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  • School Board approves early release Fridays

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  • Rep. Guthrie files for re-election

    Landmark News Service

    First-term Congressman Brett Guthrie has filed to run for re-election in the 2nd Congressional District that includes  LaRue County.

    The Bowling Green Republican is the first candidate to file for the U.S. House seat. The deadline is Jan. 26.

    Guthrie defeated state Sen. David Boswell, an Owensboro Democrat, in the 2008 general election. The congressman has about $600,000 in the bank for the campaign. That is more than half what he spent last time, he said.

  • Magistrates approve energy-saving resolution

    LaRue County magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Dec. 22 approved a resolution which could save the county a lot of money on energy costs.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, said if the competitive community development block grant is awarded, the money would go toward replacing existing courthouse windows with energy efficient ones, replacing the building's back door and retrofitting the front doors to make them more efficient.

  • Elizabethtown couple accused of identity theft

    An Elizabethtown couple has been summoned to LaRue District Court to answer charges of identity theft and theft by deception.

    Cedric Dennis, 36, and Brandi Dennis, 34, formerly of Glendale Road, are accused of using another person’s identity to have Direct TV service installed at their residence in 2008, then leaving the residence without returning the equipment.

    The Junction City woman who made the accusations said she is being billed by the company, according to court records.

  • Extra training required for LaRue School Board member

  • Headlines from the Herald News

    The LaRue County Herald News' final print edition of 2009 is delivered Wednesday to subscribers and available at local stores and single-copy machines.

    Here are some of the top headlines in this week's paper:

  • Local business is latest victim in burglary ring

    A Hodgenville business was burglarized Saturday, losing about $10,000 in merchandise.

    Someone cut a lock on the side door and broke a window to gain access to Smoketown II on South Lincoln Boulevard between 10:40 and 10:45 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. The building’s alarm was activated.Owner John Lewis estimated between $8,000 and $10,000 worth of Marlboro cigarettes were taken, Darst said.

  • Early morning fire destroys pallet recycling business

  • Magnolia residents indicted

    A Hart County grand jury handed down indictments to two Magnolia residents earlier this month.

    Rocky Lane “Poss” Meredith, 41, of 440 Ernest Chaudoin Road, and William E. “Amos” Meredith, 39, of 58 Die Road, were each indicted on one count each of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking over $300, auto, theft by unlawful taking over $300, first-degree criminal mischief, obscuring the identity of a machine over $300 and first-degree criminal trespass, according to a report in The News-Herald. All charges include complicity.

  • Buffalo man charged with DUI, wanton endangerment

    A Buffalo man faces multiple charges after being involved in an alleged hit-and-run crash Sunday night.

    Joshua Ray Perkins, 30, was driving a 2000 Buick south on Ky. 61 near the intersection with Reed Road around 9 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. Perkins’ vehicle collided with a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Dustin Clemons, 20, also of Buffalo.

    Perkins allegedly fled. Darst located him at his residence after interviewing witnesses.