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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts

    Cornhole for Crusade

    Cornhole for Crusade for Children will be June 5 at Bonnieville games parking lot. Signup at 10 a.m., play begins at noon. $20 per team, 50 percent payback. For more information and directions, call 270-531-1515 or 369-6292.

    UK basketball camp

  • Probation is recommended in sex abuse case

    A Mount Sherman man has pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse in LaRue and Nelson counties.

    Last year, Joseph Edward “Eddie” Wimsett, 30, of George Lee Road, was indicted on 100 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of sodomy by a LaRue County grand jury. The arrest came as the result of an investigation by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Kentucky State Police, according to court records.

    Wimsett also was indicted on six counts of first-degree sexual abuse in Nelson County.

  • Hodgenville man injured in crash

    A Hodgenville man was seriously injured Friday morning when his southbound car ran through a cable median barrier spanning Interstate 65, then flipped, landing on its roof in the opposite lane.

    According to Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe, Christopher Miracle, 25, was southbound at approximately 5:30 a.m. when his compact car drifted into the path of another southbound vehicle, bumping it.

    Lowe said it appears that Miracle overcorrected from the slight impact, which caused his car to veer into the grassy, depressed median near the 95-mile marker.

  • Smoke and fog, not evidence

    Booming voice. Smoke and fog. We all remember watching Dorothy and her friends quaking over the power and might of the Wizard of Oz. But it was Dorothy’s little terrier, Toto, who forever dispelled the myth of the Wizard.

    Behind all the big talk, smoke and fog was one very normal man from Kansas who also wanted to return to his homeland.

  • County Clerk: Paper ballots speed, simplify voting process

    The primary elections last week brought about a new experience for many of the voters in LaRue County and around Kentucky.

    That experience was thanks to the eScan voting machine, which made its debut on Election Tuesday in more than 40 counties around the state. The machine changed the process of voting and made it possible for each precinct to have a paper record.

  • Residents have many ways to follow legislative action

    Members of the public are welcome to attend legislative committee meetings and floor sessions while lawmakers are at the State Capitol for the General Assembly’s 2010 session. But there are ways for citizens to stay in touch with the legislative process even if they can’t make the trip to Frankfort.

  • If you didn’t enter, you can’t be taken

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is warning LaRue Countians to be wary of a scam known as the “Canadian Lottery.”

    Deputy Matt Darst said the scam appears to be targeting local senior citizens.

    Thursday, a LaRue County woman received a call from a telemarketer who informed her she had won $125,000 in the Canadian Lottery. To collect, all she had to do was mail a small sum – $3,400 – to cover taxes.

    Luckily, she notified authorities before sending any money.

  • Teens charged with school vandalism

  • Relay for Life a success

    The 2010 Relay For Life of LaRue County was a huge success. We had 11 sponsors and 16 teams to participate in the overnight event. We were also blessed with wonderful weather all night for the first time in a few years. The total in monies through donations, sponsorships and team efforts was just over $59,000. This community is so loving, caring and dedicated. I truly am blessed to be able to work directly with the community in which I have grown up. I am humbled by actions and dedication of the citizens and businesses in our county.

  • Gilbert's story has another side

    If you’ve been on a jury, you’ll understand evidence in a trial. Each attorney tells you what they think the evidence will prove. However, the evidence usually needs a lot of prop-up support by the attorneys to make any sense at all.

    The article last week about the tax evasion trial explained the one-sided assumption of what the evidence showed.

    I was there and I saw the evidence differently. In closing argument, the government explained what the witnesses had proven, when in fact they had never said such things. Did the jury notice?