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  • Grand jury to hear two meth cases

    A LaRue County grand jury will hear cases against two men accused of manufacturing methamphetamine. The cases appear to be unrelated.

    Last week, LaRue County District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause in separate cases against Jason Scott Hatcher, 24, of North L&N Turnpike, Hodgenville, and Larry Ray Riggs, 56, of Slack Road, Hodgenville.

    Hatcher

  • Alleged drug traffickers charged after high-speed chase

    A Campbellsville man faces numerous charges including drug trafficking and wanton endangerment after leading several law enforcement agencies on a chase Sunday at speeds up to 120 mph through Taylor and LaRue counties.

    According to Campbellsville City Officer Ben Riggs, formerly of Hodgenville City Police, officers received information about drugs being transported to Campbellsville just before 3 p.m.

  • Men face drug possession charges

    A March 21 traffic stop resulted  in drug charges against two Hodgenville men.

    According to court records, Officer Robby Brownfield of Hodgenville City Police, signaled for David Leroy Stallins II, 24, to stop the vehicle he was driving.

    Stallins was charged with operating on suspended or revoked license, first-degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine) and use or possession of meth precursor.

  • Block watch meeting to be held Monday

    The City of Hodgenville is hosting a block watch organizational meeting 7 p.m. April 5 at City Hall.

    Anyone who is interested in “working together to make the community safe” is encouraged to attend, said Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    Johnson will be the liaison between residents who wish to participate and the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition.

    The city received a $1,000 grant to purchase signage for block watch areas and pamphlets. 

  • Shared prescription medication leads to allergic reaction, discipline

    Two LaRue County High School students face disciplinary measures after sharing a prescription drug.

    According to School Resource Officer Doug Sherrard, a 14-year-old girl was charged with trafficking in controlled substance after giving a classmate two pills used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    Sherrard said the girl had a reaction to the medication and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. The girl has since returned to school

  • Students face disciplinary action after bus fracas

    Two children received minor injuries in a scuffle on a LaRue County School bus March 24.

    According to Superintendent Sam Sanders and Kentucky State Police spokesperson Trooper Bruce Reeves, a disagreement broke out between two Abraham Lincoln Elementary School students on the bus ride home. Verbal jabs turned into a kick.

    “The 8-year-old took out his scissors and jabbed at (the 10-year-old),” Reeves said. The boy received a slight puncture wound in the back.

  • Campbellsville University, ECTC sign educational partnership agreement

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Campbellsville University have signed agreements that expand the educational partnership between the two institutions and increase educational opportunities for citizens.

    A joint announcement was held Wednesday at CU’s Brockman Center in Hodgenville.

  • Hodgenville, Magnolia weather sirens to be tested today

    The Hodgenville emergency siren on Greensburg Street was destroyed by lightning recently. Due to the age of the system, officials were not able to locate replacement parts to make repairs.

    The city purchased a new electronic system that will be activated from the local 911 system during a threat of severe weather.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said the new equipment cost about $1,700, but will serve the community for several years. 

    The Magnolia emergency siren was struck by lightning about six months ago and has been replaced as well.

  • Fire damages Mount Sherman house

    A Mount Sherman house owned by Glen Burba was damaged extensively by fire Monday about noon. Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters said the flames were in the ceiling when they arrived.

    It appeared the fire began near the water heater. No one was living in the home. Burba was readying it for a renter.

    No injuries were reported.

  • County’s recycling efforts pay off

    Last year, LaRue County’s Renaissance Recycling center, on East Water Street in Hodgenville, collected 1.2 million pounds of cardboard, plastic, paper, glass and other items for reuse that otherwise would have wound up in a landfill.

    “I am amazed how supportive the people have been,” said Jill Gray, the county’s solid waste coordinator who saw the center’s yearly collections grow from 150 tons its first year (2006) to 2009’s whopping 590 tons.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, also was impressed.