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  • Two Campbellsville women injured in crash

    Two Campbellsville women were injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, March 17, on KY 210 about five miles east of Hodgenville.

    Brittany Cook, 19, was driving a 2003  Nissan Pathfinder east on KY 210 when she attempted to pass a pickup truck pulling a hayroller, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck began making a left turn into a driveway and Cook applied her brakes to avoid a collision.

    She lost control of the vehicle. It crossed the centerline, struck a dirt embankment and rolled on its side.

  • County fire department plans expansion

    LaRue County Fire Department is taking steps to build a second facility to house trucks and equipment.

    The existing 60-feet by 120-feet metal building on East Water Street is shared by county and city volunteer firefighters. It is no longer large enough to hold the equipment of both squads.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler squeezed between one of the department’s fire trucks and the bay door as he gave a tour of the facility last week. The firefighters used creative means to get everything inside the building. 

  • 4-H talent show set for Friday

    The annual 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, in the LaRue County High School auditorium. Participants must register in advance by calling the Extension Service office at 358-3401.

    Categories include vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical. Age divisions are junior and senior. Junior members are ages 9 to 13 as of Jan. 1; senior members are ages 14 to 18 as of Jan. 1.

    Cash prizes will be given to the first- and second-place winners in each category and age division. First prize is $15 and second prize is $10.

  • Juveniles tie up emergency services after traffic stop

    A pair of teenage girls facing drug charges monopolized two LaRue County ambulances by complaining of severe menstrual pain last week.

    Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police received a call to assist an investigation by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force just after 9 p.m. March 9.

    “He said he needed help stopping a vehicle that possibly had marijuana in it,” Johnson said. LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson and Nelson County Deputy Dennis Wells assisted with the traffic stop.

  • Beverly Heady honored as ExCel Teacher of the Year

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  • Man pleads guilty to Fort Knox theft

    A former U.S. Army automotive mechanic and Hodgenville resident pleaded guilty last week to thefts from Fort Knox.

    Bobby William Fultz was employed by the Army to repair vehicles used to train soldiers at Fort Knox.

    With his plea, Fultz admitted to stealing $5,000 to $10,000 worth of MREs, tools, petroleum products and other property from the post during his employment there between 2004 and 2008.

    He’s due to be sentenced May 25 in Kentucky’s Western District of U.S. District Court in Louisville.

  • Auditor finds no issues with county government

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released the audit of the financial statements of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities and equity arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Two hurt in crash on 210

    Two Campbellsville women were injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on KY 210 about five miles east of Hodgenville.

    Brittany Cook, 19, was driving a 2003  Nissan Pathfinder east on KY 210 when she attempted to pass a pickup truck pulling a hayroller, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck began making a left turn into a driveway and Cook applied her brakes to avoid a collision.

    She lost control of the vehicle. It crossed the centerline, struck a dirt embankment and rolled on its side.

  • KU asks state for rate increase

    Kentucky Utilities residential customers could see a nearly 14 percent increase in their bills this year.

    Citing a growing customer demand as the main culprit, with a 2008 windstorm and 2009 ice storm as contributing factors, KU has asked the Public Service Commission to grant a rate increase.

    According to information provided by Cliff Feltham, KU’s statewide media relations manager, the company is requesting a $136 million base rate increase, which the company says is necessary to meet growing demand.

  • Laptop Initiative shot down by lone vote

    The proposed Laptops of LaRue Initiative – a plan that would place laptop computers in the hands of every LaRue County High School student – was shot down by a lone school board member Monday.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders had requested the project move forward with the unanimous consent of school board members. The vote was 4-1 with Norbert Skees of District 1 voting “no.”