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  • LCHS honors former student fallen in combat

    The student body from LaRue County High School filed onto the high school’s front lawn last Tuesday to remember one of their own.

    A newly placed stone marker to commemorate the life of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson was unveiled at the front of the school. Twenty-year-old Hanson was serving in Afghanistan as a marine when he was killed by enemy fire in February.

    Students, county and city officials as well as Hanson’s family were in attendance at the memorial service.

  • Jason Detre named principal at New Haven

    When the academic year begins in the fall, New Haven School will have a new face in the principal’s office in addition to the influx of new students.

    At a meeting of the New Haven site-based decision-making council Thursday night, the members voted unanimously to name Jason Detre as the school’’s next principal.

    Detre is assistant principal for academics at Spencer County Middle School. However, he has a previous connection to the county. He was as an agriculture teacher at Nelson County High School and started its wrestling program.

  • School Board explains decreases in staff salaries

    At the May 17 school board meeting, it appeared to note on the agenda that the teachers of LaRue County were receiving a pay cut, but Superintendent Sam Sanders explained that the decrease of salary was due to Kentucky legislators not adopting a budget.

    Sanders said the school calendars had to be submitted by June 1, 2010, so a calendar had to be set with the possible deduction of two days, therefore causing teachers to receive a salary without those two days included.

  • Probation is recommended in sex abuse case

    A Mount Sherman man has pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse in LaRue and Nelson counties.

    Last year, Joseph Edward “Eddie” Wimsett, 30, of George Lee Road, was indicted on 100 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of sodomy by a LaRue County grand jury. The arrest came as the result of an investigation by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Kentucky State Police, according to court records.

    Wimsett also was indicted on six counts of first-degree sexual abuse in Nelson County.

  • Hodgenville man injured in crash

    A Hodgenville man was seriously injured Friday morning when his southbound car ran through a cable median barrier spanning Interstate 65, then flipped, landing on its roof in the opposite lane.

    According to Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe, Christopher Miracle, 25, was southbound at approximately 5:30 a.m. when his compact car drifted into the path of another southbound vehicle, bumping it.

    Lowe said it appears that Miracle overcorrected from the slight impact, which caused his car to veer into the grassy, depressed median near the 95-mile marker.

  • County Clerk: Paper ballots speed, simplify voting process

    The primary elections last week brought about a new experience for many of the voters in LaRue County and around Kentucky.

    That experience was thanks to the eScan voting machine, which made its debut on Election Tuesday in more than 40 counties around the state. The machine changed the process of voting and made it possible for each precinct to have a paper record.

  • If you didn’t enter, you can’t be taken

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is warning LaRue Countians to be wary of a scam known as the “Canadian Lottery.”

    Deputy Matt Darst said the scam appears to be targeting local senior citizens.

    Thursday, a LaRue County woman received a call from a telemarketer who informed her she had won $125,000 in the Canadian Lottery. To collect, all she had to do was mail a small sum – $3,400 – to cover taxes.

    Luckily, she notified authorities before sending any money.

  • Teens charged with school vandalism

  • County eligible for matching grant

    LaRue County is eligible to receive state funding to assist with cleanup of flooded areas.

    Last week, Gov. Steve Beshear announced LaRue, along with 83 other flood-damaged counties, could apply for a portion of $1.6 million in emergency matching grants. The money is to be used to help the counties clean up solid waste generated by floodwaters. The eligible counties are those that declared a state of emergency because of the major flood event earlier this month.

  • Inmate escapes from jail

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