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  • State holds training for community supervisors of jail inmates

    Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Corrections who regularly inspect the LaRue County Detention Center held a training last week for anyone interested in participating in the jail’s work release program.

    Inspectors Kirstie Willard and C.L. Watts met with supervisors of local businesses Thursday to discuss the process of using inmates to perform work in their agencies. Attending the training is mandatory in order to participate in the Class D work program.

  • Fallen soldier remembered for courage

    Spc. Nathaniel D. Garvin was remembered as a courageous and good man Friday at his funeral in Radcliff.

    Garvin, 20, was laid to rest in Kentucky Veterans’ Cemetery-Central. His funeral was at Stithton Baptist Church.

    Garvin, formerly of Radcliff, died July 12 while deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He served as an armament, electrical and avionics systems repairer.

    Chaplain Randall Thomas led the service, which began with an instrumental version of “America the Beautiful.”

  • LaRue's jobless rate down

    Unemployment rates fell in 107 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, between June 2009 and June 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 8.9 percent in June, down from 12 percent a year ago. It dropped from 9.5 percent in May 2010. Of a 7,166 labor force, 6,525 were employed.

  • Wimsett pleads guilty to Green County charge

    Joseph Edward Wimsett, 31, of Mount Sherman pleaded guilty June 9 to first-degree sexual abuse in Green Circuit Court.

    The Greensburg Record-Herald reported Wimsett pleaded guilty to one count in exchange for 19 other counts to be dismissed. The victim was 12 years old and the incidents took place in 2007 and 2008. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office recommended a sentence of five years, probated for five years to run concurrently with charges in LaRue County. Sentencing is Aug. 4.

  • Wimsett pleads guilty to Green County charge

    Joseph Edward Wimsett, 31, of Mount Sherman pleaded guilty June 9 to first-degree sexual abuse in Green Circuit Court.

    The Greensburg Record-Herald reported Wimsett pleaded guilty to one count in exchange for 19 other counts to be dismissed. The victim was 12 years old and the incidents took place in 2007 and 2008. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office recommended a sentence of five years, probated for five years to run concurrently with charges in LaRue County. Sentencing is Aug. 4.

  • Wimsett pleads guilty to Green County charge

    Joseph Edward Wimsett, 31, of Mount Sherman pleaded guilty June 9 to first-degree sexual abuse in Green Circuit Court.

    The Greensburg Record-Herald reported Wimsett pleaded guilty to one count in exchange for 19 other counts to be dismissed. The victim was 12 years old and the incidents took place in 2007 and 2008. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office recommended a sentence of five years, probated for five years to run concurrently with charges in LaRue County. Sentencing is Aug. 4.

  • Several cases held to LaRue grand jury

    Several LaRue District Court cases will be heard by a grand jury after District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause.

    They include:

    • Jason Ronald Davis, 33, of Magnolia, was charged June 30 with prescription (controlled substance) not in original container, first offense; possession of defaced handgun; possession of handgun by convicted felon; possession of marijuana; and unlawful possession of meth precursor, first offense.

  • Fundraiser planned for Community Health Clinic

    Last year, The Community Health Clinic of Hardin & LaRue Counties provided almost 2,500 free office visits to residents who cannot afford basic health care. It provided more than $2 million worth of health services including patient visits, pharmacy, laboratory and dental services.

    Twelve percent of the patients seen at the clinic ee" which opened in 2002 ee" are from LaRue County.

  • Cardboard Nation to raise funds for missionary

    This weekend, LaRue Countians will give up the comfort of their own homes. They’ll trade in air conditioned bedrooms and fluffy pillows for a starry sky and cardboard walls.

    Cardboard Nation, a nightlong event, will be held Friday in hopes of raising awareness about the realities of homelessness and raising money for a local missionary and his family. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Creekfront Park and will last through the night.

  • LaRue County Fair runs through Saturday

    The LaRue County Fair got off to a wet start last week as rain canceled Thursday’s horse show.

    High temperatures took care of the puddles and by Monday, the fairgrounds were in top condition for the tractor pull.

    Monday marked also the crowning of a new Miss LaRue County Fair. Tessie Jo Embry, the 18-year-old daughter of Billy and Jill Embry, received the honor and was named Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.

    Cassie Danielle Bright, the daughter of Connie Maxwell and Timmy Bright, was first runner-up and selected as “Most Photogenic.”