Today's News

  • Marijuana plants seized

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department seized 20 marijuana plants in a northern section of LaRue County on Monday, August 24.

    According to Sheriff Russell McCoy, the incident is a part of an ongoing investigation by his department. He said officers have seized approximately 100 marijuana plants in the same vicinity within the last month.

  • Breaking language barriers

    His love for languages has taken Ernesto Garcia from teaching English in his native country of Spain to teaching Spanish at LaRue County middle and high schools.

    The 53-year-old educator came to America as part of an international teacher exchange program between the Kentucky Department of Education and Spain’s Ministry of Education.

    “I have a three-year commitment to teach in the United States,” said Garcia, who has also taught in New Mexico.

  • LCDC work release program strong in LaRue County

    The LaRue County Detention Center inmates and several organizations throughout the county are benefiting from LCDC’s work release program.

    Captain and Class D Coordinator Chester Shoffner said a lot of inmates qualify for their work release program. He said 34 of the inmates are a part of their work program with 26 inmates on a work release program outside of the detention center and eight inmates on a work program in the kitchen of the facility.

  • LaRue Adult Education first in state

    LaRue County Adult Education Center topped the list in 2014-2015 year-end Top 25 Kentucky Adult Education Programs ranking.

    “This accomplishment reinforces how hard our instructors and students work to succeed,” said Connie Goff, director of adult and community education for LaRue County Schools. “It says really good things about our program.”

    Rankings, both monthly rankings and the year-end ranking, are based on enrollment, academic performance and GED attainment.

  • Concerns raised at fair board meeting

    LaRue County Fair Board and stockholders were called to a meeting on August 18.

    Items to be discussed were the purposes of Articles of Incorporation and discussion of current stock. No motions or decisions were made.

    Fair Board President, Steve Johnson, addressed the issue that the Fair’s Incorporated status had been deemed inactive due to lapse in paper work with Frankfort. All the proper paperwork has been filed and the Fair’s Articles of Corporation are now in good legal standing.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

    Five people were recently indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury.

    Patricia Hernandez, 48,of Greensburg was indicted on one count of defrauding a secured creditor. Bail was set at $5,000 cash.

    Kyle W. Cundiff, 28, of Magnolia was indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine. His bail was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Upton Council discusses property issues

    The Upton City Council discussed property issues of several different city residents at their monthly meeting on August 18.

    Clerk Ashley Walters said she had a stack of 16 properties in the city who were not in compliance with city ordinances because they were abandoned, had trash on the property, buildings pose an immediate danger, etc. The properties were located on Hill Street, Memory Lane, Walnut Street, Grayson Street, Riggs Street, Money Court, Magnolia Street, Booker Street and several others.

  • Fiscal Court discusses kennel ordinance

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville August 25 voted to have first reading of an amended kennel ordinance at LaRue County Fiscal Court’s next meeting September 8.

    According to County Attorney Kyle Williamson, the revised ordinance will add two key changes.

    “A person requesting a license to operate a kennel must obtain a conditional use permit from planning and zoning and also must have the kennel site pass inspection by our county animal control officer before a license will be issued,” Williamson noted.

  • 4th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event October 9-10

    The Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull Crew are gearing up for their 4th annual pull and fundraiser. This year’s event is scheduled for October 9-10 and will be held at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.

  • Jail Log - August 26, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, August 17 to Monday, August 24.

    Aubrey Clifford Jr., 52, of Buffalo was charged with fourth degree assault. He remains lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center on bond. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

    James B. Collard, 30, of Big Clifty was served with a bench warrant for court. He remains lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.