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Today's News

  • Jobless rate down in county

    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between February 2010 and February 2011, including LaRue County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Twenty-four county rates increased, while three county rates stayed the same.

    LaRue County’s rate declined from 10.6 percent in January to 10.4 percent in February. It declined 2 percent from February 2010.

    Fayette and Woodford counties recorded the lowest jobless rates in the Commonwealth at 8.6 percent each.

  • Man faces charges after shooting inside home

    A Hodgenville man was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital for evaluation Friday after firing shots inside his residence. He faces criminal charges as well.
    Clifford Horn, 48, of Kirkpatrick Avenue, called 911 several times that day, beginning before 5 a.m., according to Acting Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    In the first call, Horn claimed there were “10 guys behind the house and eight people in front of the house” and they had “killed a bobcat-looking animal.”

  • Stanton resigns

    Federal Inmate Coordinator Joey Stanton has resigned his position with LaRue County.
    Stanton, who was hired as a jail consultant to make state-mandated improvements at the LaRue County Detention Center in 2008, will be working with jails in eastern Kentucky.
    In July 2010, Stanton, a former jailer with 30 years experience and a member of the State Parole Board, was appointed chief administrative officer after jailer Ralph “Mac” Turner stepped away from duties.

  • Man sentenced to six years for manufacturing meth

    A traffic stop last June has resulted in one man being sentenced to six years and another ordered to stay out of the county.
    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the driver, William Howard Thompson, 54, of Loretto was driving erratically that day when he pulled him over.
    A search of the vehicle turned up drugs and a firearm.
    Thompson and his passenger, Jason R. Davis, 33, of Magnolia, implicated each other in the discovery.

  • Greenwell files appeal in Nelson Circuit Court

    Nelson County Circuit Court has denied two motions of appeal from Kelly Wayne Greenwell, who was sentenced in 2007 to 40 years in prison for first-degree robbery and the attempted murder of Marion Willett.
    Greenwell’s case involved an incident on June 5, 2003, when he shot Willett twice in an attempt to steal her car.

  • Magnolia Bank provides scholarships

    On March 8, 20 sixth-grade students from Hardin and LaRue Counties were awarded the fourth annual Magnolia Bank “Preparing for Success” Scholarships. Students were asked to write an essay telling what would make a great career, and how they plan to pursue that career.  
    “The goal of this program is to get kids and their families talking about college early. We want to help students in our area get off to a good start saving for their future,” said Stefanie Rock, Assistant Vice President at Magnolia Bank.    

  • Five indicted for indoor marijuana grow

    Five people were indicted March 21 by a LaRue County grand jury for their alleged involvement in an indoor marijuana growing operation.
    Jeffery Purdam, age unavailable, of Hodgenville; Brenna Marie Buchanan, 32, of Glendale; Annette Louise Fish, 48, of Magnolia; John David Maylee, 47, of Mexico, Mo.; and Marcus Brian Wiley, 40, of Magnolia, were each charged with cultivating marijuana, five or more plants and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.

  • Several new laws affect services to veterans

    Governor Steve Beshear last week signed into law nine bills that will help and honor Kentucky veterans.
    HB 425 allows Kentucky public universities to charge in-state tuition to veterans who are non-Kentucky residents if that veteran qualifies under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
    HB 202 helps veterans obtain commercial driving licenses by waiving the driving skills test for applicants with recent military service who are experienced in operating commercial-sized motor vehicles.

  • Several indictments issued in March

    Several people were indicted March 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Richard Larimore, 36, of Hodgenville, was charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance; two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    He is accused of possessing methamphetamine on March 19.
    Bail was set at $20,000 cash only. He will be arraigned April 4 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Constable Tim Ford investigated.

  • Magnolia man charged with Subway robbery

    A Magnolia man has been arrested and charged with robbing the East Broadway Subway restaurant in Campbellsville.
    Bobby Kidd, 48, of 3510 Highway 566 was arrested at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.
    According to an arrest citation, Subway workers reported a burglary on Monday, March 21.
    After reviewing a videotape at the store, court records state, several subjects were interviewed.
    Kidd’s vehicle was searched and clothing matching the burglar’s was found.