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  • Race raises $2400 for ALS

    Hundreds of big wheel enthusiasts lined Cissal Hill as 40 racers made their way down the menacing hill with rock overhangs on one side and sharp ravines on the other.

    This year marks the sixth year for the race and the second year it benefited the ALS Association in honor of it’s biggest fan, Ed Faulkner who passed away this year after battling ALS.

  • Giving dignity to the deceased

    Members of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church have placed a bench to memorialize and pay tribute to the unknown people who are buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

    Those unknown people were once residents of the County Farm, which was also known as the Pauper’s House or Poor House. Residents who died while living on the County Farm were often buried in either St. Jochin Cemetery or Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery, depending upon whether they were Catholic or Protestant.

  • DUI crash, Upton service station damaged

    The owner at Wheeler's Service Center in Upton was nearly hit by a car and the service building suffered damage after a DUI driver crashed his vehicle in the garage bay last Saturday, November 26 around 11 a.m.

    According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the wreck at Wheeler's Service Center on North Walnut Street and they observed that a 2015 Chevy Malibu had crashed into one of the garage bays at the service station. The vehicle was driven by Matthew Allen Casey, 37, of Union City, Tennessee.

  • Encouraging adoption

    A Hodgenville man is encouraging adoption in honor of November being National Adoption Awareness month.

    Darrell Locke of Hodgenville and his wife Suesan adopted three of their children in 2005. Benjamin Locke was 8-years-old at the time and is now 19, Isaiah was 7 at the time and is now 18 and the youngest, Ricky, was 21-months-old at the time and is 13.

  • LaRue Co. Sheriff's Office audit released

    State Auditor Mike Harmon released the audit of the 2015 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy on Monday, November 28. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff.

    The audit was for the year ended of December 31, 2015 and the auditor noted no instances of noncompliance. The auditor also noted no matters involving internal control over financial reporting and its operation that were considered to be material weaknesses. The audit shows total receipts of $503,201 and total disbursements of $372,302.

  • KSP asking for assistance in death investigation

    Kentucky State Police Detectives are conducting a death investigation in Nelson County and they are asking for assistance from those who may have been traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway last Saturday morning, November 19.

  • Embry fails to appear in court

    A local woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty failed to appear in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, November 16.

  • Awareness takes on a local focus

    In its 5th year, The Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull event coordinators decided to designate a large portion of this year’s proceeds directly back into the local community.

    ‘Over the past four years, we have given 100% of our proceeds to the Susan G. Komen foundation and this year especially we thought it was time to bring some of the funds back here locally to support breast cancer patients right here in our local community,” said event coordinator Tim Hornback.

  • Change to school board election

    LaRue County School board member-elect Greg Cooper says he will not accept the position after it was revealed that he will not be allowed to take office since he has two relatives who are employees in the LaRue County School system.

    State law KRS. 160.180 states that “no person shall be eligible to membership on a board of education who has a relative employed by the school district.” The statute defines a relative as a father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, aunt, uncle son-in-law and daughter-in-law.

  • Injury accident caused by race car

    Two people were seriously injured in a two vehicle accident involving a race car November 19 around 6:30 p.m. on New Jackson Highway near South Fork Baptist Church.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Doug Sherrard, a race car driven by Ronald Mansfield, 51, of Magnolia was travelling north on New Jackson Highway; he noted that the race car was not legal for roadway use.