Today's News

  • 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.

  • Store manager enters not guilty plea

    A store manager charged with theft by unlawful taking entered a not guilty plea Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

    Bill Woodrow Willis, 29, of Radcliff is accused of making illegal transactions on cash registers without items being purchased at Pamida. Hodgenville City Police Chief John Cottrill said the transactions total about $5,700.

    Willis was lodged in the LaRue County Jail under $9,500 cash bond. His attorney Lewis Preston filed a motion to lower bond to $950 full cash.

  • Conservation Service deadlines for EQIP and WHIP programs are Jan. 29

    It is time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign up at any time for all conservation programs.

    Anyone can apply for assistance whether or not they have a conservation plan, but the first step will be to develop a plan that meets the participant’s objectives. 

  • Suspected meth lab explosion sends one to Louisville hospital

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is assisting the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in the investigation of a suspected methamphetamine lab explosion.

    Monday afternoon, officers received a report of a man with severe burns on his face and arms at a house on Riggs Street in Upton.

    The extent of his injuries are not known, but Deputy Russell McCoy said the burns were probably first- or second-degree. Hardin County EMS transported the man to a Louisville hospital.