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Today's News

  • Jail employee charged with terroristic threatening

    After a weeklong suspension, an employee of the LaRue County Detention Center was arrested last Tuesday.

    Tami Burden, 37, was taken into custody July 13 and charged with third-degree terroristic threatening. Burden, of Hodgenville, had been suspended from her job at the jail without pay the week before because of alleged threats she made.

    According to police reports, Burden made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”

  • Church calendar

    Food pantry at Church of Christ

    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to families who qualify from 6-7 p.m. July 28. For more information, call 358-9812.

  • Free round of golf offered to junior players

    Kentucky State Parks will participate in the Professional Golf Association’s Play Golf America promotion through July 31.

    At any of the 18 park courses, players 18 years of age or younger may play a free round and smack a free bucket of balls on the driving range when accompanied by a paying adult. Carts are not included.  

  • Newton playing for Marauders

    Jordan Newton, a former LaRue County High School sports standout, went on to play baseball at Western Kentucky University and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 2006 draft.

    The 24-year-old is now playing for the Bradenton Marauders, Pittsburgh’s Class A Advanced affiliate in the Florida State League. Newton was cut by the Tigers earlier this season and began playing for the New Jersey Jackals in an independent league.

  • Lady Hawks attend UK's volleyball camp

    Lady Hawk volleyball tryouts were held July 15-16 at LaRue County High School gymnasium. Coach Ben Schell took his players through some tough volleyball drills both days. Sixteen players were present on Friday morning participating in the workout. 

    Expectations are high for the team. One of six seniors, 17-year-old Angelina Marcum, has been playing volleyball since the fifth grade. 

  • We write the chapters in our own lives

    It is a typical scene in our office.

    A person – generally irate – although sometimes simply confused – walks through the door, picks up a paper from the stand and slaps it on the counter.

    Wait – I take that back. Sometimes they are angry and confused.

    Sometimes they shake the paper.

    Other times, they turn a few pages and jab a finger at an article.

    “Who wrote this?” they demand.

    Sometimes they add a few choice words.

  • LaRue All-Stars fall in state tourney

    The LaRue County 8- and 9-year-old All-Stars played in the state tournament over the weekend.

    9S

    LaRue County went 0-3 in its pool-play games at Chautauqua Park in Owensboro. The team fell 18-2 to Germantown on Thursday, 13-6 to Okolona on Friday and 14-4 to Fern Creek on Saturday.

    No other statistics were available.

    8S

    LaRue County was among 16 teams in the machine-pitch tournament at Crosby Park in Louisville.

  • State offers training, information on dealing with work-release inmates

    The LaRue County Detention Center is in the midst of an overhaul, according to Joey Stanton, the jail’s chief administrative officer.

    “I’m trying to tear everything down and get back to the fundamentals,” Stanton said Monday.

    Several training sessions have been held for employees and supervisors of work-release inmates.

  • Man dies after ATV accident

    A New Haven man died Monday as a result of injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle mishap last week.

    Brandon Boone, 20, was operating the ATV in the parking lot of Culver’s Store in Culvertown July 13 when he lost control of the vehicle. It overturned and Boone, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown to the ground. The Kentucky Standard reported Boone was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, then flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

    Boone was an employee of Vitco Inc. in Mount Washington.

  • DiStefano leaves LaRue to become guidance counselor at Metcalfe County

    After 15 years teaching and coaching at LaRue County, Mielle DiStefano has accepted a guidance counselor’s position at Summer Shade Elementary School in Metcalfe County.

    “I felt it was time to do something different, and I’m excited about the opportunity,” said DiStefano, who during her tenure at LaRue served as assistant basketball coach (two years) and high school volleyball coach (five years).