Local News

  • Body found in pond

    Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a Hodgenville man after county employees discovered his body in a pond in front of the LaRue County maintenance building.

    James Everett Martin, 43, was found Thursday morning floating in a pond in front of the South Lincoln Boulevard maintenance building, which is across the street from LaRue County Middle School and LaRue County High School.

    According to state police, Martin had been missing since Saturday and was listed as a missing person.

  • Police identify body found in LaRue County lake

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a death in Hodgenville.

    Workers with the LaRue County Maintenance Department found the body of James Everett Martin, 43, in a lake in front of the maintenance building Thursday morning.

    A LaRue County resident, Martin was familiar to many Hodgenville residents because he was seen frequently riding through town on his bicycle. He reportedly lived in the White City area with his mother.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters needs more men

    Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for a few good men — 45 of them.

    The organization has issued a plea for male volunteers by launching a campaign called “45 Men In 45 Days.”

    The effort is aimed at meeting what leaders call an urgent need for male mentors by recruiting 45 new Big Brothers by Nov. 2.

    Volunteer recruiters, joined by current pairs of “bigs” and “littles,” plan to appear throughout the region during the campaign at events aimed at men.

  • Patton Museum on a new track

    Soon, visitors can journey through the jungles of Vietnam, visit the streets of Rome during World War II, walk through trench warfare of World War I and explore the life of Gen. George S.  Patton while learning leadership principles. That’s the plan for the renovated General George Patton Museum of Leadership.

    Museum officials are planning the new layout and gathering artifacts for a unique museum experience.

  • Chase suspect waives hearing

    The Vine Grove man accused of leading a Hodgenville police officer on a fatal pursuit waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning in LaRue District Court.

    Jason L. Avis, 29, is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police.

  • Water District No. 2 finds savings by refinancing

    By refinancing $6.25 million in debt, Hardin County Water District No. 2 recently achieved a 17 percent savings.

    Based on a winning bid from Raymond James and Associates, the water district calculated its net interest cost was reduced 3.01 percent for a gross savings in excess of $1.9 million over the next 28 years. The present value of the savings equates to $1,028,495, according to a statement issued by the district.

  • Records show DUIs on the rise in 2012

    Arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Hardin County increased by more than 25 percent during the first six months of 2012, according to data obtained from the Hardin County Detention Center’s intake records.

    County Attorney Jenny Oldham provided The News-Enterprise data detailing DUI and alcohol intoxication in public arrests from 2009 to August 2012.

    According to those numbers, 520 drivers were arrested for DUIs during the first six months of 2012 compared to 409 during the same period last year, an increase of 27 percent.

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  • Hosparus helps Elizabethtown man visit his beloved hobby

    Many people think of “bucket” lists with a wistful eye toward sandy beaches, cruises to ports unknown or helicopter rides.

    For Joseph Kareth of Elizabethtown, a 94-year-old Hosparus patient, his dream trip included a much shorter and simpler journey. He wanted to go to his own basement.

    With the help of his Hosparus nurse, Melissa Griffin, and Certified Nursing Assistant Jorge Rosabal, he recently made it down a flight of stairs for the first time in nearly a year.