Local News

  • Man ordered to repay $78,482.36 to state

    A former Magnolia man has been ordered to return $78,482.36 to the Kentucky State Treasury after being found guilty of welfare fraud in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Robert Caughron, 37, who now lives in Salesville, Ohio, was sentenced to  two years, suspended and probated for five years. He also was ordered to begin making payments of $100 per month to the treasury department beginning in September.

  • Trial date set for deputy jailer charged with felony theft

    A trial date has been set for a former LaRue County deputy jailer facing 11 counts of felony theft in Indiana.

    Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough was arrested on fugitive charges by Kentucky State Police at her workplace Feb. 8.

    She pleaded not guilty to the charges and will be tried by jury Oct. 12, according to Perry County, Ind., court documents. Two days have been reserved for the trial. Pre-trial conference is Sept. 9.

  • Glen Rice concert set for Friday

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.

    The concert, featuring former educator Rice, Pat Portman and the 44 Country Band, Allen Hilbert and Ronnie Benningfield, will be held at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School north of Elizabethtown.

    The concert includes the “Future Star” series where local and regional entertainers will have the chance to show off their musical skills.

  • Convicted rapist charged in Sonora attack

    Landmark News Service

    A convicted rapist living in Sonora was arrested at his home July 28 after Kentucky State Police connected him to the attack of a 70-year-old woman.

    KSP Detective Matt Johnson said Edward John Dipietro forced his way into a Broadway Street home around 8 p.m. July 26.

    Once inside, Johnson said Dipietro covered the woman’s mouth so she couldn’t breathe, then sexually assaulted her.

    Johnson said Dipietro then ordered her to close herself in a back room.

  • CU vice president served as consultant on 'We are Marshall'

    The movie “We are Marshall” has a local tie.

    Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for regional and professional education for Campbellsville University, worked at Marshall University during the time of the plane crash and during filming. He acted as primary consultant to the filmmakers and met many of the actors. He also knew many of the players who were killed on the plane in 1970.

    Spears, who has oversight of the Hodgenville campus of CU, was contacted by Warner Brothers in September 2005.

  • Final film in Free Movie Night series to be shown tonight

    The final film in the Free Movie Night summer series is “We are Marshall.” The 2006 movie will be shown on a widescreen at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and popcorn and drinks are provided.

    The movie chronicles the aftermath of the 1970 chartered plane crash that killed 75 people including 37 members of the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team, eight members of the coaching staff, 25 boosters, four flight crew members and one employee of the charter company.

  • Family Fun Day and Free Movie Night scheduled today

    Saturday will be a fun-filled day as Main Street and the City of Hodgenville sponsor the second Family Fun Day at Creekfront Park. That evening, “We are Marshall” will be shown as the final offering of the city’s Free Movie Night summer series.

    From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Creekfront will be filled with booths and demonstrations.

  • LaRue students return to classrooms

    All LaRue County Schools are ready and waiting for the return of students to their buildings Thursday, according to their principals. 

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary

    (Amber Thurman, principal. 270-358-4112. School starts 7:45 a.m. Ends 2:45 p.m., enrollment 492).

    The school has two new Webcam security check-in systems for visitors and volunteers entering the building.

    Staff there are also intensifying their conservation efforts.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will break ground today in Hodgenville

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will expand its branch network with a new facility in Hodgenville. President and CEO Bill Rissel said construction will begin immediately at the LaRue County site at 299 Lincoln Drive. Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7.

  • Taylorsville woman killed in wreck

    A Taylorsville woman died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Bardstown Road.

    Amy C. Parks, 28, was driving a 2000 Ford Escort north on U.S. 31E, just south of Peak Road, when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle almost head-on.

    Parks was “laying on the ground beside the car” when officers arrived, said LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. However, he believes she was wearing a seatbelt while driving and was not ejected from the vehicle.