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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Plant Fair set for May 17

    The Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardener Plant Fair will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown.

    The plant fair is a fundraiser for the LTAMGA which provides two college scholarships. 

    The Plant Fair usually has more than 35 vendors with flowering and vegetable plants and garden decor. Garden demonstrations will be held throughout the day and there will be door prizes.