Local News

  • Glen Rice plans two musical events

    Glen Rice, a retired elementary school principal who has made a second career in music, is organizing two events in Hardin County in November.

    On Nov. 7, the Musical Concert Series presents “Lovin’ It All” at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. The show begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 8 p.m.

    The show will feature performances by The Penny Loafers, Emily Portman, Natalie Berry Marshall, Kaley Fleming, Rodney Watts and others.

  • Reunions


    A reunion for all former Bussman and time plant employees and spouses will be Nov. 1 at Nolin RECC, Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Potluck at noon. Meat, drinks and paper products furnished. For more information, call Georgia Reed at 270-862-3829.

    ALES/BES/MES retired employee dinner

    Employees who retired from Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Buffalo Elementary, and Magnolia Elementary will have a homecoming 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Decades Restaurant in Magnolia. Reservations are required by Nov. 4 by contacting Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

  • Louisville man sends message: ‘Love yourself. Go for a walk.’

    A man, a dog and a giant inflatable globe were spotted traveling down Bardstown Road Sunday afternoon.

    Erik Bendl, 52, of Louisville, has walked, pushing the globe in front of him, for several years to raise awareness about diabetes. His 8-year-old dog, “Nice,” accompanies him every step of the way.

    Bendl said he was walking from Louisville to Tennessee. So far, he’s been in 42 states.

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  • ‘Meatloaf’ back on stage after battling thyroid cancer

    A local musician who nearly lost his voice to thyroid cancer is returning to the stage this weekend.

    Colonel Perkins – the Meatloaf half of the “Elvis and Meatloaf” act – said he knew something was wrong four years ago when he had “to scream with all (his) might to force (his) voice out.”

  • It could happen here

    Friday afternoon, a barrage of gunfire from a high-powered weapon rang out in the hallways of LaRue County High School.

    A tall, lone gunman threw open doors and called out taunts as he looked for victims. Inside a classroom, adrenaline kicked in as teachers piled desks and file cabinets against a door, in an effort to keep him out – or to buy themselves and students more time.

  • Mother, son killed in Hart crash

    A Magnolia woman and her 29-year-old son were killed Oct. 21 in a one-car accident in Hart County.

    At 6:08 p.m. Tuesday, Pamela D. Foster, 61, was driving north just after 6 p.m. on Aetna Furnace Highway in her 1998 Jeep when she crossed the centerline, overcorrected, left the road, overturned and struck a tree, according to Kentucky State Police Post 3.

    Foster and her son, Trenton, were pronounced dead at the scene by Hart County Coroner Jeff Roten. They were not wearing seat belts, according to KSP.

  • State Rep race: LaRue challenges Mills for seat

    Nov. 4 will be the first election using the most recently approved state legislative districts. While Marion County remains part of the 24th District, the district itself has changed. Green and LaRue counties have replaced Casey County and part of Pulaski County.

    Incumbent State Representative Terry Mills, a Democrat from Lebanon, is seeking re-election, while Alex LaRue, a Republican from Hodgenville, hopes to claim the seat.

    Mills said he is running again for the same reason he first ran in a special election in 2010 — he wants to serve his community.

  • Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Oct. 20.

    Employment of:

    • Katherine Burd as assistant band director

    • Tina Southwood as After School Club sponsor for Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    • Justin Thompson as boys’ assistant soccer coach for LaRue County High School

    • Paul Clark as district technology technician for LaRue County Schools

    • Sarah Caven as instructional assistant at LCHS

    • Rocky Cundiff as head softball coach for LCHS

  • Bonnieville woman dies after car struck by train

    On Saturday at 8:55 p.m., Hope Wheeler, 21, of Bonnieville, died as a result of injuries she suffered after her car was struck by a CSX locomotive.

    At 11:09 a.m. Friday, state troopers were called to the intersection of Concord Church Road and J.L. Thomas Road at the CSX Railroad Crossing in Hart County after a train and car collided.

    A preliminary investigation shows Wheeler was driving east in her 2014 Chevrolet Impala when she attempted to cross the railroad tracks and failed to see a northbound train, according to a release from state police.