Today's News

  • Family, friends remember Virgil Pearman

    Virgil Pearman was best known for his work as a homebuilder and his service in Kentucky’s General Assembly. But those closest to him recalled the late legislator as putting family first.

    Pearman was born outside Hodgenville, in the Leafdale community. The homestead is now the site of the LaRue County Environmental and Education Research Center which preserves the homestead of his parents, Robert and Anna Belle Pearman.

  • Glendale restaurateur cited for permitting patron to drink

    Tony York has been in and out of Hardin County’s restaurant business for more than 25 years. In 1985, he started working for Green Bamboo, and later he moved to Stone Hearth and Glendale’s The Depot before eventually taking ownership of the restaurant.

    York said it was common practice in Hardin County restaurants to allow customers to bring alcohol in to drink with a meal if they asked.

    “Nobody questioned the legality of it because it was never pursued,” he said.

  • Plans continue for New Haven senior center

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting turned into more of a workshop on building and design as they met Thursday with the lead architect renovating Barry Hall into a new senior citizen and community center.

    The center will serve residents of Nelson and LaRue Counties.

  • SPRING PLAY: LCHS students to present 'An Evening of Culture'

    Students from LaRue County High School Drama will present the play “An Evening of Culture,” in March.

    The play, written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by LCHS teacher Katy Blair Cecil and volunteer Rob Thurman, is set in the fictional town of Mineola where a “disastrous production” of Romeo and Juliet is underway. The comedy is appropriate for all ages.

    "The characters in the play have no idea they've taken a tragedy and turned it into a farce," said Thurman.

  • Men indicted for shooting at crowd

    Two men have been indicted for allegedly shooting in the direction of a group of people at a New Haven bar.

    Patrick L. Keith, 40, Elizabethtown, and Jason Clay Sanders, 41, Hodgenville, allegedly fled the First and Last Chance Bar into LaRue County after shooting five or six rounds Jan. 5.

    New Haven Police Officer K.C. Holbert said the two men had been drinking when an altercation broke out shortly before 10 p.m.

  • Virgil Pearman dies

    Former state representative and state senator Virgil Pearman, 78, of Radcliff died Friday, Feb. 17, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Pearman, a U.S. Army veteran, also owned V.L. Pearman Builder & Development Inc. in Radcliff and served as past president of the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association.

  • Improvements are coming to US 31W in E'town

     Recent studies of US 31W through and north of the town square in Elizabethtown indicate that safety along the corridor can be improved by changing the lane configuration of the road. 

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be implementing changes this spring that consist of reconfiguring lanes around the square and reconfiguration from the current four lanes to one northbound and one southbound lane along with a center turning lane north of the square. The new configurations extend to KY 1357 (St. John Road).

  • BIRTH: Gardners welcome Avery Allen Fitzhugh Kerfoot

    Gary and Neysa Gardner of Hodgenville announce the birth of a son, Avery Allen Fitzhugh Kerfoot Gardner, born June 28, 2011.

    Maternal grandparents are Kenny and Jean Kerfoot; paternal grandparents are Rev. Gerald and Margie Gardner, all of Hodgenville.

    Avery is welcomed home by a sister, Anna Augusta Mahalia Kathleen Gardner.

  • Library announces new books, DVDs

     The LaRue County Public Library has added several items to its shelves.

  • Campbellsville University hosts 'Meet the Authors'

     Campbellsville University's School of Education will host the first Beulah Campbell Children's Literature Conference, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21 on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    The conference is the first of a planned annual conference bringing together children's authors, teachers, librarians and other educators to share children's literature and ways of using literature in the classroom.

    The conference features keynote speaker Charles Ghigna and luncheon speaker Edie Hemingway.