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Today's News

  • New Haven's historical center attracting visitors

    The Historical Preservation and Information Center, located at 306 Center St. in New Haven, has been developing over the past year into a gathering place for the community and a celebration of town history and local military personnel.

    In the front room of the building, photographs of New Haven veterans line the walls, and in the office area, Tessie Cecil, director of the center, displays a collection of items and photos of New Haven businesses and landmarks throughout the years.

  • Happy 206th Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

    LaRue County celebrated its most famous son on Thursday. Abraham Lincoln’s 206th birthday celebration took visitors across the county of his birth, as events took place throughout the day.

    Things got started at 10 a.m., as a group gathered for a wreath-laying at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, in front of the traditional cabin. Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd presenters were onhand. Longtime Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre spoke during the ceremony.

  • Lauren Heil: ExCEL Award winner

    LaRue County Schools 2015 ExCEL Teacher of the Year Lauren Heil knew from the time she was a child that she would become a teacher.

    Growing up in Illinois, she propped her dolls and stuffed animals into school desk seats her father had purchased at a garage sale, holding class with her “students.”

    She also often visited her Aunt Lori, a school sister of Notre Dame, in Burlington, Indiana, in her fifth-grade classroom.

  • Fiscal Court: Milby appointed to library board, new road sign ordered

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the appointment of Robin Milby to the LaRue County Library Board of Trustees as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 10.

    “Kyle Williamson, who held the position, resigned on Jan. 5 in order to be our county attorney, leaving the vacancy,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.   

    In other business, magistrates approved the sale of a 1998 ambulance, declared surplus property, to Hart County Fiscal Court for $2,000. 

  • Fire department makes run at Landmark

    The Hodgenville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 806 Landmark Drive at 10 p.m. Saturday.

    The smoke, it turned out, came from a heater. Several people left their apartments until the smoke cleared.

  • Court Briefs: Feb. 18, 2015

    Recommended three-year sentence

    Jacob A. Byers (1992) pleaded guilty Jan. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of possession of controlled substance, first degree, with a recommendation for a three-year sentence; one count of buy or possession of drug paraphernalia with a recommended sentence of 12 months; and one count of possession of marijuana with a recommended sentence of 45 days

    All time to be served concurrently for a total of three years, probated. Presentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is Feb. 16.

     

  • Central Kentucky Community Action back on its feet

    Two years ago, the future of Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc., was uncertain. The agency was experiencing significant financial difficulties, which resulted to changes in their transportation program for senior citizens and to their Head Start program in an effort to reduce expenses. At that time, Lynn Robey, executive director of Central Kentucky Community Action, spoke with government agencies in Marion and surrounding counties and asked for additional financial support in hopes of getting the agency back on its feet.

  • Lyons Station man charged with trafficking

    Officers from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at 2134 Lyons Station Road near New Haven.

    Officers seized 186 Oxycodone pills, 245 Adderall pills, seven Diazepam pills, an ounce of marijuana and seven vials of steroids along with 11 firearms and $15,670 in cash, according to a task force news release.

  • Blue Soul Gypsys to perform at Historic State Theater

    Aaron McDowell and his band, Blue Soul Gypsys, are set to perform at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21. McDowell, a native of Buffalo, said he’s excited to return to the area to perform.

    “It means everything [to return],” he said. “I don’t care if there are five people there. There’s nothing like people – they know they’re a part of it. I’ve been to (Los Angeles) and back playing music. But there’s nothing like doing it here.”

  • Schools closed Wednesday, Feb. 18

    LaRue County Schools will be closed Wednesday.