Today's News

  • Court BRIEFS - Feb. 22, 2012

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  • Mount Sherman man reports theft of toolbox

     The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a recent theft in Mount Sherman that occurred the night of Feb. 13 or 14. 

    According to Deputy Russell McCoy, someone came onto the property of Floyd Evans and removed a large toolbox from his truck. The box contained Craftsman’s tools valued at $1,200. Other items were also taken bringing the totaled valued items to $1,500. 

    If anyone has any information regarding this theft call the sheriff’s department at 270-358-3120.

  • Friends, family recall Virgil Pearman

     Virgil Pearman was best known for his work as a homebuilder and his service in Kentucky’s General Assembly. But those closest to him recalled the late legislator as putting family first.

  • Magnolia loses power after van strikes cable

    A single vehicle accident caused a brief power outage near Magnolia last Wednesday.
    Tyler Staples, 20, of Upton Talley Road was driving a 1999 Plymouth minivan owned by Katherine Sallee, southbound on Highway 357 near the intersection of Bud’s Lake Road and Munfordville Road when he lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell McCoy.
    The van ran off the southbound side of the roadway up an embankment before crossing over and striking a brace cable for a power line.

  • LCHS Speech Team honing skills for state competition

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team is off to a great start this semester as they prepare for their remaining state and national qualifying tournaments.
    “Despite their youth, this team has worked together and pushed each other to keep up the tradition of success at LCHS in speech and debate,” said assistant coach Bill Thompson.” They have set high goals and consistently met them.”      

  • Wheeler named Employee of the Month at Nationwide

    Sandy Wheeler has been selected as the February Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since November 1993 and is under the supervision of Charlotte Elzy in the shipping department. She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • PHOTO: City police receive gift of pepper ball gun

    Hodgenville Police Chief showed off the department’s new pepper ball gun at the Feb. 13 City Council meeting. The gun fires an irritant where physical proximity to a suspect is deemed dangerous but deadly force is not warranted. The gun was a gift from Elizabethtown City Police.

  • Warm weather tempts early planting

     LaRue County High School agriculture students have started working in the school’s greenhouse – preparing growing trays, checking new sprouts and assembling hanging baskets. By May, the plants, given a good head start inside the greenhouse, will be ready for sale.

  • Bernard Ray is State Wrestling Champ

    Mat Hawk Bernard Ray is the State Wrestling Champion in the 182-pound weight division.
    Ray, a senior, beat Johnson Central senior John Conley, 10-6, in the finals of Saturday’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena.
    Ray (47-2) controlled the match, giving up a tech point and an escape. Conley, in an all-or-nothing move in the third period, tried for a two-point takedown. He was unsuccessful.
    Ray rolled through and was able to hold off Conley.

  • White indicted for murder of Kristie Allen

    Abdullah Rahman White was indicted by a LaRue County grand jury Monday for the murder of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen.
    Allen was found dead Dec. 30 inside a home in Buffalo where she had been house-sitting for friends.
    White, 35, of Radcliff, was seen fleeing the house as a passenger in Allen’s car. He is accused of asphyxiating Allen and attempting to move her body from the scene.