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Local News

  • Newspaper delayed by storm

    Snapped power lines and downed trees delayed production of The LaRue County Herald News. The newspaper is printed in Elizabethtown and the presses were without power for more than 18 hours.

    The newspaper will be completed and delivered as soon as conditions allow.

    Papers were delivered to most rack locations and stores with power Wednesday evening. Carriers will be running routes and delivering where possible Thursday morning. Customers who received the paper by mail can expect a one-day deliver delay as well.

  • LaRue County deals with storm aftermath, power outages

    LaRue County remains under a state of emergency because of extensive power outages. Judge-Executive Tommy Turner issued the declaration Tuesday morning.

    Power is on throughout most of the Hodgenville business district although Pamida remained dark Wednesday evening. All of Magnolia, Upton, Sonora and much of Buffalo also are without power.

  • School Board approves extension for Buffalo School sale

    The LaRue County School Board extending the deed closure date for the Buffalo Elementary School property as AU Associates works out its funding.

    Johan Graham of AU Associates told the board that the property had been put on the National Register of Historic Places and that there are two types of funds the Lexington-based company is seeking.

  • Trafficking charges filed against Hodgenville man

    A Hodgenville man, just released from jail after serving a year for first-degree possession of controlled substance, has been indicted by a LaRue County grand jury on trafficking charges.

  • Girl Scout cookies are safe

    Little Brownie Bakers, which is based in Louisville and supplies Girl Scout Cookies to Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, said on its Web site, “The peanut butter used in all Little Brownie Bakers Girl Scout cookie products is not sourced from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter recall … PCA (Peanut Corporation of America) does not supply peanut butter used in the company’s Tagalongs or Do-si-dos branded Girl Scout cookies.”

  • Hodgenville City Council notes

    At the Jan.12 Hodgenville City Council meeting:

    •Mayor Terry Cruse said the ordinances governing hunting at the two city-owned lakes had been located. Hunting is allowed at McDougal Lake, but is limited to archery, shotgun and black powder. There is no hunting allowed at Salem Lake.

    •Cruse announced a camera will be used to search for breaks in a clay sewer pipe on South Walters Avenue.

  • Clayton Homes announces lay offs in Tennessee

    Clayton Homes in Giles County, Tenn., is laying off 135 workers, according to the Nashville Business Journal.

    Clayton Homes, the nation’s largest maker and financer of prefab and mobile homes, began layoffs Dec. 5.

    Last fall Clayton Homes announced layoffs at the company’s headquarters in Maryville, Tenn., and the idling of plants in Hodgenville and Milton, Pa., with a total of 370 employees affected.

    Clayton Homes, a subsidiary of Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., had employed more than 14,000 people at 43 plants.

  • Man injured in Warren Road crash

    Slick roads contributed to a two-vehicle crash that injured one driver Monday afternoon.

    David Brewer of Warren Road suffered a serious leg injury and a head injury when the truck he was driving collided with another in a curve on Warren Road in the Levelwoods section. The collision occurred about 1:30 p.m.

    Deputy Russell McCoy said the wreck occurred on a shaded area of road that was “solid ice.” While most of the roadways were clear after the slight accumulation of snow over the weekend, the curve was extremely slick, McCoy said.

  • Buffalo man charged with unlawful imprisonment

    A Buffalo man has been charged with assaulting and unlawfully imprisoning a woman.

    Coy M. Bagby, 35, of 1166 Hibernia Ridge Road was arrested at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.

    According to Bagby’s arrest warrant, he is accused of restraining the woman last September and causing serious physical injury to her by choking her and rendering her unconscious.

  • Threatening note found at middle school

    A LaRue County Middle School student faces felony charges after a threatening note was found at the school Jan. 6.

    The 13-year-old girl listed more than 20 people on “a hit list that floated around the school for a couple of days” before coming to the attention of school officials, said Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    The girl faces two counts of terroristic threatening, second degree after ranking two of her fellow students as “Number One to Kill” and “Number Two to Kill,” Johnson said.