Today's News

  • 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.  

  • USA Cares featured today on "Good Morning America"

    The head of the non-profit USA Cares will be featured on a national morning show Thursday.

    Bill Nelson, executive director of USA Cares, will appear on “Good Morning America” to discuss the organization and its work with soldiers who have post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Publication to reflect history of Lincoln Square

    There’s a lot of history on Lincoln Square.

    From the remarkable old buildings to the statues (not one, but two) to Lincoln Days events to just parking and hanging out with friends.

    Last year, our square was changed to a roundabout –  also known as our squircle – to make the area safer for both drivers and pedestrians. While it is beautiful – and it has enhanced safety – we do realize that a part of our history is over.

  • Eastridge known for his work ethic

    When Hawks head football coach Rodney Armes says Jay Eastridge is a “very tough kid who never misses a practice,” he’s not just blowing smoke.

    The senior offensive tackle/defensive end has missed only one gridiron practice in his high school career.

    “I had an ingrown toenail, and during practice, half of my nail ripped off, so I missed one practice,” recalled the son of Pat and Donetta Eastridge of Son­ora.

    He’s so adamant about attending those workout sessions because he knows how important they are.

  • Durbin takes 10th in Harrier Classic

    LaRue County’s Ryan Durbin took 10th place in the 68-runner North Hardin Fall Harrier Classic cross country run Saturday at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. Durbin ran the five kilometers in 18:15.40. 

    “Ryan has shown lots of improvement over the season,” said Hawks cross country mentor Josh Henderson. “However, the other runners need to step up and follow his lead.”

    Other Hawks’ placement and times: 41. Alex Wood 19:57.90; 61. Brandon Whelan 22:14.40; 65. Spenser Reed 22:59.30; 66. Adam Sandidge 24:21.10.

  • Lincoln replica cabin being repaired

    Restoration work started Wednesday to safeguard the 1930s replica of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home at Knob Creek near Athertonville.

    The decaying cabin has been closed to visitors since the National Parks Service took over the site in 2001. The cabin, nearby tavern and 228 acres were purchased from private landowners through local, state and federal grants.

    Preservationists aim to stabilize the cabin and make it more accessible to visitors.