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  • Price hired as assistant principal at LCHS

    Chris Price has been named the new assistant principal of LaRue County High School.

    He learned of his selection July 15 from newly selected principal Kyle Goodlett.

    “I was really excited; hoping that he’d call me to tell me that I did get the job – you never know until you get that phone call …until then there was a lot of nervousness,” Price said.

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  • E-town woman receives diverted sentence

    An Elizabethtown woman was sentenced July 9 on charges of receiving property taken from a Buffalo home where a woman was found dead in December 2011.

    Belinda Rae Martin, 28, was indicted in February 2012 for receiving stolen property more than $500.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Martin received items removed from the residence Kristie L. Allen of Hodgenville was housesitting when she was found dead. Abdullah Rahman White of Radcliff is accused in Allen’s death.

  • JUSTICE DELAYED Murder trial postponed one year

    Friends and family members of Kristie Lynn Allen shook their heads in disbelief after learning they will have to wait another year for her accused killer to be tried.

    Monday, defense attorneys for Abdullah Rahman White – the man accused of asphyxiating Allen – asked for a new trial date for the summer of 2014.

    Allen was just 28 when she was found dead of asphyxiation on Dec. 30, 2011, at the home of longtime friends. She was house-sitting for them while they vacationed.

  • Submerged vehicle leads to search for driver

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office responded to the scene of a suspected drowning early Sunday after a man found his girlfriend’s vehicle submerged in the backwaters off Wayne Ennis Road.

    Sheriff Merle Edlin said his office received a report that Edith Gribbins had “failed to come home Saturday night” after notifying her boyfriend she was on the way.

    “When he woke up about 5:30 p.m., she wasn’t there. He found the vehicle with water to the bottom of the (windows).”

  • Nurse aide course available for LCHS students

    Fifteen students have signed up for a new nurse’s aide class to be offered this fall at LaRue County High School.

    The school board agreed June 17 to subsidize the cost of the classes. The district will cover about $300 of the $500 fee for the course, per student.

    Although students accepted into the program will be expected to cover the remaining $200 of the course fee, there will be financial assistance available through scholarships and grants, according to Denise Skaggs, instructional supervisor for LCS.

  • City Council requests iPads

    City Council members were mum Monday night on the subject of a Kentucky State Police investigation of Hodgenville City Hall.

    Five of the six council members were together through a work session, Red Hill Cemetery Commission meeting and regular council meeting (councilman Woodie Handley missed the first two meetings) – but no one broached the subject of the June 28 seizure of computers and records. KSP served a search warrant based on a sealed affidavit.

  • Cemetery preservation program offered

    The Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Preservation Program will host a series of 10 workshops throughout southern and eastern Kentucky to help Kentuckians preserve their local cemeteries.

  • Proposed pipeline talks continue in Nelson County

    Several Nelson County landowners have told The Kentucky Standard they won’t grant an easement for a natural gas liquids pipeline to cross their property.

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts said some landowners are for the pipeline, which would carry natural gas byproducts such as butane and propane from the shale fields of Pennsylvania to petrochemical processing plants in Louisiana. But all the landowners at a public forum in June either spoke against it or were skeptical.

    Property owners who are against the pipeline haven’t been reluctant to talk.

  • Berea plans festival

    The Berea Craft Festival has become one of the most anticipated and celebrated craft events in the Southeastern United States. The Festival, ranked 57th in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, will celebrate its 32nd anniversary July 12-14, at Indian Fort Theatre in Berea.

    More than 120 artists from 15 different states will round out this years’ full house.