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  • Bond unchanged for woman accused of murder

    Landmark News Service

    Bond for a woman indicted and jailed on a murder charge after last September’s fatal shooting of her former boyfriend will remain at $100,000 while a judge considers the reduction request.

    During what’s known as an adversarial hearing Tuesday evening before Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard, relatives of Angie Ricketts testified the $100,000 full cash in effect was unattainable. Ricketts’ trial is scheduled for Nov. 4 in Hardin County..

  • Twyman appointed to appeal board

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 23, appointed William Twyman to the Board of Assessment Appeals.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said the three-member board hears any case where someone appeals the assessment of his property. The two other board members are Ann Miller and Floyd Skaggs.

    Twyman, former superintendent of LaRue County Schools, will serve a three-year term beginning in July.

  • Police cruiser crashes

    Deputy Larry Clopton planned to serve an emergency protective order Thursday. Clopton, 59, who was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser, spotted the person driving on Lincoln Farm Road and pulled into the emergency lane to turn around and follow.

    However when he pulled back onto the roadway, the cruiser struck a 2002 Dodge Intrepid driven by Lenesia Osborne, 45, of Indiana, according to Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

  • Complaints may have led to OEA investigation

    Complaints about the LaRue County High School band program are thought to have triggered an Office of Education Accountability investigation of a school board member.

    School board member Norbert Skees, who has a child in band, said he was among parents raising issues about first-year band director Jaime Smith with school administrators.

    He said concerns with Smith developed because he is a parent, not because of his service as a school board member.

    “On two different occasions, I was treated with total disrespect by the band director,” Skees said.

  • Chamber presents three awards at banquet

    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.

  • Herald News holding summer photo contest

    Send us your best shot.

    The LaRue County Herald News is sponsoring a photo contest this summer. Three categories are offered – nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage (it is the Bicentennial after all).

    A separate category for youth – those photographers 13 and younger – is being offered. The entry should include the photographer’s age to be considered in this category.

    We’ll print the winning photos and you’ll enjoy all the fame you can stand.

    There is no charge to enter.

    Rules

  • Grandparent complains about band banquet, director

    Penny Van Dyke describes herself as one of the LaRue County High School band’s biggest supporters. However, she said she felt compelled to voice numerous complaints about the program to the school board.

    Van Dyke told the board that she had been denied tickets to the end-of-the-year band banquet, her grandson Michael Large was not treated well at the banquet and cited concerns about actions of band director Jaime Smith.

  • Kentucky announces holiday crackdown on drunken drivers

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Office of Highway Safety  is reminding everyone to Drive Smart during the July Fourth holiday period. Officers will be out in force, cracking down on any violation, with an emphasis on impaired drivers. The Drunk Driving. Over the Limit, Under Arrest enforcement blitz will run from Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, July 5.

  • Traffic alert for Interstate 65

    A project to rehabilitate a set of twin bridges over Green River and U.S. 31W along Interstate 65 in Hart County began Saturday, June 20, and will continue for a month.

    The southbound bridge over U.S. 31W at mile marker 64 will be reduced to one lane through 10 a.m. June 25. The same work pattern will be repeated June 27-July 2.

  • 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.