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Today's News

  • Man charged with assault, trespass

    A Hodgenville man is facing numerous charges after allegedly assaulting a woman in her apartment Aug. 25.

    James Christopher Matthews, 19, who recently moved to the area from Edmonton, according to police, allegedly held a knife to a woman’s throat and threatened to kill her. Charges filed include second-degree assault, fleeing and evading police (on foot), second-degree attempted burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

  • 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.”

  • Clayton Homes building sold

    After sitting vacant for almost six years, the Clayton Homes building in LaRue County’s Industrial Park has been sold.

    Businessman Tim L. Aulbach, through Bella Development LLC, purchased the property from CMH Hodgenville, Inc. of Nashville, Tenn., for $1.5 million.

    LaRue County Community and Economic Development Director Bob Sims made the formal announcement of the sale at Thursday’s meeting of the LaRue County Industrial Foundation.

  • Jamboree celebrates 60 years

    As he enters his 60th year as owner and producer of the Lincoln Jamboree and his 56th year as proprietor of Joel Ray’s Restaurant, Joel Ray Sprowls’ path to longevity has been like the Energizer Bunny: He takes a lickin’ but keeps on tickin.’

     “I’m like a cat with nine lives, and I think I just lived my eighth one,” he quipped.

  • EMS hosts responder training

    LaRue County EMS will host a National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Sept. 3 at its classroom on Lincoln Boulevard.

    Mike Cottrell, county EMS director, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 26 the four hours of instruction will provide guidelines to best protect emergency workers when working an accident.

    Cottrell said the recent I-65 accident that took the life of a Glendale volunteer fireman emphasized the need for such training.

  • Several indicted in Nelson County

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court Aug. 7.

  • School board tax rate hearing is Sept. 15

    The LaRue County School Board held a special-called meeting on Aug. 22 to discuss tax rates for the upcoming year. The board must decide how to determine the district’s tax rates. Their options are to either take a 4 percent increase or to take a “compensating rate,” a rate determined by the state that is designed to allow school boards and other entities to keep their current rates.

  • Coach Craft provides mid-season report

    The 18th District Cup Championship came to a close Monday as LaRue County hosted singles play at the 3,087 par 35 LaRue County Golf Club.

    There was a three-way tie for first place as sophomores Hunter McLaughlin and Cameron Dawson each shot a 39 while Hart County’s Matthew Atwell posted the same score.

    Final standings of the three-event cup championship: Hart County with 14 points, LaRue with 12 and Green Co. with 4 points.

    Mid-season report

  • Durbin fourth in Green All-Comers

    The LaRue County Cross Country Season got off to a “hot” start Thursday as the team traveled to Greensburg to compete in the six-team Green County All-Comers Meet. Temperatures exceeded 95 degrees, therefore the meet was modified to a 1.7 mile course instead of the usual 3.1 length.

    Both the girls and boys finished second overall in the six-team event.

    Senior Kristina Durbin came in fourth with a time of 12:18 in the modified event. Emily Pearman was seventh followed by Alexis Grimes (10th) and Clair Keller (13th).

  • Lady Hawks defeat C’ville, Thomas Nelson

    Aug. 25 – LaRue County 2 sets, Campbellsville 1 set

    The Lady Hawks were able to hold off the home-standing Lady Eagles 2-1 Monday night. LaRue won the first set 25-20 while Campbellsville answered with a 22-25 win to force the third and final set.

    The Lady Hawks responded with a 25-16 third set victory to secure their third win on the season.

    Junior Keeahna Bowen led the way with 20 assists and 5 aces. Allyson and Tessa Yingling both had seven kills for the Lady Hawks.