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  • Additional median barriers considered for Interstate 65

    Kentucky’s General Assembly just gave the state’s Transportation Cabinet the go-ahead to begin consideration for additional median barriers along Interstate 65 including a mile-long stretch in LaRue County.

    The newly passed Transportation budget will allow the cabinet to research where concrete barriers will be most effective along the interstate and then place them in these locations as a temporary fix. These barriers would help to fill in the gaps where no median cable or concrete barriers already exist, officials said.

  • 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' plays Saturday

    The next installment of Free Movie Night is the computer-animated comedy “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.”

    The 90-minute film will be shown on large screen 7 p.m. June 19 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    The 2009 movie is based on a children’s book by the same name. The plot revolves around inventor Flint Lockwood whose inventions are a bust until he develops a machine that can turn water into food. At first, when it begins raining food, everyone is thrilled. Chaos eventually ensues.

    The movie is rated PG.

  • FEMA office open in Hardin County through Saturday

    LaRue Countians who suffered any type of storm water damage during the May flooding are eligible for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    The first step is to register by phone or online, said FEMA public information officer Michael A. Skeels. Residents may register at www.disasterassistance.gov anytime or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are staffed 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

    The deadline to apply is July 12.

  • I-65 lane to be closed

    A temporary lane closure is scheduled Monday, June 21, on Interstate 65 northbound near the 83-mile marker to allow bridge rail repairs.

    The rail on the Nolin River bridge in Hardin County was damaged in a crash June 11.

      The slow lane will be closed in the area, which is between the Sonora and Glendale exits, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday.

      Motorists should use appropriate caution in the work zone.

  • Suspect who pled guilty to drug posession to be extradited to Arkansas

    A Frankfort man sought for questioning by local officers was charged May 30 with use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

    According to Constable Tim Ford, 41-year-old Raymond L. Eastman was questioned as part of an ongoing investigation concerning thefts in the Buffalo area. A background check on Eastman turned up a parole violation on a trafficking charge in Arkansas.

  • KEN-DEC, plant manager sentenced in U.S. District Court

    KEN-DEC Inc., a Horse Cave company formerly engaged in the metal plating business, and David Lester Becker, 72, of Cave City, formerly plant manager of that business, were sentenced in United States District Court for felony violations of the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

  • Magnolia woman to serve 10 years on meth charge

    A Magnolia couple Ricky Glenn Stearman, 48, and Tammy Lynn Stearman, 35, entered guilty pleas to drug charges in LaRue Circuit Court Monday.

    The Stearmans were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; unlawful possession of meth precursor and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to court records. Shaun Christopher Manookian, 27, of the same address faced the same charges.

  • Report of knife fight leads officers to one-step meth lab

    A 32-year-old homeless man was charged June 2 with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    According to an arrest report, LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy responded to the report of a knife fight at 880 Burd Road, east of Mount Sherman, about 7:45 a.m.

    McCoy, who was assisted by Constable Tim Ford, witnessed two men “with blood on their shirts and arms” run inside the residence and out the back door. Both were apprehended for questioning.

  • Man charged with sex crimes from two decades ago

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with alleged sex crimes against children from more than 20 years ago.

    Charlie Monroe Warren, 54, of Bailey Road, is charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor against a male victim age 5 or 6 in 1988 and 1989; one count of second-degree rape, no force, against a female victim under the age of 14 in 1991; one count of third-degree rape against a female victim under the age of 16 in 1992; and two counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor against the female victim.

  • Man charged with sex crimes from two decades ago

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with alleged sex crimes against children from more than 20 years ago.

    Charlie Monroe Warren, 54, of Bailey Road, is charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor against a male victim age 5 or 6 in 1988 and 1989; one count of second-degree rape, no force, against a female victim under the age of 14 in 1991; one count of third-degree rape against a female victim under the age of 16 in 1992; and two counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor against the female victim.