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  • Wreck on Aetna Furnace Road
  • Fiscal court discusses sheriff budget

    As LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy presented his 2018 budget to members of Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville December 15, Judge-Executive Tommy Turner shared some relevant budget information.

  • Man indicted for abandoning baby

    The LaRue County Grand Jury handed down nine indictments on Monday, December 18 including an indictment of a man for abandoning his baby in a vehicle and for unlawfully imprisoning another woman.

    Kristopher Jay Bundy, 22, of Upton was indicted for first degree fleeing or evading police on foot, third degree assault of a police officer, second degree assault (domestic violence), endangering the welfare of a minor, first degree wanton endangerment, first degree unlawful imprisonment and abandonment of a minor.

  • Remembering “Red” Sanders

    People from LaRue County are continuing to mourn the loss of one of the most well respected educators and community leaders in LaRue County.

    Everett Glennie “E.G. Red” Sanders passed away on Monday, December 4. Sanders graduated valedictorian from Upton High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He worked in the LaRue County School system for more than four decades and started his long career in 1950 as a teacher and coach at Buffalo High School; he became principal of Hodgenville High School in 1954.

  • Wreck on Old Elizabethtown Road
  • Increasing popularity of shopping online

    Ever since British grandmother Jane Snowball reportedly completed the first online order to a Tesco store in 1984, Internet shopping has grown exponentially.

    That includes Christmas shopping. According to a recent study from Pew Research, eight in 10 Americans shop online for Christmas gifts, many of them approaching 100 percent of their purchases.

    Several LaRue County shoppers shared their reasons for shopping mostly online, shopping for some things online, or avoiding online completely to shop in stores:

  • Hodgenville City Council passes ordinances

    The Hodgenville City Council passed several ordinances at their monthly regular meeting on Monday, December 11.

    All council members were present except for Bonnie Clark. The council unanimously passed the second readings of the following proposed ordinances:

  • Transportation crews prepare for winter

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is sounding the battle cry “Winter is Coming” to alert motorists to prepare for the impending wintery conditions.

    “Snow and ice season is upon us,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “Transportation crews are prepared to serve the public over the next few months by responding to winter weather events that may affect travel. We encourage Kentucky motorists to be equally prepared.” 

  • LaRue ExCEL winner seeks to inspire students

    Andy Arendt believes every student can learn and make art.

    In his classroom at LaRue County Middle School, he works to give his art students the techniques and tools to be successful.

    Arendt said he makes a point of trying to inspire and encourage students. Not every student will be a Picasso when they leave his class, but he wants to see growth.

    “Every­one has the ability to grow,” he said.

  • Embry found guilty

    A jury returned a guilty verdict, Friday, February 16, 2018 in LaRue County District Court concerning an ongoing animal cruelty case that began in December of 2015.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia was found guilty of 100 counts of second degree cruelty to animals. As a result, Embry will serve ten days in jail per count, which totals 1,000 days. However, Embry can only serve a maximum of 365 days (one year) in jail because all the charges are misdemeanors. Embry will pay a $500 fine per count, which totals $50,000.