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Today's News

  • Court Briefs -September 11, 2013

    Guilty plea
    Christopher Zacharia Metcalf (1988) pleaded guilty to amended counts of criminal mischief, second degree; and assault, fourth degree, Sept. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court. Original charges were assault, third degree, police or probation officer; and first-degree criminal mischief. Recommended sentence was 12 months on each count to run concurrently. He was ordered to serve 90 days, which is already satisfied, conditionally discharged for two years. Final sentencing was held.

    In contempt

  • Woman Tasered after traffic stop

    A Hodgenville woman was Tasered Saturday night after allegedly running from police and persistently failing to show officers her hands.

    Annabelle Rae Carlen, 29, was a passenger in a 2003 Toyota Land Rover when it was stopped about 10 p.m. on Lincoln Parkway by Hodgenville Officer Eddie Dockery.

    Dockery’s report indicated Carlen threw a needle out of the Rover’s window as it was stopping. When it stopped, she allegedly got out of the vehicle and ran toward a ditch line, hiding in tall grass beside Ky. 1618.

  • Senator McConnell: Obamacare is a ‘trainwreck’

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell seemed relaxed Thursday as he met with about 30 residents in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The group – composed of local officials, businessmen and women and retirees – gave the senior senator a warm welcome.

    The usually glum Republican leader broke into laughter during introductions when Charles Durham, long-time drummer for Joel Ray Sprowls’ Lincoln Jamboree, referred to himself as “Joel Ray’s illegitimate son.”

  • Lewis a national finalist in karate

    Gus Lewis, a freshman at LaRue County High School, was recently recognized as a national finalist for placing in the top 10 in his division of the Professional Karate Commission tournament circuit.

    He finished in 10th place in the nation among Jr. Boys Intermediate/Novice (13-14 years old) for Kumite, which is free sparring, and received his award at a banquet in Indianapolis. Gus trains at Victory Martial Arts in Elizabethtown where he recently promoted to purple belt.
     

  • The Monarchs to perform at Cow Days

    Honk or moo if you like milk, Kool Aid and fall festivals.

    The 41st Greensburg Rotary Club Cow Days will offer fun, excitement and a cow that gives Kool-Aid, on the square Friday and Saturday Sept. 20-21.

    Kids can milk Annie the life-size, fiber glass Holstein and get their favorite flavor of Kool Aid. They will also have a great time bouncing around in the large inflatables presented by the Greensburg Baptist Church.

  • Sandidge takes third in run

    LaRue County senior Adam Sandidge placed third at Saturday’s Central Kentucky Run for the Gold at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    His time was 16:55.20.

    Sandidge was looking to atone for what he called a lackluster showing at the St. Xavier Tiger Run last weekend. While his time isn’t where he’d like it be, he said it’s getting better.

  • Sports Shorts -September 11, 2013

    Taking Care of Business 5K
    The Taking Care of Business 5K will be 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at the LaRue County High School front parking lot. The fundraiser will help business and technology students going to Disney World in November to participate in Disney’s Youth Education Series. For more information, contact Jennifer Bernard at 270-735-3419 or jennifer.bernard@larue. kyschools.us or Kelly Sandidge at 270-234-6165 or kelly.sandidge@larue.kyschools.us.

    Iron Horse fun run/walk

  • Hawks back in winning form

    The LaRue County Soccer Hawks broke a four-match losing streak with two wins last week.

    The team whipped homestanding 2nd District rival Taylor County, 5-1, Tuesday.

    The Hawks took an early lead only to see a fluke goal from Taylor County tie the game at half time. The second half saw the Hawks up the level and add an unanswered four goals.

    Junior midfielder Miguel Martinez scored his first varsity goal for the Hawks and that was followed with a “Beckhamesk” first varsity goal from the half way line by junior defender Trevor Cecil.

  • The LaRue County Herald News Free Gas Give-Away!
  • Howell’s postcard art featured in book

    LaRue County attorney Carl Howell Jr. has collaborated on a new book on the history of Shelby, Henry and Spencer Counties.

    He provided the postcards to illustrate “Historic Kentucky Postcard Art 1900-2013” and wrote the introduction. He worked with William E.

    Matthews of Shelbyville on the book. Byron Crawford wrote the review.

    One of his favorite postcards in the book is one of a train, depot and passengers in Shelbyville about 1909. The hand-colored postcard is “just marvelous,” said Howell.