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Today's News

  • Four plead guilty to drug charges

    Four people who were caught in drug sweep in July have pleaded guilty to charges.
    All four were charged with engaging in organized crime – but none have admitted to the charge. All four waived their rights to a presentencing investigation and final sentencing was held in three cases on Aug. 18 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    n Joey “Whoop” Sallee, 31, pleaded guilty to an amended count of trafficking in controlled substance, less than four grams; and two counts trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

     Five people were indicted Monday, Aug. 18, by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Victor Ross Cox (1965) of Hodgenville, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    The alleged offenses occurred July 24.

    Bail was set at $25,000 cash only, upon condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew and no contact with alleged victim.

    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • Rep. Guthrie fields questions at town hall

     The future of Fort Knox, problems with the Veteran’s Administration and frustration at the misuse of welfare programs were among the topics discussed at the Aug. 21 town hall meeting with U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie.

    The congressman recently wrote a letter to the Pentagon in opposition to potential reductions – as many as 4,100 jobs – at Fort Knox.

    Guthrie said the army post is as important to the local community as it is to the nation’s defense.

  • Reunions - Aug. 27, 2014

     Skaggs/Bailey

    The Skaggs/Bailey reunion will be noon on Sept. 1 at Three Forks Bacon Creek Fellowship Hall. Potluck lunch. For more information, contact Imogene Warren at imogene@scrtc.com or 270-324-3725.

     

    Class of 1969

  • County Attorney Morris looking forward to retirement

    Dale Morris was born in LaRue County. He’s lived all his life here. He’s been a public servant to these citizens. And now he’s retiring to put more of his energy into this community.
    Morris has served two stints as LaRue County Attorney, first from 1978 to 1985 and more recently since 2003. In between, he worked for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. When he retired from the KTC in 2001, he planned to take time off to enjoy himself. In the end, though, he couldn’t stay away.

  • LCHS juniors set new record in ACT scores

      ACT results from last year’s LaRue County High School’s junior class revealed the highest composite scores since all juniors statewide were required to be tested as part of state accountability, according to the district’s assistant superintendent Amanda Reed.

  • LCHS Band aims to top last season

     Last marching season, the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks took judges “Beyond the Sunset,” This year, the band is continuing its journey beyond with “Awakening Angels.”

    “Basically it’s about the transformation of angels in terms of kind of coming to life,” Director Jaime Smith said. “They start as metallic beings and they come alive throughout the show. There is a progression of earth to heaven going on.”

  • School Calendar – Aug. 28, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Fall Break
    Fall break is Oct. 6-10.

    ALES
    SBDM
    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 8. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    HES
    SBDM
    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3506.

    LCHS
    SBDM

  • ECTC offering ACT prep

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering ACT prep courses this fall. Individual classes are structured to give attention to each of the four subject areas – English, math, reading and science – or students may choose to take the ACT overview, offering custom-designed tutoring and practical advice on all four subjects.

  • PHOTO: NICE Conference