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Today's News

  • Foster parents charged with drug possession

    Two foster parents are facing charges after becoming implicated in a drug investigation at Landmark Apartments.

    Shawn Russelburg, 31, and her husband Jason Russelburg, 32, of 6360 Campbellsville Road, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, first degree, on April 10 by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Glendale chosen for new battery company

    Underscoring a commitment to positioning the Commonwealth as the center of the nation’s automotive industry of the future, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Kentucky has been selected as the site for a proposed domestic battery manufacturing and headquarters facility.

  • ECTC holds koto concert

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a Japanese koto concert by Tomoko at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the college’s Science Auditorium.

  • Triplets a blessing ... and a challenge

    To Mike and Angela Rock, the birth of triplets in October 2007 was a blessing – and a challenge.

    After Angela gave birth to sons Gabriel, Kagan and Devin, she intended to return to work as soon as possible. Day care, however, proved to be an insurmountable challenge.

    “If I’d gone back to work,” Angela said, “all I’d have been working for was day care and gas. It would be like paying to be gone. I’d rather be with them.”

  • Padgett’s 400-meter tops time

    Fourteen teams competed April 11 at the LaRue County Invitational Track and Field Meet. Some of the best athletes in the state of Kentucky gathered for some friendly, yet fierce competition. Teams came from as far as Jefferson County to the north and Warren County to the south. 

    “We like to come up here to LaRue County and compete,” said Will West of Bowling Green High School. “The people here are real friendly and the competition is excellent. This allows us to determine how we measure up to other teams around the state.” 

  • Spears to oversee regional campuses for CU

    Campbellsville University has employed Dr. Keith Spears, director of special programs with the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, as the new vice president for regional and professional education.

    Spears, who began work April 13, will have the oversight of CU’s expanding off-campus centers and will assist in the development of new professional programs in conjunction with the other vice presidents, deans and faculty. CU has off-campus offerings at the Louisville Campus, and in Elizabethtown, Somerset and the new Hodgenville site.

  • Tennis teams split win with Nelson

    In LaRue’s only tennis match of the week, the girls’ and boys’ team split one each facing a tough Nelson County team Thursday in Hodgenville.

    The girls' team was edged out 3-2 but with winning efforts from Kameron Howell in singles competition and Betsy Durham and Paige Nalley in doubles.

    The boys’ team swept Nelson in match play 5-0 with impressive outings from Bo Haun and Brent Gozzard.

  • Federal grand jury indicts chiropractor for tax evasion

    Landmark News Service

    A LaRue County chiropractor was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    Richard Gilbert of Hodgenville was arrested and arraigned last week in Louisville, according to acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill.

  • School Board to discuss makeup days

    Repercussions of January’s ice storm still are being felt as school officials discuss ways of making up snow days.

    Some school districts missed more than 20 days because of weather, according to Robert Weber of LRC eNews. LaRue County students missed nine days and will be required to make up at least seven.

    “There has been legislation passed to allow for disaster days, but the law is very complex which is causing a lot of confusion across the state,” instructional supervisor Amanda Reed said in an e-mail.

  • New Haven man admits to double murder

    A New Haven man who was indicted for double murder pleaded guilty to an amended indictment of two counts of first-degree manslaughter and one count of first-degree wanton endangerment during his pre-trial conference Friday in Nelson Circuit Court.

    The commonwealth’s attorney’s office recommended that Kenneth R. Gribbins serve 14 years on each count with the sentences to run concurrently.