial will take place in Nelson County.

    His decision means the proceedings will remain within the 10th Judicial Circuit (LaRue, Hart and Nelson Counties).

  • LCHS Band aims to top last season

     Last marching season, the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks took judges “Beyond the Sunset,” This year, the band is continuing its journey beyond with “Awakening Angels.”

    “Basically it’s about the transformation of angels in terms of kind of coming to life,” Director Jaime Smith said. “They start as metallic beings and they come alive throughout the show. There is a progression of earth to heaven going on.”

  • Judge rules in Sanders' case

    The special judge handling the DUI case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders has ruled against three motions brought by his attorney.
    The case will not be dismissed – the dash camera footage will not be suppressed – and Sanders’ statements on the night of his arrest will be admissible in court.

  • Local church goes beyond their borders to spread the word

    One-thousand six-hundred fifty-two: the number of miles between Hodgenville and San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic. It’s the same number of miles a group from a local church traveled to do what they felt they were being called to do.
    First Baptist Church in Hodgenville has been working in the San Pedro area since a trip there in March yielded favorable results. According to Senior Pastor Paul Richey, the whole thing came about because of a storybook.

  • Firefighters critically injured in C-ville

    Firefighter Tony Grider is in critical condition and Alex Quinn is listed in fair condition after they were injured Thursday afternoon while helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.

    Four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel were injured at 11:42 a.m. today after a ladder from a fire truck approached power lines, and the proximity of the ladder to the lines allowed what is known as an electric arc to occur, which caused the firefighters to be shocked.

  • Fundraisers planned for firefighters

    By Calen McKinney

    Central Kentucky News-Journal

     

    They remain in a Louisville hospital receiving treatment, but reports are they are improving each day.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn is in stable condition after they were shocked last Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS ice bucket challenge.