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Today's News

  • Going ‘extreme ugly’ for a good cause

    Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary continued their tradition of collecting for the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund with the annual Extreme Ugly Makeover.

    Classrooms compete in their collections for this fund designated for clothing and other supplies for students within their school. Then right before Christmas, the classroom with the most money is allowed to choose a staff member for the ugly makeover.

    This year’s winning homeroom was the class of Samantha Ray. The students chose their own teacher as the lucky recipient of the award.

  • Man charged after Athertonville crash

    A Hodgenville man was charged with driving under the influence after a single-vehicle wreck outside Athertonville about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

    James Maggard, 57, of Peake Road, was driving a 1990 Chevrolet pickup on the 9400 block of Bardstown Road when he failed to negotiate a curve just outside Athertonville, according to Deputy Matt Darst.

    The pickup left the roadway, struck some rocks, went down an embankment and struck a tree. The vehicle was damaged severely – the back axle was torn off along with one of the front wheels, Darst said.

  • ECTC outlines registration for spring semester

    Students are encouraged to apply now and register soon for spring semester classes, which begin Jan. 11 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Man charged with rape of teen

    A 30-year-old Hodgenville man has been charged with first-degree rape of a young teenager.

    Troy Eugene Tarter was arrested Jan. 2 at a relative’s house following an extended investigation, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.

    Tarter was charged also with first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

    The alleged victim is a 13-year-old acquaintance of Tarter’s, Darst said.

    Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson assisted with the investigation.

  • Perkins Brothers return to State Theater

    Elvis and Meatloaf.com, also known as the Perkins Brothers, will perform 8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    Brothers Elvis Aron and Colonel and other family members – all LaRue County natives – sing in tribute to Elvis, Meatloaf, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others. The show lasts about two hours.

    The newly renovated Theater will have 300 additional seats for this show.

    For reservations, call 234-8258.

  • LaRue Schools on one-hour delay

    After missing two days because of snow last week, the LaRue County Schools reopen today just a bit later than normal.

    Schools will operate on a one-hour delay today.

    Parents are urged to dress their children in layers with gloves, hats and other adequate protection from the bitter cold. In particular, children waiting for a school bus in the bitter subfreezing temperatures require special attention today.

  • Man dies in crash at Glendale exit

    A Nelson County man died Thursday afternoon at the scene of a single-vehicle crash just past exit 86 on Interstate 65 in Glendale. Kentucky State Police said Robert Sutton, 58, of Cox’s Creek was southbound on I-65 when the Dodge Ram 1500 he was driving left the roadway on the right shoulder and struck a tree.

    KSP Trooper Norman Chaffins said investigators were unsure why the vehicle left the roadway, but alcohol was not considered to be a factor. Chaffins said it appeared the driver was secured by a seat belt and both airbags deployed on impact.

  • Buffalo apartments project back on track

    The Buffalo School Apartments project, put on hold for a year due to lack of funding, is back on track.

    AU Associates of Lexington, doing business as Buffalo Apartments LLLP, purchased the former Buffalo Elementary School at 50 School Loop two years ago with intentions of transforming it into a housing complex for the elderly. Despite taking several steps such as having the property rezoned and purchasing a conditional use permit, AU had to wait for several funding cycles before proceeding.

  • Father must serve two years after injuring infant

    A Hodgenville man will serve 24 months in jail after being found guilty of injuring his 8-month-old son in September 2008.

    Chad T. Frith, 34, of College Heights, told officers he “became upset with the child because it wouldn’t stop crying,” said Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    Frith told officers he shook the baby, grabbed its jaw and squeezed its ears. There was also evidence of bruising on the baby’s face and chest.

  • Saddle Club schedules awards banquet

    The LaRue County Saddle Club will hold an awards banquet 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Sportsman’s Lake clubhouse, Hodgenville.

    For more information, call Jennifer at 358-9695.