Today's News

  • Fatal wreck began with U-turn

    An Ohio driver making a U-turn Saturday morning on the Blue Grass Parkway turned into the path of a car being driven by a Hodgenville woman driving to Frankfort. The 74-year-old father died in the crash, Kentucky State Police report.

    The fatal collision occurred at 8:05 a.m. Saturday four miles east of Elizabethtown.

    James H. Brown of Hodgenville was dead at the scene. The cause of death was massive head trauma, said Kenneth Spangenberger, chief deputy coroner of Hardin County. He said the car’s roof collapsed onto Brown.

  • LCHS varsity football team closes regular season tonight

    By Nathaniel Bryan Landmark News Service

  • Women's health forum set for Saturday

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring a women’s health forum, “Your Health:  As Good as Gold” on Saturday.

    The event is an opportunity for women to take some time for themselves.

    “Women are typically taking care of other family and friends and this is an opportunity for them to focus on their own health and what they can do to take care of themselves,” HMH Community and Industry Education Manager Karen Blaiklock said.

    The forum will be held 8 a.m. to noon in the fifth-floor auditorium at HMH.  

  • Wreck takes life of 22-year-old

    A 22-year-old former LaRue County High wrestling champion, Daniel Parker planned to enlist in the U.S. Navy. He was to have taken his physical exam Wednesday.

    Instead his brief life was eulogized Wednesday morning at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home. Parker, the son of Herald News editor Linda Ireland, died Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Leafdale Road.

  • Consulting firm improves jail's efficiency

    A private jail-consulting firm could save taxpayers millions of dollars and help reform a detention center once plagued by problems, LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said.

    Turner reported Thursday that taxpayers already have saved about $500,000 this fiscal year, since the county hired Leitchfield-based Stanton Consulting to recommend ways to increase efficiency and cut costs at the LaRue County Jail. 

  • New Haven selects commissioners

    Two incumbents and two newcomers will fill the seats on the New Haven Board of Commissioners for the next two years. New Haven residents had five choices to fill the city’s four seats on the Board of Commissioners.

    Incumbents Bob Johnson and Michael Wolf and challengers John Ray Ball and Freddy Mouser were voted to the positions of commissioner.

    Precincts voting in this race include part of New Haven Public School and St. Catherine School.

  • The “Glen Rice...Family and Friends” Musical Concert Series will host its final concert of the season on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    Glen Rice, former principal at Buffalo Elementary School, and several of his family members will perform, as well as Ron Benningfield, Wayne Sexton, Camille Turner, Eddie Black, Bro. Rodney Troutman and Terry Sandidge.

  • Wired65 holds regional summit today

    Wired65 has partnered with the Bingham Fellows to bring together regional leaders from a 26-county area in Kentucky and Southern Indiana that spans east and west along the Interstate 65 corridor.

    Leaders will come together to discuss regionalism and its importance in the global economic environment at a regional summit titled Beyond Boundaries – Building our 21st Century Community. The summit will be held at the Galt House East in Louisville at 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday.

  • New Haven man accused of sending drugs into jail

    Landmark News Service

    A New Haven man faces charges of promoting contraband and theft by deception.

    James Michael Rust, 30, of Cissal Hill Road, was charged with two counts of introducing a controlled substance at the LaRue County jail.

    Rust allegedly had a family member hand-deliver a letter containing pills and rolling papers to an inmate at the jail in July.

    Rust also faces four counts of theft by deception under $300 for allegedly writing cold checks to local businesses.

  • Newspaper company suspends sale

    Because of difficult credit markets, Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC announced Thursday that it is suspending the process of selling its remaining businesses, which include the LaRue County Herald News and 18 other Kentucky newspapers.

    The process was launched in January and led to the sale in September of The Weather Channel Companies and some smaller sales. Landmark announced earlier this month that its agreement to sell WTVF-TV in Nashville was canceled because the buyer lost its financing.