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Today's News

  • Trial dates set in sex abuse cases

    A trial date has been set for two people who face numerous sex crimes against a young teen.
    James M. Curtsinger, 64, of Hodgenville, was charged in 2010 with first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and human trafficking, victim under 18. He is accused of having relations with a 15-year-old girl, according to Kentucky State Police.
    If convicted as charged, he could be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

  • One injured in Ky. 470 crash

    Spencer Pittman, 19, was injured when he lost control of the Ford Thunderbird he was driving on Ky. 470 Friday afternoon.
    According to Deputy Brian Smith, the car hydroplaned and landed in a ditch, striking a tree. Pittman refused treatment at the scene but was transported to the hospital by private vehicle, Smith said.

  • Man injured in intersection wreck

    A passenger was injured in a two-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of Ky. 210 and Ky. 470.
    According to Deputy Eric Williamson, a Ford pickup driven by Gary Sprowls, 62, was struck in the passenger side by a Dodge Dakota Sport driven by Monica Underwood, 35, of Buffalo. Underwood’s vehicle was traveling on Ky. 470, crossing Ky. 210 and pulled in front of the Dodge.

    Sprowls’ passenger, Kathleen Cooney, 55, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS after she complained of chest pain.
     

  • Woman appeals to Red Hill Cemetery Board to widen road

    The Red Hill Cemetery Board, composed of Hodgenville City Council members, met Monday night prior to the regular council meeting.
    Diane Osborne of Hodgenville told the Board cars were driving across her parents’ graves in the cemetery. She offered to donate funds to have the one-lane paved road widened in the area beside their graves.
    City Clerk MaDonna Hornback offered to obtain estimates for widening the roadway and present them at the January board meeting.

  • Changes in force for Hodgenville City Police

    Several changes have taken place at Hodgenville City Police in recent weeks.
    JACKSON PROMOTED
    Officer Marcus Jackson has been promoted to sergeant and will act as night shift supervisor.
    Chief Steve Johnson told City Council Monday that Jackson was chief deputy for several years for the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department and had the experience for the job. The extra supervision on night shift will be beneficial, he said.
    TAULBEE HIRED

  • Candis Carpenter named to Dean's List

    Candis Carpenter of Hodgenville was named to the spring Dean’s List at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 semester hours and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.
    She is the staff writer and graphic artist for The LaRue County Herald News.
    Carpenter and her husband Shane have a daughter, Heaven.

  • The Sweet Shoppe fudge offered in gift shop

    A new gift shop opened Monday inside Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Grayson County.
    Besides expected gifts such as cards, balloons and flowers, there will be a more varied fare.
    Many items in the store are USA and Kentucky made with Grayson County items featured. However, Hodgenville fudge maker Pat Durham of The Sweet Shoppe will present more than six flavored fudges, including Creamsicle and Turtle fudges.

  • Stephanie House joins United Way

    Stephanie House has been named resource development coordinator for United Way of Central Kentucky.
    House, a Rineyville native, graduated from Bellarmine University in May. She will travel in LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Grayson and Breckinridge Counties, “making sure people know we’re here and they are getting the help they need.”
    United Way works with groups that assist with income, health and education.

  • A year after house fire, Fisher continues to deal with fallout

    Eighteen months ago, Roy Fisher lost his home to an early morning fire.
    The Bedford stone house on West Skaggs Road, near the LaRue/Taylor County line, burned to the ground.
    At the time, Skaggs was angry because Taylor County firefighters were dispatched from 20-miles away to the scene before the much closer Buffalo Fire Department was called out. He felt that some of his household items may have been saved if they had gotten there sooner.

  • Workforce Center opening this fall in LaRue library

    Job seekers will have a new resource available in LaRue County, thanks to a $1.3 million grant.
    LaRue is among 45 counties with a high unemployment rate to receive funding for a public library workforce center. The center, located in the LaRue County Public Library, will give residents more access to computers, training and job workshops.
    LaRue County’s workforce center will open in the fall, perhaps as early as August, according to Paige Sexton of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.