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  • Juveniles charged with burglary

    Two juveniles have been charged with second-degree burglary of Hodgenville homes.

    According to Hodgenville City Officer Doug Sherrard, a Gateway computer and monitor were taken from a Fairview Drive residence Oct. 30.

    Another break-in occurred Dec. 21 on Miami Court. A BB gun and other items were taken.

    A 13-year-old male became a suspect and was charged in both cases which are being handled through juvenile court.

  • Local election filings

    Partisan candidates have until Jan. 26 to file for upcoming local elections.

    In the May 18 primary, the top vote-getter in each race among Republicans and Democrats will square off in the November general election.

    Those who have filed include:

    LaRue County Judge/Executive

    Tommy Turner (D)

    County Clerk

    Linda Carter (D)

    County Attorney

    Dale Morris (D)

    Sheriff

    Bobby Shoffner (D)

    PVA

    James Q. Shaw (D)

    Jailer

    Daniel M. Trumbo (D)

  • Volunteers sought for mounted patrol

    An organizational meeting for the Kentucky Emergency Management Area 4 Volunteer Mounted Patrol Unit will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Civic Center, 321 S. Third St., Bardstown.

    The meeting is of interest to the following EM Area 4 counties: Nelson, LaRue, Hardin, Bullitt, Jefferson, Meade and Breckinridge counties.

  • Turner in line for KACo presidency

    For several months, state headlines have been dominated by the revelation of extravagant spending practices and a “self-serving culture” by five top administrators of the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    KACo, according to its Web site, is a non-profit association funded by public dollars and governed by county officials. It offers lobbying and financing services and sells insurance to member counties. It was founded in 1974.

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner is now in a position to make changes to KACo’s documented practices.

  • Man charged after Athertonville crash

    A Hodgenville man was charged with driving under the influence after a single-vehicle wreck outside Athertonville about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

    James Maggard, 57, of Peake Road, was driving a 1990 Chevrolet pickup on the 9400 block of Bardstown Road when he failed to negotiate a curve just outside Athertonville, according to Deputy Matt Darst.

    The pickup left the roadway, struck some rocks, went down an embankment and struck a tree. The vehicle was damaged severely – the back axle was torn off along with one of the front wheels, Darst said.

  • ECTC outlines registration for spring semester

    Students are encouraged to apply now and register soon for spring semester classes, which begin Jan. 11 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Man charged with rape of teen

    A 30-year-old Hodgenville man has been charged with first-degree rape of a young teenager.

    Troy Eugene Tarter was arrested Jan. 2 at a relative’s house following an extended investigation, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.

    Tarter was charged also with first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

    The alleged victim is a 13-year-old acquaintance of Tarter’s, Darst said.

    Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson assisted with the investigation.

  • LaRue Schools on one-hour delay

    After missing two days because of snow last week, the LaRue County Schools reopen today just a bit later than normal.

    Schools will operate on a one-hour delay today.

    Parents are urged to dress their children in layers with gloves, hats and other adequate protection from the bitter cold. In particular, children waiting for a school bus in the bitter subfreezing temperatures require special attention today.

  • Man dies in crash at Glendale exit

    A Nelson County man died Thursday afternoon at the scene of a single-vehicle crash just past exit 86 on Interstate 65 in Glendale. Kentucky State Police said Robert Sutton, 58, of Cox’s Creek was southbound on I-65 when the Dodge Ram 1500 he was driving left the roadway on the right shoulder and struck a tree.

    KSP Trooper Norman Chaffins said investigators were unsure why the vehicle left the roadway, but alcohol was not considered to be a factor. Chaffins said it appeared the driver was secured by a seat belt and both airbags deployed on impact.

  • Buffalo apartments project back on track

    The Buffalo School Apartments project, put on hold for a year due to lack of funding, is back on track.

    AU Associates of Lexington, doing business as Buffalo Apartments LLLP, purchased the former Buffalo Elementary School at 50 School Loop two years ago with intentions of transforming it into a housing complex for the elderly. Despite taking several steps such as having the property rezoned and purchasing a conditional use permit, AU had to wait for several funding cycles before proceeding.