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Today's News

  • Superintendent suspended without pay

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to suspend Superintendent Sam Sanders for 30 days without pay.

    Sanders, who has led the school district since 2002, was charged March 29 with driving while under the influence of alcohol and speeding. Police said he was driving a vehicle owned by the school district at the time of his arrest.

    Sanders pleaded not guilty to the charges last week in LaRue District Court. He lost his driving privileges after the judge learned he had refused a Breathalyzer test. His next court appearance is May 13.

  • Several events planned for National Library Week

     National Library Week

    The LaRue County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week April 14-18 with several events.

    Monday, April 14 

    Return library items with no fines. It’s time to dig in your closest and look under your bed for overdue library items. All items overdue one day or several years can be returned with no fines.

    Story Time, 10 a.m.

    Bookalicious, 3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 15

  • Mobile home fire may have been caused by meth lab explosion

     Local law enforcement believe a mobile home burned April 1 after a suspected methamphetamine lab exploded.

  • God, guns and good ol' boys

     CALHOUN – Once the host of a top-rated outdoor TV show, Chuck McAlister has hunted everything from waterfowl to wild hogs.

    But now, in a new role as head of evangelism for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the self-avowed redneck has set his sights on a new target – wayward men, particularly those who share his affection for the outdoors.

  • Superintendent loses license, pleads not guilty

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

    Sanders and his attorney, Doug Hubbard of Bardstown, stood before Special Judge Lisa P. Jones and a mostly empty courtroom.

    Jones, who usually presides over the 6th Judicial District (Owensboro area), was appointed to oversee the case after LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed recused himself.

    Sanders surrendered his driver’s license at Judge Jones’ request.

  • Job Fair planned for April 17

     The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, KYJOBS.net, and the Elizabethtown chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management are hosting the 14th Annual Regional Job and Career Fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17 at Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Murder case heads to mediation

      Abdullah Rahman White has been sitting in jail since January 2012.

    The Radcliff man is charged with the Dec. 30, 2011, murder of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends in Buffalo. Allen was asphyxiated, according to court records.

    White is charged also with burglary, theft of an auto, tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen property and complicity.

  • CHAMBER: Golf scramble planned for April 25

     It’s time to play.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce’s 20th annual golf scramble is Friday, April 25 at the LaRue County Golf Course.

    This year’s golf scramble is sponsored by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, LaRue Insurance and Lincoln National Bank.

    This is a time for our members and community to enjoy some fun in the sun and support the Chamber in its biggest fundraiser. Players who prepay by April 15 will receive a discount. Entry fees are $60 for individuals and $240 for a team of four. 

  • Relay for Life making plans for May 16

     With LaRue County’s annual Relay for Life just around the corner, plans by the local County Relay Committee are taking shape. New this year is a Ms. Relay competition featuring many local personalities and political candidates. Already on tap for this event are Ronnie Chelf, Russell McCoy, Larry Howell, and Kyle Williamson with more “beauties” signing up this week with local Relay teams. Each Ms. Relay personality will solicit funds before and during Relay to determine the winner of the coveted title.

  • Evelyn Whelan named National Merit finalist

     A LaRue County High School senior, Evelyn Whelan, has been notified that she is a National Merit finalist, the first student to earn the honor in the last several years at the school.

    Kelly Sandidge, LCHS director of student services, said the last student there he could find to be named a finalist was Brandon Claycomb in 1988.