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  • 'Children At Play' signs requested

    Road concerns filled most of the April 27 meeting of LaRue County Fiscal Court at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Harlis Lafollette, a resident on Willian East, complained of poor water drainage at his home related to earlier road work.

    County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said he would contact a state highway engineer to go to Lafollette’s property and seek to resolve the issue.

  • Magnolia meth lab leads to five arrests

    Five people face drug charges after an anonymous caller complained of a fight Monday night in Magnolia.

    LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson responded to the call about 10 p.m. When he arrived at a residence at 4608 S. L&N Turnpike, he saw a man, identified as James Edward Lacy, 38, of Munfordville, walking out of a shed.

    When Lacy spotted the officer’s car “he started to run,” according to Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. Jackson persuaded the man to return and speak with him.

  • Kix.com provides link for employment opportunities in WIRED 65 area

    Kix.com – the Kentucky Indiana Exchange is a region-wide Web portal that will change the way people in LaRue County and throughout the region seek opportunity. 

    Launching April 26, kix.com will help link job seekers to employment opportunities, employers to the region’s best talent and prospective students to the training and education they need to fill higher-skilled jobs and contribute to regional prosperity.

    The site will connect the region using state-of-the-art social networking tools.  

  • Five students charged with public intoxication

    Five female students were charged with public intoxication after admitting to smoking marijuana in a bathroom at LaRue County High School last week.

    School Resource Officer Doug Sherrard said a teacher walked in the girls’ bathroom and caught a whiff of the telltale odor. School officials called parents and worked with Sherrard on the investigation.

    No marijuana was found.

    The five were transported to a juvenile detention center. Their cases will be handled in juvenile court.

  • Radio station plans food ministry benefit and festival

    WJCR 90.1 FM is having a food ministry benefit and festival on May 15.

    The event will be held at 13101 Raider Hollow Road, Upton. Signs will be posted.

    Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is three canned goods per person.

  • Nine indicted by grand jury

    Nine people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury April 19. Five face drug charges.

    Jason Scott Hatcher (1985) of Hodgenville was indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine; possession of handgun by convicted felon; first-degree possession of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    Hatcher’s charges stem around a March 10 investigation by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    Bail was set at $100,000 cash only.

  • Candidates file for May primary

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  • Flooding causes widespread problems

    A week ago, LaRue Countians had to deal with the aftermath of a severe windstorm.

    This week, residents will try to dry out their homes and furnishings after heavy rains caused widespread flooding.

    Hard-hit areas include Youngers Creek, Athertonville, Salem Lake and Barren Run.

    About 8 inches of rain fell on the area in a 24-hour period beginning Saturday morning to late Sunday afternoon, according to Kentucky Mesonet. Although LaRue County does not have a Mesonet weather research station, surrounding counties reported 7 to 10 inches of rain.

  • Green River issues boil water advisory

    The flooding has caused a boil water advisory to be issued in the Green River Valley Water District.

    This affects customers east of U.S.31E, north of the Green River in Hart County, and south of Magnolia in LaRue County.

  • Lee’s, Hinton’s certified by KFB

    LaRue County is home to two of the 108 markets across the state that are members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.

    Their acceptance by Farm Bureau as a Certified Roadside Market tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.