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  • Kentucky accepts Common Core

    In joint meeting Feb. 10, the chairs of the Kentucky Board of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Professional Standards Board signed a resolution directing their respective agencies to implement the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics.

    Kentucky is the first state to formally accept the standards. Higher, clearer and more in-depth academic standards are required by Senate Bill 1, passed by the 2009 General Assembly.

  • Local Marine falls in Afghanistan

    Lance Cpl. Matthias “Matt” Hanson was killed Sunday while serving in Afghanistan with the 36 Kilo 2nd Battalion Infantry.

    His family was notified of the 20-year-old Marine’s death about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, according to his older sister Megan Dohn.

    Few details were offered the family but they learned Hanson was shot and died of his injuries en route to a military hospital.

    He had been in Afghanistan about 40 days. It was his first deployment.

    Hanson, a 2008 LaRue County High School graduate, joined the service during his junior year.

  • Community honors fallen Marine

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  • Man faces charges following wreck

    A Hodgenville man who was involved in a serious crash Jan. 20 has been charged with driving under the influence after testing positive for marijuana, opiates and two other substances. The substances were not specified in court records.

    Jason Scott Hatcher, 24, was charged also with possession of marijuana, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree wanton endangerment by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Woman charged with possession of cocaine

    Betty Jaiecordivia Brasher, 42, of Hodgenville was charged Feb. 11 with first-degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine), second offense, by the LaRue County Sheriff. The investigation is ongoing.

    She is also charged with two counts of theft by deception (cold check) less than $100 by Hodgenville City Police.

    She was lodged in the LaRue County jail under $25,000 cash bond and will be arraigned Feb. 24 in District Court.

  • Social worker accepts plea for role in passing pills

    A Greensburg social worker pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct and controlled substance not in original container in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Beverly Reliford, 51, of Greensburg, was charged originally with trafficking in controlled substance, first degree; tampering with physical evidence; and obstructing or interfering with an investigation after being involved in a traffic accident in Mount Sherman last June.

    She was sentenced to 90 days on each count to run consecutively for 180 days, conditionally discharged. The other counts were dismissed.

  • Teen accused of taking car posts post-crash photos online

    A teenager who allegedly stole and wrecked a car in Mount Sherman Feb. 6 was apprehended in Hardin County last week.

    Lewis Kelly Dailey, 19, faces charges of first- and third-degree criminal mischief and no operator’s license, according to LaRue County Constable Ira Bloyd Jr. The car’s owner filed a complaint of theft by unlawful taking (auto) with the county attorney’s office.

  • Colonel Perkins recovering from thyroid surgery

    Colonel Perkins of The Perkins Brothers and Elvis and Meatloaf.com has had surgery to remove his thyroid gland.

    During routine tests a nodule was discovered on the thyroid gland. With two inconclusive biopsy results, surgery was the only option.

  • County requests changes to state waste tire fund

    LaRue Fiscal Court sent a message to Frankfort last month when it passed a resolution in support of the waste tire trust fund.

    The program, which gives counties the authority to manage scrap tires and the environmental concerns they pose, is “slated to sunset” this year, according to LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray. 

  • Magnolia couple charged with manufacturing methamphetamine

    An active methamphetamine lab was discovered at 1979 Die-Shiboley Road.

    According to a report by the News Herald, Hart County deputies Jeff Wilson responded to the complaint. They arrested Michael A. Reynolds, 24, and his wife, Melissa Reynolds, 28, at the residence.

    Each was charged with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Michael Reynolds was arrested also on two bench warrants, one from Hart County and the other from Warren County.