Today's News

  • Final sentencing held in voyeurism case

    Final sentencing was held Jan. 9 for an Adair County man accused of videotaping a young girl at his LaRue County home in 2011.
    James Orley Absher, 50, will serve five years after pleading guilty to six counts of promoting a minor in a sexual performance; and six counts of voyeurism.
    According to court records, Absher moved to Elizabethtown from Hodgenville in December 2011.
    Kentucky State Police began an investigation after a juvenile found a camera hidden in a tissue box on the bathroom sink in Absher’s home.

  • Schools closed Thursday

    LaRue County Schools are closed Thursday due to icy conditions.

  • Man charged with theft after taking money meant for sick child

    A former LaRue County man was charged Monday in Bullitt County with taking money intended for a sick child.
    Kyle T. Nunn, 30, of Louisville, is accused of pocketing $9,000 from a restaurant and a foundation set up to assist with Addilyn Roberts’ medical bills. The formal charge is theft by deception.
    According to an arrest warrant, Nunn contacted the manager of Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, requesting $6,000 to organize a concert with country singer Jason Aldean. The proceeds would go toward the 3-year-old’s medical care.

  • Claycomb, Williamson face off in county attorney race

     A pair of political newcomers are seeking the office of LaRue County Attorney.

  • Relay for Life Fundraisers

     LaRue County Relay for Life teams have started fundraising.

  • Church Calendar - Feb. 5, 2014

     Greater Works ‘healing school’

  • COLUMN: God can answer the big question

    The big question of life is – who am I and why am I here?  
    Let’s use a New Testament character in answering this question. Zacchaeus was a wealthy and successful businessman who held a powerful position in Roman-occupied Israel. Today we would call him an IRS agent.
    His story is found in Luke 19:1-10.   

  • New Haven ambulance station to move

    New Haven will be getting a new location for its Nelson County EMS station.

    Last week, after hearing EMS Director Joe Prewitt’s report on the EMS Committee meeting held earlier that morning, the Nelson County Fiscal Court authorized County Judge-Executive Dean Watts to enter into a lease agreement with property owner Keith Carter for a building on the north side of town.

    Prewitt said the new ambulance service facility will be north of the stop light on New Haven Road inside the city limits.

  • PHOTO: Rotary Guest

     Jason Hodge from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture was the guest speaker at last week’s meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He and Rotarian DeWayne Murray are standing in front of the Mobile Science Center trailer, one of two constructed last year as part of an initiative to involve children with agricultural science and learning.

  • FISCAL COURT: County orders 196 tons of salt

    LaRue County ambulance runs are up 129 transits since last year and almost 500 more than two years ago, Mike Cottrell, emergency medical services director, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 28.

    The local service showed 193 runs in December, bringing 2014’s total to 1,963 compared to 1,834 in 2012 and 1,453 in 2011.

    “Our service has been working very closely with Sunrise Manor and other medical providers in the county, which accounts in part for the increase,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.