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  • Nolin RECC customers warned of scam

     Kentucky State Police Post 04 along with Nolin RECC is asking Cooperative members to beware of a billing scam. 

    Nolin RECC CEO Mickey Miller contacted KSP to report that several customers had received phone calls from a male subject with a foreign accent asking for credit card information or a green dot money order to reconcile past due bills. 

  • Court of Appeals: Personal communications will be unsealed

      The Court of Appeals has upheld a circuit judge's Feb. 11 ruling to not seal evidence seized during a search of Hodgenville City Hall that led to indictments of the city's now former mayor and city clerk.

    In its order, the Court of Appeals denied an appeal by former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse of Judge Charles Simms ruling to seal personal communications between Cruse and former City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    The Herald News has contacted Ron Mather, Cruse’s and Hornback’s attorney for comment.

  • The Green River Project: Help Clean the Green

    The Nature Conservancy Kentucky Chapter and Kentucky Water Alliance are hosting a canoe paddle next month they call “Clean the Green.” The event offers three canoe routes on the Green River, in which participants will get to experience the outdoors and make a positive impact on the environment simultaneously.

  • New Haven renames private roads

    At the New Haven Board of Commissioners’ meeting June 19, renaming private roads in the area was one of the main discussions. While nothing was listed on the agenda about the Street Department, Commissioner Freddy DeWitt brought up an issue that New Haven, and the rest of the county, is facing.

    DeWitt said private roads that do not have separate names from the street or road they are connected to will have to be renamed because they do not comply with E-911 addressing guidelines. He gave the example of a small connector on Henry Street.

  • That's what friends are for

    As soon as he swallowed, Chris Price knew he had literally bitten off more of the steak sandwich than he could chew.

    But, with several friends and hundreds of other people crowded around him at dinner tables at Louisville Slugger Field, spitting the morsel out was not an option, he decided.

    “I was too embarrassed to spit it out in my hand in front of everybody, so I decided to try to swallow it again,” he said.

    At that point, the steak, which had hung together by gristle, was partly down his esophagus attached to more in his mouth.

  • Five injured in I-65 crash

    Five people were injured early Monday in a crash on Interstate 65.

    Maria Bartolome, 27, of Cookeville, Tennessee, lost control of the 2001 Toyota passenger car she was driving near the 78-mile marker, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The vehicle went off the right shoulder of the roadway, struck a culvert and went airborne, striking a tree.

  • Spangler pleads guilty to Buffalo bank robbery

    Joshua Riley Spangler, 28, of Campbellsville, pleaded guilty Monday in United States District Court, to two counts of bank robbery.

    Spangler admitted in Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II’s court to robbing through force, violence and intimidation, the Cecilian Bank in Sonora, of $1,019, on Jan. 15, 2013.

    During the Sonora robbery, the suspect went to a teller window and handed the bank employee a note demanding cash.

  • Katy Cecil named to KHSSL Hall of Fame

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Drama team set new standards this season, with competitors winning major tournaments and snagging college scholarships.

    Now, the spotlight is on their coach, Katy Blair Cecil, who is being honored for lifetime achievement.

    Cecil will be inducted into the Kentucky High School Speech League Hall of Fame in March.

    Cecil was notified of the honor after the KHSSL Board of Directors met in June. She sits on the board, but recused herself when the vote was cast.

  • Former jail deputy charged in 2002 inmate's escape

    Former LaRue County chief deputy jailer Travis Jay Strader has been indicted by a Hart County grand jury for allegedly assisting an inmate – Billy J. Rucker – who escaped custody in 2002. He was charged with second-degree escape, complicity, according to the Hart County Sheriff’s office.

    Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley and Deputy Lanny Jewell served Billy J. Rucker, 48, of Munfordville, with an arrest indictment in April. Rucker is charged with second-degree escape and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Jail victims share $850,000

    A total of $850,000 will be divided among 13 women who were victimized over a two-year period inside the LaRue County Detention Center.

    The women, who ranged in age from mid-20s to early 50s, claimed they were “mistreated, harassed, assaulted, forcibly raped and forced to perform sexual acts” between 2008 and 2010.