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Today's News

  • ‘Ultimate Fighter’ Shaine Jaime joins Cumberland coaching staff

    Cumberland University – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen has announced the hiring of two-time All-American and The Ultimate Fighter Reality TV show coach Shaine Jaime as the program’s new full-time assistant coach.

    Jaime was a two-time Division II All-American at Central Washington University, placing third twice during his career for the Wildcats.

  • Soccer teams pick up wins, Nunn scores big for Ladies

    GIRLS SOCCER

    LaRue County 11, Breckinridge County 1

    The Lady Hawks Soccer team picked up their first win of the season Aug. 25 with an impressive 11-1 victory over visiting Breckinridge County.

    Sophomore Gillian Nunn had a sensational game with four goals. Senior Rachel Wolf and her sister, freshman Natalie Wolf each provided two goals as well.

    Senior Nichole Thomas, sophomore Hattie Ward, and full-time goalkeeper Sierra Mullins also chipped in with a goal apiece.

  • LaRue breaks Hart for 33-28 win

    It was a very successful week for the fall sports of LaRue County High School as we saw some highly competitive contests and some special performances.

    FOOTBALL

    LaRue County 33, Hart County 28

  • Man charged with assault, trespass

    A Hodgenville man is facing numerous charges after allegedly assaulting a woman in her apartment Aug. 25.

    James Christopher Matthews, 19, who recently moved to the area from Edmonton, according to police, allegedly held a knife to a woman’s throat and threatened to kill her. Charges filed include second-degree assault, fleeing and evading police (on foot), second-degree attempted burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

  • New Haven mayor dies

    New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson died Thursday after an illness following surgery.

    City Clerk Linda Mattingly said he passed away around noon at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    He was in his fourth year as mayor after having served two terms on the New Haven Board of Commissioners.

    He had also been the city’s police chief for 17 years.

    “He did a great job as mayor,” Mattingly said. “He’s going to be sadly missed by our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”

  • Clayton Homes building sold

    After sitting vacant for almost six years, the Clayton Homes building in LaRue County’s Industrial Park has been sold.

    Businessman Tim L. Aulbach, through Bella Development LLC, purchased the property from CMH Hodgenville, Inc. of Nashville, Tenn., for $1.5 million.

    LaRue County Community and Economic Development Director Bob Sims made the formal announcement of the sale at Thursday’s meeting of the LaRue County Industrial Foundation.

  • Jamboree celebrates 60 years

    As he enters his 60th year as owner and producer of the Lincoln Jamboree and his 56th year as proprietor of Joel Ray’s Restaurant, Joel Ray Sprowls’ path to longevity has been like the Energizer Bunny: He takes a lickin’ but keeps on tickin.’

     “I’m like a cat with nine lives, and I think I just lived my eighth one,” he quipped.

  • EMS hosts responder training

    LaRue County EMS will host a National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Sept. 3 at its classroom on Lincoln Boulevard.

    Mike Cottrell, county EMS director, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 26 the four hours of instruction will provide guidelines to best protect emergency workers when working an accident.

    Cottrell said the recent I-65 accident that took the life of a Glendale volunteer fireman emphasized the need for such training.

  • Several indicted in Nelson County

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court Aug. 7.

  • School board tax rate hearing is Sept. 15

    The LaRue County School Board held a special-called meeting on Aug. 22 to discuss tax rates for the upcoming year. The board must decide how to determine the district’s tax rates. Their options are to either take a 4 percent increase or to take a “compensating rate,” a rate determined by the state that is designed to allow school boards and other entities to keep their current rates.