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Today's News

  • State intervened when jail 'outgrew' jailer

    “The jailer is responsible for the jail – not fiscal court.”
    That was one of several points LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner stressed at a recent fiscal court meeting. The meeting was advertised heavily to address questions about the finances and workings of the LaRue County Detention Center.
    Part of the meeting dealt with the question:
    “But who becomes responsible when the jailer is not?”

  • BIRTH: Roberts welcome Addilyn Grace

    Angela and Ben Roberts of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a daughter, Addilyn Grace Roberts.

    Addilyn Grace was born at 1:08 a.m. Jan. 21, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 18-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.

  • LaRue County High School Class of 1975 holds reunion

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1975 held its 35th reunion Nov. 27, 2010, at the LCMS cafeteria. The meal was catered by South Fork Homemakers.

  • TRACK: Reed, Gatton and Thompson are tops in Ice Hawk meet

    The LaRue County High School Track Team hosted the Ice Hawk Meet Feb. 26.
    Sophomore Amarah Reed had a stellar day, winning both the 800-meter run and 1,600-meter run.
    Senior Robert Gatton won the triple jump (34-feet) and placed second in the long jump (17-10.50) and high jump (5-08).
    Junior Cody Thompson won the 400-meter dash (55.5) and placed third in the 200-meter dash (25.2).
    The boys’ team won their division with 62 points. The Lady Hawks finished third with 36 points.
    Other results are:
    Girls 100-meter Dash

  • Kentucky Premier All-Stars finish sixth in Nationals

    LaRue County High School senior Sydney Dobson competed at the NCA/NDA All-Star National Cheerleading Championship in Dallas, Texas, with her team, The Kentucky Premier All-Stars. On the first day, the co-ed squad finished 19th out of 31 teams. On the second day, their performance was much better and they moved up 13 places to finish in sixth place.
    Visit http://varsity.com/event/1448/2011_nca_nda_all_star_national_championshi... and type “Kentucky” in the search engine to view the performance.

  • LaRue Fiscal Court supports resolution to widen I-65

    Parts of Mount Tabor and Salem Church roads are recommended for asphalt resurfacing in the upcoming year, according to Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer with Kentucky’s Department of Highways District Four out of Elizabethtown.
    Dunaway told members of LaRue Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 8 the recommendation covers 1.5 miles on KY 584 from Jess Able Road to KY 210, and 7.108 miles on KY 1832 from US 31E to KY 1607.

  • Free your closet from clutter

    Decluttering your closet is a liberating experience. Life begins to feel more manageable and your clothing and shoes are better suited to who you are now.
    If tackling all of the closets at once is to too daunting, set aside a firm two-hours each week and clear one room’s closet at a time. Start by getting four large boxes. Label them keep, throw out, donate and not sure.

  • COLUMN: Celebrate the power of newspapers

    Celebrate the Power of Newspapers is this year’s theme celebrating Newspaper in Education week, March 7-11.
    No matter how students access newspapers – on the Web, through an app, in an electronic edition or in print, they learn about an ever widening range of subjects. Newspapers not only bring academic subjects to life, but also deepen learning by grounding in real-world experiences. The power of newspapers lies in their ability to help students develop into literate, well-rounded, successful citizens.

  • Man faces numerous charges after traffic stop

    Brian Hutcherson, 21, of Hodgenville, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, aggravated, second offense; fleeing or evading officers; second-degree criminal mischief; leaving the scene of an accident; improper start from parked position; disregarding stop sign; and failure to illuminate headlamps.
    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst filed the charges March 6.
    Hutcherson was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $9,500 bond. He will be arraigned March 9 in LaRue District Court.

  • Five charged with vandalism at Salem Lake

    Four adults and a juvenile were charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief after driving all-terrain vehicles at Salem Lake.
    Emily Petty of Sonora; Travis Puryear of Hodgenville; Cassandra D. Sherman of Elizabethtown; and Brandon Dawson of Elizabethtown, all 18, allegedly drove the ATVs around the lake area about 10 p.m., leaving ruts in “an area the size of a football field.” They were lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.
    The juvenile was released to his mother.