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  • Charges against New Haven man dismissed

    Ten felony counts against a New Haven man were dismissed Aug. 13 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Patrick D. Rawlins, 33, was charged with 10 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly stopping his pickup truck on railroad tracks owned by Kentucky Railway Museum on May 25, 2009. Witnesses claimed 94 passengers were on board an oncoming train when a red pickup truck stopped on the tracks.

  • Guardrail repairs, median work to impact I-65 next week

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  • Upton Days blessed with blue skies

    The weather was perfect Saturday for the Upton Days Festival.

    The event was held through Sunday. Check out the Wednesday issue of The LaRue County Herald News for more photos.

  • Tedder sentenced to seven years for meth

    Mickey S. Tedder, 57, of Buffalo, was sentenced on Sept. 7 to seven years imprisonment in United States District Court, Louisville, for possessing and distributing methamphetamine powder on four separate occasions in Hardin and LaRue Counties.

    Joseph H. McKinley Jr., Judge, U.S. District Court, also sentenced Tedder to four years supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

  • Data indicates 24 percent of LaRue's children live in poverty

    LaRue County has escaped much of the economic downturn faced by most of the nation the last two years. The latest unemployment data provided by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training shows a 9.7 percent unemployment rate, compared to the double-digit rates found around the country.

    However, many residents – even those who have managed to hang on to their jobs – have made budget adjustments as they face mandatory furlough days, reduced hours and other cutbacks by employers.

  • Regional Transportation and Highway Safety Committee to meet

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    The committee will look at potential low-cost solutions.

  • Lincoln Memorial Building now open to park visitors

    It has been a year since visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park were allowed inside the Memorial Building.

    The building, which houses the traditional birthplace cabin of the 16th president, was closed in September 2009 to solve longstanding mold problems and issues with the heating and air system. The work took several months longer than expected and cost about $1.5 million, according to park officials.

  • Woman recovering from Old E'town Road wreck

    A Hodgenville woman is in serious condition in a Louisville hospital following a single-vehicle crash.

    Pamela Jewell Tabor, 27, was driving a 1996 Dodge Intrepid on Old Elizabethtown Road near the intersection of Carter Brothers Road about 7 p.m. Sept. 7 when she lost control of the vehicle.