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  • Burglary suspects apprehended in Louisville

    Burglars hit a Hodgenville business for the second time in less than a week " netting about $20,000 in merchandise.

    The suspects, Tracy Shanklin and Kenneth Foster Sr., are in custody after being caught on surveillance cameras during a similar heist in Louisville. They have not been charged with the Hodgenville crime, however the investigation is ongoing.

    Smoketown II on South Lincoln Boulevard was broken into the first time about 10:45 p.m. Dec. 19, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.

  • UK provides services for LaRue County

    When he became the University of Kentucky’s 11th president in 2001, Lee T. Todd Jr. said he envisioned UK’s campus “stretching from Pikeville to Paducah.”

    It’s a vision that UK has taken to heart, as evidenced by the fact that the university’s scientists are conducting research in every one of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

    That includes LaRue County, where the College of Agriculture is helping farmers become more productive through no-till methods.    

  • Snap Fitness opens in Lincoln Plaza

    A new fitness franchise has opened in Hodgenville – just in time to help residents meet New Year’s resolutions to get in shape.

    Snap Fitness, located in Lincoln Plaza, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has no contracts to sign and offers fitness tips through its Web site http://www.snapfitness.com/.

  • Indictments provide insight into murder investigation

    Landmark News Service

    According to information in grand jury indictments and interviews with officers, the death of Donald Marshall appears to have been sparked by the drug-related burglary of Kenneth Craig Mattingly’s residence, who is one of the suspects accused of Marshall’s murder.

  • Administrator clarifies statement made at board meeting

    Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor for LaRue County Schools, offers a clarification to last week’s article about early release days.

    Reed wrote in an e-mail:

  • Park Service considers creation of national heritage area

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  • County plagued by wrecks over the holidays

    The Christmas holiday proved dangerous to motorists with at least three wrecks occurring last week.

    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst investigated a three-vehicle crash on Old E’town Road about 7 p.m. Dec. 26.

    Kim Burns, 18, of Elizabethtown, was driving a 2006 Scion east when, according to witnesses, she attempted to pass two vehicles in a no passing zone. She ran off the right side of the roadway as she swerved to avoid a westbound vehicle. The Scion struck a grass embankment, skidded on its side and came to rest right side up.

  • Internet company's expansion encounters extended outage

    An internet service outage expected to last about four hours has stretched into a week for some customers of U.S. Digital Online.

    In the process of relocating a server Dec. 22, unexpected issues were encountered that have had staff members, including company President Doug Smith, working around the clock through the holiday period.

    “I haven’t even been able to celebrate Christmas with my family,” Smith said Tuesday.

  • School Board approves early release Fridays

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  • Rep. Guthrie files for re-election

    Landmark News Service

    First-term Congressman Brett Guthrie has filed to run for re-election in the 2nd Congressional District that includes  LaRue County.

    The Bowling Green Republican is the first candidate to file for the U.S. House seat. The deadline is Jan. 26.

    Guthrie defeated state Sen. David Boswell, an Owensboro Democrat, in the 2008 general election. The congressman has about $600,000 in the bank for the campaign. That is more than half what he spent last time, he said.