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Today's News

  • Officer Jazz joins sheriff's department

    The newest addition to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department has arrived and is ready to work.

    A 10-year-old German shepherd Jazzlyn or “Jazz” is the department’s new drug dog. She was donated by the Metcalf County Sheriff’s Department about two months ago.

  • Electric rate increase approved

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission granted revenue adjustments Friday that increase the base electric rates for customers of Kentucky Utilities Co. and the base electric and natural gas rates for customers of Louisville Gas and Electric Co.

    With Friday’s changes, a typical KU residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month (a kilowatt-hour is the amount of electricity used by a 100-watt light bulb in 10 hours) will see a $7.31 increase in the monthly bill.

  • New Haven teen dies in crash

    A much-awaited homecoming turned to tragedy for a New Haven family last week.

    Ray and Margie Hines were expecting their grandson Cpl. James Dillon Shoffner to arrive from Afghanistan Aug. 5. However, the trip was hurried through military channels so he could comfort and be comforted by family.

    His younger brother, Joseph David Ray Shoffner, 19, who still lived in New Haven, died Aug. 3 from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash.

  • Coffey concentrates on healing after retirement

    Tom Coffey figures that since he became manager in 1987, LaRue County Water District Number 1 has laid enough water lines to reach from his office in Buffalo all the way to Birmingham, Ala.

    “It would take you a long way down the road,” said Coffey who was recognized for his 27 years of service Aug. 9 at a retirement cookout in his honor at the water district office.

    Born within a half mile of where the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum now stands at Renfro Valley, Coffey began working for the water district in 1981.

  • Reunion calendar

    Powers-Arnett

    The Powers-Arnett reunion will be noon-6 p.m. Aug. 21, rain or shine, at Leonard and Brenda Arnett’s house, 2641 Burns Road, Rineyville. Bring a dish for potluck, lawn chairs, swimsuit, towel and photos to share. For more information, call 270-766-1938 or 270-234-3978.

    Druen, Druin family reunion

    The Druen, Druin family reunion will be Aug. 22 at Three Forks Bacon Creek Church fellowship building (behind the church). A potluck will be served at noon. For more information, call 502-366-9393.

  • Hole in one nets $10,000 for local man and baseball league

    Larry Howell may not have known that the odds of his making a hole in one at LaRue County Country Club’s Hole Number Four were 13,600 to one, but it didn’t matter after his ball rolled in.

    The ace on the 142-yard Par 3 hole was worth $10,000, half of which went to Howell and half to the LaRue County Youth Baseball League that sponsored the scramble April 17.

  • Library Landing

    Story Time

    Story time with stories, activities and nursery rhymes for preschool children is 11-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue Public Library.

    AR tutoring

    Accelerated Reading tutoring is 4-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue Public Library. Find the right books with the right grade level.

    Homeschool program

    A program for homeschoolers is 1-2 p.m. every Wednesday at the LaRue Public Library. Support group and unit study. All ages welcome.

    After school program

  • Charges against tree cutter branching into other counties

    A Hodgenville man is facing a misdemeanor charge of deceptive business practice in LaRue District Court.

    However, more charges against Andre B. Petrick, 37, have been piling up in recent weeks.

    Petrick is lodged in the Bullitt County Detention Center, where he faces a felony charge of theft by failure to make required disposition of property and another count of deceptive business practice in Bullitt County.

  • Woman charged with endangering children

    A Hodgenville woman was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor Sunday afternoon after police found her and two children “hiding upstairs” in a Greensburg Road residence.

    A social worker, accompanied by Constable Tim Ford, visited the house where Annabelle Carlen, 26, was staying after receiving an anonymous tip about poor living conditions, Ford said.

    “There was animal feces on the floor and a number of dogs and cats in the residence,” Ford said.

  • Man injured in logging accident

    A man was transported from New Haven to University of Louisville Hospital by helicopter Friday afternoon after a logging accident.

    Rolling Fork Fire Department Chief Frank Hall said the man, later identified as Joshua Gibson, 22, formerly of Buffalo, apparently was trying to hook up a log to a skidder when the skidder rolled backward over him, crushing his pelvic area. Gibson was transported from St. Ann Church, although the accident happened elsewhere in Howardstown.

    Nelson County EMS also responded.