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  • SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY

      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.

  • Gaunt to serve 10 years for escape

    A Ludlow man will serve 10 years for his escape from the LaRue County Detention Center.

    A jury found George Richard Gaunt III guilty of second-degree escape, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and of being a persistent felony offender last week.

  • Gaunt to serve 10 years for escape

    A Ludlow man will serve 10 years for his escape from the LaRue County Detention Center.

    A jury found George Richard Gaunt III guilty of second-degree escape, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and of being a persistent felony offender last week.

  • Driver charged with reckless homicide

    The driver of a truck involved in a fatal collision last week has been charged with reckless homicide.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said Brian Christopher Smith, 27, of River Road, knew the brakes on his pickup were faulty before the Nov. 22 crash occurred - but continued to drive it. The wreck resulted in three injuries and one death.

    Smith was also charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license and failure of non-owner to provide insurance, according to McCoy. Warrants for contempt of court and theft by deception were served also.

  • Quarry Hill Monuments offers $60,000 for Magnolia School

    The old Magnolia Elementary School will have a new owner. At Monday’s meeting, the LaRue County School Board accepted high bid of $60,000 from Quarry Hill Monuments.

    The property was declared surplus in September and the opportunity for submitting sealed bids began.

  • Shooting victim convicted of growing pot

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  • Ambassadors receive Kentucky History Award

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    The Kentucky Historical Society has awarded the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors the 2010 Kentucky History Award for a volunteer group.