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Today's News

  • Three charged in wire thefts

    Three New Haven residents face burglary charges after allegedly taking items from a vacant house last week in Lyons Station.

    Bradley Joe Newsome, 39, Sharon K. Newsome (also known as Sharon Branham, Sharon Potter and Sharon Burton), 48, and Robert Joseph Harris, 45, were charged with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office.

    They are accused of entering the vacant house and removing wiring and copper tubing. Three bags of wire and tubing were recovered.

  • 4-H calendar

    Shooting Sports

    4-H Shooting Sports meeting and practice will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the New Haven Gun Club. Practices are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month with the meeting held on the first Thursday before practice. The 4-H Shooting Sports Club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. For more information or to join, contact the Extension Service at 270-358-3401 or visit ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/4HYouthDevelopment. 

    Cloverbuds to meet

  • UK wants to talk to vegan/vegetarians

    Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a research study on vegetarians and vegans in Kentucky.

    You may participate in this study if you are age 18 or older; currently eat a vegetarian or vegan diet; and live in Kentucky.

    This study uses an anonymous online survey and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

    To take the survey go to http://tiny.cc/Kyveg.

    The password is Kentucky.

  • Christians can be religious jerks

    According to Forest Gump, Christians are like a box of chocolates.

    You can’t always tell which ones are nuts.

    Also, when you bite into a bad one, it ruins your taste for the rest of the box.

    That’s what I used as my opening Sunday as the invited guest speaker at the local Unitarian-Universalist fellowship.

  • Detention Center employees now certified to use pepper spray

    Several employees of the LaRue County Detention Center submitted Monday to a painful, eye-watering experience. They took a direct hit in the face with pepper spray.

    Afterwards, some stood stoically, waiting for the burn to go away. Others stuck their heads in a bucket of cool water, placed there by course instructors.

  • Public defender will be assigned in business deception case

    A Hodgenville man facing a misdemeanor charge of deceptive business practice will be represented by a court-appointed attorney.

    Andre B. Petrick, 37, pleaded not guilty Aug. 18 to the charge in LaRue District Court. He told Judge C. Derek Reed that he is not employed, has no property and his business has been “dissolved.” Those conditions qualified him to be represented by a public defender.

    Petrick was transferred Tuesday to the LaRue County Detention Center from the Bullitt County Detention Center.

  • Church calendar

    Buffalo Church of Nazarene holds Friendship Sunday

    Buffalo Church of Nazarene will hold Friendship Sunday and celebrate Wesley Phillips 100th birthday 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5. The Grimes Family will perform and a potluck dinner will follow the celebration. For more information, contact Pastor Mitch Hedge at 270-491-0018.

    Elizabethtown Area Christian Women’s Connection

  • Hardin County Water District No. 2 claims title for best-tasting water

    Hardin County and a few LaRue County residents can now claim that they drink some of the best-tasting water in all of North America, thanks to a nation-wide competition that recognized the county’s water as some of the “Best of the Best.”

    On June 22, Hardin County Water District No. 2 competed at the AWWA North American Convention. As champions of a Section level competition in July of last year, the Water District represented the Kentucky-Tennessee area in the national competition.

  • LaRue residents selected as delegates to Angus Convention

    Two local men have been elected to serve as delegates to the 127th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates.

    Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville will serve as a delegate at the Nov. 15 meeting in Louisville.

  • Sheriff, County Clerk offices audited

    State Auditor Crit Luallen released the audit of the 2009 financial statements of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter and LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of the county clerks and sheriffs.

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    The auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year – one on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other of the fee account used to operate the office.