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  • Former deputy jailer agrees to repay Indiana employer

    A former LaRue County deputy jailer charged with theft from a previous employer has agreed to re-pay more than $5,000 in a plea agreement.

    Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough was charged with 11 counts of felony theft in Perry County, Ind., after a 2005 police investigation. All counts will be dismissed if she reimburses $5,248.30 and pays court costs to the clerk of Perry County.

  • About 100 attend first of two political forums

    About 100 people attended the first of two political forums Tuesday at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    The forum - sponsored by LaRue County Farm Bureau and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce - lasted about 90 minutes and featured judge/executive, jailer and sheriff candidates.

    The jailer candidates - Democrats Daniel Trumbo, Jimmy Williams and Johnny Cottrill and Republicans Lester Crosswhite, Gloria Jean Bell and Bryan "Stumpy" Durham - gave their views on training, security and inmate programs at the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Magistrate, state rep candidates speak at tonight's forum

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  • Architect speaks about new nursing home

    Jerry Herndon, architect for the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, will describe the interior of the facility and take questions from the audience during a program in the current facility’s chapel at 7 p.m. April 20. The program follows the semi-annual meeting of Sunrise Manor volunteers in the nursing home’s activity room at 6 p.m.

     

  • Couple charged with providing marijuana to young teen

    A Hodgenville couple was arrested after allegedly providing marijuana to a 13-year-old.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner, officers obtained a search warrant for the Miami Court residence of Staci Lee Cox, 39, and Ralph Charlie Hardin, 27, in response to a complaint by the child’s mother.

    A small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside the home.

    Both were charged with second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription drug not in proper container.

  • Pickup drives through store window

    A Hodgenville man escaped serious injured late Wednesday when he drove his pickup through the front window of Circle K.

    Hodgenville City Police investigated.

  • Census: LaRue’s return higher than state average

    In the race to get 2010 U.S. Census forms returned, LaRue County exceeds the state average. According to the U.S. Census Web site, 73 percent of LaRue County Census forms have been returned. The state average is 69 percent.

    Neighboring Nelson, Taylor and Hart Counties are at 74 percent; Hardin County is at 71 percent; Green County is 75 percent; and Marion County is at 69 percent. The national 2010 Census participation rate is 65 percent.

  • New legislation broadens public scrutiny

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law two Senate bills that will ensure that public entities and affiliated organizations such as the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities conduct their business operations under the light of public scrutiny.

  • Saturday night prom coincides with Lincoln Presenter visit

    The National Lincoln Presenters Association visited Hodgenville Saturday. The group of 50 Lincolns and about 100 LaRue County High School students - wearing their finest prom apparel -  converged at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site that afternoon.

  • Man charged with assault, robbery

    A Hodgenville man faces several charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s house and took $4,800.

    Thomas Michael Spalding, 20, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, fourth-degree assault, first-degree robbery, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, he damaged property in the amount of $500 or more, kicked and pushed the alleged victim and threatened her. The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department served the arrest warrants.