Today's News

  • Fundraisers planned to assist Payne family

    A local businessman is recovering from injuries sustained when he fell from a tree stand.

    Louie Payne, who owns Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, was hunting with a friend in Hardin County on Oct. 16. He was cinching a safety strap on the tree stand, when it snapped. He fell about 25-feet, breaking four ribs and vertebrae.

    He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery.

    According to a family friend, Payne is moving his arms and legs, and is in good spirits. He will undergo physical therapy at Frazier Rehab.

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  • New Haven man found guilty of assault

    Following a two-day trial last week, a jury found that a convicted murderer out on parole was guilty of assaulting another man last year.

    A jury of eight men and four women decided Thursday that Dale Brown, 55, of New Haven, was guilty of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, instead of felony second-degree assault, after hearing testimony from the defense, prosecution and witnesses, as well as reviewing surveillance video of the assault, photos of the victim’s injuries and the victim’s medical records.

  • Meet LaRue County’s Hornet Man

    Some people would undoubtedly call him crazy.

    Jerry Cooper, known to some as “The Hornet Man,” has made a habit of something that scares most people: collecting hornet nests and, often enough, the hornets that are inside.

    Cooper works as a custodian for LaRue County Schools. But when the call comes that someone needs a nest removed, he leaps into action.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Home plans improvements

    The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek is getting a facelift.

    According to Park Superintendent Bill Justice, the facilities will be renovated and updated. Currently, he said, there are three structures at Knob Creek: the Lincoln Tavern, a cabin and the restroom.

    The cabin contains parts of the cabin where Austin Gollaher, Abraham Lincoln’s childhood friend lived. Justice said it is in “good shape” and has had work done on it recently.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

      “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday. 

  • Community Calendar - Oct. 22, 2014

     Alzheimer’s disease: Legal and financial planning

    A workshop for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will be 1-3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. The workshop will assist with legal and financial planning. To register, call 270-358-3401, 1-800-272-3900 or email infoky-in@alz.org. Registration is required. 


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  • Attorney Perkins sworn in

    David Clarence Perkins was sworn in as an attorney-at-law by Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. on Oct. 17, 2014.

    Perkins is a native of LaRue County, 1993 graduate of LaRue County High School, U.S. Army Reserve veteran, and was a resident of Green County for 12 years. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Asbury University prior to receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Knox-Marshall

    Chelsea Diane Knox and Kippy Lee Marshall, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Ricky Knox and Diane Knox.

    The prospective groom is the son of Melissa Supulvado and the late Donald Marshall.

    Attendants and groomsmen are Jennifer Brown, Harley Walters, Brooklynn Lafollette, Tyler Kennedy, Branden Marshall and Blake Shields.

    The wedding will be 4 p.m. Oct. 25, 2014, at Middle Creek Baptist Church. The reception will be at Knights of Columbus.