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  • Three more charged in alleged crime syndicate

    Three more arrests have been made in an alleged drug ring operating in the LaRue, Green and Hart County area.

    Kentucky State Police served arrest warrants Oct. 3 on Jacobi Alan Caven, 20, of Magnolia; Bryanna M. Grant, 18, of Hodgenville; and Mark Alan Caven, 49, of Summersville. Each were charged with unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor; and engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate. 

    Grant and Jacobi Caven were each charged also with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense.

  • Grand jury indictments range from wanton endangerment to burglary

    Several people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury Sept. 20.

    Julio Vences Zaragoza, 25, of Hodgenville was indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree fleeing and evading police (on foot), three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, no operator’s license, resisting arrest, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and excessive window tinting.

  • Students receive laptops Saturday

    LaRue County High School students will step into a new world of teaching and learning Saturday when they receive laptop computers.

    Students and their parents need to be in the high school gymnasium at 10 a.m. as the 725 Dell computers will be distributed, according to Paul Mullins, principal.

    Though the laptop initiative boosts LCHS into the realm of high tech learning, Mullins emphasized that the definitive word is “learning.”

  • Speech team presents 'Steel Magnolias'

    The LaRue County Speech and Drama Program is at it again. Next week, they will present their early fall production of Steel Magnolias.

    Director Katy Blair Cecil and student director Ian Mather are proud to announce that community members Susie Litteral and Phyllis Blakeman, who also performed in the program’s 2009 production of Arsenic and Old Lace, will be performing once again in this classic tale of friendship.

    Joining them are Marsha Duncan, youth services coordinator for LCHS/LCMS and Libby Sears Blair, LCMS speech coach and instructional assistant at LCHS.

  • County clean-up is Saturday morning

    It is time for the annual fall recycling event. 

    The event will be for one day only, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16, at the LaRue County Maintenance Garage across from the high school. All city and county residents may participate.

    Items accepted include any metal items, appliances, fencing, vehicles, motor vehicle and equipment batteries, computer equipment, toner/laser cartridges and fax machines.

    Tires will be accepted for a nominal fee. Passenger tires $1.50; semi tires $6 and $1 per inch on oversized tires.

  • Laptop 'rollout' scheduled for Oct. 16

    In a few weeks, all LaRue County High School students will receive laptops through the district’s 21st Century Learning Initiative.

    The “laptop rollout” will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, according to LCHS Principal Paul Mullins.

    “We will begin with a brief meeting in the gym and then the students will be directed to designated areas for distribution,” said Mullins. “Over the next week of school, students will receive extensive training on how to use the laptops and the rules ... for care and ownership.”

  • Former city hall fetches $60,000

    The old city hall building has a new owner.

    On Saturday, the small frame house on Lincoln Boulevard was sold at public auction to Bobby Dobson and Wayne Dobson for $60,000 plus 10 percent seller’s commission, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    The building, which once housed a retail business, was used as city hall for many years. Three years ago, Lincoln Bicentennial funding provided the means to transform the old First Baptist Church into a combined city hall and civic center.

  • Magnolia time capsule to be moved

    The Magnolia Elementary School time capsule will be opened in 2025 as originally planned.

    The time capsule will be dug up from the old school grounds this week and reburied at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    MES third- and fourth- graders buried the capsule in 2000, prior to the consolidation of MES and Buffalo Elementary School.

  • Four men indicted for farm theft

    A LaRue County grand jury indicted four men Sept. 20 on charges of burglary, theft of farm equipment and complicity.

    Charles Brothers, 36; Joseph Matthew Skaggs, 31; Joseph Frederick “Freddie” DeWitt, 25; and Travis Patrick Hall, 33, all of New Haven, were each indicted on one count of third-degree burglary and complicity; and theft by unlawful taking – farm equipment and complicity.

  • LCHS speech team takes 15th in Yale Invitational

    The LaRue County High School speech team began its season in high form, securing a coup at the Sept. 24-26 Yale Speech and Debate Invitational in Connecticut. Eight members of the LCHS team competed in the prestigious, national-caliber tournament. Half of them brought home honors.

    The tournament hosted 147 schools with about 1,350 entries in 10 events. It was the largest Yale tournament in history.

    Speech Coach Katy Cecil said there were “at least 100 in each event. LaRue took eight entries, and ended up 15th overall. (It’s a) great start to our year.”