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

Local News

  • ECTC and Campbellsville U sign agreements for credit transfer

    Officials from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Campbellsville University crossed paths Wednesday at Hodgenville’s new Brockman Center to sign four agreements of cooperation.

    After negotiations, the institutions created seamless transfers in four programs: business administration, criminal justice, interdisciplinary early childhood education and organizational management.

    Representatives of both schools said in economic times when budgets are tightened, cooperation seems natural.

  • Citizens Union Bank CEO steps down

    Landmark News Service

    Citizens Union Bank announced that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, retired from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.

  • LCMS Math EXPLORE scores explode

    LaRue County Middle School students are shining in several subjects, according to test results released recently.

    Last fall, the students participated in a statewide administration of EXPLORE, a component of the ACT exam. ACT is a readiness benchmark used during the admission process to college; EXPLORE is a high school readiness benchmark that is administered in September.

    Kentucky’s overall scores increased in nearly every subject area, according to a Kentucky Department of Education release. LaRue’s scores were .6 above the state average.

  • Student charged with possession of marijuana on school grounds

    A 14-year-old boy was charged with possession of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia after allegedly bringing a “nickel bag” of weed and a pipe to school in his backpack Tuesday.

    School Resource Officer Doug Sherrard assisted school administrators with the investigation.

    The juvenile’s parents and a Court Designated Worker were informed.

    The teen was transported to the Hardin County Juvenile Detention Center. His case will be processed through juvenile court.

  • Criminal background checks have become more expensive

    The Administrative Office of the Courts announced changes to its service that provides criminal background reports. The following changes became effective Jan. 19:

    ·There will be a standard fee of $15 for all criminal background reports.

    ·A new automated program, AOCFastCheck, will allow the public to request and receive reports online.

    ·There will be only three ways to request records – online, by drive-thru service in Frankfort and by mail.

  • Grand jury to hear two meth cases

    A LaRue County grand jury will hear cases against two men accused of manufacturing methamphetamine. The cases appear to be unrelated.

    Last week, LaRue County District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause in separate cases against Jason Scott Hatcher, 24, of North L&N Turnpike, Hodgenville, and Larry Ray Riggs, 56, of Slack Road, Hodgenville.

    Hatcher

  • Alleged drug traffickers charged after high-speed chase

    A Campbellsville man faces numerous charges including drug trafficking and wanton endangerment after leading several law enforcement agencies on a chase Sunday at speeds up to 120 mph through Taylor and LaRue counties.

    According to Campbellsville City Officer Ben Riggs, formerly of Hodgenville City Police, officers received information about drugs being transported to Campbellsville just before 3 p.m.

  • Men face drug possession charges

    A March 21 traffic stop resulted  in drug charges against two Hodgenville men.

    According to court records, Officer Robby Brownfield of Hodgenville City Police, signaled for David Leroy Stallins II, 24, to stop the vehicle he was driving.

    Stallins was charged with operating on suspended or revoked license, first-degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine) and use or possession of meth precursor.

  • Block watch meeting to be held Monday

    The City of Hodgenville is hosting a block watch organizational meeting 7 p.m. April 5 at City Hall.

    Anyone who is interested in “working together to make the community safe” is encouraged to attend, said Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    Johnson will be the liaison between residents who wish to participate and the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition.

    The city received a $1,000 grant to purchase signage for block watch areas and pamphlets. 

  • Shared prescription medication leads to allergic reaction, discipline

    Two LaRue County High School students face disciplinary measures after sharing a prescription drug.

    According to School Resource Officer Doug Sherrard, a 14-year-old girl was charged with trafficking in controlled substance after giving a classmate two pills used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    Sherrard said the girl had a reaction to the medication and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. The girl has since returned to school