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Today's News

  • Magnolia meth lab leads to five arrests

    Five people face drug charges after an anonymous caller complained of a fight Monday night in Magnolia.

    LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson responded to the call about 10 p.m. When he arrived at a residence at 4608 S. L&N Turnpike, he saw a man, identified as James Edward Lacy, 38, of Munfordville, walking out of a shed.

    When Lacy spotted the officer’s car “he started to run,” according to Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. Jackson persuaded the man to return and speak with him.

  • Kix.com provides link for employment opportunities in WIRED 65 area

    Kix.com – the Kentucky Indiana Exchange is a region-wide Web portal that will change the way people in LaRue County and throughout the region seek opportunity. 

    Launching April 26, kix.com will help link job seekers to employment opportunities, employers to the region’s best talent and prospective students to the training and education they need to fill higher-skilled jobs and contribute to regional prosperity.

    The site will connect the region using state-of-the-art social networking tools.  

  • Free camp available for military families

    Operation: Military Kids is a collaborative effort with Kentucky’s communities to support military children, youth and families impacted before, during, and after deployment. The Family and Consumer Sciences Extension program at the University of Kentucky is helping to coordinate OMK in our state.

    OMK provides support to military families who are geographically dispersed, recognizing that these families have significantly different needs than those families on active military installations. For more information, visit www.operationmilitarykids.org.

  • Five students charged with public intoxication

    Five female students were charged with public intoxication after admitting to smoking marijuana in a bathroom at LaRue County High School last week.

    School Resource Officer Doug Sherrard said a teacher walked in the girls’ bathroom and caught a whiff of the telltale odor. School officials called parents and worked with Sherrard on the investigation.

    No marijuana was found.

    The five were transported to a juvenile detention center. Their cases will be handled in juvenile court.

  • Radio station plans food ministry benefit and festival

    WJCR 90.1 FM is having a food ministry benefit and festival on May 15.

    The event will be held at 13101 Raider Hollow Road, Upton. Signs will be posted.

    Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is three canned goods per person.

  • Farm calendar

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 2-5:30 p.m. May 7 at LaRue County Extension Service office. Durham Beef will be grilling out and there will be free giveaways to all customers. The market will be open every Tuesday and Friday through October. For more information or to join the market, contact Abby Tate at 358-3401.

    Beef Producers Meeting

  • Nine indicted by grand jury

    Nine people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury April 19. Five face drug charges.

    Jason Scott Hatcher (1985) of Hodgenville was indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine; possession of handgun by convicted felon; first-degree possession of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    Hatcher’s charges stem around a March 10 investigation by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    Bail was set at $100,000 cash only.

  • Candidates file for May primary

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  • ALESee^Lincoln Cabinet members announced

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary has named two additions to the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet. Martha Sanders, representing the classified staff, and Kellie Kelly from certified personnel are this month’s winners.

  • WKU students honored

    Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts & Letters recognized its outstanding students April 18.

    This year’s award recipients include:

    •English: Caleb Ernst of Buffalo, Outstanding Major: English and Allied Language Arts

    •Folk Studies and Anthropology: Frances Carson of Hodgenville, Outstanding Anthropology Graduate in the Biological Concentration Award;

    •Music: Aleshia Akin of Magnolia, Edward J. Pease Memorial Scholarship.