Today's News

  • Former resident dies in police fire

    A former Hodgenville man died July 11 when he was shot by a Jeffersonville, Ind. officer.

    Robert Emmett Grattan Jr., 48, was a suspect in a branch bank robbery when he was stopped by an off-duty officer about 1:30 p.m., according to news reports.

    The standoff with police and Grattan’s death were documented by TV camera crews.

    Police said he refused to leave his pickup truck for five hours, eventually leaving the truck with a gun in hand. Officers fired rubber bullets at him, causing him to drop his gun. He picked it up and pointed it at officers.

  • Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board accepted the following personnel recommendations June 15:

    •Extended-employment of Lisa Kerr as LaRue County High School girls track coach effective end of school year.

    •Resignation, due to retirement, of Vicky Stewart as teacher at LaRue County Middle School effective July 1.

    •Extended-employment of Becky Hawkins as HES Cool School Cake Decorating Club Sponsor effective May 20.

    •Extended-employment of Cara Holt as HES Cool School Art Teacher effective May 20.

  • Pat Helm reflects on 27 years as EMT

    Pat Helm, who retired June 1 as LaRue County’s director of emergency medical services, vividly recalls his first life-saving resuscitation.

    “I just happened to be driving through the square in Hodgenville when a call on dispatch said that a person was unresponsive at the pool hall,” Helm said. 

    Within seconds, he entered the billiard parlor to find a man lying unconscious on the floor – no breathing, no heartbeat, in full cardiac arrest.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met June 16 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home Day Care with vice-president Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostesses were the staff at Sunrise Manor Day Care.

    Besides Gardner, members present were Virginia Allen, Janice Bowen, Ann E. Flanders, Louise Graber, Hazel Hodges, Mary Lois Hornback, Doris Jean Holleran, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Clovis Johnson and Della Thomas.

    The South Fork Area Homemaker Club is responsible for the Floral Hall at the County Fair 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

  • Extension Homemakers give back locally, statewide and globally

    This year, the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association presented a check for $55,818.93 to the UK Ovarian Cancer Research Program. The contribution this year was a significant milestone as the organization has  contributed more than $1 million since the project began in 1977. KEHA paid tribute to Virginia McCandless, the health chairman who worked with physicians at UK to start the project in 1977 after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 

  • Notice to LaRue County Taxpayers

    An advertisement regarding taxes run by County Clerk Linda Carter and LaRue County Fiscal Court in the July 15 print edition failed to include the web site to review the list of deliquent taxes. The correct web address is www.laruecounty.org and a corrected version of the ad accompanies this posting online.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Beauty pageant at Summersville

    The Summersville Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser beauty pageant 9 a.m. July 18 at the Summersville Elementary School gym. Open pageant. Registration will be taken 9 a.m. June 27 and July 11 at Forcht Bank in Summersville; and 9 a.m. July 4 at Greensburg IGA. All times are central. For more information, call 270-405-4882 after 7 p.m. and leave message or visit www.summersvilleshiningstarsbeautypageant.piczo.com.


  • Fugitive returned to jail

    A Mount Sherman man accused of 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy has been lodged in the Nelson County jail after missing court appointments in LaRue and Nelson counties last week.

    Nelson County jail confirmed he was booked July 9, however, it is unclear whether Wimsett was arrested or if he turned himself in.

  • Our freedoms tomorrow depend on our actions today

    Our American freedoms were born July 4, 1776, with signing of the Declaration of Independence. This document was based on an unchanging premise: “Every human being derives his inalienable rights from the owner and operator of this universe, almighty God, who revealed himself in Jesus Christ.” This thread runs throughout our history.

  • Kids College coming to Hodgenville July 20-23

    If the kids are showing signs of boredom this summer, consider sending them to college. Kids College, that is.

    Campbellsville University is offering several four-day classes for third through eighth graders July 20-23.

    Kids College will be held at the Hodgenville Civic Center. A satellite campus is being planned in Hodgenville this fall but will not be ready in time for the classes, said John Chowning, CU’s vice president for church and external relations.

    “In future years, assuming a market for it, we’ll have on campus,” Chowning said.