Local News

  • Former employee settles suit against schools

    A lawsuit filed by a former employee of LaRue County Schools against the district has been settled.
    Melissa Enlow of Hodgenville, a former LaRue County Middle School lunchroom supervisor, received more than $40,000 in the negotiation; the school district maintained in the settlement that it committed no wrong-doing.
    Enlow claimed in her civil suit that her termination on June 15, 2009 was a violation of Kentucky’s Whistleblower Statute. The statute protects public employees from reprisals if they divulge information of a suspected law violation.

  • American Pickers eye Kentucky in spring

    A popular show from The History Channel, American Pickers, may be coming to Kentucky this spring, according to Jake Bandman on cineflix.com.
    The show is looking for leads of “great characters with interesting, unique, rare items and lots of ‘em!”
    Only private collections of “rusty gold” stored in barns, garages and sheds are considered. The show does not go into antique shops and flea markets.
    To suggest a subject for the show, contact jbandman@cineflix.com or 646-873-6257.

  • Gilbert to appear on ‘The Rest of the News’

    Adrienne Gilbert of Hodgenville will appear this week on Dr. Frank Simon’s show “The Rest of the News” on WBNA TV.
    Gilbert will speak on civic duty and getting involved in the party process.
    The show will be available 6:30 p.m. on WBNA 21.3 and Insight Cable digital 285 and boxless 74.6 Feb. 2 and online for one week at http://wbna.rbm.tv/.

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  • Free Legal Aid Clinics held in Louisville

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in February. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.
    n Foreclosure Clinic - 4 p.m. Feb. 2; 11 a.m. Feb. 7; 4 p.m. Feb. 9; 11 a.m. Feb. 14; 4 p.m. Feb. 16; 11 a.m. Feb. 21; 4 p.m. Feb. 23; 11 a.m. Feb. 28. Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • LCHS student dies in crash

     A LaRue County High School student died Sunday evening in a single-vehicle crash.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins, Alma Teresa Martinez Flores, 17, was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer east on Ky. 210 about 6:12 p.m.

    The vehicle left the right side of the roadway for unknown reasons. Flores overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle near the LaRue/Hardin County line.

    The Explorer went down an embankment, struck a tree and overturned. It came to rest in the upright position.

  • Hodgenville woman targeted in Reader's Digest scam

     Reader’s Digest has been a mainstay in American homes for decades. More than 5.5 million of the magazines are sold each month, according to the company’s web site.

    The sweepstakes held by Reader’s Digest offers generous prizes – including a million dollar payday. Many of us believe all our problems would be solved if we could be chosen as the lucky winner.

    Unfortunately, the odds of winning the contest are slim. The odds of being hit by a Reader’s Digest scam are much greater.

  • Mount Sherman woman injured in crash

    A Mount Sherman woman was injured in Campbellsville on Friday in a single-vehicle crash on Broadway.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at about 1:54 a.m., Frankie R. Brown, 18, was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse west on Broadway when she lost control, crossed into the opposite lane and struck a utility pole.
    Campbellsville/Taylor EMS personnel transported Brown to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.
    Campbellsville Police officer Andy Warren investigated.

  • Journalists, child protection officials debate their different approaches to Kentucky's child abuse problems

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - In a state that has led the nation in deaths of children from abuse and neglect, Kentucky journalists and the officials who must protect children agree that more public attention needs to be focused on the issue.

    But they don't agree on how to do it, and have been fighting expensive battles in court over it, because their professions have sharply divergent views on what kind of information the state should have to release.


  • Recycling trailers will be a cost-saver to residents

     Recycling just got easier for LaRue Countians.