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  • Goodlett federal trial delayed again

    The federal child pornography trial for former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett has been delayed for a second time.

    The jury trial was originally scheduled for May 15 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville. However, the trial has been postponed to August 8 in order to allow additional time for both parties to prepare for the trial because the forensic review of the evidence is still not complete by detectives with the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch.

  • Dogs rescued from LaRue County home

    Authorities rescued more than 30 dogs that were reportedly living in deplorable conditions at a home on 2355 Talley Oak Hill Road in LaRue County.

    According to the LaRue County Coroner’s Office, Mary Jean King, 68, of Upton passed away at the home on Friday, May 5.

  • Investigation leads to burglary ring arrest

    Local police recently arrested a man that was wanted for burglaries in LaRue and several other counties.

    The investigation started on April 18 when the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that a residence on Hibernia Ridge Road in Buffalo had been burglarized on April 11

  • LaRue women win national DAR awards

    Two LaRue County women will receive national recognition after winning national awards from the Daughters of American Revolution for their art.

    Beverly Heath and Nancy Raine, both of Hodgenville, each won a national award in the DAR’s “Moving Family Traditions Forward with the Arts” theme categories. Heath won the national award for the china painting category and Raine won the national award in the quilt category.

  • To the leader of the band

    It may have been several decades since he graduated from Naches High School in Washington state, but Hodgenville Councilmember Larry Davis has never forgotten the impact his former band director had on him and he has now helped spearhead a project to purchase his former director a proper headstone at his poorly marked gravesite.

  • Skaggs named LCHS principal

    Interim Principal Denise Skaggs was recently named as the permanent principal of LaRue County High School.

    The LCHS site-based decision-making council selected Skaggs at the close of their meeting on Tuesday, April 25. Skaggs’ tenure as principal begins immediately.

  • Hwy 52 in Lyons Station CLOSED May 15-19

    Residents and travelers along highway 52 through Lyons Station will have to find an alternative route for the week of May 15-19 as crews work to bring the Lyons Station railroad crossing up to Federal Railway standards.

    “We’re doing a complete replacing of the crossing,” Kentucky Railway Museum Executive Director Greg Matthews said. “It will involve taking it down to the base and reinforcing the crossing, placing a water barrier, putting concrete inserts in place of the rubber mats and new stronger rails.”

  • Boyd sentenced to 78 months in prison

    A LaRue County man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for child pornography charges.

    Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III sentenced Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville on April 25 in United States District Court to 78 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release.

    The Court further ordered Boyd to pay $65,000 in restitution to be divided between nine identified victims, whose names have not been released, after he plead guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography in February, 2017.

  • Skaggs named LCHS principal

    Interim Principal Denise Skaggs was recently named as the permanent principal of LaRue County High School.

    The LCHS site-based decision-making council selected Skaggs at the close of their meeting on Tuesday, April 25. Skaggs’ tenure as principal begins immediately.

  • Artist Spotlight: An artist's work is never done

    The LaRue County Library will host a reception, sponsored by Friends of the Library, for Leroy Roark of Hodgenville who will be the local featured artist for the month of May.

    Roark began drawing as a pastime when he was a child.