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  • It could happen here

    Friday afternoon, a barrage of gunfire from a high-powered weapon rang out in the hallways of LaRue County High School.

    A tall, lone gunman threw open doors and called out taunts as he looked for victims. Inside a classroom, adrenaline kicked in as teachers piled desks and file cabinets against a door, in an effort to keep him out – or to buy themselves and students more time.

  • Mother, son killed in Hart crash

    A Magnolia woman and her 29-year-old son were killed Oct. 21 in a one-car accident in Hart County.

    At 6:08 p.m. Tuesday, Pamela D. Foster, 61, was driving north just after 6 p.m. on Aetna Furnace Highway in her 1998 Jeep when she crossed the centerline, overcorrected, left the road, overturned and struck a tree, according to Kentucky State Police Post 3.

    Foster and her son, Trenton, were pronounced dead at the scene by Hart County Coroner Jeff Roten. They were not wearing seat belts, according to KSP.

  • State Rep race: LaRue challenges Mills for seat

    Nov. 4 will be the first election using the most recently approved state legislative districts. While Marion County remains part of the 24th District, the district itself has changed. Green and LaRue counties have replaced Casey County and part of Pulaski County.

    Incumbent State Representative Terry Mills, a Democrat from Lebanon, is seeking re-election, while Alex LaRue, a Republican from Hodgenville, hopes to claim the seat.

    Mills said he is running again for the same reason he first ran in a special election in 2010 — he wants to serve his community.

  • Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Oct. 20.

    Employment of:

    • Katherine Burd as assistant band director

    • Tina Southwood as After School Club sponsor for Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    • Justin Thompson as boys’ assistant soccer coach for LaRue County High School

    • Paul Clark as district technology technician for LaRue County Schools

    • Sarah Caven as instructional assistant at LCHS

    • Rocky Cundiff as head softball coach for LCHS

  • Bonnieville woman dies after car struck by train

    On Saturday at 8:55 p.m., Hope Wheeler, 21, of Bonnieville, died as a result of injuries she suffered after her car was struck by a CSX locomotive.

    At 11:09 a.m. Friday, state troopers were called to the intersection of Concord Church Road and J.L. Thomas Road at the CSX Railroad Crossing in Hart County after a train and car collided.

    A preliminary investigation shows Wheeler was driving east in her 2014 Chevrolet Impala when she attempted to cross the railroad tracks and failed to see a northbound train, according to a release from state police.

  • Attorney Perkins sworn in

    David Clarence Perkins was sworn in as an attorney-at-law by Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. on Oct. 17, 2014.

    Perkins is a native of LaRue County, 1993 graduate of LaRue County High School, U.S. Army Reserve veteran, and was a resident of Green County for 12 years. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Asbury University prior to receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Knox-Marshall

    Chelsea Diane Knox and Kippy Lee Marshall, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Ricky Knox and Diane Knox.

    The prospective groom is the son of Melissa Supulvado and the late Donald Marshall.

    Attendants and groomsmen are Jennifer Brown, Harley Walters, Brooklynn Lafollette, Tyler Kennedy, Branden Marshall and Blake Shields.

    The wedding will be 4 p.m. Oct. 25, 2014, at Middle Creek Baptist Church. The reception will be at Knights of Columbus.

  • BIRTH: Warnshuis

    Steven Howard Warnshuis and Hannah Lorene Warnshuis of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Shelby Lorene Warnshuis.

    Shelby Lorene was born Oct. 14, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Craig and Kim Warnshuis of Hodgenville, and Chris and Cathi Driggers of North Carolina.

    Maternal grandparents are Keith and Trudy Peterson of Indiana, and Louise Peterson of Buffalo.

  • Countryside Getaway: ‘All about family’

    Jimmy Curle and his wife Kaye, owners of a new LaRue County business, Countryside Getaway, have devoted their lives to helping others. The small rental property is just the latest step on a long road of contributing to the lives of those around them.

    Jimmy grew up on the property, back when it was his family’s farm. Now, the Curles have purchased the land back from his brother and converted it into a rental vacation home.

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