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Today's News

  • Byers performs in Little Shop of Horrors

    Members of Hardin County Playhouse believe life beyond our planet is likely.

    Whether they believe it will arrive on Earth in a manner that in any way resembles its latest production is another matter.

    Man-eating alien plants, ’50s and ’60s rhythm and blues, a Greek chorus and a skid row flower shop are some of the elements woven into the storyline of “Little Shop of Horrors.” The HCP production opens tonight at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown.

  • Munfordville woman faces numerous charges after fleeing from police

    A Munfordville woman initially suspected of complicity in shoplifting faces multiple felony charges after police say she led officers on a high-speed pursuit Aug. 13 for 37 miles through Hardin, LaRue and Hart counties.

    Jamie N. Daugherty, 29, is charged with six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, three counts of first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of controlled substance, complicity to shoplift and multiple traffic violations.

  • Train derails in Hardin County

    A train derailed overnight in northern Hardin County near the border of Vine Grove and Radcliff. Officials say 15 coal cars are off the track and five overturned.

    "No hazardous material," said Doug Finley, Hardin County Emergency Management director. "It's not near any waterways."

    The overturned rail cars spilled coal onto hillsides immediately behind homes on Red Hawk Drive in a subdivision between Radcliff and Vine Grove off Hill Street.

  • LaRue talent winners to compete at Kentucky State Fair

    Three women qualified for the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semi-finals at the
    Kentucky State Fair by placing in the LaRue County Fair Talent  
    Contest. 
    Antonia Boyles, Sarah Casewell and Kailie Gary  will compete Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • Correction/ Clarification -August 14, 2013

    William S. Natcher was identified incorrectly as “senator” in last week’s newspaper.

    He was the U.S. representative from the 2nd Congressional District.
     

  • Cardboard Nation fundraiser set for Sept. 20

    Linda Funk, executive director of Warm Blessings and Lowe’s employee Karen Fordham, are working together for the sixth annual Cardboard Nation event.
    Funk is arranging with Fordham for Lowe’s staff to save larger refrigerator and freezer boxes for the Warm Blessings upcoming sixth annual Cardboard Nation event.  

  • County, family history revealed in LaRue’s biography

    LaRue County’s official historian, James D. LaRue Jr., has compiled a lifetime of notes and research into a biography about his family’s matriarch.

    His book, “Mary Brooks: Portrait of a Kentucky Pioneer, Granny Woman, Family Matriarch,” covers the life of Mary Brooks who was born in 1766 in Virginia and died in 1843 – the year LaRue County became an official county of Kentucky.

  • Craigslist scam reported

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office is investigating a scam being propagated on Craigslist.

    A local man received a check through “Priority Overnight Federal Express” asking him to cash it and wire a portion to someone else, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy.  The form of delivery made it appear to be legitimate. He turned over the contents of the envelope to the sheriff’s office.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline officials answer ‘good questions’

    Singing nuns, an Amish couple, several of LaRue and surrounding counties’ largest landowners and an assortment of protestors made for an interesting open house Thursday with officials for the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.

    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners plan to construct a pipeline to carry natural gas liquids across several Kentucky counties, including LaRue. The line will start in Pennsylvania and end at the Louisiana Gulf coast.

  • Lyons man charged with beating pup

    A Lyons Station man faces numerous counts after allegedly injuring a pup that had wandered into his yard.

    A white labrador puppy – about 2  months old – ended up with a broken jaw and several teeth knocked out after it ran afoul of William Clay Ford Jr., 49.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy, the dog apparently followed a riding lawn mower down the road and ended up in Ford’s yard about noon on Aug. 6.