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Today's News

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Job Fair held for students

    According to a Forbes Magazine article quoting data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker today stays at each job for 4.4 years. The expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that.

    Information from National Longitudinal Surveys shows on average, younger baby boomers held an average of 11.3 jobs from ages 18 to 46. Men held 11.4 jobs and women held 10.7 jobs.

  • LCHS senior honored as 'Black History Maker'

    Benjamin Locke, a senior at LaRue County High School, was honored Feb. 26 as a “Black History Maker of Tomorrow.”
    He and nine other students from Kentucky and Indiana won a total of $15,000 in college scholarships sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The ceremony was held at Louisville Metro Hall. Sadiqa Reynolds, chief for community building, Louisville Metro Government and Judge Erica Lee Williams, Jefferson County District Court Judge were on-site to honor the recipients.

  • Semi takes wrong turn in yard, blocks traffic

    Monday morning commuters on Bardstown Road had to take an unexpected detour when a semi went off the roadway, blocking traffic, about 5:30 a.m.
    Chris Jessie, spokesman for the Transportation Cabinet, said the driver – who was from California – was following his GPS and decided to turn around between mile points 11 and 12.
    The driver attempted to turn around in Ovesen Heights, per the directions of his Tom-Tom, and became mired in a front yard. Other motorists were detoured along KY 210 and KY 470 for two-to-three hours.

  • Board of Adjustments gives sawmill operator until June 1 to correct issues

    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments has discussed the operation of a sawmill on Sonora Road in four meetings during the past year.
    Despite numerous complaints by neighbors  – many of whom have attended every meeting – the board agreed Feb. 23 to give the owner of the sawmill, Mose Yoder, more time to make improvements at the site.

  • Woman charged with pointing gun at couple

     A Hodgenville woman is facing two counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly pointing a gun at a couple.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith, dispatch received a call at 1:41 p.m. Feb. 28 about an alleged altercation on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville. His report stated that Carrie E. Bowen, 42, was sitting in a parked car beside an automated teller machine at Lincoln National Bank on Shawnee Drive.

    Sheriff Russell McCoy said a car pulled up behind Bowen. When she didn’t move, the driver blew the horn. 

  • Locals featured in insurance commercial

    The latest television commercial for Kentucky Farm Bureau features fall scenery, catchy guitar music and a soft, Southern voice saying, “All over Kentucky, people grow attached to certain things.”

    One by one, six smiling people show off garden gnomes, hubcaps, typewriters and stuffed animals.

    Much of the 30-second spot was filmed in LaRue County, features two LaRue Countians and was developed by a native LaRue Countian.

  • Four injured when SUV slides into ravine

    A Hodgenville couple and two children escaped serious injury when their vehicle plunged down a ravine Thursday on a snow-covered road.

  • Families wait for call to ‘feud’

    History has had its share of feuding families — the Hatfields and McCoys, the Montagues and Capulets, the Ewings and Barnes.

    The Glen Rice family of Buffalo is hoping to be another feuding clan — this time, however, as participants in the Family Feud television program.

    His daughters – Tiffany Spratt, Teri Lynn Rice Dandy, Karen Michelle Ward – and wife, Peggy, were among the estimated 5,000 people who auditioned for the show Feb. 7 and 8 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

  • Hodgenville man sentenced to 15 years

    Richardson sentenced to 15 years in prison for role in crash that killed couple

    Johnie and Luevenia Dennis were remembered by their son-in-law as a couple with strong character and as the foundation of a large and loving family.

    In a statement given last week during the sentencing hearing of Earl Richardson, who pleaded guilty to the Dennises’ deaths in an Aug. 18, 2013, crash on Lincoln Parkway, Mark Parker said his father- and mother-in-law always were willing to offer advice and care.

  • Judge dismisses federal lawsuit

    A wrongful death suit, filed in 2013 by the mother of a man shot and killed by a former LaRue County deputy, has been dismissed in federal court.
    Carolyn Chaudoin, administrator of the estate of Thomas Earl Ferguson, named former Deputy James Eric Williamson, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and LaRue County in a civil suit in U.S. District Court, western district, after her son’s death.