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  • New Haven man admits to double murder

    A New Haven man who was indicted for double murder pleaded guilty to an amended indictment of two counts of first-degree manslaughter and one count of first-degree wanton endangerment during his pre-trial conference Friday in Nelson Circuit Court.

    The commonwealth’s attorney’s office recommended that Kenneth R. Gribbins serve 14 years on each count with the sentences to run concurrently.

  • Five charged on Knob Schoolhouse Road

    Three people were arrested about 1:30 a.m. April 8 when several officers served warrants at a Knob Schoolhouse Road residence.

    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst said the sheriff’s office had been searching for Randall Butler, 29, a fugitive wanted on several drug-related charges since October. Detective Chris Thompson with the Hardin County Drug Task Force learned of Butler’s whereabouts and passed the information along to the sheriff.

  • Worth charged with trafficking

    Clinton Eric Worth, 35, of St. Jochin Cemetery Road, Hodgenville, was charged with trafficking in controlled substance (cocaine), first degree; possession of controlled substance, first degree; trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounces; and possession of marijuana by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department on April 7.

  • Hodgenville man reports receiving bogus offer

    A Hodgenville man reported a questionable offer in the form of a letter from ABC Insurance Inc., Canada.

    The letter congratulates him on being a $120,000 winner of Shoppers Lottery.

    A check for $4,700 was enclosed to “enable him to pay the applicable government/bond fees of $2,980.” After he did that, according to the letter, a second check would be sent.

  • Governor orders flags to half-staff today

    Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in honor of a Kentucky solider who died while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Gospel talent search is Saturday

    A gospel talent search will be held at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday, April 18, at Grayson County Middle School auditorium in Leitchfield.

    The winner will receive a recording of a single CD from a professional studio and 30 days airplay on WJCR Christian radio. There is a $50 tax-deductible entry fee payable to WJCR's food ministry.

    Call Aubrey Beatty at 270-259-3034 or WJCR radio at 270-369-8614 for more information.

  • Shoot first law could be tested

    Landmark News Service

    A 2006 law that attorneys say lacks precedence and guidance will be tested in the prosecution of a married mother of four who is charged with killing her estranged boyfriend last year.

  • 'Stephen Foster' prepares for 51st season

    The 51st season of “Stephen Foster — The Musical” will build on a crowd favorite, Johnny Warren, Stephen Foster Productions artistic director and marketing manager, said at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday at Old Kentucky Home Country Club. In honor of last year’s 50th anniversary, the show featured live musical accompaniment. This year’s production will feature even more instruments, including the traditional piano and guitar as well as a flute and clarinet.

  • Nolin RECC to pass along rate increase from power provider

    Landmark News Service

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a request by Nolin RECC to pass along to its members a rate increase from its wholesale power provider, East Kentucky Power Cooperative.

    The rate increase was effective April 1. The decision will increase the average monthly residential power bill by about $6.75, which is about 6 percent.

  • Bank confident that scammers failed

    Magnolia Bank officials believed last week's bogus phone calls were identified and foiled before any losses were incurred.

    Starting April 6, several LaRue Countians received fraudulent calls asking them to disclose personal information regarding their bank information. A few provided the information, while others reported the calls to the bank and the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.