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  • Grants to provide CPR and block watch training

    Thanks to a state grant, LaRue Countians have the opportunity to learn basic lifesaving skills – free of charge.

    Instruction and certification will be provided in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid, according to Chris Jackson of LaRue County Emergency Management.

    CPR is used to restore breathing or heartbeat through chest compression and mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing.

    A paramedic from LaRue County EMS will provide the free training to residents in various locations – Hodgenville, Magnolia, Roanoke and Rolling Fork.

  • Boxer Nick Rupa charged in traffic stop

    A boxer who went 10 rounds with the Light Middleweight Champion of the World appeared in LaRue District Court Jan. 13.

    Nick Rupa, 44, of Nashville, Tenn., was arraigned on a charge of operating on a suspended license.

    According to court documents, Rupa was driving a 1993 Chevrolet three miles east of White City about 10 p.m. Dec. 31 when he was stopped by Constable Tim Ford.

    His bond was set at $500 on condition of no driving.

    In court, LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed recognized Rupa’s name and asked about his fights.

  • 'No man's land' creates problem for dispatch

    For the last nine years, Roy Fisher has lived in a Bedford stone house on West Skaggs Road.

    The area is a type of “no man’s land” near the junction of three county lines. West Skaggs is actually a loop of old Campbellsville Road in LaRue County. The new highway, about a fourth of a mile away, is in Taylor County.

  • New Haven woman faces more charges

    A New Haven woman already facing charges in a Nelson County murder case was to be arraigned Wednesday on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in LaRue District Court.

    Jennifer Nichols, 32, of Edlin Hill Road, was scheduled to be in the LaRue court Jan. 6 but court officials learned she had been indicted for first-degree burglary and complicity by a Nelson County grand jury and was being held in the Nelson County Detention Center.

  • Unemployment rate down, construction up in county

    Times are tough.

    The recession – some economists say depression – continues across the country with high unemployment and foreclosure rates.

    Locally, however, glimmers of returning prosperity have appeared.

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate fell three percentage points between October and November.

  • County spreads 130 tons of salt on roadways

    LaRue County road crews spread about 130 tons of salt during the recent snow and cold spell, Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 12.

    “That’s almost three times what we would have used if temperatures would have risen above freezing,” he said. Brown said he has another 150 tons ordered.

    He also reported his crews have started removing the fence line and trees along Brooks Road to improve driver visibility and provide more sunlight on the road.

  • Cocaine dealer sentenced to 10 years

    Clinton Eric Wirth, 36, was sentenced to 10 years after being found guilty Jan. 6 of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (cocaine); first-degree possession of cocaine; trafficking in marijuana, less than eight ounces; possession of marijuana; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Nine years of the sentence was suspended on condition of several conditions. He was credited for 16 days served and fined $185.

  • Bench warrant issued for Sonora man

    A bench warrant has been issued for a Sonora man who has missed two scheduled appearances in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Bryan Eric Henderson, 23, of Maple Avenue, was charged with first-degree assault in August after allegedly stabbing a Hodgenville man in the back with a pocketknife. The alleged victim suffered a puncture wound to the lung.

    Henderson appeared in LaRue District Court in August and entered a not guilty plea.

    However, he has missed both circuit court summons since his indictment by a grand jury in November.

  • Forum to be held for laptop initiative

    A forum for students, staff, parents and the community is planned to address questions and collect opinions on a potential Laptops of LaRue - 21st Century Learning Initiative.  This will be a discussion about pros and cons of  providing laptop computers to high school students.

    The forum will be held 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Hodgenville Elementary School. No action will be taken at this forum.

  • Council finalizes hunting ban at lake

    At Monday’s meeting of Hodgenville City Council:

    •The second reading of the McDougal Lake hunting and fishing ordinance was held. Fishing is permitted at the city-owned lake; hunting is banned.

    •Council members approved the request of Danny T. Rock to rezone property at 104 W. Forest Ave. from residential to business. Rock, co-owner of Rock and Rogers Service Center, plans to tear down an older house on the site to expand a parking lot.