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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Newspaper's stance improves transparency in justice system

    Last week was a small victory for the public's right to know thanks to The Courier Journal, which played the important role of watchdog.

    All of it started when the CJ asked the state's court system why 3,600 cases had been sealed from public view during the last decade. Sadly when asked, the court system officials admitted they knew little about the cases - including why they were closed, if they were closed properly and if they should remain closed at this time.

  • Murder trial may begin Wednesday

    The trial for the three men charged with murdering Donald Marshall is scheduled to start today with jury selection beginning at 9 a.m., pending the outcome of a pretrial conference Tuesday afternoon.

    Update will be posted when more information is available.

    The original suspect, Kenneth C. Mattingly, and two others - Stephen Austin Howard and Maurice Greenwell - charged later, are accused of fatally shooting Marshall Nov. 10, 2009.

  • Hornback and Davenport to marry

    Jeff and Barbara Hornback announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Chelsea Jade Hornback to Scott Hanson Davenport.

    The prospective bride is a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School and attends Bowling Green Technical College where she will graduate this spring with an associate’s degree in medical office technology. She is employed by Elizabethtown Tractor Supply but will be transferring to the Georgetown store.

  • Benningfield - Lands announce engagement

    Jay Bill and Barbara Benningfield of Magnolia are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son Jeffery Lee Benningfield to Samantha Carolyn Lands, the daughter of David and Melynda Lands of Lebanon Junction.

    The wedding will be held Dec. 11, 2010, at Mount Sherman Baptist Church. Invitations have been mailed.

  • Lincoln Way Supports for Community Living opens Hodgenville location

    Lincoln Way Supports for Community Living held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

    The business, new to Hodgenville but in existence since 2007, provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Amanda McGrew, executive director for the agency, exhibits unmitigated enthusiasm for her work.

  • Dinky Gowen presents free Christmas party Dec. 12

    Dinky Gowen will present his annual Kid's Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday.

    The free event will be held at LaRue County Parks and Recreation and begins at 2 p.m. It offers two hours of magic, ventriloquism, comedy, face painting and generous door prizes.

    Elvis impersonator Joseph Williams is new to the show this year with a performance that is "sure to rock the house," Gowen said.

  • KSP investigate Buffalo stabbing

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in Buffalo about 2 a.m. Dec. 5.
    The LaRue County Ambulance Service transported the male victim from Hardee’s in Hodgenville to Hardin Memorial Hospital. The victim, who identified himself as Doug Heath, was driven to the restaurant from Buffalo, according to 911 records.
    Trooper Bruce Reeves said the victim was “uncooperative” and the investigation is in preliminary stages. An Elizabethtown man was charged with assault Tuesday afternoon. Further information is unavailable.

  • Charges to be heard by grand jury

    Charges against Jeremia Jay Thurman, 22, of Hodgenville, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Thurman was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening and violation of EPO/DVO by the LaRue County Sheriff's Office.

    Deputy Matt Darst testified in a preliminary hearing Wednesday that Thurman entered a residence on Campbellsville Road, had a "verbal exchange" with the alleged victim and struck her in the face.

  • New Haven man dies from stab wounds

    David Jerome Willett is accused of fatally wounding Eric Douglas Stallard, 39, New Haven, Thursday evening after a quarrel between the two men escalated into violence.

    The search that began Friday evening when an arrest warrant was issued for Willett ended Monday in the office of attorney Steven Mirkin. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, Willett has retained Mirkin to represent him in court. He is in the process of being transported back to Nelson County by Kentucky State Police.

  • Mat Hawks win Oldham Super Duals

    For the second year in a row, the LaRue County Mat Hawks won the 16-team Oldham County Super Duals tournament. The Mat Hawks defeated Western Hills, North Oldham, Nelson County, Central Hardin and Simon Kenton.
    “It was a good early season test for us,” said Head Coach Gary Canter. “We had some tough matches and definitely a very tough finals Match with Simon Kenton. We learned a lot about our weaknesses on Saturday.”