Today's News

  • Circuit judges attend annual winter college

    Circuit Court Judge John David “Jack” Seay and Circuit Court Judge Charles C. Simms III, who serves Hart, LaRue and Nelson counties, participated in the 2015 Circuit Judges Winter College Jan. 25-28 in Louisville. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit judges.

  • Cox’s Creek woman drowns in cistern

    Nelson County first responders battled freezing temperatures and hazardous roads Monday, Feb. 16, while responding to a drowning at a Cox’s Creek farm on Whitesides Road.

    Nancy Dugan, 56, was found drowned in a cistern on her farm at 1845 Whitesides Road.

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said in a press release that foul play is not suspected.

    Dugan lived on the cattle farm that has long been in her family, neighbors said. She was reportedly last seen Sunday, Feb. 15.

  • News of Record


    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • Fundrai$ers

    Relay for Life

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Adopt-A-Pig

    Living Strong’s Adopt-A-Pig Project is going on through April 25. Adopt a plastic pig and enter a variety of contests to support Relay. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Famous Recipe Night

  • Fraser, Thomas win at tournaments

    Western Kentucky University’s forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Normal, Illinois, and Murray to take part in several tournaments Feb. 7-8.

  • Two cited after crash on Dan Dunn Road

    Two people were cited Monday afternoon following a crash on Dan Dunn Road.

    Leah Krupinski, 18, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix on the narrow road just before 4 p.m.

    According to Deputy Doug Sherrard, Krupinski’s car met a 1992 Buick Park Avenue, driven by Frisby Chadren, 35, of Shepherdsville, on the crest of a hill. Snow was piled up on both sides of the roadway. There was no center line and each party stated that the other driver was on the wrong side of the road.

  • Upton house destroyed by fire

    A fire gutted a house Saturday night on Riggs Street in Upton, leaving it in ruins.

    Upton Fire Chief Froman Peters said the fire appeared to have started near or in the electric panel box of the older house.

    “The studs the electrical box was mounted on were black to the floor,” Peters said, noting the burn pattern pointed to the box as the origin.

    Peters said the occupant told him a breaker was causing trouble for the last few days before the fire started.

    Peters said the initial alarm came in around 6:15 p.m.

  • School board approves proposal

    LaRue County Board of Education met Thursday night in a special meeting, rescheduled from Monday, Feb. 16 due to the inclement weather. Board members Linda Pearman and Dawn Connor were absent.

    Heartland Communications Consultants had a communications services proposal on the agenda for consideration. It passed the board vote, meaning the Elizabethtown firm will be on retainer for four months, from March to June, at $2,000 per month.

  • Carl Brashear: a true ‘man of honor’

    “It is not a sin to get knocked down. It’s a sin to stay down.”

    Those are the words that run along the top of carlbrashear.org, a website for the Carl Brashear Foundation. And they’re words Carl Brashear lived by. As the first African American Master Diver in the U.S. Navy, Brashear opened doors to the military for the rest of the black population.

  • PHOTO: Giddy-up