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Today's News

  • New Haven man sentenced to 8 years in meth case

    Timothy Aaron Ball, 29, of New Haven, was sentenced to eight years in prison for attempt to manufacture methamphetamine and 12 months in jail for possession of drug paraphernalia. Ball was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions serve 240 days in the Nelson County Jail and pay restitution to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force. On May 16, Ball attempted to manufacture methamphetamine and possessed drug paraphernalia.

  • Judge denies request to permanently seal 'confidential communications'

    An attempt to permanently seal certain communications between former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback has failed.

    Ron Mather, the attorney representing Cruse and Hornback, submitted a memorandum last month in LaRue Circuit Court claiming messages of a personal nature between his clients were seized during an investigation by Kentucky State Police a year ago. He asked that the material “be returned or permanently sealed.”

  • Election dispute: Judge impounds ballots

    The special judge appointed to hear a lawsuit contesting the validity of a race in the May 20 primary election ordered the ballots impounded.

    Special David A. Tapp, a 28th Judicial Circuit judge who resides in Somerset, will preside over the case after two other judges were disqualified.

    Tapp will hold a preliminary hearing in the case July 8 in his Pulaski Circuit Courtroom. Tapp’s first order, issued June 19, was to impound the ballots in the 24th District House of Representatives race.

  • Fiscal court closes budget

    Monday, June 30, the LaRue County Fiscal Court held a brief special meeting to discuss closing the 2013-14 budget, the acceptance of an oil bid, and a revised copy of the health insurance renewals. The meeting was called to meet the deadline to close accounts at the end of the fiscal year

  • Five injured in I-65 crash

    Five people were injured early Monday in a crash on Interstate 65.

    Maria Bartolome, 27, of Cookeville, Tennessee, lost control of the 2001 Toyota passenger car she was driving near the 78-mile marker, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The vehicle went off the right shoulder of the roadway, struck a culvert and went airborne, striking a tree.

  • Nunn joins PCA

    Amy Nunn, A.R.N.P., has joined the KentuckyOne Primary Care Associates practice at the Flaget Memorial Hospital campus in Bardstown. Flaget is a part of KentuckyOne Health.

    The board-certified nurse practitioner holds two bachelor’s degrees: one in nursing from the University of Louisville, and one in health science from Northern Kentucky University. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Nunn is now practicing with Dr. Paula Johnson, an internist who specializes in the care of adults.

  • Springsteen appointed president/CEO at Credit Union

    Ray Springsteen, executive vice president at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, was appointed president and chief executive officer. He succeeds William J. “Bill” Rissel upon his retirement.

  • Spangler pleads guilty to Buffalo bank robbery

    Joshua Riley Spangler, 28, of Campbellsville, pleaded guilty Monday in United States District Court, to two counts of bank robbery.

    Spangler admitted in Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II’s court to robbing through force, violence and intimidation, the Cecilian Bank in Sonora, of $1,019, on Jan. 15, 2013.

    During the Sonora robbery, the suspect went to a teller window and handed the bank employee a note demanding cash.

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics

     The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in July, August and September. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • Katy Cecil named to KHSSL Hall of Fame

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Drama team set new standards this season, with competitors winning major tournaments and snagging college scholarships.

    Now, the spotlight is on their coach, Katy Blair Cecil, who is being honored for lifetime achievement.

    Cecil will be inducted into the Kentucky High School Speech League Hall of Fame in March.

    Cecil was notified of the honor after the KHSSL Board of Directors met in June. She sits on the board, but recused herself when the vote was cast.