Today's News

  • Former deputy jailer pleads guilty to promoting contraband

    A former LaRue County deputy jailer pleaded guilty to a charge of promoting contraband at the jail and first-degree official misconduct.

    Ramona Young, 33, of Hodgenville, admitted to providing tobacco products to an inmate in LaRue District Court.

    Young was sentenced to 60 days, 54 days suspended, probated for two years, according to court records. She was allowed to serve her six-day sentence in the Hardin County Detention Center.

    She was fined $153 but costs and fees were waived, according to court records.

  • Nine indicted by grand jury

    Nine people were indicted July 16 by a LaRue County grand jury on various offenses.

    Susan A. Smith (1960) of Upton was charged with one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; first-degree possession of a controlled substance and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

    She is accused of committing the offenses on June 30, acting alone or in concert with Ashley Harpool and Andrew Wooden.

    Bond was set at $50,000 cash only on condition of curfew and no communication with co-defendants.

  • Motorsports Hall of Fame to induct several Aug. 11

    The Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony will take place Aug. 11 at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

    The ceremony, the hall's fifth annual such event, will begin at 3 p.m. eastern time.

    Members of the 2012 class are:

    • Allan and Donald Barker of Louisville, Sports Car Club of America road racing champions.

    • Collings Downes Sr. and Jr. of Louisville, APBA and NHRA champions.

    • Butch Krieger of Louisville, drag racing and tractor pull announcer.

  • Ritchey to serve as assistant coach for Barons

    Roman Ritchey loves basketball. Playing or coaching, Ritchey feels right at home on the hardwood.

    He played one season on the junior varsity level at Georgetown College after graduating from LaRue County High School in 2003, and still plays in pickup games around the area. Ritchey also spent this past year as an assistant to John Veague at Elizabethtown Christian Academy.


    Zinnias are nearing their peak at Groundhog Hill this week: So many unexpected and vibrant colors. Usually, I mostly end up with purple.

    I grow zinnias for several reasons: They’re pretty, fairly drought-resistant and they’re fun to give away to people you really like. Also, zinnias remind me of my mother, Frances Bond Enlow LaRue.

  • 'Day of Caring' canceled in LaRue

    United Way of Central Kentucky’s first “Day of Caring” in LaRue County was canceled due to lack of volunteers.

    Organizers planned to construct a wheelchair ramp Saturday in front of the LaRue County Senior Center at 112 N. Walters Ave. in Hodgenville.

    Katie Carter, who oversees the Center, said the Day of Caring may be held at a later time.

    Supplies for the concrete ramp are being provided by the county.

  • Health departments 're-direct' services

    With recent changes in state budget allocations, Lincoln Trail District Health Department is redirecting services for patients outside of the targeted population in certain programs to other providers.

  • ECTC announces Dean's List

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the full-time Dean’s List for the spring semester.

    The Dean’s List recognizes academic excellence in students who achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average overall for the semester.

    Students include:

    Summersville – Tivis William Hall and Juanita Michelle Huber

    Glendale – Angel M. Hawkins and Heather Marie Hodges

    Sonora – Darin Wayne Crossno, Tina Louise Fulkerson, Matthew Allen Herald,

  • Heath family reunion

    The family of Josephine and Doc Heath held their reunion July 14 at South Fork Baptist Church.

  • US 31-W bypass in E'town to close

    Demolition of the old KY 1600 bridge will require closure of the US 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown from the KY 1357 intersection to the US 31W intersection Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights of next week.  The closure is part of the KY 361 (Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector) project as construction of the bypass interchange continues.