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  • Bennett pleads guilty to sexual offenses

    By Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

     

    A LaRue County man and former Marion County Schools teacher recently pled guilty to several sex offenses in Marion County Circuit Court.

    Curtis Bennett pled guilty to three counts of possession/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He also pled guilty to three counts of unlawful use of electronic means originating or received to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

  • Vehicle break-ins reported in Buffalo

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins in Buffalo.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, three vehicles have reportedly been broken into in the area of Ferrill Hill Road and Alvin Brooks Road in Buffalo sometime during the late night of Tuesday, May 23 and early morning of Wednesday, May 24. He said the break-ins all happened in unlocked vehicles that were parked in driveways of different residences in the area.

  • Fiscal court approves water line resolution

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates approved a resolution releasing funds for the George Lee Road water line extension project as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 23.

    The funds, released to the Green River Valley Water District from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, will allow work to begin as soon as possible, according to Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.

    “These are grant funds we receive and, in turn, allow Green River Valley Water District to access them for the construction project,” he explained.

  • Having fun with history

    The LaRue County Public LIbrary will have a reception for a Kentucky author and living historian, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Full time Baptist Pastor and living historian, Geoff Baggett, has written several novels based on his own ancestors in the Revolutionary War.

  • Relay needs help with Past

    Relay for Life Looking for the Past

       This year is the 20th year anniversary of LaRue County’s Relay for Life. The event will be held on Saturday, June 3. The local planning committee is looking for people who were a part of the original LaRue County Relay for Life event as well as those who may have photos of past Relay events from LaRue County High School, Hodgenville  Elementary, and the square.

    If you have anything you would like to share, please contact Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309 as soon as possible.

  • Two arrested following death investigation

    Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon as the result of a death investigation into the death of a LaRue County woman earlier this month.

    Loyd W. Sadler and Lora L. Sadler were both arrested on warrants for first degree criminal abuse. They are both lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Two arrested in death investigation

    Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon as the result of an investigation into a death of a LaRue County woman earlier this month.

    Loyd W. Sadler and Lora L. Sadler were both arrested on warrants for first degree criminal abuse. They are both currently lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Local police participate in “Click It or Ticket”

    As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.

    The campaign is aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe. The national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

  • Remembering Taulbee
  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace returns to summer park hours

    Regular park hours will be in effect at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park starting Monday, May 29, 2017.

    The Birthplace Unit will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    During the Summer season that will run from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the park will offer free Ranger-led walks and talks at the Birthplace and Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek every day.