Local News

  • Drop-out candidate receives 350 votes

    Stanley Roy Ray, who dropped out of the magistrate, third district race, received 350 votes in the Nov. 4 election, according to unofficial vote totals by the State Board of Elections.

    Ray, a Republican, had challenged Democratic incumbent Ronald Dale Nunn for the seat before removing himself from the running several weeks ago. Nunn received 562 votes.

    Write-in candidates Johnny Riggs, and Keith Blair, received 127 votes, and 85 votes, respectively.

  • Sanders’ trial date set for April 20

    The jury trial for LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders has been set for 10 a.m. April 20, 2015.

    Sanders, who was charged with DUI and speeding on March 29, 2014, has pleaded not guilty in LaRue District Court. Special Judge Lisa P. Jones will preside over the trial.

    Sanders is being represented by Doug Hubbard. The special prosecutor is Jeffrey S. Sharp.

  • Guthrie, McConnell win county, state

    The Republican Party continues to dominate Kentucky’s representation in Congress, retaining seven of the state’s eight seats in the 2014 general election.

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R) held on to his seat with a win over Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in the 2014 general election. The next election for Kentucky’s other U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R), who assumed office in 2011, is in 2016.

    In LaRue County, McConnell took 62.56 percent of the votes cast.

  • PHOTO: Double reds
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  • Court Briefs

    Counts dismissed

    Charges against Christina Jewell (1986) were dismissed Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. She had been charged earlier this year with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity, and of being a persistent felony offender.


    Failed to appear

    Machele D. Moore (1975) failed to appear Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. Bond was set at $10,500 cash only. She is charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits.


    Guilty plea

  • PHOTO: Heralding a move
  • Local businesses prepare for holiday open houses

    The holiday season is swiftly approaching, which means people will be out in droves through the end of the year to buy whatever is the hot present this season.

    We all know the sites: mall parking lots, packed to the brim with glinting windshields, cold muddy footprints tracking the journey from said parking lot to the door and, of course, the mall itself. Stores full of people standing shoulder to shoulder, trying to make their way to the register, purchases in tow.

    If you would like to avoid that, buy local.

  • Wortham shares memories of Vietnam

    Like his father Harlan “Pooch” Wortham before him, David Wortham has worked at a filling station, but unlike his dad, Wortham lived and even rode inside his station – a U.S. Navy tanker.

    A Hodgenville native, Wortham served in the mid-to-late 1960s as a machinist mate third class aboard the USS Mississinewa, an oil tanker named after an Indiana river.

    “It was the flagship for the Sixth Fleet,” said the 1965 LaRue County High School graduate. “It was the fleet admiral’s duty station.”

  • Man uses ax to break in home

     A Hodgenville man was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault after allegedly striking a woman on Oct. 29. He was also charged with third-degree terroristic threat-ening.

    According to Kentucky State Police, David A. “Archie” Spalding, 46, of N.L&N Turnpike, entered the woman’s house by kicking in a door. He allegedly “ripped out her hair” and threatened her with a knife. At one point, he allegedly attempted to break in a door with an ax.