Today's News

  • Sanders sentenced to five years for wanton endangerment

     Jason Clay Sanders, 41, Hodgenville, was sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court last week to five years in prison for seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    He was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including having no contact with witnesses.

  • Woman may face charges after altercation in Buffalo

     A Buffalo woman may face charges after she allegedly drove a vehicle into a LaRue County constable’s cruiser and attempted to run over two officers.

    The woman’s name has not been released by officers as the case remains under investigation.

  • COLUMN: 4-D movies to make U.S. debut

     If you’re a fan of 3-D movies then you may be in for a treat; if you aren’t a 3-D lover you could be spending less money at movie theaters over the next few years.

    The 4-D movie is preparing to make its U.S. debut in public theaters.

    The South Korean CJ Group plans to open more than 200 U.S. venues during the next four years.

    The 4-DX, as the CJ Group refers to it, will lead off in bigger cities like Los Angeles and New York later in 2012.

  • A Fair question...will we see you there?

     This week the LaRue County Fair is going strong. Growing up as I did in a small town, it wasn’t a question of “if” you were going to the county fair but “when” you were going.

    There will be everything there from cows and sheep, to cotton candy and elephant ears, to thrill rides and babies. There will be makeup and mud, tractors and tiaras, tomatoes and mules, a few good ole boys and a lot of good ole gals having a great time.

  • Ivy Stanley selected as community development coordinator in Greensburg

     After a year-long search, the City of Greensburg refocused its future with an enthusiastic new community development coordinator.

    Mayor Lisle Cheatham introduced Ivy Stanley at the July 18 Chamber of Commerce meeting.

    “With the background we were looking for, Ivy really filled the boat in things that were important to us,” he told community business leaders. “She has the ability to get out and work with groups that we’ve got in our community and the ability to market us digitally on the Internet.”

  • Long named Mother of the Year

     Linda Gail Long of Hodgenville was named LaRue County’s Mother of the Year Monday at the LaRue County Fair.

    Long was referred to as an “every day hero” by Renee Skaggs, who nominated her for the award.

    Skaggs said Long “has become a champion for awareness of childhood cancer. She has been involved with a national foundation by distributing information about bone marrow donor drives and helping with fundraisers.”

    Long and her husband Todd have two children, Austin and Ashley.

  • Carnival worker injured during set-up

    The Derby City Amusements carnival was shut down Monday by state officials after one of its workers was injured while setting up a ride.

    Ronald Brown, a 38-year-old carnival worker from Campbellsville, was standing on a “giant slide” that was being moved into place by a semi truck about 2:15 p.m. The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, backed the vehicle into an electric line near the entrance of the LaRue County Fairgrounds off Greensburg Street, according to workers.

  • KSP accepting applications

     The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for its next cadet class. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org and click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.

  • PHOTO: Kickin' Cancer

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Durham Beef and Bandit Racing sponsored a kickball team for the American Cancer Society’s “Kickin’ Cancer” fundraiser at LaRue County Park and Recreation. From left, Christy Ferguson, Paul Cooper, Katie McDowell, Greg Cooper, Allison McDowell, Derrell Cooper, Jack LaRue, Patrick Durham, Todd Gozzard and Gary Canter. Not pictured: Dan Heady.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Dasha 'Dee Dee' Bowen and McKenna Akers

     Dasha “Dee Dee” Bowen and McKenna Akers announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The wedding is 6 p.m. Aug. 11, 2012, at Gospel of Grace Baptist Church, 3426 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.