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Today's News

  • Locals featured in insurance commercial

    The latest television commercial for Kentucky Farm Bureau features fall scenery, catchy guitar music and a soft, Southern voice saying, “All over Kentucky, people grow attached to certain things.”

    One by one, six smiling people show off garden gnomes, hubcaps, typewriters and stuffed animals.

    Much of the 30-second spot was filmed in LaRue County, features two LaRue Countians and was developed by a native LaRue Countian.

  • Family loses home to fire

    Angie Pitchford left her home on West High Street Monday morning to return books to the library – just down the street. She returned home to find the two-story frame house covered in heavy smoke.

    “The library books were overdue,” she said. “We were renewing them so we could keep checking out.”

  • Octavia brings memories of winter ‘78

    February 2015 is headed for the record books as the National Weather Service says it will be one of the worst in the state’s history.

    LaRue County was hit with 12-to-14-inches of snow on Feb. 16 – and an additional 2-to-3 inches falling overnight Tuesday, courtesy of Winter Storm Octavia. An Arctic cold blast later in the week meant the snow wasn’t going anywhere. Wind chill advisories were issued Wednesday.

  • More arrests made in Lyons Station

    A Lyons Station man was charged Feb. 12 with several counts.

    Matthew Reece O’Bryan, 19, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance, third degree; tampering with physical evidence; possession of marijuana; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; illegal possession of legendary drug; first-degree forgery; and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Former city officials report to Nelson jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday, Feb. 16, as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week before their trials were to begin for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.

  • Woman recovering after being struck by truck

    A New Haven woman was injured Wednesday, Feb. 18, when she was struck by a pickup.

    Kenneth Goodgine, 57, of Bardstown, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet extended cab truck north on Bardstown Road in the Athertonville area. About 7:10 p.m. the pickup met a southbound truck “that had bright lights,” according to a sheriff’s report.

  • PHOTO: A cold seat
  • Lot of history at Little Mount

    It has been a process that has taken years, but at long last, one of the most historic cemeteries in LaRue County has a proper marker.

    On Feb. 12, 2015, as part of the Lincoln Birthday Celebration, a marker, donated by the Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, was unveiled on Leafdale Road. (The actual ceremony took place at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church, due to inclement weather.)

  • BIRTHDAY: 90 years for the twins
  • Cherry Scholarship for Anderson

    Brian Anderson of Buffalo, a senior at LaRue County High School, is one of 26 recipients of a scholarship from Western Kentucky University.

    The Cherry Presidential Scholarship is the school’s most prestigious academic award. It is valued at more than $16,800 annually and worth more than $67,000 during a four-year period.