Local News

  • Wimsett pleads guilty to Green County charge

    Joseph Edward Wimsett, 31, of Mount Sherman pleaded guilty June 9 to first-degree sexual abuse in Green Circuit Court.

    The Greensburg Record-Herald reported Wimsett pleaded guilty to one count in exchange for 19 other counts to be dismissed. The victim was 12 years old and the incidents took place in 2007 and 2008. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office recommended a sentence of five years, probated for five years to run concurrently with charges in LaRue County. Sentencing is Aug. 4.

  • Several cases held to LaRue grand jury

    Several LaRue District Court cases will be heard by a grand jury after District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause.

    They include:

    • Jason Ronald Davis, 33, of Magnolia, was charged June 30 with prescription (controlled substance) not in original container, first offense; possession of defaced handgun; possession of handgun by convicted felon; possession of marijuana; and unlawful possession of meth precursor, first offense.

  • Fundraiser planned for Community Health Clinic

    Last year, The Community Health Clinic of Hardin & LaRue Counties provided almost 2,500 free office visits to residents who cannot afford basic health care. It provided more than $2 million worth of health services including patient visits, pharmacy, laboratory and dental services.

    Twelve percent of the patients seen at the clinic ee" which opened in 2002 ee" are from LaRue County.

  • Cardboard Nation to raise funds for missionary

    This weekend, LaRue Countians will give up the comfort of their own homes. They’ll trade in air conditioned bedrooms and fluffy pillows for a starry sky and cardboard walls.

    Cardboard Nation, a nightlong event, will be held Friday in hopes of raising awareness about the realities of homelessness and raising money for a local missionary and his family. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Creekfront Park and will last through the night.

  • LaRue County Fair runs through Saturday

    The LaRue County Fair got off to a wet start last week as rain canceled Thursday’s horse show.

    High temperatures took care of the puddles and by Monday, the fairgrounds were in top condition for the tractor pull.

    Monday marked also the crowning of a new Miss LaRue County Fair. Tessie Jo Embry, the 18-year-old daughter of Billy and Jill Embry, received the honor and was named Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.

    Cassie Danielle Bright, the daughter of Connie Maxwell and Timmy Bright, was first runner-up and selected as “Most Photogenic.”

  • Judge to review gun charges

    Charges against a man accused of dealing drugs will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Brett Alan Decker, 25, of Fairview Drive, Hodgenville, was arrested July 1 after he fled from officers serving a search warrant at his residence.

    At a preliminary hearing Wednesday, District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause to send several charges against Decker to the grand jury after hearing testimony of Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

  • Fair pageants accept applications

    The LaRue County Fair Board is seeking participants for several beauty pageants.

    Applications for all pageants may be picked up at Bank of Buffalo, the LaRue County Extension Service office, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or Action Hair Studio, 504 Kirkpatrick Ave., Hodgenville.

    The events are as follows:

    • Miss LaRue County Fair, ages 16-21. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, with practice 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at the fairgrounds.

  • Fallen soldier had LaRue ties

    A Radcliff soldier died July 12 – just two days before his 21st birthday – while deployed overseas.

    Pfc. Nathaniel D. Garvin died while stationed in Afghanistan. Garvin, a 2007 graduate of John Hardin High School, died from injuries he received in a non-combat incident at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar, according to information from Fort Campbell.

    The military did not provide details about the incident.

  • Escaped inmate caught in Shepherdsville parking lot

    An inmate who escaped from the LaRue County Detention Center in June was apprehended Thursday evening.

    After walking away from the jail two weeks ago, inmate Steven Earl McWilliams, 32, of Louisville, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. July 8 in Shepherdsville, according to Joey Stanton, who was named chief administrative officer for the jail effective July 1.

    McWilliams, a low-custody-level inmate, escaped from the LaRue County Jail on June 26 through a restricted custody fenced area. He was the fourth LaRue County inmate to escape since April 2009.

  • Dollar General considers Magnolia site

    Dollar General Store officials aren’t saying much at this stage, but the first steps have been taking to bring the discount store to Magnolia.

    At a special called meeting of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday, S.C. Development requested the rezoning of 4.1096 acres from agriculture to neighborhood business district for the purpose of opening a retail store.

    The commission approved the request as well as a variance on the number of parking spaces required by ordinance.