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Today's News

  • Murder trial pushed back to December

    The three men charged with killing Donald Marshall last fall had their trial continued to December at a pre-trial hearing last week.

    The original suspect, Kenneth C. Mattingly, and two others charged later, Stephen Austin Howard and Maurice Greenwell, will now go to court on murder charges Dec. 8. The trial has been pushed back several times since the death in November 2009. 

  • Rolling Fork Festival begins Friday

    “Our 20th Celebration-Equine Excitement” is the theme for New Haven’s premier festival — The Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival.

    The event, Sept. 10 and 11, will feature arts, crafts, children’s activities, old-time demonstrations, food, fun gospel and concert bands, and, of course, train rides.

    Friday is youth and family night at New Haven City Park, organized by Rolling Fork Baptist Church. There will be bouncers, concessions, demonstrations, games, shows and face painting 6-9 p.m. All events are free, except concessions.

  • Reunion calendar

    Ragland, Rountree and Hornback

    The Ragland, Rountree and Hornback family reunion will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 12 at Upton Community Center in Upton. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call Dwayne Ragland at 270-401-4771, 270-765-5449 or dirt75@ windstream.net or J.C. Ragland at 358-4591 or jrag207@windstream.net.

    Class of 1990

  • 'Dinner for Schmucks' offers no compliment to Schmucks

    Has anyone else noticed that there is a new movie out now with “Schmuck” in its title?

  • Outdoors-Woman weekend will be Sept. 17-19

    Registration is under way for the annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    “If it’s time that you need, or you want to get out of the house, get a break from the kids for a weekend, learn something new that you can do with your family in the outdoors, and just enjoy the camaraderie of other women with the same interests, then the BOW workshop is squarely on target for you,” said BOW Program Volunteer Coordinator Beth Spivey-Minch.

  • Father faces 10 years for abuse of infant

    A jury last week found a 26-year-old father of three guilty of first-degree criminal abuse.

    After deliberation, the jury recommended that David Richard Reynolds of New Haven spend 10 years in prison for allegedly injuring his youngest child last year.

    A forensic pediatrician testified that the infant suffered 20 fractures to ribs, wrist and shin and a brain injury by the time he was 3-months-old.

  • Reunion calendar

    Class of 1990

    LaRue County High School Class of 1990 will hold a 20-year class reunion Sept. 18 at Sportsman Lake in Hodgenville. For more information, contact Michael Shelton at 270-392-7479 or visit Facebook at LaRue County Class of 1990 Reunion.

    Class of 2000

  • Appreciates donors

    Rust-Wright Funeral Home was accidentally left out of the list of senior citizens donations at the fair. We apologize for this mistake.

    Charles and Viola Riggs

  • Three charged in wire thefts

    Three New Haven residents face burglary charges after allegedly taking items from a vacant house last week in Lyons Station.

    Bradley Joe Newsome, 39, Sharon K. Newsome (also known as Sharon Branham, Sharon Potter and Sharon Burton), 48, and Robert Joseph Harris, 45, were charged with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office.

    They are accused of entering the vacant house and removing wiring and copper tubing. Three bags of wire and tubing were recovered.

  • 4-H calendar

    Shooting Sports

    4-H Shooting Sports meeting and practice will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the New Haven Gun Club. Practices are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month with the meeting held on the first Thursday before practice. The 4-H Shooting Sports Club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. For more information or to join, contact the Extension Service at 270-358-3401 or visit ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/4HYouthDevelopment. 

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