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Today's News

  • Remembering Officer Taulbee
  • Indictment

    Dale Louis Brown, 54, of New Haven, was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on a charge of second-degree assault, second-degree persistent felony offender. On or about July 2, Brown allegedly punched Tim Kennedy in the head and face. Brown is a persistent felony offender having previously been convicted of capital murder and first-degree arson.

    Bail was set at $200,000 cash, plus conditions.

    He was arraigned Sept. 5 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Farmer recovering from accident

    A LaRue County farmer has a long path to recovery after being caught in a self-propelled silage chopper last month.

    Gary Rock was working in a field on Slack Road in Roanoke on the evening of Aug. 29. The chopper clogged with corn stalks and Rock apparently attempted to remove the clog by kicking at it. He was pulled into the cutter.

    One leg was amputated at the scene. The other was removed at University Hospital.

    He’s had several surgeries and will need more.

  • ‘Thug’ charged with shoplifting

    A Hodgenville man faces charges after allegedly accosting another customer in a local store.

    William M. Thornton, 47, of S. Walters Avenue, visited the Hodgenville Shopko just before 8 p.m. Sept. 12. According to a police report, he approached a customer inside the store, “talking about being a ‘thug’” and pulled out a lockblade knife. The other man walked away.

  • Upton Days is this weekend

    The Upton Days Festival, sponsored by the Upton Civic Club, begins Saturday morning at 9 with free breakfast at West Point Bank.

    All events and booth set-ups will be in the Community Center at 377 College St.

  • Understand your credit score

    As a result of changes in the U.S. economic situation over the last few years, getting approved for a loan has become more difficult. You may find that your financial institution or lender is asking for more information. How you manage your personal finances may directly impact your ability to borrow.

  • Truck rolls
  • Wreck on South Lincoln injures two

    Two people were injured Monday, Sept. 16 in a two-vehicle collision on South Lincoln Boulevard.

    Samantha Ziemski, 26, was driving a PT Cruiser down Lincoln Boulevard when she collided with a Sara Lee distributing Ford LCF truck that had pulled out of the parking lot at Ruthie’s Lincoln Freeze to make a turn onto South Lincoln.

    Ziemski and one of her passengers, her aunt, Kris Coward, were injured and transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. A second passenger, a 1-year-old child, was strapped into a car seat and was uninjured.

  • Woman injured in Sunday crash

    An Elizabethtown woman was injured in a head-on collision Sunday at the intersection of Shepherdsville Road and Salem Church Road.

    Dylan Milby, 16, of Magnolia, was driving a 1999 Saturn on Salem Church Road just before noon, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard.

    He attempted to turn left onto Shepherdsville Road and pulled in front of a northbound 2007 Nissan Altima driven by Stephanie Vittitow, 27, of Elizabethtown.

    Vittitow attempted to avoid the collision, however, the Altima struck Milby’s vehicle in the driver’s side door.

  • Turning soup labels into playground equipment