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  • Government Contracting Fair planned Wednesday in Radcliff

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  • Grand jury hands down several indictments

    Joey Stanton, recently appointed chief administrative officer for the LaRue County Jail, has voiced in several interviews the need to reduce contraband in the jail.

    Two inmates, accused of bringing cell phones into the detention center, were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury July 19.

    Jason Kitzero, 33, of Bonnieville, was charged with first-degree contraband after allegedly bringing a cell phone and charger in to the jail June 28.

    He was charged also with manufacturing methamphetamine June 2.

    Bail was set at $5,000 cash only.

  • Fiscal Court continues to debate Mesonet site

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates discussed further steps to acquiring a Mesonet weather station site for LaRue County as they met July 27 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    The court previously had approved construction of the station at the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center off Leafdale Road.

    Bob Sims, the county’s community development director, said construction halted after previous owners of the property voiced their opposition to it being built there.

  • Embry crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

    The LaRue County Fair got off to a wet start last week as rain canceled Thursday’s horse show.

    High temperatures took care of the puddles and by Monday, the fairgrounds were in top condition for the tractor pull.

    Monday marked also the crowning of a new Miss LaRue County Fair. Tessie Jo Embry, the 18-year-old daughter of Billy and Jill Embry, received the honor and was named Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.

    Cassie Danielle Bright, the daughter of Connie Maxwell and Timmy Bright, was first runner-up and selected as “Most Photogenic.”

  • Man dies when tossed from car into power substation

    A LaRue County man died Thursday night after being ejected from his pickup truck and thrown into a nearby power substation in New Haven.


    According to a press release from New Haven Police Chief K.C. Holbert, Johnnie L. Colvin, 41, of Lyons Station was driving east on KY 52 around 8:30 p.m. when his vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway. Colvin overcorrected and ran off the left shoulder, sliding down an embankment and rolling several times.


  • Ministerial Association's yard sale fundraiser is Saturday

    The LaRue County Ministerial Association is gearing up for a fundraiser they hope will bring about instant blessings for the entire community.

    The LCMA will host a community-wide yard sale Saturday to raise money for their benevolence program, a ministry that could – without emergency funding – disappear.

    The LCMA is a group of local pastors and laypersons from a variety of churches and denominations throughout LaRue County. Representatives from about 15 churches meet regularly to discuss upcoming events.

  • State holds training for community supervisors of jail inmates

    Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Corrections who regularly inspect the LaRue County Detention Center held a training last week for anyone interested in participating in the jail’s work release program.

    Inspectors Kirstie Willard and C.L. Watts met with supervisors of local businesses Thursday to discuss the process of using inmates to perform work in their agencies. Attending the training is mandatory in order to participate in the Class D work program.

  • Fallen soldier remembered for courage

    Spc. Nathaniel D. Garvin was remembered as a courageous and good man Friday at his funeral in Radcliff.

    Garvin, 20, was laid to rest in Kentucky Veterans’ Cemetery-Central. His funeral was at Stithton Baptist Church.

    Garvin, formerly of Radcliff, died July 12 while deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He served as an armament, electrical and avionics systems repairer.

    Chaplain Randall Thomas led the service, which began with an instrumental version of “America the Beautiful.”

  • LaRue's jobless rate down

    Unemployment rates fell in 107 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, between June 2009 and June 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 8.9 percent in June, down from 12 percent a year ago. It dropped from 9.5 percent in May 2010. Of a 7,166 labor force, 6,525 were employed.

  • Wimsett pleads guilty to Green County charge

    Joseph Edward Wimsett, 31, of Mount Sherman pleaded guilty June 9 to first-degree sexual abuse in Green Circuit Court.

    The Greensburg Record-Herald reported Wimsett pleaded guilty to one count in exchange for 19 other counts to be dismissed. The victim was 12 years old and the incidents took place in 2007 and 2008. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office recommended a sentence of five years, probated for five years to run concurrently with charges in LaRue County. Sentencing is Aug. 4.