Today's News

  • New Haven man shot by officer

     A 61-year-old New Haven man, John Hagan, was shot at 2125 Monks Road Thursday afternoon in an incident involving a law enforcement officer.

    The shooting was apparently related to a neighbor dispute that Nelson County Dispatch reported at 2:46 p.m. According to the dispatch log, the officer who responded was Michael Watts.

    According to a press release by Norman Chaffins, a spokesman for the Kentucky State Police, state troopers received a call at 2:57 p.m. for backup for a Nelson County deputy sheriff who requested assistance.

  • New Haven's Iron Horse Festival is Sept. 8

     The annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival is described as a family-fun event that truly has something for everyone.

    “There’s a good assortment of anything anybody wants,” said Linda Mattingly, secretary of the Iron Horse Festival committee.

    The festival will be held Sept. 8 in downtown New Haven. A 5k Run/Fun Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies will follow at 9:30 a.m. in the Town & Country Bank lot. Admission is free.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Help Desk ready to repair laptops

     With almost 800 laptops in use every day at LaRue County High School, having some computer malfunctions is unavoidable.

    Thanks to a Help Desk class, however, the school is able to have the computer problems solved in house, saving the district money while at the same time giving invaluable hands-on experience to the students involved.

    “On a typical day we have around 10 to 20 issues with the laptops,” said Shannon Bowen, who is the teacher in charge of the class, which is a follow up to Computer Support Essentials, which he also teaches.

  • CAIP applications available Sept. 12-28

     The 2012 LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) has been funded for $135,000.

    This is the fourth year LaRue County CAIP has been offered by the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy and the County Agricultural Development Council.  The program applicant is the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association. The grant administrator is Dyan Puckett (270-537-3889).

    Grant guidelines and grant applications will be available at the Extension Office Sept. 12-28. The deadline for returning grant applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

  • 4-H Calendar

     Livestock Club meets

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Any LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18 interested in livestock or wishing to show livestock in 2012-13 are encouraged to attend.



  • 4-H Rabbit Club competes at Kentucky State Fair

     The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club members participated in the State 4-H Rabbit Show at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 17.

    Results are listed below:

     Sara Duvall – Holland Lop Jr. Buck, Blue and Class Champion; Holland Lop Sr. Buck, Blue and Class Champion; Holland Lop Jr. Doe, Blue and Class Champion; Holland Lop Jr. Buck, Blue; Holland Lop Sr. Doe, Blue

    Zachary Duvall– Holland Lop Jr. Buck, Blue; Holland Lop Sr. Doe, Blue; Holland Lop Sr. Buck, Blue; Holland Lop Jr. Doe, Blue

  • COLUMN: Planning for retirement

     Retirement planning is important for all individuals. You can think of retirement savings plan as a three-legged stool, with each of the legs being one source of retirement income. Last week’s column covered the first leg, Social Security.

  • Hardin County designated 'high trafficking area'

     The Office of National Drug Control Policy has designated neighboring Hardin County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which potentially could provide more funding and support to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    The task force consists of 10 full-time and two part-time investigators and covers Hardin, Grayson, Nelson and Hart counties. It has agreements to work in LaRue and Breckinridge counties, Director Ron Eckart said. He estimated about 85 percent of its cases are in Hardin.

  • Former Sonora principal dies

     A longtime principal in the Hardin County Schools system who died last week is being remembered as a firm educator with a sense of humor.

    Carl Henry Ford, 73, died last week after being ill with cancer. Ford taught at Upton Elementary School before serving as a principal there and then at Sonora Elementary School.

    Ford became principal in Upton in 1963 and moved to the position in Sonora in 1971, where he worked until his retirement in 1989.