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Today's News

  • Back-to-school clothing and supply closet open Aug. 2

    LaRue County students have a chance to pick up some of their back-to-school supplies and clothing – for free – on Aug. 2 at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The supply closet will be available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Michaela Rock, a senior at LaRue County High School decided to start the clothing and supply closet to fulfill her 4-H community service project requirements.

    Rock said that 4-H is a “family tradition,” and that her grandma, Joy Decker, started the rabbit club, which Rock is now a part of, in LaRue County.

  • Drug Task Force rounds up 23

    A dozen members of an alleged criminal syndicate were arrested Thursday by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, who joined the Task Force a year ago, said the seven-month investigation of a crack cocaine ring was a team effort that included Kentucky State Police.

    “The Task Force has so many resources,” said Williamson. “That’s the kind of investigation you can do with a group effort.”

  • Task Force seeks three

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force is looking for the following individuals in regards to the drug round up that occurred last week in Larue County.

    Brandon T. Weathers B/M 33 years of age of 22 Fairview Drive Hodgenville, KY 42748

    Weathers is wanted for the following:

     Engaging in organized crime, Trafficking in controlled substance 2nd or greater offense (Cocaine 2 counts), Trafficking controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school and Persistent Felony Offender.

  • UPDATE TO STORY: 911 service restored after lightning strike

    UPDATE: 911 Twas restored Tuesday evening, according to dispatch.

    911 service in LaRue County has been partially restored.

    According to dispatch, “most” landline 911 calls are being routed correctly. Cell phone 911 calls are “hit-and-miss.”

    The system went down about 11 p.m. Saturday when it appeared a direct lightning strike hit the phone lines. The surge knocked out the trunk cabinet that controls the phone system.

  • Coach Howell accepts new role with Hardin school

    For the last 34 years, Aaron Howell has associated himself with the color blue. Growing up he found himself, like many people in Kentucky, a big University of Kentucky Wildcat fan. In high school he sported the E’town blue, and then UK blue as a college graduate. His first job as an assistant coach was at North Hardin with school colors of blue and black.

  • Hodgenville man found guilty of wanton murder

    Last week, six men and six women found Christopher Gribbins of Hodgenville guilty of wanton murder in the death of David Litsey Jr.

    The jurors started their deliberations around 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17, and their decision was announced shortly before 9 p.m.

    “We appreciate the jury’s service and respect their decision,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller said after the verdict.

    Gribbins’ attorneys, Scott Hayworth and James Lowery, both of Lexington, declined to comment.

  • Attorneys continue battle over dash cam in DUI case

    Several motions in LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders’ DUI case were overruled Thursday by Special Judge Lisa P. Jones.

    Sanders was charged with driving under the influence and speeding on March 29 while operating a school-owned vehicle. A Hodgenville officer pulled him over within 200-yards of his home.

  • Little Merchants: Newspaper carriers featured in new book

     About 50 years ago, Grant Wise was hired at his first job.

    He was only 11, but he handled duties that would make some grownups cry in protest.

    Up at 3 a.m., seven days a week, he pedaled his bicycle, while hefting a heavy canvas bag, for miles through the dark streets of Hodgenville – no matter the weather. He retraced his route in the afternoon.

    He was a newspaper boy.

  • 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.

  • 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.