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  • Man faces sex abuse charges in three counties

    A Mount Sherman man faces 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy in three counties.

    Joseph Edward “Eddie” Wimsett, 30, of George Lee Road, was indicted on 100 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of sodomy by a LaRue County grand jury June 15. The arrest came as the result of an investigation by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Kentucky State Police, according to court records. The detective presented the case to the grand jury directly, rather than district court.

  • Charges against foster parents amended

    The case against two foster parents facing drug charges has been resolved in LaRue District Court.

    Shawn Russelburg, 31, and her husband Jason Russelburg, 32, of 6360 Campbellsville Road, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, first degree, on April 10 by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board accepted the following personnel recommendations June 15:

    •Extended-employment of Lisa Kerr as LaRue County High School girls' track coach effective end of school year.

    •Resignation, due to retirement, of Vicky Stewart as teacher at LaRue County Middle School effective July 1.

    •Extended-employment of Becky Hawkins as HES Cool School Cake Decorating Club Sponsor effective May 20.

    •Extended-employment of Cara Holt as HES Cool School Art Teacher effective May 20.

  • Chamber announces three major annual awards

    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.

  • Police in the sky, scanning the fields

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police began joint air and ground marijuana eradication efforts in the region this week, making a related arrest and substantial find Monday after spotting a pot patch.

    The annual eradication efforts by Post 4 employ a Bell UH-1 helicopter flying over an eight-county region, which includes LaRue. A spotter trained to identify the illegal plant from above is part of the flight crew.

  • HIV testing offered Monday at LaRue County Health Department

    In honor of National HIV Testing Day, the Kentucky Department for Public Health is promoting routine HIV testing and awareness.

    The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate is that one out of five people living with HIV in the U.S. is unaware of his or her HIV status. The CDC estimates that someone is newly infected with the HIV virus every 9.5 minutes in the U.S.

  • Trial date set in attempted sexual abuse case

    The trial date for a Radcliff man accused of attempted sexual abuse first-degree has been set for Aug. 21 in LaRue District Court.

    Thaddeus J. Artis, 27, also known as “T-Dog,” is accused of attempting to fondle a 12-year-old girl in March. The alleged victim resisted by “grabbing his finger and pulling it back with force,” according to court records.

  • Sonora couple's deaths could be murder-suicide

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Friday night in Sonora.

    Witness statements and preliminary evidence points to the shootings being the result of a murder-suicide, but KSP spokesman Steve Pavey said detectives continue investigating the deaths as a possible double homicide until definitive, clearer information becomes available.

  • Fort Knox employee indicted for stealing Army property

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Bobby William Fultz of Hodgenville charging him with theft of numerous quantities of government property at the Fort Knox Military Reservation.

    According to a press release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky, Fultz is an automotive mechanic employed by the Army and is responsible for repairing vehicles used to train soldiers on Fort Knox. The indictment alleges that since July 2004, Fultz has been stealing numerous items from the workplace.

  • Gathering of cancer survivors planned

    Cancer survivors and their friends and family will gather Sunday, June 28, at My Old Kentucky Home State Park to celebrate life. A special photo exhibit, “Faces of Cancer,” featuring local survivors, will be unveiled.

    All cancer survivors in the Lincoln Trail District will be recognized at the free “Hope Soars ... Celebrating Life” event, 2-4 p.m.