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  • Hart County grand jury indicts Upton residents

    Two Upton residents were indicted by a Hart County grand jury.

    The Hart County News-Herald reported that Anna M. Miller, 29, of Pleasant Hill Road, was indicted for unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, first offense and complicity; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and public intoxication (controlled substance).

  • Field Day cashing in on hay

    “Producing Alfalfa Hay for the Cash Market” will be the topic of an Extension Field Day at the Clayton Gerald’s farm in northern Hart County at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

    The program is free and a free meal will be provided.

    The Geralds specialize in producing small square bales for the horse market. They grow 400 acres of alfalfa and alfalfa/grass hay, and 150 acres of timothy, orchardgrass and teff.

  • Man dies in Upton trailer fire

    Landmark News Service

    A memorial service has been scheduled for the 50-year-old man who died of smoke inhalation June 27 in a trailer fire in Upton.

    Gerald W. Corder, a retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, died in the blaze that consumed his home at 1071 George Tabb Road. His wife, Marian, said he had gone back inside the trailer after the fire broke out. His last words were to make sure the children were safe. The couple had custody of several of their grandchildren.

  • Sweeney family opens Bulk Foods and More

    Dorothy Sweeney grew up in an old family-owned general store. By age 8, she was running the cash register and pumping gas for customers. It was a great memory she carried all her life and she longed to open her own store.

    A few weeks ago, with the help of friends, Sweeney’s dream came true. She opened Bulk Foods and More in her husband’s old workshop at their home on Walter Reed Road.

  • Bond unchanged for woman accused of murder

    Landmark News Service

    Bond for a woman indicted and jailed on a murder charge after last September’s fatal shooting of her former boyfriend will remain at $100,000 while a judge considers the reduction request.

    During what’s known as an adversarial hearing Tuesday evening before Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard, relatives of Angie Ricketts testified the $100,000 full cash in effect was unattainable. Ricketts’ trial is scheduled for Nov. 4 in Hardin County..

  • Twyman appointed to appeal board

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 23, appointed William Twyman to the Board of Assessment Appeals.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said the three-member board hears any case where someone appeals the assessment of his property. The two other board members are Ann Miller and Floyd Skaggs.

    Twyman, former superintendent of LaRue County Schools, will serve a three-year term beginning in July.

  • Police cruiser crashes

    Deputy Larry Clopton planned to serve an emergency protective order Thursday. Clopton, 59, who was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser, spotted the person driving on Lincoln Farm Road and pulled into the emergency lane to turn around and follow.

    However when he pulled back onto the roadway, the cruiser struck a 2002 Dodge Intrepid driven by Lenesia Osborne, 45, of Indiana, according to Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

  • Complaints may have led to OEA investigation

    Complaints about the LaRue County High School band program are thought to have triggered an Office of Education Accountability investigation of a school board member.

    School board member Norbert Skees, who has a child in band, said he was among parents raising issues about first-year band director Jaime Smith with school administrators.

    He said concerns with Smith developed because he is a parent, not because of his service as a school board member.

    “On two different occasions, I was treated with total disrespect by the band director,” Skees said.

  • Chamber presents three awards at banquet

    A civic organization, a federal employee and a local businessman were honored Thursday night as the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual awards banquet at First Baptist Church.

  • Herald News holding summer photo contest

    Send us your best shot.

    The LaRue County Herald News is sponsoring a photo contest this summer. Three categories are offered – nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage (it is the Bicentennial after all).

    A separate category for youth – those photographers 13 and younger – is being offered. The entry should include the photographer’s age to be considered in this category.

    We’ll print the winning photos and you’ll enjoy all the fame you can stand.

    There is no charge to enter.

    Rules