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Today's News

  • Young Hawks have plenty of potential

    LaRue County High School golf coach Justin Craft sees his team’s youth and inexperience as a short-term weakness that can become a long-term strength.

    “We have a chance to develop a top Fifth Region team in three or four years if our younger players will make a year-round commitment to golf,” said Craft.

  • Man injured in motorcycle wreck

     A Magnolia man is in critical condition after losing control of the motorcycle he was driving.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, was operating an eastbound 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle about 5 p.m. in the 3600 block of South L&N Turnpike (Ky. 470). He lost control and the vehicle left the roadway, according to Kentucky State Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    “Preliminary investigations point to speed being a factor in the accident. The operator was not wearing a helmet,” according to Trooper Gregory.

  • Exterminator charged with thefts

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating any possible local thefts tied to an exterminator accused of a string of thefts in Spencer County.

    Jeffery Sizemore, who worked as an exterminator for Orkin Pest Control, has stolen valuables from at least two homes in Nelson County, according to police.

    While inside homes exterminating, Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell said Sizemore, 37, was stealing from the homes.

  • Teens injured in crash on New Haven Road

    A teenager was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital and another was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital after an accident on New Haven Road early Tuesday morning.

  • Seventh-grader makes Jeopardy Hall of Fame

    Skyler Hornback won $66,600 on Wednesday's episode of Jeopardy.

    Hornback, a seventh-grader at LaRue County Middle School, set a record for the highest one-day total in Jeopardy! Kids Week history. His total is also the third-highest one-day total in the history of the quiz show.

    "I never dreamed I would set a Kids Week record," Skyler said in a news release from Jeopardy!

  • BUFFALO; E.S. Ferrill photos
  • BUFFALO; Grandpa Ferrill was a pioneer, had a pet bear

    E.S. Ferrill shared this information about his grandfather, William Ferrill. (The story was found on a genealogical website.)

    William Ferrill came to LaRue County (then Kentucky County, Virginia), from Culpepper, Va., in 1788. He came when a very small child with his mother, a young widow.

    His mother’s brothers, John and James Howell, accompanied them on horseback.

  • BUFFALO; E.S. Ferrill: Big Frog, Little Pond

    In LaRue County’s history, there have been few entrepreneurs to match Edward Stanton Ferrill.

    Ferrill, the grandfather of Linda Back of Hodgenville, turned a small drugstore in Buffalo into a booming wholesale business during a time when almost every other business was struggling or going belly-up.

    The secret to his success? He never went into a new venture until he had the cash saved to start it.

    “E.S.” as he was known, was born Feb. 19, 1862, to Henry and Mary Jane Ray Ferrill. He was raised on a farm on the Rolling Fork River.

  • BUFFALO; McClain Hotel
  • BUFFALO; The play could get hot in the old Buffalo gym

    The Buffalo Elementary School’s gym has a history that reaches back to the 1800s when it was built not as a gymnasium, but as an academic wing of East Lynn College, which longtime Buffalo resident John T. Meers said originally opened in 1860.


    “The original structure was T-shaped and what is now the gym contained classrooms which the college used,” Meers said. “When they separated the two buildings, they moved a section that became a lunchroom on the bottom floor and Masonic and Eastern Star lodge above, and the other part became a gym.”