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  • Realities of prescription pill abuse drive summit

    Prescription drug abuse has become so prevalent in parts of Kentucky, people are buying Mason jars of clean urine at flea markets and under the table at tobacco stores so they can pass drug tests.
    Kentuckians are pulling out their own teeth so they can go to the dentist to get a three-day prescription for hydrocodone, the most popular painkiller.
    When they make arrests, law enforcement officers are finding stacks of food stamps that have been traded for pills.

  • News of Record

    Property Transfers
    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Mark A. Greenleaf and Joyce T. Greenleaf to Snow Storm Properties LLC, tracts 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Marty and Theresa Lee Agricultural Division, $185,350
    Wayne Burch and Karen Burch to Francis M. Howard an Judine Howard, property at 152 Hamilton Heights Ave., Hodgenville, $84,000
    J. Lee Bell Jr. and Carrie Bell to Norman R. Klinglesmith and Tonya J. Klinglesmith, lot 18 of Northridge, Hodgenville, $174,500

  • PHOTO: Proclamation signed in honor of Black History Month
  • Fiscal court hears input regarding grant

    Before the official start of business, members of LaRue County Fiscal Court held a hearing for questions and input regarding a grant application which, if accepted, will mean the construction of a pavilion at the Environmental and Educational Research Center off Levelwoods Road.

  • Martin indicted with receiving stolen property

    An Elizabethtown woman has been indicted for receiving stolen property after items taken from a crime scene allegedly turned up in her home.
    Belinda Rae Martin, 26, is accused of receiving property valued at more than $500 that was taken from a residence on College Street in Buffalo, where Kristie L. Allen was found dead Dec. 30, 2011.
    Allen was house-sitting for a friend when a caller notified police of her death due to an apparent homicide.

  • Diabetes diagnosis on the rise in Kentucky

    The increase in the number of Kentuckians diagnosed with diabetes over the past 12 years is staggering, climbing well beyond the national average during that time span.
    In 2000, 6.1 percent of Kentuckians had been diagnosed compared to a 6.5 national rate. By 2010, 10 percent, some 370,000 people, had the disease, outpacing the national average which had grown to 8.7 percent.
    LaRue Countians with diabetes have even surpassed that mark. As of 2008, 11.1 percent of LaRue County citizens were diagnosed with diabetes.

  • New Hope man to serve 11 years for rape

    Final sentencing paperwork was completed for Pascal “Pat” Jones, 51, of 130 Willow Springs in New Hope, last week in Marion County. Jones was sentenced to 11 years in prison for first-degree rape in October 2011.

  • Housefire destroys coaches home

    A home in the 2000 block of Flint Hill Road in the Sonora area was destroyed Saturday afternoon after its owners had made repairs from a previous fire that forced them from the home, according to Sonora Fire Department Capt. Chris Stilts.
    However, authorities were unsure what caused the blaze at the home, which is owned by Tommy Adams, an assistant coach with the LaRue County High School girls’ basketball team. No one was injured in the fire and officials said the family was away from the home when the blaze started.

  • Turret relaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard

    Fort Knox’s weekly newspaper will introduce a redesign this week and adopt a new name officials say better represents the entire post.
    Turret relaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard, highlighting new features and a new website, Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus said. The newspaper’s renamed website, www.fkgold standard.com, goes live the same day.
    The final edition of the Turret was published Thursday.

  • Student’s artwork to be displayed in NYC

    Hodgenville Elementary fourth grade student Lexi Hodges won a school-wide vote for her artwork of a rainforest ecosystem. Her artwork will be seen in New York City at the National Art Education Association National Conference on March 2-3, on a 30’x16’ LED screen in Big Screen Plaza, located between 29th and 30th Streets.