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Today's News

  • Man pleads guilty to numerous counts of abuse of child

    A Hodgenville man may spend up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous counts of sex crimes against a child.

    A year ago, Steven Lewis Tucker, 31, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, was charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

    As Kentucky State Police continued to investigate, more charges were added, including 213 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

  • Adoption support group will hold training for children and adults

    Adoption Support for Kentucky, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, offers the following training and support:

    •May 14 – Drugs: Things You Need To Know, 6-8 p.m.; Drug Affected Children and Learning, 8-10 p.m. Childcare provided. Children are encouraged to bring their pillows and a blanket for a movie and popcorn.

    •May 17 – Drug Affected Infants, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ryan’s Steak House in Elizabethtown. No childcare and lunch on your own.

    For more information, contact Kay Upton at (270) 268-0734 or 358-4175.

  • Murder trial rescheduled for August

    The three men charged the murder of Donald Marshall of Hodgenville last fall had their trial continued to August at a pre-trial hearing Friday.

    The original suspect, Kenneth C. Mattingly, and two others charged later, Stephen Austin Howard and Maurice Greenwell, will go to court on murder charges Aug. 23. Commonwealth’s Attorney Terry Geoghegan said he asked for the continuance because the prosecution is awaiting results of several lab tests.

  • Veterans Upward Bound to offer online instruction

    Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University has completed designing an online instructional program for veterans who are unable to attend the program in person. 

    This opportunity offers flexibility for the program to meet the needs of participants. Veterans who wish to take advantage of this free service must have a computer connected to the Internet to be able to participate.

  • Sunrise Manor Volunteers name officers

    Sunrise Manor Volunteers president Rita Smith announced officers for 2010 at the organization’s semi-annual meeting held in the activities center April 20.

    Elected by acclamation for two-year terms are Jim Kessler, secretary; Wanda West, treasurer; Juanita Sprowls, assistant treasurer; Tickle Ragland, historian.

  • ECTC honors banquet recognizes students

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Honors Banquet recognized outstanding academic achievement  April 30 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Several categories of achievement were honored:

    Honors Students

  • Summer annual grasses play important role for hay needs

    Summer annual grasses such as teff, sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrid and pearl millet can play an important role for pasture and hay needs. If managed properly, these grasses can provide high yields of good quality forage in a short amount of time.

  • Extension Homemakers are generous with time, donations

    Last week the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association held its annual state meeting in Lexington. Two local members, Patsy Thomas and Mary Lou Owen, attended as voting delegates for LaRue County.

    One project that Extension Homemaker members promote statewide is the UK Ovarian Cancer Screening Program. Since 1977, Homemakers have donated over a million dollars for this cancer research program.

  • Students learn financial prudence at Reality Store

    Students participating in the Reality Store at LaRue County Middle School’s gym seemed to be more careful with their money than in previous years, according to Sue Ann McCandless, staff assistant with the University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service that co-sponsors the day-long event with LaRue School’s Youth Service Center.

  • 4-H calendar

    Gardening Club

    The 4-H Gardening Club will meet 10 a.m. May 22 at Lee’s Garden Center. Members learn gardening tips and receive plants to grow in their gardens at home. The club is open to LaRue County youth of all ages.

    Livestock Club