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Today's News

  • Fruit of the Loom plant closing in Jamestown

    By Larry Rowell
    Casey County News

    Steve Burchell shakes his head in utter disbelief as he talks about the news he received at work on Thursday.

    “I’m shocked. There were people crying when they told us,” Burchell said, referring to Fruit of the Loom COO Tony Pelaski informing 601 employees that the textile plant in Jamestown was closing by Dec. 31. Layoffs will be scheduled in phases, beginning June 8, according to a letter given to employees.

  • BASEBALL: LaRue tops Thomas Nelson

    Juniors Koy Lindsey and Turner Cottrell, freshman Briar Holt and eighth-grader Brandon Cecil combined for six hits and four RBIs as the visiting LaRue County Hawks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Thomas Nelson on Tuesday.

    Lindsey went 3-for-4, while Cottrell and Cecil combined to go 3-for-6. Sophomore Colby Skaggs went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs for LaRue County (4-9), which won for the first time since March 26.

  • SOFTBALL: LaRue rolls past John Hardin

    Peyton Gardner enjoys the rare occasions she gets to see left-handed pitching, and she took full advantage Tuesday evening against visiting 5th Region rival John Hardin.

    The left-handed hitting Gardner fell a home run short of the cycle and drove in four runs to lead the LaRue County Lady Hawks past the Lady Bulldogs, 15-0 in four innings.

    Gardner, a senior center fielder, laced a three-run double to left-center field in the fourth to enforce the mercy rule.

  • Murder case heads to mediation

      Abdullah Rahman White has been sitting in jail since January 2012.

    The Radcliff man is charged with the Dec. 30, 2011, murder of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends in Buffalo. Allen was asphyxiated, according to court records.

    White is charged also with burglary, theft of an auto, tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen property and complicity.

  • School board takes no action against superintendent

     The LaRue County School Board convened April 1 in a special called meeting to discuss the March 29 arrest of Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • Mobile home fire may have been caused by meth lab explosion

     Local law enforcement believe a mobile home burned April 1 after a suspected methamphetamine lab exploded.

  • Hazle's physical therapy career takes an international spin

     Though Dr. Charles Hazle’s career field has taken him to three continents, his starting point was on another kind of field right here in LaRue County — the Hawks’ football field.

  • School Calendar: April 9, 2014

     ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is June 6.

     

    ALES

  • Community Calendar - April 9, 2014

     Park volunteer training

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will have orientation training for those who wish to volunteer at the park’s visitor information desk noon to 4 p.m. April 10. Class is limited to eight participants. Call the park at 270-358-3137 to make a reservation or more information.

     

    College Earth Fair

  • News of Record – DUI – April 9, 2014

     DUI

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

     

    DUI