.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • 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.

  • LaRue schools on one-hour delay

    LaRue County students will be back in class Wednesday after a two-day snow break.

    Schools will run on one-hour delay, the district said.

    Also, the varsity basketball teams have rescheduled Tuesday's games for tonight. The boys/girls doubleheader is at Washington County High School in Springfield.

  • LaRue jail escapee caught

    An escapee from the LaRue County Detention Center was captured Wednesday morning, about seven hours after he escaped.

    Kentucky State Police were notified by the LaRue County Detention Center at 6:10 p.m. of an escapee from their facility. George Richard Gaunt III was serving a sentence on charges of burglary and theft.

    Gaunt was caught by the Boone County Sheriff's Department around 3 a.m.

    Gaunt is accused of stealing a 1999 Blue Ford Crown Victoria after his escape. The vehicle was recovered, authorities said. 

  • State rep candidates vie for Republican nomination

    Local Realtor Craig Astor is seeking the Republican nomination for 19th District state representative.

    Astor will face Michael Lee Meredith of Brownsville in the May primary. The winner will take on incumbent Democrat Dottie Sims of Horse Cave in the general election in November.

    The district includes Edmonson, Hart and LaRue counties.