Today's News

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  • Assault case to be heard by grand jury

    A Magnolia man was charged with second-degree assault Dec. 23, 2014, by Kentucky State Police.

    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause existed Jan. 7 in a preliminary hearing. The case against William H. Rock, 44, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

  • Three indicted by grand jury

     Three people were indicted Jan. 5 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Shane J. Brewer (1975) of Hodgenville, was charged with second-degree burglary; first-degree criminal mischief; and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • City council tackles water, sewer problems

     Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said a short prayer Monday night before calling the city council meeting to order.

    He asked for help during the challenging times to come.

    The list of problems he presented to the council may indeed, need divine intervention. Broken equipment, stuck valves, water leaks, and even beavers causing havoc at the city-owned lake are a few of the issues DeVore and the six-member council will be handling in the months ahead.

  • Fields' family provides information on fallen soldier

     More information has been provided about Lonnie Dale Fields, a local soldier who was killed in Vietnam in November 1970.

    Tammie Fields, who is married to Lonnie’s younger brother, Rickie, brought in a plaque that once was displayed in East Hardin High School. 

    Plaques were presented also to families of Thomas Jackson Barnes, Alvin Coy Knight and Dennis Lee Vance – all East Hardin students who died in Vietnam, according to a newspaper clipping.

  • Heritage Land Fund donates book to library

     The LaRue County Public Library received a donation last week from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund. The KHLCF, founded in 1996, is dedicated to the preservation of land and areas significant to Kentucky’s history and natural beauty.

    Dr. Richie Kessler, a professor at Campbellsville University and chairman of the KHLCF, said they are the only real land conservation project in Kentucky. Their budget, he said, provides money for land purchases for cities and counties trying to preserve natural beauty throughout the state. 

  • Montana Metcalf to represent LaRue at DYW

     The 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program is set for Jan. 16-17 in Lexington, and Montana Metcalf is preparing to represent LaRue County.

    Metcalf, the daughter of Greg Metcalf and Melissa Metcalf, won LaRue County’s Distinguished Young Woman program in August. She performed a gymnastics routine, showing off tumbling skills, dance, cheer motions and other choreography.

    She left Sunday to stay with a host family. The first preliminary is 7 p.m. Jan. 16. The second preliminary is 1 p.m. Saturday. Finals are 7 p.m. Saturday.

  • Meredith wins back stroke at All-Star event

     Madeline Meredith, the 10-year-old daughter of Andy and Whitney Meredith, has been named to the Kentucky Girls’ All-Star Team in swimming. 

    She competed Jan. 3-4 in the Mid-States 14-and-under All-Star Championships, sponsored by Speedo and sanctioned by USA Swimming and Indiana Swimming, at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.

    Competitors were from Lake Erie/Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri Valley and Indiana.

    Meredith made the 10-and-under team through an application and selection process.

  • COLUMN: Healthy diet outweighs use of multivitamins

     Multivitamins and minerals marketing campaigns claiming to improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease constantly bombard us. Dietary supplements are a multibillion-dollar industry. In 2012, dietary supplement sales reached $11.5 billion. In a 2013, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported more than half of all U.S adults have taken a dietary supplement in the past month. The 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed 34 percent of children and adolescents take a vitamin or mineral supplement.

  • Chief pleads not guilty to misconduct charge

     Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson pleaded not guilty to a count of official misconduct Jan. 7 in LaRue District Court.

    The long-time city officer was charged by Kentucky State Police for allowing TV news crews to watch and record dash-cam footage of a traffic stop on March 29, 2014.

    Johnson was represented in court by Hodgenville Attorney Danny Rock; however, his future counsel could be provided by the Kentucky League of Cities, according to Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore.