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Today's News

  • Adam Sandidge, sets, breaks record

    Adam Sandidge, LaRue County’s only competitor, won the 1,600 at Friday’s Central Hardin Invitational. He set a school record with a time of 4:26.81.

    Sandidge took second in the 800, after setting the school record in the event Wednesday in the LaRue County All-Comers meet. He broke the record Friday with a time of 2:00.57.

    Sandidge had taken the lead with about 200 meters to go from Central’s Christian Wright.

    Wright regained the lead as he and Sandidge entered the final 100 meters. 

  • 75 acres scorched near Magnolia

    A brush fire got out of control Sunday afternoon in the “hills and hollers” between Magnolia and Mount Sherman.

    Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins said someone was burning brush in a hollow off LG&E Road about 3 p.m. The wind picked up and spread the flames into the heavily-wooded area.

    About 75 acres were affected, said Perkins.

    Buffalo, Magnolia, Linwood and Summersville firefighters, State Forestry Department workers, LaRue County EMS, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and American Red Cross responded to the scene.

  • Mayor: Meeting was a 'travesty'

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse called Monday’s city council meeting a “travesty” after the council took initial steps to remove him from office.

    “I’ve never in my life seen anything so unprofessional,” said Cruse, who has been mayor since 2007. “If I tried to do that to them, they’d hang me from a tree.”

    Cruse’s comments came after the council’s attorney, Michelle Sparks, presented the packed room with evidence found during an investigation by Kentucky State Police.

  • Deer and briars aid deputies in capture of suspects

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office made two arrests Saturday after two men allegedly fled the scene of an injury accident.

    Ino Bello, 48, of Magnolia, was driving a full-size pickup on Ky. 1079 (Upton Road) toward Magnolia about 2:22 p.m. April 12, according to Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck crossed the center line and struck a passenger car driven by Nobaliene Littlefield, 57, of Orrender School Road, Magnolia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Absentee voting begins Monday

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 20 Primary Election is Monday, April 21.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 21.

  • 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.

  • Buffalo man charged with trespassing

    A Buffalo man, already facing several counts of burglary, was charged April 13 with trespassing by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Walter Allen Gaulke, 46, of Wells Road, was walking through yards, carrying a butter knife, according to a citation.

    Gaulke had posted bond after being indicted in five separate cases involving burglary of Buffalo residences.

    He was charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly entering a house on Dec. 23, 2013, and taking six silver dollar coins and cash.

  • 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.