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  • Pre-trial date set for former deputy jailer

    A pre-trial conference date has been set for a former LaRue County deputy jailer facing 11 counts of felony theft in Indiana.

    Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough, was arrested on fugitive charges by Kentucky State Police at her workplace Feb. 8.

    She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was to be tried by jury Oct. 12, according to Perry County, Ind., court documents. McGee’s attorney withdrew from the case in October and a new one took over her defense. She returns to court Jan. 20.

  • Deer me!

    Monday morning, the LaRue County Road Department crew faced the unpleasant task of disposing of a pair of deer carcasses that were dropped at the LaRue County Environmental Education & Research Center during the holiday weekend.

    The deer were not killed by hunters. The two does, along with a black and white cat, were struck by cars, then picked up and dumped by a county official.

  • Seminar offers advice, hope to job-seekers

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate has almost doubled in a year. In October 2008, it boasted one of the lowest rates in the state at 6.8 percent.

    It’s now 12.9 percent, according to statistics from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The rate is second highest in the Lincoln Trail Region, with only Grayson County being higher at 16.5 percent.

    That means about 1,000 LaRue Countians are out of work and competing for jobs.

    According to Julita Nance of the Office of Employment and Training, the competition is fierce.

  • E’town man dies from stab wound

    One man is dead and another is recovering from what police describe as “moderate injuries” after an early morning fight and stabbing at an Elizabethtown mobile home.

    According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby, one of several occupants of an Elaine Court residence used a pocket knife to deliver a single but fatal stab wound to an intruder shortly after 3 a.m. Nov. 24.

    Police found Sixfrido Mendez, a 26-year-old Elizabethtown resident, “lying face down on a sofa in the living room,” Willoughby said.

  • Free magic show offered today

    Dinky Gowen presents his 16th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at LaRue County Parks and Recreation.

    Dinky, who performs about 600 shows each year, will be joined by two guest magicians   and escape artist Jennifer Gowen.

    The festivities include magic shows – with new illusions – costumed characters who will meet and greet the children, games, door prizes and a special appearance by Santa Claus. No admission is charged and the program is suitable for all ages.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.

  • Benefit is Saturday for woman who needs bone marrow transplant

    The date and location for the Crystal Craddock fundraiser has been changed.

    The fundraiser will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown. Craddock, a mother of two, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and needs a bone marrow transplant.

    The fundraiser will include live gospel music performed by several artists from local churches, a silent auction, chili supper, bake sale and family fun. Donations may be given Dec. 5 at the event.

    For more information, e-mail craddockfundraiser09@yahoo.com.

  • Rhinehart benefit auction to include ‘Twilight’ items

    A benefit for Tayler Rhinehart will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Lutheran House of Prayer, 904 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

    Tayler was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal canal and backbone do not close, and has required several surgeries.

    The 8-year-old needs another surgery.

    The fundraiser will include a barbecue pork meal 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for $5.50, delivery available; auction at 3 p.m.; and gospel singing at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken during the gospel singing.