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  • Change to school board election

    LaRue County School board member-elect Greg Cooper says he will not accept the position after it was revealed that he will not be allowed to take office since he has two relatives who are employees in the LaRue County School system.

    State law KRS. 160.180 states that “no person shall be eligible to membership on a board of education who has a relative employed by the school district.” The statute defines a relative as a father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, aunt, uncle son-in-law and daughter-in-law.

  • Injury accident caused by race car

    Two people were seriously injured in a two vehicle accident involving a race car November 19 around 6:30 p.m. on New Jackson Highway near South Fork Baptist Church.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Doug Sherrard, a race car driven by Ronald Mansfield, 51, of Magnolia was travelling north on New Jackson Highway; he noted that the race car was not legal for roadway use.

  • School board discusses cell phone usage

    The LaRue County School Board discussed the use of cell phones in LaRue County Schools at their monthly meeting on Monday, November 21.

    The board heard a first reading of an amended telecommunication device policy that defined the rules of “possession and use” of telecommunication devices, including cell phones.

  • Memoirs from the Cornbread Mafia

    A member of the Cornbread Mafia recently published his memoirs and will hold a book signing in Hodgenville.

    Former Cornbread Mafia member Joe Keith Bickett recently had his book published entitled “The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia: A Memoir of Sorts.” In 1990, Bickett was convicted and sentenced in federal court of distribution of marijuana. He served 21 years in prison and was released in 2011. After being released from prison, Bickett started working as a law clerk/paralegal with the law office of Elmer J. George in Lebanon.

  • Four vehicle accident on Old Elizabethtown Road
  • Signage issues reviewed by Hodgenville council

    The allowance of signage on billboards on certain roadways was discussed during the monthly Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, November 14.

  • Brush fire on Morning Star Road
  • Single vehicle accident on Greensburg Road
  • Reviewing Butler's cases

    A LaRue County woman who had her settlement fund mishandled by lawyer Danny Butler is encouraging other clients of his to review their cases.

    Wanda Brewer of Hodgenville learned of the arrest of Butler last Wednesday and was also made aware that he stole all of the $207,000 settlement in the 2010 wrongful death lawsuit of her son.

    Brewer said that she thought the case was still open and pending. She said that Butler had not returned her phone calls or messages for several months.

  • A salute to service

    A crowd gathered around New Haven City Hall on Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 to honor Veterans in celebration and remembrance of the sacrifices they have made for the United States.

    The ceremony opened with the raising of a new flag, by Frank Hall at City Hall. The St. Ann’s Choir sang the National Anthem and then the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.