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  • Woman injured in wreck

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

    A 1990 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Bobby Reece, 64, of Greensburg, was traveling on Greensburg Street and failed to stop at the intersection with East Main Street, city police reported.

    Reece’s vehicle collided with a 1990 Chevrolet pickup driven by Bonnie Hurt, 65, of Howardstown Road. Hurt’s truck was northbound on East Main Street. Both vehicles came to rest in a parking lot near the intersection.

  • Fisher sentenced to five years for shoplifting

    A Hodgenville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shoplifting.

    Marion Dale Fisher, 28, of 647 Carter Brothers Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Feb. 17 for sentencing.

    In December, Fisher pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and alcohol intoxication. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    Fisher’s sentence is to be served at the same time as an Adair County sentence. He was given credit for 61 days he has already served.

  • Crashes keep officer busy

    A series of wrecks has kept LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst busy the last two weeks.

    On March 10, he responded to three vehicular accidents.

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at a Buffalo intersection about 4:35 p.m. A 2003 Hyundai passenger car driven by Janet Higgason, 64, of Hodgenville, was attempting to make a left turn from Ferrill Hill Road onto Ky. 470. The Hyundai turned into the path of a 1989 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by Steve McCoy, 45, of Hodgenville.

    There was extensive front-end damage to both vehicles.

  • Crashes keep officer busy

    A series of wrecks has kept LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst busy the last two weeks.

    On March 10, he responded to three vehicular accidents.

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at a Buffalo intersection about 4:35 p.m. A 2003 Hyundai passenger car driven by Janet Higgason, 64, of Hodgenville, was attempting to make a left turn from Ferrill Hill Road onto Ky. 470. The Hyundai turned into the path of a 1989 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by Steve McCoy, 45, of Hodgenville.

    There was extensive front-end damage to both vehicles.

  • Rotary Club speech contest held at LCHS

    Several members of the LaRue County High School speech team participated in the Hodgenville Rotary Club’s speech contest held at LCHS last week. Ian Mather took the $150 first place. Chelsea Blair was second and received $100. David Cruse was third and received $50.

    Mather moves on to compete against other area students in the sectional contest at noon today at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.    

  • County cleanup continues this morning

    Are you sick of that cruddy old couch that even the dog refuses to sleep on? Have you been stashing outdated electronics in the back of the closet?

    It’s time to toss them at LaRue County’s annual spring cleanup, which concludes this morning..

    Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said computers, monitors, fax machines and cell phones – along with old furniture, appliances and car batteries – will be accepted at this year’s version of spring cleanup.

  • Woman indicted in fatal shooting

    A Hardin County resident faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a Magnolia man.

    Angie T. Ricketts, 32, of Cecilia was indicted March 17 by a Hardin County grand jury, according to a news release by Kentucky State Police.

    Ricketts, a mother of four, allegedly shot and killed Eric C. West, 37, of Magnolia on Sept. 29, 2008. Ricketts claimed self-defense at the time of the shooting, police said.

  • Class uses newspaper in life lessons

    Each week, The LaRue County Herald News supplies 903 newspapers to teachers who request them for use in their classroom.

    Community partners pay for half the cost of a regular subscription to each class, while the Herald News covers the rest.

    Teachers use the newspaper for practical lessons in economics, math, spelling, history and geography. It’s called the most up-to-date textbook available.

  • Couple files suit over land division

    A Magnolia couple has filed suit against LaRue County Fiscal Court and Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Scott and Cyndi Martin claim they purchased 66.28 acres on East Leafdale Road and divided it into four tracts of 17 acres more or less. They planned to sell it earlier this year, according to the suit, and contacted an appraiser.

  • Mother of four charged with boyfriend's death

    A Hardin County resident faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a Magnolia man. Angie T. Ricketts, 32, of Cecilia was indicted Tuesday, March 17, by a Hardin County grand jury, according to a news release by Kentucky State Police.

    Ricketts, a mother of four, allegedly shot and killed Eric C. West, 37, of Magnolia on Sept. 29, 2008. Ricketts claimed self-defense at the time of the shooting, police said.