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  • Grand jury hands down several indictments

    Several people were indicted June 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Michael Austin Underwood (1969) of Buffalo, was charged with complicity to promoting contraband, second degree; first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    He is accused of acting alone or in concert with Jason Kitzero by hiding contraband (tobacco) under the bathroom sink inside the jury deliberation room attached to the courtroom inside the courthouse, for the purpose of providing the contraband to Kitzero on April 16.

  • United Way invests $318,500 in county

    United Way of Central Kentucky delivered again on its mission of “connecting the community for the common good” by investing $318,500 into eight local agencies and nine programs that serve LaRue County residents.

  • Hodgenville teen indicted in Nelson

    Conor Wayne Creekmore, 18, of Hodgenville, was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on several counts.

    He is charged with second-degree burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

    On or about April 20, Creekmore allegedly entered and remained in the residence of Gregory Ratliff, and possessed drug paraphernalia, marijuana and an alcoholic beverage.

    Bail was set at $9,500 cash, plus conditions.

    He was arraigned June 5 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Munfordville man charged with defrauding creditor

    Michael Lee Williamson, 32, of Munfordville was arrested by the Hart County Sheriff’s office on a LaRue County warrant.

    He has been charged with defrauding a secured creditor in an amount over $500 but less than $10,000.

    He is accused of having a 1999 Suburban 2199 crushed and received $602 for it. Elite Auto Group claims they held a lien on the Suburban in the amount of $2,785.39.

    Williamson was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $5,000 bond. A preliminary hearing was set for June 11 in LaRue District Court.

  • Man dies after crash on Parkway

    An 80-year-old Hodgenville man died Thursday, June 19, after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash near mile-marker 120, about four miles west of White Mills on the Western Kentucky Parkway.

    Kentucky State Police said Harold L. West, who was driving a pickup truck, was unresponsive at the scene. He was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown and then airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where he later passed away.

    Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville handled arrangements. West’s obituary is on 3A. 

  • Court ruling could affect murder case

    When a U.S. Supreme Court ruling was announced in late May, it opened the door for a possible defense in a local murder case.

    Defense attorneys for Abdullah White, who is charged with murder in the death of Kristie L. Allen, 28, were granted a continuance Monday in LaRue Circuit Court. With the trial now set for Oct. 27, the defense has time to research whether the Supreme Court ruling in Hall v. Florida is relevant.

  • Louisville Civic Orchestra to bring free concert to LaRue

    Come 7 p.m., Sept. 20, LaRue Countians will have the opportunity to hear the Louisville Civic Orchestra perform in a free concert at a site in this county.

    “The beauty of these instruments imparts an enjoyment that lasts a lifetime,” said local pianist and music teacher Diana Aubrey who is coordinating the visit.

    “The good thing is you don’t have to have all this classical knowledge to enjoy it.”

  • United Way hosting Day of Action

     The United Way of Central Kentucky’s mission is hosting a region-wide Day of Action on Saturday, June 21.

    The goal is to recruit hundreds of volunteers for a record-setting day of service at numerous local nonprofit agencies, schools, and churches throughout Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue, and Meade Counties. The event will promote an environment for individuals, families, and company teams to give back, and an opportunity to bring together our region in order to LIVE UNITED.

  • Turner Cottrell to attend IFAL

    Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for 92 high school juniors the emphasis on education continues. These students, from 60 counties across the state, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 29th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), held in two locations this month.

    Turner Cottrell is LaRue County’s representative. He will attend IFAL at the University of Kentucky.

  • Man dies after tractor accident

    A Nelson County man known locally as a UPS delivery driver fell victim to a farming accident Sunday.

    Marion Ray Spain was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m. outside his residence at 3017 Icetown Road just outside Boston, Ky.

    Spain, 56, was mowing a ditch when he ran over a rock at an angle, which overturned his small tractor and pinned him underneath it. Two people arrived at the scene and unsuccessfully tried to free him.