Local News

  • Dollar General considers Magnolia site

    Dollar General Store officials aren’t saying much at this stage, but the first steps have been taking to bring the discount store to Magnolia.

    At a special called meeting of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday, S.C. Development requested the rezoning of 4.1096 acres from agriculture to neighborhood business district for the purpose of opening a retail store.

    The commission approved the request as well as a variance on the number of parking spaces required by ordinance.

  • City cites resident for refusal to buy a business license

    About this time each year, the City of Hodgenville notifies business owners of licensing fees that are due.

    Fees vary according to the type of business, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback. The general range is $25 to $500.

    Enforcement duties fall to Hornback according to ordinance and usually, there is little dissension about the type of business and what must be paid. She mailed a survey to business owners requesting information about their businesses to make sure they were being billed correctly.

  • Jail employee charged with terroristic threatening

    After a weeklong suspension, an employee of the LaRue County Detention Center was arrested last Tuesday.

    Tami Burden, 37, was taken into custody July 13 and charged with third-degree terroristic threatening. Burden, of Hodgenville, had been suspended from her job at the jail without pay the week before because of alleged threats she made.

    According to police reports, Burden made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”

  • State offers training, information on dealing with work-release inmates

    The LaRue County Detention Center is in the midst of an overhaul, according to Joey Stanton, the jail’s chief administrative officer.

    “I’m trying to tear everything down and get back to the fundamentals,” Stanton said Monday.

    Several training sessions have been held for employees and supervisors of work-release inmates.

  • Man dies after ATV accident

    A New Haven man died Monday as a result of injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle mishap last week.

    Brandon Boone, 20, was operating the ATV in the parking lot of Culver’s Store in Culvertown July 13 when he lost control of the vehicle. It overturned and Boone, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown to the ground. The Kentucky Standard reported Boone was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, then flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

    Boone was an employee of Vitco Inc. in Mount Washington.

  • 2010 state property tax rate announced

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2010 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.

  • LaRue County Fair begins tonight with horse show

    The last week of July will offer a full schedule of cotton candy, baby contests and carnival rides as the LaRue County Fair returns for its 103rd year.

    The Fair begins 7 p.m. Thursday with a pleasure and open fun horse show.

    It will be followed by the walking horse at 7 p.m. Friday.

    Horse lovers can count on more entertainment Saturday with the saddlebred and pleasure show. The youth horse show begins at 4 p.m. with the open show at 7 p.m.

    Sunday is reserved for agriculture exhibit entries. Floral Hall entries will be accepted the following day.

  • Man charged with fleeing from police and trafficking

    A Hodgenville man was hit with a Taser shock and arrested last week after he allegedly fled from a Kentucky state trooper.

    Brandon Todd Weathers, 29, of Fairview Drive, was charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police; third-degree assault on an officer; resisting arrest; buy/possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation; trafficking in marijuana, less than eight ounces; and three counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

  • Woman charged with assault

    April Fancher, 39, of Hodgenville was charged with second-degree assault July 18 after allegedly  assaulting a family member with a screwdriver, according to police reports.

    She was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond and ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

    She was to be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

  • Fair 2011 improvements already in works

    Thanks to an $82,100 grant from the Kentucky Agriculture Commission, LaRue County Fair Board will open the 2011 fair with a new multi-function, air conditioned, 40x72-foot metal building on its premises.