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  • Teacher, daughter identified as Botland victims

    Kathy Netherland and her daughter were killed in a double homicide, Kentucky State Police Post Four investigators released today just after 5 p.m.

    "Based on investigations and autopsies performed this morning at the State Medical Examiner’s Office, both deaths are being ruled as homicides," the release said. "The cause of death will not be released at this time."

  • Two dead in Botland

     

    Kentucky State Police have identified Kathy Netherland, 48, as one of two dead females discovered in a Botland home this morning.

    Investigators did not release the name of the second person, only identifying her as a 16-year-old.

    Police said both were pronounced dead at the scene, located at 5120 Springfield Road. Autopsies will be performed by the state medical examiner's office Wednesday morning. 

    KSP is leading the investigation. Police have released few details in the case.

  • Firefighter loses home to flames

    A Hodgenville couple lost their home Tuesday evening in a fire.
    James Michael “Mikey” Key and his family had lived in the residence, owned by Brian Streible, about six months.
    Key, a lieutenant for the Hodgenville Fire Department and assistant chief for the LaRue County squad, was in training at the firehouse when dispatch was notified about 8 p.m. of smoke coming from a white frame house on East Main Street.

  • You can download a book for free

     Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to check out a library book from anywhere – a free one that can’t be lost, stolen, overdue or eaten by the family dog?

    That opportunity is available right here in LaRue County through the LaRue County Public Library, according to Dana Jolly, LaRue County librarian.

  • Social Services offices implementing changes

     The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services is implementing new office procedures for walk-in customer benefit interviews at its family support offices. The new office procedures have been tested in 28 counties with great success. The change started April 21, 2014 at all county DCBS offices.

    Face-to-face interviews with staff will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Campbellsville doctor sues over state Senate's refusal to appoint him to board

     FRANKFORT — A Campbellsville doctor is challenging the state Senate's failure to vote on his reappointment to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission.

    Dr. James R. Angel, a urologist, lost his first battle in his lawsuit against Senate President Robert Stivers earlier this week, when Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd denied his request for a restraining order to require Stivers to take a vote on his confirmation — by either a full vote in the Senate or a vote in a Senate committee.

  • County ranks 13th in health outcomes

    LaRue County has been ranked the 13th healthiest county in the state, according to research by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute.

    The report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides information on all 120 counties.

  • 75 acres scorched near Magnolia

    A brush fire got out of control Sunday afternoon in the “hills and hollers” between Magnolia and Mount Sherman.

    Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins said someone was burning brush in a hollow off LG&E Road about 3 p.m. The wind picked up and spread the flames into the heavily-wooded area.

    About 75 acres were affected, said Perkins.

    Buffalo, Magnolia, Linwood and Summersville firefighters, State Forestry Department workers, LaRue County EMS, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and American Red Cross responded to the scene.

  • Evelyn Whelan named National Merit finalist

     A LaRue County High School senior, Evelyn Whelan, has been notified that she is a National Merit finalist, the first student to earn the honor in the last several years at the school.

    Kelly Sandidge, LCHS director of student services, said the last student there he could find to be named a finalist was Brandon Claycomb in 1988.

  • School board to meet in special session

    The LaRue County School Board will meet 7 p.m. Monday, April 14 at Central Office in special session to discuss taking action against Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    No audience comments will be taken.

    The agenda is as follows:

    Agenda

    April 14, 2014

    7:00 p.m.

    Special-Called Meeting

    Larue County Board of Education Office