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Today's News

  • 18th District tournament continues this week at LaRue

    The 18th District Basketball Tournament began Monday at LaRue County High School.

    LCHS Athletic Director David Dawson said last week he was “optimistic” that the tournament would take place as planned, despite the wintry weather. A contingency plan was developed – but ultimately, not needed.

    Monday, in the boys’ tournament, Caverna defeated Hart County, 88-63. Tuesday, LaRue battled with Green. The championship will be determined Friday, Feb. 27.

  • Wrestling tournament delayed due to weather

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association postponed the State Wrestling Championships due to wintry weather.

    The State Wrestling Championships, originally scheduled for Feb. 19-21, will be held March 9-11, according to a news release.

  • Carman named Wrestler of the Week

    B.J. Carman of New Haven was last week named the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) National Wrestler of the Week. The Saint Catharine grappler was chosen based on his performances Feb. 9-15. This is the seventh and final weekly award of the 2015 season.

    The 197-pound freshman is a graduate of LaRue County High School. He has a 24-9 overall record this season.

  • Family loses home to fire

    Angie Pitchford left her home on West High Street Monday morning to return books to the library – just down the street. She returned home to find the two-story frame house covered in heavy smoke.

    “The library books were overdue,” she said. “We were renewing them so we could keep checking out.”

  • Octavia brings memories of winter ‘78

    February 2015 is headed for the record books as the National Weather Service says it will be one of the worst in the state’s history.

    LaRue County was hit with 12-to-14-inches of snow on Feb. 16 – and an additional 2-to-3 inches falling overnight Tuesday, courtesy of Winter Storm Octavia. An Arctic cold blast later in the week meant the snow wasn’t going anywhere. Wind chill advisories were issued Wednesday.

  • More arrests made in Lyons Station

    A Lyons Station man was charged Feb. 12 with several counts.

    Matthew Reece O’Bryan, 19, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance, third degree; tampering with physical evidence; possession of marijuana; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; illegal possession of legendary drug; first-degree forgery; and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Former city officials report to Nelson jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday, Feb. 16, as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week before their trials were to begin for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.

  • Woman recovering after being struck by truck

    A New Haven woman was injured Wednesday, Feb. 18, when she was struck by a pickup.

    Kenneth Goodgine, 57, of Bardstown, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet extended cab truck north on Bardstown Road in the Athertonville area. About 7:10 p.m. the pickup met a southbound truck “that had bright lights,” according to a sheriff’s report.

  • PHOTO: A cold seat
  • Lot of history at Little Mount

    It has been a process that has taken years, but at long last, one of the most historic cemeteries in LaRue County has a proper marker.

    On Feb. 12, 2015, as part of the Lincoln Birthday Celebration, a marker, donated by the Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, was unveiled on Leafdale Road. (The actual ceremony took place at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church, due to inclement weather.)