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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Buchanan visits Fancy Farm

    W.R. Buchanan and his son Steve attended Democratic party fundraisers in Marshall and Graves Counties and the Fancy Farm Picnic Aug. 5-6. Above, W.R. Buchanan was greeted by Gov. Steve Beshear and the first lady.

  • PHOTO: Central Kentucky Art Guild Artist of the Month

    Joyce Lupresto was selected as the Central Kentucky Art Guild Artist of the Month. The theme for July was “Fantasy” and her painting was entitled “New Mexico Fantasy.” The painting is hanging at Cobblers Café in downtown Elizabethtown. The next meeting of the CKAG is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Nolin RECC building on Ring Road. Visitors are welcome.

  • Reunion Calendar

    LCHS Class of 1981
    The LaRue County High School Class of 1981 will have a reunion beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Sportsman’s Lake, Hodgenville. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Send money to Mary Ann Crain, c/o Magnolia Bank, 651 W. Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42702.

    Ireland family reunion
    The Ireland family reunion will be 2 p.m. Sept. 4 at the youth center of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Sherman. Bring drinks and a covered dish. For more information, call 270-528-7238 or e-mail vb528@hotmail.com.
     

  • Court Briefs - July and August 2011

    Guilty plea

  • Four inmates test positive for marijuana

    The work release program was suspended temporarily at the LaRue County Detention Center last week when four state inmates tested positive for marijuana use.
    Jailer Johnny Cottrill said drug screens were given after an inmate had a seizure that was suspected to be related to drug use. It turned out that the inmate was dehydrated, but four others had apparently smoked pot at their work site. He declined to say where they were working.
    One hundred twenty-eight state inmates were tested for drugs.

  • Shari Mabe finds life's harmony through music

    Ever since Shari Mabe watched and heard LaRue County’s Grimes family “jamming” to Bluegrass and gospel music at their house in 1998, she has had a desire to learn to play the acoustic guitar.
    Judging from the noted musicians she has been keeping company with lately, the Dangerfield Road resident has learned to pick that six-stringed instrument very well, thank you.

  • Warren to serve 7.5 years for incest

    A LaRue County man has pleaded guilty to two counts of incest. Numerous other counts were dropped as part of a plea agreement made in Nelson Circuit Court earlier this month.
    If the judge signs the plea deal, Charlie Monroe Warren, 55, will serve 7 1/2 years in prison and be required to register as a sex offender. He must also complete a sex offender treatment program. The commonwealth’s attorney opposes probation.

  • Bondurants reflect on careers as they leave LaRue County

    When former district judge James Bondurant was a young man, he had two main goals: to marry the prettiest girl on earth and to become a country lawyer.
    That mission has been accomplished on both counts, according to the 81-year-old judge who has spent most of his life as a LaRue County resident. He found the prettiest girl in the former Kaye Keyes of Lexington, whom he married in 1952.  And, before becoming a judge, he practiced law in Hardin and LaRue counties, fulfilling his second goal.

  • More women join suit against former jailers

    Seven former inmates have joined a civil suit against two former LaRue County deputy jailers. There are now 12 women who say they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of former chief deputy Travis Jay Strader, 40, of Sonora, and former deputy jailer Harold Marcum, 66, of Magnolia.
    Attorney Ronald Hines said an amended complaint on behalf of former inmates Kim Warren, Tammy Skaggs, Jessica White, Carrie Brown, Jodi Brown, Patricia Coulter and Jamie Thetford has been filed in LaRue Circuit Court. A 13th woman has indicated she wants to join the suit, he said.

  • Child improving, returns home after crash

    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury has returned home from a Louisville hospital less than a week after being injured in a small plane crash, his uncle Jimmy Shaw said Monday.
    “He’s doing good,” Shaw said.
    The child is staying with relatives while his parents, Joshua and Jamie Marksbury, remain hospitalized. Joshua was piloting the single-engine plane when it crashed Aug. 15 in front of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.