Today's News

  • Taking a stand against breast cancer

    Rachael Cecil, who was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage two invasive ductal carcinoma) in November 2015, has two words of advice to anyone being tested: time is of the essence and stand your ground in regards to getting what you want to be done.

    Until her diagnosis, the 42-year-old school teacher who lives in Buffalo had been having mammograms for six years with no signs of cancer.

    “In July, 2015, I discovered a lump in my left breast,” she shared.

  • Lincoln Days showcases best of LaRue

    A cool gray mist hung in the air last Saturday morning at the opening of the 45th annual Lincoln Days Celebration, but the dreary weather didn’t stop Lincoln enthusiasts and festival goers from coming out to enjoy the celebration.

    “I was thrilled with the turnout Saturday,” said Lincoln Days president Sarah Quesenberry, “With the weather forecast we were afraid it would turn people away, but after about eleven o’clock it got really busy. Vendors said they did really busy. Vendors said they did really well on Saturday.”

  • Ford sexual abuse arraignment postponed

    The first degree sexual abuse arraignment for the former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams was postponed.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave was scheduled to be arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, October 3. However, according to Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Whitney Meredith, the case was continued to Monday, October 17 because of scheduling issues with attorneys.

  • LaRue Co. Ranks 8 out of 173 districts

    LaRue County Schools is the eighth highest performing of Kentucky’s 173 school districts and ranks higher than any district in the region, according to data from the Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System.

    “Our scores have reflected a high level of student achievement for several years, and our mindset in LaRue County is continuous improvement. To rank eighth in the state is an incredible accomplishment for our students and our dedicated teachers and staff,” said superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • Zombie Outbreak in New Haven

    A zombie outbreak is expected in New Haven when zombie enthusiasts will trek through New Haven in De Zombie Walk on October 15.

    De Zombie Walk was created as a way for locals to have some fun while raising some money for a good cause.

    “Me and my business partner started talking about it a little while back and we wanted something to do for the people around town especially the younger crowd,” said Kay Inman, Co-owner of K’ La’s Café in New Haven. “Being a big walking Dead fan I thought, why not?”

  • Organized crime suspects accept plea deal

    Several people who were reportedly involved in a methamphetamine organized crime ring have accepted plea deals.

  • Test wells drilled at old laundromat

    A state contractor drilled several test wells at the site of a former drycleaner and laundromat in Hodgenville.

    A work crew with Chase Environmental Group of Louisville drilled six new testing wells at the site on Smith Street. The wells check the amount of soil and water contamination that has been caused by the old underground storage tanks.

  • DUI semi driver causes accident

    A truck driver was arrested on Monday, October 3 after turning over the semi-truck he was driving on North L and N Turnpike near Hodgenville.

    Arrested at the scene was Robert Joseph Shewmaker Jr., 46, of Sault Saint Marie, Michigan.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Brian Smith responded to a single semi-truck accident on North L and N Turnpike. When Smith arrived on the scene, he noticed that the driver of the wrecked semi-truck, Shewmaker, was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech.

  • Detre appointed to Planning and Zoning board

    LaRue County Fiscal court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 27, appointed John Detre to Planning and Zoning’s Board of Adjustments and LaRue County Library’s Board of Trustees.

    Both terms expire June 30, 2020, as does the term of Paul Lassanske who was reappointed to the Board of Adjustments.

  • Apple updates its operating system changes naming convention

    Apple has chosen to end its long running naming convention and do away with OS X, releasing the next generation of OS last month, titled macOS Sierra.

    There is no real mystery here, just a changing of the guard as current Apple executives move away from the long time branding under Steve Jobs and bring the Mac naming conventions more in line with the iOS, WatchOS, and tvOS.