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  • KEN-DEC, plant manager sentenced in U.S. District Court

    KEN-DEC Inc., a Horse Cave company formerly engaged in the metal plating business, and David Lester Becker, 72, of Cave City, formerly plant manager of that business, were sentenced in United States District Court for felony violations of the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

  • Magnolia woman to serve 10 years on meth charge

    A Magnolia couple Ricky Glenn Stearman, 48, and Tammy Lynn Stearman, 35, entered guilty pleas to drug charges in LaRue Circuit Court Monday.

    The Stearmans were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; unlawful possession of meth precursor and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to court records. Shaun Christopher Manookian, 27, of the same address faced the same charges.

  • Report of knife fight leads officers to one-step meth lab

    A 32-year-old homeless man was charged June 2 with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    According to an arrest report, LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy responded to the report of a knife fight at 880 Burd Road, east of Mount Sherman, about 7:45 a.m.

    McCoy, who was assisted by Constable Tim Ford, witnessed two men “with blood on their shirts and arms” run inside the residence and out the back door. Both were apprehended for questioning.

  • Man charged with sex crimes from two decades ago

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with alleged sex crimes against children from more than 20 years ago.

    Charlie Monroe Warren, 54, of Bailey Road, is charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor against a male victim age 5 or 6 in 1988 and 1989; one count of second-degree rape, no force, against a female victim under the age of 14 in 1991; one count of third-degree rape against a female victim under the age of 16 in 1992; and two counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor against the female victim.

  • Man charged with sex crimes from two decades ago

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with alleged sex crimes against children from more than 20 years ago.

    Charlie Monroe Warren, 54, of Bailey Road, is charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor against a male victim age 5 or 6 in 1988 and 1989; one count of second-degree rape, no force, against a female victim under the age of 14 in 1991; one count of third-degree rape against a female victim under the age of 16 in 1992; and two counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor against the female victim.

  • Man charged with sex crimes from two decades ago

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with alleged sex crimes against children from more than 20 years ago.

    Charlie Monroe Warren, 54, of Bailey Road, is charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor against a male victim age 5 or 6 in 1988 and 1989; one count of second-degree rape, no force, against a female victim under the age of 14 in 1991; one count of third-degree rape against a female victim under the age of 16 in 1992; and two counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor against the female victim.

  • Teens must make restitution

    Three men, recent graduates of LaRue County High School, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal mischief in LaRue District Court Wednesday.

    Kristopher Ryan Sutherland, Charles Jacob Turner and Eddy Dwayne Mitchell, all 18 and all of Hodgenville; and a juvenile, allegedly destroyed property May 19 at the LaRue County High School field house.

  • July 12 is deadline for FEMA flood assistance

    Athertonville residents were among the hardest hit during the May flooding; however, anyone who suffered loss or property damage during the storm is eligible for federal assistance.

    FEMA representatives and Chris Jackson of LaRue County Emergency Management visited Athertonville Friday to assess damage along the Rolling Fork River and Knob Creek.

    Jackson said about 12 houses in Athertonville were damaged when several feet of muddy river water poured in. One home on Mount Sherman Road was hit also by flash flooding.

  • Fiscal Court renews contract for housing disabled inmates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court renewed its contract with Taylor County Detention for housing disabled inmates as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 8.

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner explained to the court that the local jail, being constructed before handicapped accessibility was required, has no cells that meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.

  • School board updated on hybrid bus, KOSSA

    Melissa Howell with the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition was on hand at the May 24 school board meeting to discuss the new hybrid school bus coming to LaRue County in August.

    Howell said 22 districts across Kentucky would receive the buses, which still will operate with a diesel engine but also utilize a battery pack.

    She said the bus would average 12.5 miles per gallon versus 7.5 mpg in a non-hybrid bus.

    The bus is scheduled to be delivered in August.

    “Kentucky will have the largest hybrid bus fleet in the nation,” Howell said.