Today's News

  • Brown sentenced to five years

     Christopher Brown, 22, of Buffalo, was sentenced to five years incarceration for second-degree burglary in Nelson Circuit Court.

    He was denied probation because his discharge would unduly depreciate the seriousness of the defendant’s crime.

    On or about Dec. 1, 2011, Brown unlawfully entered someone’s house with the intent to commit a crime while armed with a deadly weapon and tampered with evidence by dumping a gun safe and other items in a creek with intent to impair its availability in the official proceeding.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

     Five people were indicted Oct. 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jennifer Lynn Nichols(1977) of Buffalo is charged with flagrant non-support. She allegedly failed to provide support resulting in arrearage of $12,286.80.

    Bail was set at $5,000 cash only plus conditions. The Division of Child Support investigated.

    James Gregory Parrett(1970) of Magnolia is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance, second offense. He is accused of unlawfully possessing methamphetamine on June 28.

  • '45 Men in 45 Days' sought by Big Brothers

     With more than 250 boys throughout Kentucky and Indiana on a waiting list, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana has launched a “45 Men in 45 Days” campaign to recruit 45 Big Brothers by Nov. 2.

    So far the response has been very positive, according to Kristin Milosevich, community engagement manager for the organization.

    “Last year at this time we had between 30 and 40 men who had expressed an interest to serve as Big Brothers, and this year, we’re over 100,” she said.

  • New Haven plans Christmas events

    New Haven could soon see a new medical clinic in the city as the city’s board of commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change to allow Flaget Hospital to construct an immediate care center on Center Street, just opposite from Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home.

    The vacant lot had previously been evaluated and given the go-ahead by the Nelson County Planning and Zoning Commission. 

  • South Fork Homemakers

     The South Fork Area Homemakers met Oct. 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Hostesses for the meeting were Martha Owen and Exie Elliott. Also present were Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Amanda Gatewood, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas, Patsy Thomas, Sue Crutcher and Wanda West.

    The Club discussed the LaRue County Extension Banquet which they will cater on Jan. 28, 2013. 

  • COLUMN: More holiday fun can be found for less

     Have you started the holiday shopping countdown yet? To avoid the end-of-the-year holiday crunch on your wallet, it is important to plan for holiday expenses through the year. Also, it is important to realize that Christmas is not the only expensive holiday within the next three months.

    Halloween ranks as the third most expensive holiday, following Christmas and Valentine's Day. This might surprise some people, since typically the holiday does not involve large gift-giving or family events. Nonetheless, the price of costumes, candy and decorations can add up.

  • Applications accepted for ECTC board

     Applications are being accepted for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Board of Directors.

    Two positions have been created due to term expirations.

    Information from all applicants will be presented to the Elizabethtown

    Community and Technical College Nominating Commission.

  • Woman dies following crash

    A Hodgenville woman died Tuesday, Oct. 16, from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash.

    Misshi Larimore, 34, lost control of the 2004 pickup she was driving just before 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 on Bardstown Road just outside Hodgenville city limits. The pickup struck a tree on the right side of the roadway.

    LaRue County EMS transported her to University Hospital in Louisville, according to officers. She died at the hospital.

  • Man charged with three DUIs

     A Hodgenville man has been lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center for more than a month after being charged with three DUIs in a short timeframe.

    Benjamin Henry Burba, 58, was charged July 24, Aug. 4 and Sept. 17 with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    In July, Officer Mark Taulbee, who is now deceased, cited Burba after he allegedly drove a 1993 blue Chevrolet into a stop sign at the intersection of Springdale and Lincoln Boulevard. The citation said Burba failed a field sobriety test.

  • Flaget Memorial has groundbreaking for new medical office building

     Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, a part of KentuckyOne Health, broke ground Oct. 2 on a $7.8 million medical office building dedicated to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who founded the hospital in 1951. When finished, the SCN Medical Office Building will be a two-story structure that contains about 32,000 square feet.

    Tentative plans call for locating the Flaget Center for Orthopedics on the first floor, along with outpatient rehabilitation services. The top floor will house physician offices.