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Today's News

  • How to rescind permission to survey

    Land agents for the Williams company have been contacting LaRue County property owners, seeking permission to survey or run a section of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline across their land.

    Tom FitzGerald, Director, Kentucky Resources Council, Inc., provides the following information:

    The Council recommends that landowners do not sign any document granting permission to survey, or any easement, without first consulting a lawyer.

  • LaRue is full of good news and things to do

    What a week it has been, and what a weekend it will be.

    Amazed by Skyler Hornback’s amazing win on the show Jeopardy, I’m even more amazed in the power of media resources. A benefit of being the media is that we were provided the confidential knowledge from the network of Skyler’s win, a few hours before the show aired last Wednesday evening. Wanting to be the first one to announce the win, we sat anxiously waiting for the show to end, and posted the breaking news on our LaRue County Herald News Facebook page.

  • Court Brief -August 7, 2013

    Pleaded guilty
    Cory Ray Schmitz (1989) pleaded guilty July 19 in LaRue Circuit Court to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was ordered to serve 30 days on 15 consecutive weekends and fined $185.

    He received a diverted sentence on other charges.
     

  • Man critical after motorcycle crash

    A Magnolia man is in critical condition after losing control of the motorcycle he was driving.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, was operating an eastbound 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle about 5 p.m. in the 3600 block of South L&N Turnpike (Ky. 470). He lost control and the vehicle left the roadway, according to Kentucky State Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    “Preliminary investigations point to speed being a factor in the accident. The operator was not wearing a helmet,” according to Trooper Gregory.

  • Man sentenced to life for killing stepson

    A Louisville man was sentenced to life for killing his stepson.

    Josh Gouker admitted to beating 14-year-old Trey Zwicker to death with a pipe in May 2011.

    Gouker’s son, Josh Young, now 17, is charged with complicity in the crime, although Gouker has said he acted alone.

    Zwicker’s body was found in a ditch near Liberty High School, not far from his home.

    Young’s trial began last Monday. Gouker originally claimed Young struck Zwicker with a baseball bat. His story has changed several times since then.

  • Sonora man charged with trafficking in marijuana

    A Sonora man was charged Aug. 1 with cultivation of marijuana, five or more plants; drug paraphernalia, buy or possession; possession of marijuana; and trafficking in marijuana, 8 ounces to 5 pounds.

    Lenin Wieman Jr., 50, of Murrieltown Road, was allegedly growing 10 marijuana plants beside a cornfield, according to an arrest report by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

    His bond was set at $25,000 cash. He will be arraigned Aug. 7 in LaRue District Court.

  • Walking horse show will benefit historic horse barn

    The Bluegrass Walking Horse Association will host a two-day horse show at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    Arlene Gray, who is helping to organize the event, said a portion of the proceeds from the Aug. 17-18 show would be used to renovate the 1907 horse barn at the fairgrounds.

    “It is an awesome barn,” said Gray. “It wouldn’t take much to restore it ... you walk in there and you feel like you’re in a horse barn.”

  • Grimes mentions Hodgenville woman in campaign speech

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergran Grimes – a Democrat who hopes to take Republican Senator Mitch McConnell’s job in November – mentioned a Hodgenville woman in her campaign’s kickoff speech July 31.

    Grimes told a story about Mary Lowe-Jackson, who she said was ignored by McConnell when she tried to visit him in his office.

    Grimes said Jackson had an appointment but was told McConnell did not have time to meet with her.

  • Big crash, no injuries
  • Corrections/Clarifications -August 7, 2013

    Birthday wrong
    Madison “Mac” Mather’s will celebrate his 99th birthday is Dec. 11. The incorrect date was given in last week’s story. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the error.

    Wrong grade
    “Miss Ann” Flanders taught second-grade at Magnolia Elementary School when she began her career. It was incorrectly stated last week that she taught first-grade. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the error.