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Today's News

  • Ten indicted by LaRue grand jury

    Ten people were indicted Jan. 13 by a LaRue County grand jury. Charges ranged from drug trafficking to burglary to manslaughter.
    Brian Christopher Smith, 27, of River Road, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, operating motor vehicle while license suspended and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.
    Smith was the driver of a pickup truck that crashed head-on into a fertilizer truck Nov. 22, according to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department. One of his passengers, Kevin D. House, died of injuries sustained in the crash.

  • Mobile home destroyed by fire

    Hodgenville and LaRue County firefighters battled a mobile home fire on Fairview Drive in Marcum’s Trailer Park early Feb. 3.
    The rental home, owned by Micky Stillwell, was a total loss, according to Fire Chief Jason Sadler. The flames appear to have started around a furnace and electrical panel, he said.
    A man who was staying at the trailer told firefighters that he was awakened by a smoke detector about 3:30 a.m.
    Another family in a neighboring mobile home was evacuated.
    No injuries were reported.

  • Drake performs with Campbellsville singers

    The Campbellsville Singers will present a concert during Campbellsville University’s weekly chapel service 10 a.m. Feb. 16 in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins, Ave., Campbellsville.
    The event is free and open to the public.
    The Campbellsville Singers, directed by Matthew Hodge, instructor in music and fine arts recruiter, will present a series of Christian-oriented songs in the styles of jazz, southern gospel, blues, praise and worship and adult contemporary.
    Hodge serves as director, composer and pianist for the group.

  • Taxpayers have three extra days to file

    Procrastinators get three extra days to file their taxes this year.
    The April 15 deadline has been moved to April 18.
    And you can thank our most famous native son, Abraham Lincoln, for this unexpected blessing.
    A little-known holiday called Emancipation Day falls on Saturday, April 16, so it will be observed April 15, according to a release from the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Campbellsville woman celebrates 111th birthday

    She sits in her chair, surrounded by photographs of those who love her.
    Her family has grown quite large over the past century and now stands at dozens of grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.
    “My family keeps growing,” she says with a laugh.
    Her hands, a bit more frail than last year, are no longer able to make as many crocheted bookmarks as she used to. She’s confined to the room, only moving from her chair to her bed each day.

  • Students honored by Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall semester.
    The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The fall 2010 academic honors’ list includes a total of 505 students, with 194 achieving a 4.0 grade point average and having been named to the President’s List. Others who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.99 are named to the Dean’s List; there are 311 named to that list.

  • Charlee Doom: A chainsaw for a princess

    A former LaRue County woman was honored last month by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

  • Astor to head LaRue County Republicans

    Craig Astor has accepted the chairmanship of the LaRue County Republican Party.
    Astor, a 2010 candidate for 19th district state representative, owns Wrolen Pin Café with his wife Ruth.

  • Dukes welcome Andrew Gavin

    Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dukes, of New Albany, Ind., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Gavin Dukes.
    He was born on Jan. 11, 2011.
    His grandmother is the former Suzanne Buchanon of Louisville.
    Great-grandparents are Billy and Barbara Buchanon of Louisville.

  • Attending StoresOnline.com's Kentucky seminars?

    The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky has learned that a Utah business, StoresOnline, will offer several seminars in our area this week.