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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Doyt Perkins honored by church

    Ron Benningfield, right, Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church Sunday School Superintendent, presents Doyt Perkins with a plaque in appreciation for his serving 44 years as a deacon at the church.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Perkinses celebrate 50 years

    Doyt and Phyllis Perkins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday with a reception given by Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church. 

    The two were married on June 17, 1961, on Phyllis’s birthday. They have four children, Brian Perkins, Brent Perkins, Bethany Bowen and Betsy Perkins and nine grandchildren.

  • WEDDING: Karen Woodcock and Robert Yarborough

    Karen Woodcock and Robert “Bobby” Yarborough were married June 17, 2011, in a ceremony at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The bride is the daughter of Johnny Woodcock of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of Bardstown High School and a student at Ashworth College of Animal Science.

    The groom is the son of Robert E. Yarborough of Hodgenville. He is employed at Publisher's Printing in Lebanon Junction and a graduate of LaRue County High School.

    A reception followed the ceremony.

  • COLUM: A cloud of fear mongering mushrooms after Japan's tsunami

  • ChooseMyPlate.gov offers a new guide

    The USDA has unveiled a new logo to use as a food guide for consumers. You can find it at ChooseMyPlate.gov. The graphic is to remind us to use half our dining plates for fruits and vegetables and to also work in whole grains in our daily food choices.

  • Construction to begin on New Haven Library

    The Nelson County Public Library signed a contract with EH Construction of Bardstown June 15 for the construction of two new library branches in New Haven and Bloomfield at a cost of $1,933,369.

  • Wood joins Commercial Vehicle Enforcment Division

    Brian Wood of Hodgenville recently accepted a position with the Kentucky State Police. Wood joined the ranks as a Kentucky State Police officer assigned to Region 2 of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcment Division. Region 2 is based in Louisville and covers 27 counties. 

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers free headsets

    Bluegrass Cellular is launching a new wireless safety initiative, “Drive Now Text L8R” to encourage drivers to remain hands-free from cellular devices while driving. The initiative begins during Wireless Safety Week June 26-July 2, which is sponsored by the National Safety Council.

  • PHOTO: Vaughn named Detective of the Year

    Kentucky State Police Det. Jonathan L. Vaughn, center, a resident of Hodgenville, was named Detective of the Year for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown by Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown, right, and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, left, on May 24 in Frankfort. A 10-year KSP veteran, Vaughn is a 1997 graduate of LaRue County High School. He is the son of the late Jimmy Ray Vaughn of Magnolia and the late Janalyn Vaughn of Hodgenville.

  • Plaque marks site of fatal plane crash

    A marker now sits near the spot of a March 27, 1948, plane crash that killed five people.

    Four friends, Keith Riggs, Lee Newton, Mac McMullan and Joey Greenwell, decided it was time to pay tribute to those who lost their lives that day with a permanent marker on a knob that lies just behind the Blue Gap Knob, east of U.S. 31E between Culvertown and New Haven.