Today's News

  • Magnolia woman earns award through AQHA Horseback program

    Donna Turner Lefevre of Magnolia recently earned an award for logging 250 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. The program recognizes and rewards AQHA members for time spent with the American Quarter Horses in activities such as trail rides, working cattle, pleasure driving and simply riding.

  • Do you remember ‘Fat Man and Little Boy?’

    Have you ever heard of Fat Man and Little Boy?

    They were the names of two atomic bombs. The A bomb was created by the American military and dropped on two Japanese cities. Its effects shocked the world.

    Robert Oppenheimer led the creation of the atomic bomb in 1942 under the Manhattan Project. It was created and tested in 1945, 230 miles south of Los Alamos in the New Mexico Desert.

    Three weeks after its creation, two atom bombs were used on Japan.

  • Men charged in meth lab bust

    Two men face drug charges after components of a methamphetamine lab were found at a Slack Road mobile home March 8.

    Billy Edwards, an agent with the Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force, received a tip about alleged meth lab activity. He and other officers saw items “consistent with meth being made” including one-step meth labs at the residence.

    Larry Ray Riggs, 56, of Slack Road, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, second offense; and first-degree possession of controlled substance, first offense.

  • Senior judge assists with backlog of court cases

    Landmark News Service

    On Sept. 4, 2009, Steven Hurst began waiting for a decision that would decide the fate of his two daughters. Five months later, he is still waiting.

    “Our lives have been put on hold, we are in a limbo state,” he said.

    Hurst is involved in a custody battle with his ex-wife, a case submitted for decision on that September day to Circuit Judge Jack Seay. According to KRS 454.350, Seay had 90 days to issue a final adjudication.

  • Laptop supporters begin petition drive

    After failing to win unanimous support from the School Board for the Laptops of LaRue program, a group of supporters is calling for a new vote.

  • Assistance available for removing dead animals

    Dead animal pick-up assistance is available in LaRue County, the local Conservation District office announced.

    If you have a dead animal that needs to be removed from your property, call Griffin Industries at 1-800-452-3092 or DAR Inc. at 1-888-744-1186. After the work is completed, bring in your receipt from either company to the LaRue County Conservation District between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A 75 percent reimbursement is available.

    This policy is retroactive and covers disposals going back to July 1, 2009.


  • Man charged with manufacture of meth

    A Hodgenville man’s problems with local law enforcement were compounded last week when he was charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

    Jason Scott Hatcher, 24, also was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance, possession of handgun by convicted felon and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, second offense, on March 10 by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Jail under $100,000 cash bond.

  • To God be the glory

    Psalm 19 speaks eloquently concerning God’s word and God’s world. The Psalmist often is discouraged, depressed, disappointed and oppressed. He reaches out to God in the midst of his frustrations, illnesses, problems and finds that God is there.

  • Louisville man pleads guilty to IGA burglary

    Jury selection had been completed when Steven Earl McWilliams, 32, of Louisville decided to forego a trial and enter a guilty plea Feb. 22 to several complicity charges in LaRue Circuit Court.

    McWilliams was charged with the burglary of Hometown IGA three years ago. His accomplice, Jeffrey W. McAdams, 22, of Louisville was sentenced to four years after being found guilty of his part in the crime. He is serving his sentence in the Campbell County Jail.

  • Extension Expo is Saturday

    The 28th annual Extension Expo will be held Saturday at the LaRue County High School gym.

    Seventy commercial and service booths will offer an array of information and giveaways 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The booths filled up early this year and several businesses asked to have their names placed on a waiting list, according to LaRue County Extension Service staff assistant Sue Ann McCandless.