Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Erin Leigh Heady and Ryan Keith Bratcher

    Jeff and Cindy Heady of Magnolia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Leigh Heady to Ryan Keith Bratcher, son of Keith and Patty Bratcher of Leitchfield.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2012 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in elementary education.

    The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Grayson County High School and owner of Bratcher Construction in Leitchfield.

  • Kentucky Railway Museum offers 'A Day Out with Thomas'

    Thomas the Tank Engine will visit The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven June 2-3 and June 9-10.

    The event allows children and their families a chance to take a 25-minute ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas, star of the Thomas and Friends series. It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.

    There will be a hands-on arts and crafts station, train tables and coloring sheets, storytelling, video viewing and magic show.

    Tickets are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up and available by calling 866-468-7630 or visiting www.kyrail.org.

  • Several honored by Chamber of Commerce

    A former mayor and school superintendent was honored posthumously Thursday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting held at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville.

    Outgoing president Stefanie Rock presented the President’s Award to the family of Roger L. Truitt, in honor of his many contributions to Hodgenville and LaRue County. Truitt died in April while vacationing with his family.

    Truitt’s wife Ann, while accepting the award, said Hodgenville was important to her late husband.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Idol finalists

    Finalists in Sunrise Manor's American Idol contest are front, Ladorothy Hutchinson; back, McKenna Akers, Michaela Rock and Emily Turner. The talent show finale is 7 p.m. May 17.

  • LaRue residents may compete in Nelson County Fair pageants

    Entry forms and packets are now available for The Nelson County Fair Board open pageants to all residents of Kentucky. These pageants are the Miss Exceptional, Miss Nelson County, Miss Teen and Miss Pre-teen.  

    Entry forms, along with the contest rules, and coordinators names are available at Colonial Flower Shop, Forrest Avenue, Bardstown or at www.nelsoncofair.com.

  • New Haven teen charged with teacher abuse

     A Nelson County High School student was charged with abuse of a teacher and harassment after a physical encounter at school May 8.

    Justin Derek Downs, 19, New Haven, was booked at the Nelson County Jail at 10:48 a.m.

    "There was an incident between a couple of students and the teacher stepped in to deal with it," Nelson County Schools Communication Director Tom Dekle said. "The incident basically involved inappropriate physical contact."

  • PHOTO: LaRue County Young Democrats


    Sierra Enlow and Michael Wilson attended the Kentucky Young Democrats Convention this spring as representatives of the newly formed LaRue/Hardin/Meade County Young Democrats Chapter. They are pictured with Sen. Dennis Parrett (D-Elizabethtown). For more information about the chapter, contact Enlow at (502) 827-3332 or sierra.enlow@gmail.com.

  • Free summer concerts scheduled in Bardstown

    The Stephen Foster Music Club recently concluded its fundraiser for this year’s Summer Band Concert Series in Bardstown, and has been busy lining up some great acts for this summer’s concerts.

  • Alleged killer to be tried in September

    The trial for a man accused of stabbing a New Haven man to death has been delayed again after the defense requested a psychiatric evaluation of the alleged killer.

    David Jerome Willett, 28, New Hope, was indicted for murder after allegedly stabbing Eric Douglas Stallard, 39, multiple times Dec. 2, 2010.

  • Two charged with drug possession

    Two people were charged May 8 with possession of methamphetamine and the investigating officer says more charges are pending.

    Deputy Eric Williamson said the sheriff’s office had received a complaint of drug activity occurring in a room in an Upton motel. Williamson and Deputy Robby Brownfield investigated and found several items of drug paraphernalia in a room occupied by Nicholas Saladino, 24, and Caitlyn Veirs, 18.

    Williamson said scales, pipes, foils and “a couple of grams of methamphetamine” were found in the room.