Local News

  • Driver escapes injury when truck overturns

    No injuries were reported when a box truck overturned Dec. 14 on Tanner Road.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy, the 2001 International truck was driven by Paul Stephenson, 37, of Georgetown.

    The vehicle, owned by Ben Tire Distributors, ran off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected, according to McCoy. It flipped on its side and slid across the roadway, coming to rest in a field.

  • Man charged with trafficking in methamphetamine

    Joshua Wayne Parrett, 34, of Hodgenville, was charged Dec. 15 with trafficking in methamphetamine by Elizabethtown City Police.

    According to ECP, an officer “observed a suspicious truck with a car hauler style trailer at the water tower on Valley Creek Road. Due to recent thefts at the tower and other thefts in the area, (the detective) made contact with the driver.”

  • Schools closed Friday

     A winter storm warning that began at 4 p.m. Wednesday ended at 1 p.m. Thursday.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville issued the warning for LaRue County for an ice, sleet and snow mixture. The main roads are mostly clear; however, many roads are still slushy and drivers are advised to use caution.

    Side roads and driveways are apt to be treacherous. Temperatures are expected to rise this afternoon.

    Schools were closed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday due to inclement weather.


  • Weather advisory for Wednesday

     A winter storm warning is in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday through 1 p.m. Thursday.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a warning for LaRue County for an ice, sleet and snow mixture.

  • LaRue Schools receive Grissom Award

    Because of its progress in narrowing the achievement gap between disabled and non-disabled students and in including the disabled in regular classrooms, the LaRue County School District received the second annual Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award from the Kentucky Board of Education Dec. 8 in Frankfort.

  • Five injured in crash

    Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the end of Lincoln Parkway at the intersection of Ky. 1618 and Campbellsville Road.

    An Equinox van driven by Amanda Tackore, 41, of Canmer, was stopped at the intersection and pulled into the path of a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Stephanie Ridings, 29, of Hodgenville. The pickup struck the van and both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the roadway.

    Emergency crews extricated the injured and assisted with traffic control.


      As wintry weather enters the area, road crews have been busy clearing snow from roadways in LaRue County.

  • Former deputy jailer charged with sexual abuse

    A former LaRue County deputy jailer has been charged with numerous sex crimes against a young teen.

    James M. Curtsinger, 63, of Hodgenville, was charged Wednesday with first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and human trafficking, victim under 18.

    He is accused of having relations with a 15-year-old girl in December 2009, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Rhonda J. Brown, 54, of Hodgenville, who is related to the teen, was charged with complicity and promotion of human trafficking, victim under 18.

  • Case dismissed against three men in Marshall case

    The case against Kenneth C. Mattingly, Stephen Austin Howard and Maurice Greenwell for the 2009 murder of Donald Marshall has been dismissed, but the case will be reinstated at a later date pending the federal drug and gun trial of witness Nevelle Thompson.

    The decision to dismiss the trial was reached Tuesday afternoon at a pre-trial conference, according to Commonwealth Attorney Terry Geoghegan.

  • Murder trial may begin Wednesday

    The trial for the three men charged with murdering Donald Marshall is scheduled to start today with jury selection beginning at 9 a.m., pending the outcome of a pretrial conference Tuesday afternoon.

    Update will be posted when more information is available.

    The original suspect, Kenneth C. Mattingly, and two others - Stephen Austin Howard and Maurice Greenwell - charged later, are accused of fatally shooting Marshall Nov. 10, 2009.