Local News

  • Ford case set for trial

    A trial date was set for the former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams who is charged with first degree sexual abuse.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave had a review of his case in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, March 6 with Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III presiding. Ford’s lawyer, Steve Romines, appeared in court for Ford who was not in attendance.

  • Trial rescheduled for Embry

    After having her trial canceled because she was believed to be deceased, a bench trial has been rescheduled for a LaRue County woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty.

    Jane Embry of Magnolia appeared in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, March 1 for a pretrial conference. Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith of Louisville, was also present with District Judge C. Derek Reed presiding. The jury trial has been rescheduled for June 29 and 30 in LaRue County District Court with Reed presiding.

  • Federal trial delayed for Goodlett

    The child pornography federal trial for former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodeltt has been delayed due to the large amount of evidence in the case.

    Goodlett appeared for a status conference on Monday, March 6 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville. During the conference, Assistant U.S. Attorney Spencer McKiness told U.S. District Judge David Hale that a forensic review of the evidence was not complete at this time.

  • Perkins pleads not guilty

    Former Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, March 6.

  • Protecting beyond firefighting

    The Buffalo Fire Department is meeting the need of water search and rescue as they now have more equipment and trained people to rescue people from bodies of water and also search for possible bodies in the water.

  • Buffalo man arrested for marijuana trafficking

    Local police made another marijuana trafficking arrest this past week in Buffalo.

    After receiving a tip of marijuana being sold at a residence on Greensburg Road in Buffalo, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence of James D. Brown, 39, of Buffalo.

    Brown consented for deputies to search the house and allegedly stated that he had smoked a joint earlier that day.

  • Manslaughter case continued

    The case is continuing for a LaRue County woman who is charged with manslaughter.

    Lovie P. Skaggs, 60, of Hodgenville appeared in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, March 6 for a review of her case. She is charged with second degree manslaughter and first degree criminal abuse.

    Skaggs appeared before Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III on Monday. Simms had previously order a psychiatric examination and opinion on Skaggs during her arraignment in August 2016 to determine her mental condition.

  • Questions arise over alcohol petition

    A large number of people have been signing a petition for a wet-dry vote to determine if alcohol should be sold in the city limits of Hodgenville.

    Lisa Reidner, who started the petition, said she believes that she has already received the required number of signatures to call for a wet-dry vote for the City of Hodgenville.

  • Assault, stabbing leads to arrest in Hodgenville

    A domestic violence dispute ended in a knife stabbing over the weekend.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office originally responded to a call on South Lincoln Boulevard that someone had been assaulted.

    A female victim advised that Dennis Cuzick, 32, of Nicholasville had hit her in the face and then got into an altercation with a male victim. The female victim said Cuzick had left the scene on foot.

  • Helping reach for a better future

    The LaRue County Adult Education Center is looking for sponsors for their GED program. While the educating of individuals to equip them with the skills necessary to obtain a GED is funded by the state of Kentucky, the tests candidates must take have to be paid out of their own pocket.

    According to Director of Adult Education Connie Goff, there are four tests that must be taken to obtain a GED and each test cost around $30. Currently, she said there are vouchers available from the state giving $10 off but the total is still $120, a fee many students find hard to pay.