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Today's News

  • Shooter identified in Heying Lane deaths

    The deaths of three people in a LaRue County shooting Tuesday have been ruled homicides, with one of the deceased the suspected killer.

    Barbara Walker, 51, Elizabethtown, David Walker, 51, Elizabethtown, and Steve L. Bottoms, 55, Radcliff, were found dead when Kentucky State Police arrived on scene near the intersection of KY 1517 and Heying Lane between Hodgenville and Sonora.

  • Jail escapee found in Rineyville

    Thanksgiving morning began with the arrest of a 19-year-old jail escapee in a Rineyville residence.

    Kentucky State Police are expressing gratitude for an anonymous tip through the Hardin County Crimestoppers program. KSP Post 4 personnel were told that Nunn was at residence in the 700 block of Blackburn Road in the Rineyville area. Troopers reportedly discovered Nunn hiding in a closet in a back room at approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday. 

  • ANNIVERSARY: Underwoods celebrate 50 years

    Eugene and Shirley Underwood will celebrate their 50th anniversary Dec. 22, 2011.

    They were married Dec. 22, 1961, by Rev. Otis Skaggs at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church where they have remained members.

    An open house and reception will be 2-4 p.m. Dec. 10 at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, 12178 Campbellsville Road, Buffalo. The event is hosted by their children, Jeannie Underwood and Cindy Phelps.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

    The couple request no gifts.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Top holiday scams

    Scammers are busy this time of the year! Whether it’s on the internet, at the stores, or even at your front door…they are ready to take your hard-earned cash! Here are some tips from the BBB on scams to look out for.

  • Jobless rate down in October 2011

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties – including LaRue County – between October 2010 and October 2011, while 20 county rates increased and one county remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 8.8 percent in October, down from 7.6 percent a year ago. In September, the rate was 7.9 percent.

  • COLUMN: Never give up on your gift

    A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before great men. Proverbs 18:16

    It’s not what others believe about you that matters – opinions can be changed. It’s what you believe about yourself.

    Jesus never begged anybody to believe in him. He knew that integrity usually isn’t proven, it’s discerned. If you are struggling to find your place in life, maybe this story will help.

  • Bridge at Howardstown reopened Wednesday

    The KY 84 bridge at Howardstown on the LaRue-Nelson County line was reopened to traffic Wednesday, Nov. 23.

    Contractors have corrected the critical issues which closed the bridge on Oct. 30, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Motorists should still use caution and be prepared for potential temporary lane closures when approaching the bridge as contractors move equipment and complete the project.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings holds "Empty Bowl" fundraiser

    From left, WQXE radio personality Hollie Sexton and Linda Funk, Warm Blessings executive board chair, displayed a bowl made by Sexton for the Warm Blessings soup dinner and fundraiser, "Empty Bowls" planned for Feb. 11. The handmade bowls serve as a reminder that some people’s bowls are empty and will be sold at a silent auction during the fundraiser. For information about Warm Blessings or the event call Linda at 737-2929. Donation to Warm Blessings may be sent to P.O. Box 2384 Elizabethtown, KY, 42702.

  • WEDDING: Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater

    Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater were married Oct. 21, 2011, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown with the Rev. William Hammer as celebrant.

    The bride is the daughter of Mark and JoAnn Miller of Sonora and the late Rondall Darrell Hornback. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Western Kentucky University.

    The groom is the son of Mary Slater of Louisville and the late John Kenneth Slater. He is a graduate of Waggoner High School and the University of Louisville.

  • American Coin Buyers Guild coming to Bardstown

    The American Coin Buyers Guild will be at Hampton Inn, 985 Chambers Blvd., Bardstown, through Dec. 3.

    The Guild is looking for items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, gold items including class rings, mismatched earrings, broken necklaces, gold coins and bullion.

    Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.