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Today's News

  • New Haven man charged in shooting

    The victim of a shooting May 10 in Marion County is facing criminal charges after a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department investigation found marijuana plants at his residence.

    Michael Chad Greenwell, 26, New Haven was indicted on charges of cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and complicity to these charges. His mother, Karen McCubbins, 52, New Haven, also lives at the residence and was indicted on identical charges.

  • Relay: Standing together is the best way to defeat a bully

    It’s tough to fight a bully.

    He doesn’t play fair. He hides and sneaks up on you. He intimidates you and your family.

    The bully doesn’t care if you have attempted to live a clean and inoffensive life – or if you have children or grandchildren – or if you have done absolutely nothing to deserve his attention.

    Without rhyme or reason, the bully will pick on your children and grandchildren. Your wife. Your husband.

    He’ll put you through the wringer again and again.

    This bully has a name. Cancer.

  • American Legion dedicates cross to Lance Cpl. Hanson

    Memorial Day has evolved into a celebration of summer whether it be a day off work, a family cookout or a trip to the pool.

    Monday, veterans of American Legion Post 87 in Hodgenville held a ceremony to remind the community why the day was set aside – to honor servicemen and women who died in the line of duty.

  • Three Lady Hawks play at State Tennis Tournament

    The LaRue County High School tennis program ended a successful season by sending three players to the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament in Lexington last week.

    Sophomore singles player Michelle Seymour qualified for State for the second consecutive year.

    The doubles team of Nancy Howell and Paige Nalley, both sophomores, qualified for their first appearance at State.

  • Nelson County candidate ineligible to vote or run for office

    Of the 118 votes garnered by Frances Robertson May 18 in her campaign for Nelson County Clerk, none of them were her own.

    While attempting to vote at the New Haven School precinct during the primary, Robertson, 51, discovered she was ineligible to vote because she had registered as “other” on her voter registration card, Nelson County Deputy Clerk Kim Bryan said.

    “She discovered it herself, a poll worker called in and couldn’t find her (on the voter registration,” Bryan said.

  • Underage drinking is costly to taxpayers

    We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • Farmers may receive help for flood damage

    Kentucky farmers may be able to utilize federal relief programs to get help for farm-related losses incurred since April 30 as a result of severe storms, flooding, mudslides, straight line winds and tornadoes.

    Producers who suffered at least a 30 percent loss in crop production or livestock products may apply for aid from the Emergency Loan Program.

  • Ian Mather takes national championship in poetry

    Ian Mather, a junior at LaRue County High School, was named a national champion last weekend.

    Mather traveled to Fullerton, Calif. and competed in the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions. He won the first-place title in poetry interpretation and was named a quarter-finalist in dramatic interpretation.

  • Carter accepted to leadership institute

    Niki Carter, director of the LaRue County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The yearlong institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

  • Lincoln Home honored in media competition

    Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Indiana has received several national and international awards for its commemoration of the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial.