Today's News

  • New Haven and Rolling Fork firefighters to be honored

     New Haven and Rolling Fork Fire Departments will observe a service of recognition and blessings at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the departments' station, 363 Center Street, New Haven.

    The two departments provide fire protection and rescue to the City of New Haven, and an area of about 100 square miles in southern Nelson and northern Larue counties.

  • Hardin County Water District honored

     Hardin County Water District No. 2 was named the Kentucky Division of Water “AWOP” Champion April 16 at the Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association’s annual conference at the Galt House in Louisville.

    The District won the honors previously in 2008 and is currently the only water system in the state to win the award twice.

  • FISCAL COURT: Talks continue about new radio tower

    LaRue County will soon erect a 250-foot radio communications tower that Emergency Management Director Chris Jackson says will provide better signals and a greater transmitting and receiving radius.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, informed fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 24 that the tower, scheduled to be operational by July 1 on county road department property off 31-E, will also be more cost effective.

  • Daisy troop plants rose bush at Sunrise

  • City police investigate April 16 crash

     Hodgenville City Police investigated a crash that occurred about 4 p.m. April 16.

  • Mullins interviewed for KET program

    Rita Muratalla, KASA president elect and principal of Zoneton Middle School in Bullitt County, and Paul Mullins, KASA vice president and principal of LaRue County High School were recently interviewed for a special program airing on KET during education month. Both administrators represented KASA during the KET interview about valuing teachers in Kentucky schools.

  • Motorcycle road test to change May 1

    The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch will begin using a new rider skills test for motorcycle operator’s license applicants on May 1. Developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the new test is designed to better determine if operators possess sufficient safety skills for riding motorcycles in traffic.

  • Residents eligible for sales and use tax relief

    Victims of the Leap Day storm are eligible for some immediate tax relief.
    On April 16, Gov. Beshear signed into law the provisions of House Bill 255 which provide a refund of sales and use tax paid for building materials permanently installed in the repair or replacement of buildings damaged in counties covered under a federal disaster relief declaration. The legislation is retroactive to provide tax relief for property owners in the 23 disaster counties, including LaRue County, affected by the storms in late February and early March.

  • Goodtime Cruisers offer scholarship

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    The Goodtime Cruisers Automobile Club in Hodgenville funded a one-time scholarship for a LaRue County student majoring in automotive/diesel technology at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Students who enroll in ECTC’s automotive/diesel technology program may earn an Associate in Applied Science degree or a variety of industry certificates and diplomas.

  • Several indicted in April by grand jury

    Several people were indicted April 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    They are:
    Johnny Wood (1951) of Upton was indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; two counts of possession of a controlled substance and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of prescription not in a proper container and complicity.
    The alleged offenses occurred March 29. He is accused of acting alone or in concert with Coleman Ferriss.