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  • More accolades for the Band of Hawks

    The Band of Hawks experienced incredible success over the weekend competing in Bowling Green. The first part of the day was spent competing at Warren East High School where the band earned first place in Class AAA, best Music Performance in their class and overall, Best General Effect in their class and overall and the title of Grand Champion, meaning they earned the highest score of all bands at the competition, regardless of classification.

  • Cruse-Hornback files moved to Nelson

    Tall stacks of file folders and binders were removed Monday from the LaRue County Circuit Clerk’s office and transported to Nelson County.

    The case files of former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback – who are both charged with numerous felonies – are now in the hands of the Nelson Circuit Clerk.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III ordered a change of venue last month at the request of both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Beginning Oct. 1, all hearings and the trial will be handled in Nelson.

  • Man sentenced to 6 months after running from court

    A Bowling Green man, already facing several charges, made his situation worse Wednesday by running from the LaRue District Courtroom.

    Christopher Wayne Hornback, 44, was charged Sept. 16 with third-degree terroristic threatening after he allegedly went to a residence on River Road and threatened another man’s life. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and released on $500 bond two days later.

  • Man dies after being struck by truck

    A New Haven man died Saturday when he was crushed under his own pickup truck.

    Danny Painter, 57, planned to burn some trash near his home on Youngers Creek Road about 6:45 p.m. Sept. 27, according to LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

    “His wife said she went to check on him and found him trapped under his vehicle,” said Brownfield. Painter had left the house only 20 minutes earlier.

  • Heroes for Eli: Community rallies around young cancer patient

    It’s every parent’s nightmare. The realization of that horrible truth, that something truly terrible has come to pass and your child is under attack, not by a person, but by their own body.

    It’s a moment that Adam and Kara Marcum know all too well. On Sept. 11, the Magnolia couple took their young son, Eli, to a pediatrician, who immediately sent him to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for further examination.

  • Shine on Abe: It’s your weekend!

    The Lincoln Days Festival has showcased the best of LaRue County since its beginning.

    The first weekend in October is dedicated to the best entertainment, crafts, quilts, food, parade and pioneer games and contests. And no one – absolutely no one – has a finer Lincoln Lookalike contest.

    Earlier this year, it became official when the readers of Kentucky Living magazine voted Lincoln Days as the Best Non-Music Festival in the state.

  • Riggs files as write-in for magistrate, third district

    Last week, Johnny Riggs, a farmer in Hodgenville, filed as a write-in candidate for the third district magistrate’s seat. Riggs placed an ad in The LaRue County Herald News announcing his candidacy and asking for voters to put him in office.

    He is challenging incumbent Ronald Dale Nunn, a Democrat.

  • City Council: Typo leads to reduced tax rate

    A typographical error in a tax rate calculation created several problems for the City of Hodgenville.

    City Council voted Sept. 8 to increase the tax rate, accepting the compensating rate of .132 (13.2 cents) per $100 assessed valuation of taxable real property and tangible personal property.

    During an attempted second reading of the tax ordinance on Sept. 22, an audience member pointed out an error in the document – a missing zero.

  • Anderson excels at Yale

    LaRue County High School senior Brian Anderson traveled to Yale University in September to compete in the prestigious Yale Speech and Debate Invitational.

    Anderson competed in extemporaneous speaking and oratory and advanced to elimination rounds in both. He placed fourth overall in extemp and advanced to semi-finals in oratory.

    Yale is one of the largest speech and debate tournaments on the national level with more than 55 schools in attendance and more than 130 in each event.

  • Police seek trio in home burglary

    Three people are being sought by police in connection with the burglary of a River Road residence on Sept. 23.

    A woman discovered two men and a woman inside her parents’ house about 3 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy.

    “The two males ran out the back door, crawled under a fence and ran across a field,” said McCoy. The female, who was known to the victim, was left behind. She first attempted to talk to the victim, but eventually decided to join her comrades by “taking off across the field behind the house.”