Today's News

  • Elliott to sign 'The Great Diamond Hoax'

    Kentucky author Ron Elliott will be at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown signing copies of his book published earlier this year, “American El Dorado: The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872,” on Saturday, July 27.

    The book digs deep into the true story of Philip Arnold and John Slack, Kentucky natives and cousins, and their conjuring of a fake diamond mine scheme in 1872. The scheme was so convincing that many investors threw themselves in hoping to make a profit on the findings. This made the cousins rich for a time until it was found out that it was a hoax.

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  • Submerged vehicle leads to search for driver

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office responded to the scene of a suspected drowning early Sunday after a man found his girlfriend’s vehicle submerged in the backwaters off Wayne Ennis Road.

    Sheriff Merle Edlin said his office received a report that Edith Gribbins had “failed to come home Saturday night” after notifying her boyfriend she was on the way.

    “When he woke up about 5:30 p.m., she wasn’t there. He found the vehicle with water to the bottom of the (windows).”

  • Volleyball clinic

     Addie Cundiff, left, and Katelyn Eads participated in a drill at a volleyball clinic held earlier this summer.

  • Community Calendar - July 10, 2013

     Library offers free books

  • Nurse aide course available for LCHS students

    Fifteen students have signed up for a new nurse’s aide class to be offered this fall at LaRue County High School.

    The school board agreed June 17 to subsidize the cost of the classes. The district will cover about $300 of the $500 fee for the course, per student.

    Although students accepted into the program will be expected to cover the remaining $200 of the course fee, there will be financial assistance available through scholarships and grants, according to Denise Skaggs, instructional supervisor for LCS.

  • Crossings Restaurant: A building of many trades

     The Crossing Family Restaurant in New Haven has been home to several other businesses over the years and has been featured in photojournalism blogs and local newspapers. 

  • City Council requests iPads

    City Council members were mum Monday night on the subject of a Kentucky State Police investigation of Hodgenville City Hall.

    Five of the six council members were together through a work session, Red Hill Cemetery Commission meeting and regular council meeting (councilman Woodie Handley missed the first two meetings) – but no one broached the subject of the June 28 seizure of computers and records. KSP served a search warrant based on a sealed affidavit.

  • Lincoln General Store holds grand opening

     Lincoln’s General Store located at 2784 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville is back in business under new ownership. 

  • Cemetery preservation program offered

    The Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Preservation Program will host a series of 10 workshops throughout southern and eastern Kentucky to help Kentuckians preserve their local cemeteries.