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  • Mary Anderson Burks: 1921-2012

     Mary Anderson Burks was a woman known for many things, such as being a horticulturist and a businesswoman who was very active in the community, but those who knew her best speak of her devotion to her late husband, Joseph E. Burks.

    The Burkses, who lived in Shelbyville, had been married for 66 years when he died last January, having married on Palm Sunday in 1944.

  • City police investigate April 16 crash

     Hodgenville City Police investigated a crash that occurred about 4 p.m. April 16.

  • Motorcycle road test to change May 1

    The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch will begin using a new rider skills test for motorcycle operator’s license applicants on May 1. Developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the new test is designed to better determine if operators possess sufficient safety skills for riding motorcycles in traffic.

  • Residents eligible for sales and use tax relief

    Victims of the Leap Day storm are eligible for some immediate tax relief.
    On April 16, Gov. Beshear signed into law the provisions of House Bill 255 which provide a refund of sales and use tax paid for building materials permanently installed in the repair or replacement of buildings damaged in counties covered under a federal disaster relief declaration. The legislation is retroactive to provide tax relief for property owners in the 23 disaster counties, including LaRue County, affected by the storms in late February and early March.

  • PHOTO: Do you know Super Cat?

    William Gowen shows off a unique “Super Cat” comic from 1989. It was  created by Cindy Perkins Fryrear and published by Collegiate Collection Comics with a cover price of $1.50.  If you have information on the comic, please call Linda at The LaRue County Herald News at 270-358-3118.

  • Dispose of old prescriptions on 'take-back' day April 28

    In an effort to reduce the abuse of prescription drugs, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the LaRue County Solid Waste Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be hosting a prescription drug “Take-Back” day.
    The event will be held 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. April 28 in the lower lot of the courthouse.
     According to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused prescription drugs in 2005, compared with 3.8 million in 2000. This is a 68 percent increase in just five years.

  • O'Dell plans walk from Knoxville to Hodgenville

    Curtis O’Dell is a well-known figure around town, with his neatly-groomed handlebar mustache and a penchant for hiking five miles every day with the aid of a very long aspen walking staff.
    His favorite route begins at his home on Forresta Court, loops around downtown, around Creekfront Park to Lincoln Parkway and back home by way of Lincoln Boulevard. It’s exactly 5.2 miles. He carries a backpack filled with about 30 pounds of sand to help him build endurance.
    He enjoys the exercise but more than that, it has been preparing him for a longer trek.

  • Trooper, Nelson County deputy injured in wreck

     A Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy and Kentucky State Police trooper were injured after their vehicles collided around 2 p.m. Monday a mile north of New Haven on New Haven Road.

  • LaRue County deputy arrested, felony charges filed by KSP detective

    A LaRue County deputy sheriff was arrested Wednesday by Kentucky State Police and was jailed on two felony charges as well as one count of official misconduct.

    Joshua Matthew Darst, 31, of Clarkson, a six-year veteran of the LaRue County Sheriff's Department, is accused of keeping a stolen motorcycle that he recovered while working as a deputy. The KSP official statement issued after midnight Thursday claims Darst altered the motorcycle's appearance "in an attempt to mask its identity" from the owner.

  • 'Cornbread Mafia' author to have book-signing at Lincolns Loft

     James Higdon, author of “The Cornbread Mafia” will have a book signing 5 p.m. April 30 at Lincolns Loft, 25 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville.

    The book deals with the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history – the Cornbread Mafia.

    Higdon, the first journalist subpoenaed under the Obama administration to answer questions about federal fugitive Johnny Boone, will be available to read, answer questions and sign books.

    For more information, call the bookstore at 358-0124