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  • 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.

  • “Sexting” ---Let’s talk about it

    LaRue County Schools will be hosting a workshop for parents and or guardians of any 6th – 12th grade LaRue County student(s), about the dangers of their children ‘sexting’.

    The session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 in the LCHS auditorium. The facilitators of the event will be LaRue County High School Principal Denise Skaggs, Youth Service Center Coordinator Marsha Duncan, and LaRue County Middle School Counselor Kellie Sandidge.

  • To drink or not to drink

     

    ***Clarification***

    All registered voters in the City of Hodgenville are allowed to sign the petition. The petition must be signed by a minimum of 25% of the number of votes received by voters in the City of Hodgenville in the last general election. 

    A petition is currently circulating around businesses in Hodgenville to petition for a wet-dry vote to determine if alcohol should be sold in city limits.

  • Former Buffalo Fire Chief indicted

    Former Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins was indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on February 20 for abuse of public trust less than $10,000.

    According to the indictment, Perkins committed the offense by using funds belonging to the Buffalo Fire Department to pay for automotive related expenditures for non-department vehicles. The indictment further reads that the allegations happened sometime between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015 while Perkins was chief of the Buffalo Fire Department.

  • Lost in LaRue - March 1, 2017
  • Turner earns national award for volunteer service

    Biven Turner, a student at LaRue County Middle School, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.