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Today's News

  • Fallen soldier had LaRue ties

    A Radcliff soldier died July 12 – just two days before his 21st birthday – while deployed overseas.

    Pfc. Nathaniel D. Garvin died while stationed in Afghanistan. Garvin, a 2007 graduate of John Hardin High School, died from injuries he received in a non-combat incident at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar, according to information from Fort Campbell.

    The military did not provide details about the incident.

  • Escaped inmate caught in Shepherdsville parking lot

    An inmate who escaped from the LaRue County Detention Center in June was apprehended Thursday evening.

    After walking away from the jail two weeks ago, inmate Steven Earl McWilliams, 32, of Louisville, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. July 8 in Shepherdsville, according to Joey Stanton, who was named chief administrative officer for the jail effective July 1.

    McWilliams, a low-custody-level inmate, escaped from the LaRue County Jail on June 26 through a restricted custody fenced area. He was the fourth LaRue County inmate to escape since April 2009.

  • Dollar General considers Magnolia site

    Dollar General Store officials aren’t saying much at this stage, but the first steps have been taking to bring the discount store to Magnolia.

    At a special called meeting of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday, S.C. Development requested the rezoning of 4.1096 acres from agriculture to neighborhood business district for the purpose of opening a retail store.

    The commission approved the request as well as a variance on the number of parking spaces required by ordinance.

  • City cites resident for refusal to buy a business license

    About this time each year, the City of Hodgenville notifies business owners of licensing fees that are due.

    Fees vary according to the type of business, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback. The general range is $25 to $500.

    Enforcement duties fall to Hornback according to ordinance and usually, there is little dissension about the type of business and what must be paid. She mailed a survey to business owners requesting information about their businesses to make sure they were being billed correctly.

  • Community calendar

    Child care training

    Community Coordinated Child Care will have a workshop “How to start a family child care home” 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at 4-C office, 54 First St., Elizabethtown. Pre-registration is required by calling Alice Brewer at 360-9911.

    Mobile Mammogram Unit

  • Minister's move takes him back home

    Several years ago, James Dobson published a book titled “When God Doesn’t Make Sense” and we all can quote the phrase “God works in mysterious ways.” It feels like that both of those fit perfectly well for my family right now. You see, after eight years of serving as pastor at South Fork Baptist Church, God has changed our assignment and my family and I will be moving in about a week to First Baptist Church, East Bernstadt. For us it is a return home but it is not a move without sadness.

  • Jail employee charged with terroristic threatening

    After a weeklong suspension, an employee of the LaRue County Detention Center was arrested last Tuesday.

    Tami Burden, 37, was taken into custody July 13 and charged with third-degree terroristic threatening. Burden, of Hodgenville, had been suspended from her job at the jail without pay the week before because of alleged threats she made.

    According to police reports, Burden made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”

  • Church calendar

    Food pantry at Church of Christ

    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to families who qualify from 6-7 p.m. July 28. For more information, call 358-9812.

  • Free round of golf offered to junior players

    Kentucky State Parks will participate in the Professional Golf Association’s Play Golf America promotion through July 31.

    At any of the 18 park courses, players 18 years of age or younger may play a free round and smack a free bucket of balls on the driving range when accompanied by a paying adult. Carts are not included.  

  • Newton playing for Marauders

    Jordan Newton, a former LaRue County High School sports standout, went on to play baseball at Western Kentucky University and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 2006 draft.

    The 24-year-old is now playing for the Bradenton Marauders, Pittsburgh’s Class A Advanced affiliate in the Florida State League. Newton was cut by the Tigers earlier this season and began playing for the New Jersey Jackals in an independent league.