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Today's News

  • Couple charged with trafficking in marijuana

    Two people were charged March 2 with trafficking in marijuana while a third was charged with tampering with physical evidence.
    According to court records, Hodgenville City Police received an anonymous tip about a large quantity of marijuana in a Shawnee Drive apartment. The tenant gave permission for police to search the residence.
    Officer Robby Brownfield reported finding a green leafy substance on a dresser and two pill bottles of marijuana seeds. He found a set of electronic scales in a top dresser drawer, hidden in a Conway Twitty CD case.

  • College Street crash injures one

    A Hodgenville man is facing charges after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on College Street.
    Jason Milby, 36, of Campbellsville Road, told officers he did not recall the events leading up to the wreck which occurred just before noon. The pickup truck he was driving crashed into a utility pole, snapping it near the base. Crews from Kentucky Utilities, Windstream and Comcast spent several hours repairing the damaged lines.
    “There was lots of damage,” Acting Police Chief Steve Johnson said.

  • January 2011 Food Service Inspections

  • Grand jury hands down several indictments

    Several people were indicted Feb. 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    They include:
    Mychal Alexander Clairmont, 20, of Hodgenville, was charged with third-degree burglary; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, under 21 years of age; failure to illuminate head lamps and possession of alcoholic beverage by a minor.
    He is accused of entering Affordable Tires & Batteries in Hodgenville with intent to commit a crime and driving under the influence.
    The alleged crimes occurred Oct. 18, 2010.

  • New Hope man faces multiple sex charges

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    Pascal “Pat” Jones, 50, of 130 Willow Spring Road in New Hope was indicted in Marion Circuit Court last week for first-degree rape (three counts), first-degree sodomy (three counts), first-degree sex abuse (43 counts), first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under 16 (21 counts), unlawful transaction with a minor under 18 (40 counts), and intimidating a witness in a legal process (two counts).

  • Middle School problem-solvers advance to state competition

    The LaRue County Middle School Future Problem Solving Team placed second in regional competition on Feb. 5 and is bound for State competition March 12 in Lexington.  

    The team members are Kylie Rogers, Cody McDowell, Caitlin Lewis and Shayne Wathen. The team is coached by Doris Jean Holleran.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    COLUMN: DIANA LEATHERS, COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR

    Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer. Yet in Kentucky, about 2,600 new cases will be diagnosed each year and about 900 people will die.  March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Call your doctor and ask about a screening test that's right for you. Routine screening is highly effective. Nine out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.  

  • Marshall Metcalf serves as senate page

    Marshall Metcalf, a LaRue County High School sophomore, spent Feb. 24 serving as a page for Carroll Gibson, Republican state senator representing District Five that includes LaRue County.

    Marsha Duncan, youth service center coordinator, said Metcalf’s application was selected from about 400 entries across the state. 

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Schools receive more 'bang' for educational buck

    Many businesses measure their productivity through their return on investments.

    Using this idea, the Washington-based Center for American Progress has attempted to measure the return on investment of more then 9,000 school districts around the country.

    Its report, summarized in the Jan. 26 issue of Education Week, showed LaRue County Schools are one of 20 districts in Kentucky ranking in the highest category for their return on what they invest.

  • Lewis to sing during Sweet 16

    It would be difficult to top becoming a contestant on “American Idol.”

    But for Hodgenville teen Kenzi Lewis, a trip to Rupp Arena comes close.

    The 15-year-old has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at the boys' Sweet 16 basketball tournament March 19. She will perform at the 10 a.m. semi-final session.

    Lewis drew plenty of attention last month when she appeared on American Idol. She was sent home after “group night.”

    She earned the trip to Hollywood from her audition last summer in Nashville, Tenn.