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Today's News

  • McFarland to serve 18 years for manslaughter

    A murder trial scheduled for Monday was canceled after a last-minute settlement was reached in LaRue Circuit Court.

    David McFarland, 45, of Magnolia admitted to a charge of first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 22-year-old Sabrina Shirley of Greensburg. He accepted an 18-year prison sentence with a requirement that he serve at least 85 percent of that term behind bars. The commonwealth’s attorney opposes probation. Final sentencing will be conducted Oct. 5.

  • LaRue Grain Field Day is Sept. 1 at Duell farm

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be 5 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Duell Creekside Farm, 5960 Sonora Road between Hodgenville and Sonora.

    The grower cooperator again this year is Carlos Tucker. The farm is owned by Reba Duell and is about five miles from the intersection of  the Lincoln Parkway and KY 84/357 near Hodgenville, and about 3.5 miles from the KY 84 and U.S. 31W intersection near the Interstate 65 Sonora exit. This is the same farm as last year’s grain field day.

  • No trouble yet in case of mistaken identity

    There are some people, perhaps those too much into science fiction who believe that everyone has an exact double somewhere in the world. I think I may have found mine in far-off Hardin County.

    A few years ago, I went in a barber shop in Elizabethtown. The lone barber invited me to a chair and asked, “Will that be the usual?”

    I explained that I’d never been in before and the barber answered, “I’m sorry, I thought you were a teacher from over at Central. You look just like him.” Mistaken identity, no big deal.

  • State Fair 4-H Cloverville results

    Congratulations to all the 4-H members whose projects are currently being displayed in Cloverville at the Kentucky State Fair. Results are as follows:

    Stefan Cowley – Senior Jewelry Beadwork, White

    Darienne Grimes – Unit 3 Sewing-Clothing, Blue

    Meredith Heath – Level 1 Wood Science, Red; Senior Basket Making, Red

    Weston Heath – Level 2 Wood Science, Blue

    Sarah Lope – Brownies, Blue

  • Board of Education denies claims in civil suit

    The LaRue County Board of Education has denied several allegations of a former employee who filed a civil suit after being terminated from her position.

    Melissa Enlow, a LaRue County Middle School lunchroom supervisor, was terminated June 15, according to court records. Her suit claims violation of Kentucky’s Whistleblower Statute, which protects public employees from reprisals if they divulge information of a suspected law violation.

  • Traveling exhibit wrapping up stay in Hodgenville

    “Faces of Cancer,” a special photo exhibit, was unveiled at a cancer survivor celebration, “Hope Soars ... Celebrating Life” at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

    This is the final full day of the exhibits stay at the Lincoln Museum before it moves to Hardin Memorial Hospital. The exhibit features survivors from LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. Two Hodgenville residents, Sue Young and Ramona Coffey, are survivors portrayed on the exhibit.

  • Criminal charges result from damage to field

    A Tennessee man was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and criminal trespass Aug. 14 after allegedly causing more than $1,000 damage to a cornfield.

    Stanley Jackson Rich, 42, of Huntingdon and three other people allegedly “pitched a tent” on private property off Herbert Howell Road and were camping by a creek when discovered by a local farmer, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy.

    “(The farmer) had gone out about 8 a.m. to check on his animals and saw cornstalks scattered 40 or 50 yards down the road,” McCoy said.

  • Local man charged with manslaughter after hit and run

    A northern Kentucky man was killed while driving a motorcycle on Interstate 65 about 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and a Hodgenville resident has been charged with manslaughter.

    Charles Shrive, 63, of Highland Heights was driving a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle north on Interstate 65 near the 16-mile marker when it was struck from behind by a 2003 Nissan Exterra driven by Michael S. Sams, 35, of Hodgenville, Kentucky State Police reported.

  • Soccer Hawks undefeated in first week’s play

    LaRue County's boys' soccer team has had a successful first week of the season. Playing four varsity matches and two junior varsity matches in six days, the Hawks emerged unbeaten at the varsity level and junior varsity.

    Albeit the Hawks have played varsity soccer for three years, the team has not competed in a district/region environment. That has changed this year, and the first two district opponents were met with anxiety.

    The Hawks held their own against Bardstown, a seasoned team with 12 seniors and seven returning starters. The result was a 0-0 draw.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Hart in straight sets

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team split two matches this past week with a win on Tuesday against Hart County, but then a hard loss to Marion County on Thursday.

    The Lady Hawks were victorious over Hart County Aug. 18 in straight sets of 25-16 and 25-19.