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  • RESCHEDULED: Third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull

    UPDATE: The tractor pull has been rescheduled for Oct. 17-18.


    The word alone carries power. It implies pain, sickness and, in too many cases, death.

    One family, though, is choosing to see something else: survival.

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  • Magnolia man charged with 52 counts

    Hart County deputies arrested a LaRue County man last week charged with dozens of sex crimes.

    James Turner, 41, of Magnolia, was arrested on a warrant charging him with 52 counts of third-degree sodomy.

    He was placed in Hart County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 unsecured bond.

    Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley said Turner came to the attention of law enforcement through a complaint.

    The 52 counts involve one juvenile, and the conduct is alleged to have occurred over a two-year period, Hensley said.

  • Fiscal Court addresses false alarms

    False alarms sent by security companies to dispatch are causing concerns for first responders, according to Mike Cottrell, director of LaRue County Emergency Medical Service.

    Cottrell shared those concerns with magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 23.

    Judge-executive Tommy Turner said the calls came from security companies with subscribers who wear emergency call buttons similar to the often-seen commercials, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

  • Mobile DAV unit on the move

    So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know ... and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) offers help.

    The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available.

    Like all DAV services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families. All times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Is college still a good investment?

    You may have heard that student loans now top a trillion dollars or that the total amount of student loan debt surpasses the total amount of credit card debt. These numbers can be off-putting and may have you questioning whether college is still a good investment.

    But it’s not all bad news. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York agrees that attending college is still a good investment for your financial future. Over their lifetime, workers with a bachelor’s degree earn over $1 million more than those with only a high school degree.

  • More accolades for the Band of Hawks

    The Band of Hawks experienced incredible success over the weekend competing in Bowling Green. The first part of the day was spent competing at Warren East High School where the band earned first place in Class AAA, best Music Performance in their class and overall, Best General Effect in their class and overall and the title of Grand Champion, meaning they earned the highest score of all bands at the competition, regardless of classification.

  • Cruse-Hornback files moved to Nelson

    Tall stacks of file folders and binders were removed Monday from the LaRue County Circuit Clerk’s office and transported to Nelson County.

    The case files of former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback – who are both charged with numerous felonies – are now in the hands of the Nelson Circuit Clerk.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III ordered a change of venue last month at the request of both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Beginning Oct. 1, all hearings and the trial will be handled in Nelson.