Today's News

  • United Way plans 'Day of Caring'

     After a decade of promoting volunteerism in a five-county area, United Way of Central Kentucky is taking on one of its largest projects to date: the first annual “Day of Caring,” to be held Saturday, July 21. 

  • COURT BRIEFS - July 4, 2012

    Guilty plea
    Nayland Dundee English (1980) pleaded guilty June 18 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of flagrant nonsupport and second-degree persistent felony offender. Recommended sentence is five years to be enhanced to eight years. Pre-sentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is July 16.

    Guilty plea

  • JUST ASK: Nepotism

    I feel that one of the county offices is violating nepotism laws. How do I file a complaint?


    LaRue County has an Ethics Commission that investigates alleged wrong-doing by officials. Hodgenville Attorney James T. Whitlow is the chairman. Other members are Don Whelan and Peggy Hawkins.

    The committee meets after a complaint has been filed and usually, the findings are available through an open records request. (Some personal information may be redacted.)

    Whitlow said the commission has not received a recent complaint.

  • JUST ASK: What about those old planes?

    I saw and heard what appeared to be World War II airplanes flying between Buffalo and Mount Sherman last Tuesday. Any idea what is going on?


    Several restored World War II commemorative aircrafts were on display last week at the Bardstown-Nelson County Airport, according to The Kentucky Standard.

    It was part of the American Navion Society National Convention, an annual event where pilots throughout the country gather to showcase their historic planes.

  • Veteran recalls service in Vietnam

     When Gordon Bright graduated from LaRue County High School in 1965, he set traveling and seeing the world as major goals.

  • World War II veteran honored in Washington, D.C.

    World War II Army veteran Albert Peace of Magnolia didn’t march in any tickertape parades when he came home from the war in 1945, but he received rousing thanks for his service from crowds of people when he took an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C, June 6.
    “It was so touching to see people in uniform, others in casual clothes, even a group of elementary school children waving American flags and cheering,” said Sandy Johnson, Peace’s daughter who accompanied her father.

  • White: 'Death penalty eligible case'

     A Radcliff man could be facing a death sentence if convicted of the murder of a young woman.

  • Free Movie Night features 'The Bucket List'

     What would you do with your life if you knew your days were numbered?

    That’s the premise of “The Bucket List,” the next installment of Free Movie Night.

    On Saturday, July 28, the 2007 movie, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, will be shown on the large screen at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    Nicholson’s character Edward is a billionaire; Freeman’s character Carter is a blue collar worker. Both have cancer and end up sharing a room in the hospital.

  • Cancer prevention study enrollment taken at Flaget

    Central Kentuckians are invited to participate in the American Cancer Society’s “Cancer Prevention Study-3.” The study is open to anyone between the ages of 30-65, who has never had a cancer diagnosis (besides basal or squamous cell skin cancer) and is willing to commit long-term to the study.

  • House struck by lightning

    Magnolia and Buffalo firefighters responded to the scene of a house fire on S. L&N Turnpike about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
    According to Mike Cottrell of Magnolia Fire Department, lightning struck the home and set the gas meter on fire.
    “I’ve never seen that before,” said Cottrell.
    No major damage was done to the house, however, Kentucky Utilities was called to check the electrical service.