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  • New coaches named to replace Ford

    LaRue County Middle School assistant principal James Slaven has been named head coach of the LCHS Lady Hawks varsity basketball team.

    Slaven replaces Kelton “Simon” Ford who resigned on Monday, September 19 after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse. Ford was arrested last Tuesday and he was released on a $5,000 cash bond from LaRue County Detention Center on the same day. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday, October 3 in LaRue County Circuit Court at 9 a.m.

  • New Halloween attraction in LaRue

    Thrill seekers will no longer have to travel outside of LaRue County for some safe and fun Halloween Horror.

    LaRue County Fairgrounds Haunted Barn will be opening Friday, September 30 at dark. Visitors can make their way through the haunted barn and there will also be a hay ride.

  • Slaven named Lady Hawks basketball coach

    LaRue County Middle School assistant principal James Slaven has been named head coach of the LCHS Lady Hawks varsity basketball team.

    Slaven replaces Kelton “Simon” Ford who resigned on Monday, September 19 after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse.

    LaRue County High School principal Kyle Goodlett said Slaven takes on coaching duties immediately.

  • These Four Walls - The Lynn Hotel

    If the old expression, “If only walls could talk,” were to come true, the walls where Lincoln National Bank is in Hodgenville could speak volumes.

    The storied building site, on the square’s northeast side, has housed many businesses since the town was established on February 9, 1818 (according to a 1920 history of the town by O.M. Mather).

  • Homecoming queen candidates selected
  • Coach indicted for sexual abuse

    The former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams resigned on Monday after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave was indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday for first degree sexual abuse as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Kentucky State Police since September 7. According to the indictment, Ford engaged in sexual contact with a female juvenile by the use of forcible compulsion on September 7.

  • Saving lives through education

    LaRue County’s very own Dale Dobson has been traveling the state this week educating people about farm safety in honor of Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles signed a proclamation last week declaring September 18-24 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to promote safety on the farm. In the fall, Quarles said that message extends to Kentucky roadways, where motorists often encounter farm machinery moving from one field to another during the harvest season.

  • Hodgenville keeps same tax rate

    Residents in the City of Hodgenville will be paying the same property tax rates in 2016 as they did in 2015.

    The Hodgenville City Council passed the second reading of a tax ordinance that will keep the 2016 property tax rate the same. There was no discussion on the second reading. Council members Mitchell Key, Larry Davis, Woodie Handley and Sharon Hornback all voted in favor of the ordinance. Council members Bonnie Clark and Donald Costello were absent at the meeting.

  • Man pleads guilty to child abuse

    A local man plead guilty to child abuse in LaRue County Circuit Court last Friday, September 16.

    Russell Underwood, 35, of Hodgenville was originally charged with three counts of first degree criminal abuse of a child 12 and under after an incident that happened in February 2015. According to police reports, LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy initially responded to the residence with child services. Once they arrived, McCoy observed Underwood and four other children in the home that ranged in ages from 1 to 12 years-old.

  • Ford indicted for sexual abuse

    LCHS and LCMS girls’ head basketball coach Simon Ford resigned Monday after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse. Read more about the developing story in the September 21 issue of the LaRue County Herald News.