Today's News

  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Dollar General moving

    Dollar General Store in Lincoln Plaza closed early April 14 so employees could move inventory to the new location on Lincoln Boulevard. Above, employees Brenda Slaughter and Tiffany Franklin waited on some of the day’s last customers. The newly-constructed store opened Tuesday morning. The old store had been in Lincoln Plaza since the 1970s.

  • 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.

  • 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 for 90 days at Judge Jones’ request.

  • 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.

  • County ranks 13th in health outcomes

    LaRue County has been ranked the 13th healthiest county in the state, according to research by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute.

    The report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides information on all 120 counties.

  • PHOTO: Prom Royalty

    Saturday was prom for LaRue County High School students. Cindy Smith of Cut Above styled Maddie Royalty’s hair for the occasion.

  • Man charged with assault

    A Mount Sherman man was charged April 10 with second-degree assault after allegedly striking a man in the face.

    Dalton Milby, 19, was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and released under $25,000 cash bond. He will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

    The victim allegedly suffered fractures to his nose and eye socket.

  • 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.

  • 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.