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Local News

  • Rock-throwing lands man in jail

    A Magnolia man, who police say has been throwing rocks at moving vehicles in two counties, was indicted last week by a LaRue County grand jury on several charges. He has allegedly caused thousands of dollars worth of damages to vehicles and seriously injured one driver.

    Gregory B. Stillwell, 37, was charged in separate cases with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief. In one case, he faces an additional assault charge for allegedly striking a woman with a rock. He faces another count of criminal mischief in Green County.

  • Students enjoy DC trip

    LaRue County High School students Rebecca Riggs and Delaina White were among five local upcoming seniors sponsored by Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation to represent the co-op on the 43rd annual Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour June 13-20 in Washington, DC. Selection for the trip was based on a quiz, essay, and personal interview.

  • Buffalo man pleads guilty to burglary

    A Buffalo man charged with burglarizing five residences in late December has pleaded guilty to the charges in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Walter A. Gaulke (1967) pleaded guilty July 18 to six charges of third-degree burglary, amended from second degree (recommended sentence of five years on each count). In one case, he entered an Alford plea in which he maintained his innocence but admitted the evidence would likely return a guilty verdict in court.

  • Drummer recovering from rare aneurysm

    Charles Durham, longtime drummer (59 years) and featured singer at the Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville, often performs gospel songs at his home church, Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist.

    But when he rose from his seat to sing “Thank God for Kids” at the church’s Christmas program on Dec. 22, he had no indication that in less than 10 minutes he would suffer a very rare spinal aneurysm that would nearly take his life.

  • Community News

    Georgetown

    John R. Smith

    The youth had a wonderful day Saturday at Kentucky Kingdom. Rev. Jerry Wilkinson and his wife accompanied us there.

    Jovan Bell returned home from the hospital and is slowly improving. Alice Lee Thomas was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital and was released.

    The 149th Annual General Association of Kentucky Baptist will be Monday through Friday at the Hilton Hotel, Lexington. Guest speaker will be Bishop Alexis Thomas, pastor of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Park bans unmanned aircraft

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park has adopted a regulation prohibiting the launching, landing or operating of unmanned aircraft within the boundaries of the Park.

    Unmanned aircraft include model airplanes, quadcopters and drones that are used for any purpose.

    According to Superintendent Bill Justice, this regulation has been adopted to preserve the memorial nature of the park, to prevent conflicts with other park uses, and to ensure the safety of the visiting public.

  • Messonet seeks funding from counties

    Now in its eighth year of operation, the Kentucky Mesonet is looking to build a broad base of funding and support for the statewide climate and weather network.

    The Mesonet, housed in the Kentucky Climate Center at Western Kentucky University, has stations in 64 counties. The first station was installed at the WKU Farm in May 2007.

  • Upton woman receives a new kind of home

    By Jere Downs

    Landmark News Service

    Until recently, Joann Priddy lived in third world conditions while caring for her disabled mother and sister in a wood-frame shack south of Elizabethtown.

    She cooked meals atop a wood-burning stove made from an oil drum, the only source of heat. Her toilet was an outhouse with a leaky roof and a shower curtain for privacy.

  • 17 from Parkway take mission trip to Belize

    Parkway Baptist Church and its pastor, Brother DeWayne Gibson, are no strangers to international missions. Earlier this month, Gibson took a group of 17 youth and adults to Belize City, Belize, for five days.

    “Parkway feels really strongly about getting outside the church walls—and not just internationally, but locally too,” said Gibson.

  • Break-ins reported at park, fairgrounds

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating two break-ins and the theft of a vehicle that occurred over the weekend.

    According to Police Chief Steve Johnson, a building at LaRue County Park and Recreation was burglarized Friday night. String trimmers and other tools were taken.

    LaRue County Community Action reported the theft of a 1994 Mercury Grand Prix from its parking lot on Friday night. Johnson said the key was stuck in the ignition.