Local News

  • Law enforcement logs numerous calls during winter's worst week

    Local law enforcement answered numerous calls during the period Feb. 16-23, when Winter Storm Octavia dumped more than a foot of snow on the county.
    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office went on 92 runs, ranging from non-vehicular accidents, motorist assists, domestic altercations, obstruction in roadway, snowdrifts in the roadway, a hit-and-run, and welfare checks.
    Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office has started a Facebook page (LaRue County Sheriff’s Office) that has information on road conditions and arrests.

  • Boston man injured in Lyons Station crash

    A Boston man was injured in a collision around 8 a.m. Monday morning at the intersection of Lyons Station Road and U.S. 31E in New Haven.

    Michael Ramsey, 33, of Bardstown, was driving east on Lyons Station and didn’t stop at the intersection, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office media notice.

    Ramsey’s 2000 Chevy Malibu struck a southbound 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by David Newman, 67, of New Haven.

    Ramsey told the investigating officers that he was unfamiliar with the road and the glare of the rising sun obscured his vision.

  • Trash pickup delayed in Hodgenville

    Rumpke Waste and Recycling services will be delayed in the City of  Hodgenville on Friday, Feb. 27.

    Customers who normally receive service on Friday will receive service Saturday. Rumpke will also be making stops for customers who may have been missed earlier in the week due to hazardous road conditions.

    This delay is necessary because of extra hours worked by crews following the winter storm last week, according to Rumpke. Any updates will be posted to www.rumpke.com.

  • Federal request filed for pipeline project

    A subsidiary of Kinder Morgan filed documents with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting permission to abandon a line of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry natural gas liquids from through Boyle and surrounding counties.

  • Expert: Karst topography involves dangers for pipelines

    Karst landscape is what gives Kentucky its magnificent caves and caverns, but according to some experts in the field of karst topography, it also creates a network of cracks and crevices that could lead to widespread and long-lasting environmental and safety repercussions if a leak should occur in a pipeline carrying natural gas liquids (NGLs).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.