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  • July 4 celebrations planned at Lincoln Park and Buffalo church

    A pair of very different community events are planned for the Fourth of July.

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is presenting two programs from the Frazier International History Museum and a living history military encampment.

    The Civil War military encampment will be at the site 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Re-enactors include Eric Franz, Jeremy White and Vestal Rodgers.

    Costumed interpreters present “Mr. Lincoln Looks Back” at 11 a.m. and “Day in a Soldier’s Life: The American Civil War” at 2 p.m.

  • Greensburg woman charged with trafficking after wreck

    An investigation into a traffic accident has resulted in drug trafficking charges being brought against a Greensburg woman.

    LaRue Deputy Matt Darst responded to the report of a crash on Greensburg Road in Mount Sherman about 6:30 p.m. June 12.

    Beverly Reliford, 51, was driving a 2006 Ford 500 and attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot, according to Darst. She drove the Ford into the path of a 2004 Toyota Avalon driven by Joyce Vittitow, 66, of Louisville. The collision was almost head-on, Darst said.

  • 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.