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  • Howell retires from law practice, new master commissioner named

    After a career that included three years as an FBI special agent and 45 years as a LaRue County attorney including 20 as master commissioner, Carl Howell has retired.

    “I’ll still do some work in handling estates, but as of the end of May, I have been retired,” Howell said from his home on Campbellsville Road.

  • LaRue park hosts 10U state tournament

    Several hundred people are expected to visit LaRue County this week for the West Kentucky Cal Ripken 10U State Tournament.

    Sixteen teams from around the state will play a total of 31 games at LaRue County Park and Recreation.

    Pool play begins Wednesday July 16. The championship game is 4:15 p.m. July 20.

    LaRue County is in the “A” pool with Germantown, Jeffersontown and Barren County. LaRue plays against Germantown at 6 p.m. Wednesday, and against Jeffersontown at 9 p.m. Friday, July 18.

  • 'The City's business': Court of Appeals says public knowledge of affair will not jeopardize mayor's right to a fair trial.

    On June 28, 2013, Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant on Hodgenville City Hall. They seized numerous financial and personnel records – the contents of which led to the indictments of then mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Other documents that were seized from the mayor’s desk were sealed after Ron Mather, Cruse and Hornback’s attorney, asked the Court of Appeals to intervene.

  • Nolin RECC, KSP warn of billing scam

    Kentucky State Police Post 4, along with Nolin RECC, is asking Cooperative members to beware of a billing scam.

    Nolin RECC CEO Mickey Miller contacted KSP to report that several customers had received phone calls from a male subject with a foreign accent asking for credit card information or a green dot money order to reconcile past due bills.

  • Legal Aid Clinics offer assistance

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in July, August and September. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • Remembering 'Mel the Clown'

    For the last seven years, a familiar, smiling – and often made up – face visited the residents of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    Mel the Clown, the alter ego of Harold West, often showed up in big shoes, red nose and white makeup as part of the “Clown for Christ” ministry.

    West, 80, passed away on June 19, leaving behind many fond memories, said Wanda West, his wife of 13 years.

    Though, many clowns focus solely on entertainment and book gigs at birthday parties, West wanted his clown to emphasize something more – love.

  • Hearing Scheduled for EMS complaint

    A hearing has been scheduled to consider a complaint filed by Elizabethtown resident Richard Leal against Hardin County Emergency Medical Services.

    The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services’ preliminary inquiry board will review the complaint during a 10 a.m. meeting Aug. 12 at its Lexington office, according to Deputy Executive Director Charles O’Neal.

  • Nolin RECC customers warned of scam

     Kentucky State Police Post 04 along with Nolin RECC is asking Cooperative members to beware of a billing scam. 

    Nolin RECC CEO Mickey Miller contacted KSP to report that several customers had received phone calls from a male subject with a foreign accent asking for credit card information or a green dot money order to reconcile past due bills. 

  • Court of Appeals: Personal communications will be unsealed

      The Court of Appeals has upheld a circuit judge's Feb. 11 ruling to not seal evidence seized during a search of Hodgenville City Hall that led to indictments of the city's now former mayor and city clerk.

    In its order, the Court of Appeals denied an appeal by former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse of Judge Charles Simms ruling to seal personal communications between Cruse and former City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    The Herald News has contacted Ron Mather, Cruse’s and Hornback’s attorney for comment.

  • The Green River Project: Help Clean the Green

    The Nature Conservancy Kentucky Chapter and Kentucky Water Alliance are hosting a canoe paddle next month they call “Clean the Green.” The event offers three canoe routes on the Green River, in which participants will get to experience the outdoors and make a positive impact on the environment simultaneously.