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  • News of Record - March 7, 2018


    District Court

    Joshua Dewayne Barnes was arraigned for alcohol intoxication in a public place and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Stacy Lynn Hert was arraigned for two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of trafficking a controlled substance.

    Christopher Wayne Hornback was arraigned for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and operating a vehicle with an expired license.

  • Barn lost in fire

    Several fire departments responded to a barn fire on Ford Road in Mt. Sherman on Saturday, March 3.

    Buffalo Fire Chief Wilmoth said they were dispatched out around 7:45 a.m. that morning. When they arrived on the scene, the barn was already engulfed in flames and the structure was already on the ground. He said a dump truck, a tractor and hay were lost in the barn, no one was injured.

  • True to your team: a tale of two cat fans

    Rita Williams and Sybil Johnson have a long history. The two friends grew up in Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia High School, where they were cheerleaders and sang in a group called the “Harmonettes,” which won several competitions around the state.

    After college and raising families, they found themselves working together at Magnolia Bank and started following the University of Kentucky basketball team. This is where their travels began.

  • Academic teams perform well

    Both Abraham Lincoln Elementary and Hodgenville Elementary represented our area well in the Regional Governor’s Cup Competition last weekend at Bloomfield Elementary. With fourteen schools represented, ALES came away as the Regional Champs and HES placed third overall. Hodgenville Elementary also placed third in Quick Recall and won the Katherine Hume Sportsmanship Award.

  • Partners in pickleball
  • Daddy/Daughter Hair School
  • Spring at Sportsman Lake
  • School board faces tough decisions

    With the potential of devastating cuts looming by the Kentucky legislature, the LaRue County Board of Education had to make some tough decisions in a special called meeting last Thursday, February 27. On the agenda were SBDM allocations, which could mean the loss of teacher positions within the school system, a potential new gym and stadium project, a communications contract and a fiber optic bid option.

  • Mixed reactions to CBS story

    A recent CBS news segment featuring Hodgenville resulted in a flood of local reactions ranging from excitement to disappointment. Titled “Did Lincoln Sleep Here? The strange history of Lincoln’s cabins,” the piece aired on February 11 and was greeted with mixed sentiments by members of the community.

  • Anchors aweigh for Pearman

    Notification that he has been accepted into the United States Naval Academy has fulfilled a dream that LaRue County High School senior William Pearman has had since the seventh grade.

    His reason for choosing the Naval Academy over the other military branches goes back to his childhood. As a middle school student, he was impressed by the stories of travel and adventure he heard from his father’s veteran friends.