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  • 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.

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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.

  • Back roads may still be flooded

    Flood waters have receded across most of the county, however, some back roads continue to be impassable. These include Gunning Lane, Blanton Road and Old 52 South (Lyons Station, Athertonville and Youngers Creek) and Dangerfield Road.

    Wednesday evening, U.S. 31 E was cleared to traffic through Athertonville and New Haven.

    Officials urge caution when driving in these areas.

  • Architect reports on Sunrise Manor's progress

    Jerry Herndon, the architect who designed the $10.8 million new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home under construction in Hodgenville, described the facility in detail and took questions from an audience of about 50 people gathered in the current nursing home’s chapel April 20.

    “I am excited and can tell you that there is something special about the impact this nursing home will have on the community,” said Herndon, whose office is in Lexington.

  • District courtroom cleared due to odor

    LaRue District Court proceedings were moved to the larger Circuit Courtroom April 28.

    When Circuit Clerk workers arrived at work in the courthouse annex, they smelled a foul odor after the heater was turned on, according to LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner.