Today's News

  • Body found in pond identified

     A body found Thursday morning in a pond off Lincoln Boulevard near the LaRue County Maintenance Garage has been identified.

    According to Kentucky State Police, family members have identified the body as James Everett Martin, 43, of Hodgenville.

    He was reported missing by a family member on Sept. 22, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins.

    The family said Martin was planning to go to a dance Saturday evening at the LaRue County Senior Center on the date of his disappearance.

  • Body found in lake

    A body was found in a small lake off Lincoln Boulevard near the LaRue County Maintenance Garage about 9 a.m. Thursday.

    Kentucky State Police are investigating.

    Coroner Todd Skaggs was called to the scene and helped bring the body out of the water.

    The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of family.

  • Traffic backed up on I-65 due to crash

     Traffic on Interstate 65 near Sonora may be delayed due to traffic and a wreck.

    Construction has the right lane closed; a tractor trailer has crashed into several yards of cable barrier on approach to the queue of the lane closure.  With both situations simultaneously, traffic is backed to milepost 75 near Upton.  Work is going on through the night in this work zone. 

    It will likely be two-to-three hours for this queue to clear out, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • Spotted wing Drosophilia found in Kentucky

     The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed a spotted wing Drosophila fly was found in south central Kentucky. Originally from Asia, this particular fruit fly species can be destructive to softer skinned fruit. The fly was captured in a University of Kentucky Integrated Pest Management trap in a peach orchard.

     “For years to come, this is going to be a major production issue for raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, grapes and strawberries,” said Ric Bessin, extension entomologist with the UK College of Agriculture.

  • Hardin County Playhouse presents Arsenic and Old Lace

     The Hardin County Playhouse will present the play “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 and 3 p.m. Oct. 7 and 14. The Playhouse is located in the Plum Alley Theater, 208 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown inside the Historic State Theater Complex. For more information or tickets, call 270-351-0577 or visit www.hardincountyplayhouse.com.

    Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for students or military.

  • Eleven indicted by a grand jury

     Several people were indicted Sept. 17 by a LaRue County grand jury.

  • Taylor County Marching Invitational Results


  • Curves offers free sign-up for proof of mammogram

     Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Curves fitness centers in the U.S. will focus on raising awareness about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and early treatment of breast cancer.

  • Lincoln Trail Workforce program a success

     Each summer, The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board funds a Summer Youth Program. This past summer, 55 youth in the area took advantage of this program, many of whom had no prior experience.

    Beginning June 4, these youth were placed into jobs of their interest or chosen career paths. The youth were matched with 32 different employers and worked in accounting, legal, maintenance, child care, medical, information technology, banking and manufacturing.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Hawks take fourth at tourney