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Today's News

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks defeat Hart

    Junior running back Hunter Griffin caught a 44-yard touchdown from senior quarterback Caleb Sheffer with 1:17 left in the game Friday night to lift the LaRue County Hawks to a 33-28 win over the visiting Hart County Raiders.

  • New Haven mayor dies

    New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson died Thursday after an illness following surgery.

    City Clerk Linda Mattingly said he passed away around noon at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    He was in his fourth year as mayor after having served two terms on the New Haven Board of Commissioners.

    He had also been the city’s police chief for 17 years.

    “He did a great job as mayor,” Mattingly said. “He’s going to be sadly missed by our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”

  • SPACE PLACE: Tiny grains of dust from way-way-outer space

    Everything around us came from an ancient swirling disk of dusk. Our sun, our planet, and the planets of our solar system all formed from the remnants of this disk. Our mountains, our animals, and even us humans came from the sun that formed from this disk. Nobody on Earth has ever handled anything that came from anywhere else.

  • Fundraisers planned for firefighters

    By Calen McKinney

    Central Kentucky News-Journal

     

    They remain in a Louisville hospital receiving treatment, but reports are they are improving each day.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn is in stable condition after they were shocked last Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS ice bucket challenge.

  • PHOTO:Heartland Baby Contest winner

     Brentley Williams, the 17-month-old grandson of Randy and Janice Williams, and son of Micha and Harley Williams of Elizabethtown, was the winner of the 13-24 month baby contest at the Heartland Baby Contest on Aug. 23. He's held by his grandfather, Randy.

  • PHOTO: Black Color Day

     Hodgenville Elementary kindergarten students in Tracy Tharp’s class celebrated Color Days. Students read a color book, learned a color song, made a color puppet and did a writing activity for each color. Above, Lily Edlin and Carlos Coffman showed off their black hats for Black Show and Tell.

  • Johnson named fair board president

    The LaRue County Fair Board selected a new president, vice president and treasurer Aug. 19 after accepting letters of resignation from Terry L. Cruse and MaDonna Hornback, respectively.
    Steve Johnson, who was serving as vice president and is also city police chief, was elected to serve out the remainder of Cruse’s term. Bob DeVary was elected vice president; and Sandy Bell was elected to fulfill Hornback’s term.

  • Judge rules in Sanders' case

    The special judge handling the DUI case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders has ruled against three motions brought by his attorney.
    The case will not be dismissed – the dash camera footage will not be suppressed – and Sanders’ statements on the night of his arrest will be admissible in court.

  • PHOTO: Archer

    Parker Nalley of Hodgenville placed third in the Marion County 4-H 3D Archery Shoot Bowhunter Division held Aug. 16 in Calvary.  He is the son of Melissa and Dan Nalley.
     

  • Volunteers needed for Foster Care Review Board

     Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in Bullitt, Hart, LaRue, Marion and Washington counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets.