Today's News

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  • COLUMN: Old phone is smart enough to make calls

    The first time I saw one of those strange little QR codes in an advertisement, I thought it was a mistake. It looked like a graphic artist had mangled a photo or barcode.
    Quick Response codes have been around since the mid-1990s but their popularity has increased since the introduction of “smartphones.”
    They’ve even been showing up in ads in The LaRue County Herald News.

  • COLUMN: QR codes and smartphones are the wave of the future

    Facebook, Twitter, television, email, mp3 player, video chat and weather updates are only a few things I can do on my phone. Why? Because it’s smart.
    I’m one of the one-out-of-three Americans who have turned to relying on smartphone devices for everyday uses. I use it to keep up with my friends on social sites, communicate via email to family members and work, and my favorite of all, schedule my television to DVR shows automatically (Like American Idol).
    I rely on my phone for most everything I do, but sometimes it’s smarter than me.

  • County's legal action delayed due to death of landowner

    Last month, LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized County Attorney Dale Morris to take legal action against an absentee landowner concerning property in Magnolia.
    The action will be delayed due to the death of the property owner, Karen L. Holm, on July 3.
    The house, located at 392 Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia, burned almost two years ago. According to Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator, Holm refused to clean the debris or fill in the exposed basement despite an agreement reached in LaRue District Court.

  • Couple charged with criminal trespass

    Two people were charged with first-degree criminal trespass after allegedly spending the night without permission in a Buffalo house.
    Mitchell Owen Lineske, 29, of Sonora, and Jessica Renae Shofner, 20, of Buffalo, face several other charges connected to the incident, according to court records.
    Lineske allegedly became involved in an altercation with a man who was court-appointed to oversee the property, according to an arrest citation. He allegedly assaulted the man, “running over” him with a vehicle.

  • Trial dates set in sex abuse cases

    A trial date has been set for two people who face numerous sex crimes against a young teen.
    James M. Curtsinger, 64, of Hodgenville, was charged in 2010 with first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and human trafficking, victim under 18. He is accused of having relations with a 15-year-old girl, according to Kentucky State Police.
    If convicted as charged, he could be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

  • One injured in Ky. 470 crash

    Spencer Pittman, 19, was injured when he lost control of the Ford Thunderbird he was driving on Ky. 470 Friday afternoon.
    According to Deputy Brian Smith, the car hydroplaned and landed in a ditch, striking a tree. Pittman refused treatment at the scene but was transported to the hospital by private vehicle, Smith said.

  • Man injured in intersection wreck

    A passenger was injured in a two-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of Ky. 210 and Ky. 470.
    According to Deputy Eric Williamson, a Ford pickup driven by Gary Sprowls, 62, was struck in the passenger side by a Dodge Dakota Sport driven by Monica Underwood, 35, of Buffalo. Underwood’s vehicle was traveling on Ky. 470, crossing Ky. 210 and pulled in front of the Dodge.

    Sprowls’ passenger, Kathleen Cooney, 55, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS after she complained of chest pain.

  • Woman appeals to Red Hill Cemetery Board to widen road

    The Red Hill Cemetery Board, composed of Hodgenville City Council members, met Monday night prior to the regular council meeting.
    Diane Osborne of Hodgenville told the Board cars were driving across her parents’ graves in the cemetery. She offered to donate funds to have the one-lane paved road widened in the area beside their graves.
    City Clerk MaDonna Hornback offered to obtain estimates for widening the roadway and present them at the January board meeting.

  • Changes in force for Hodgenville City Police

    Several changes have taken place at Hodgenville City Police in recent weeks.
    Officer Marcus Jackson has been promoted to sergeant and will act as night shift supervisor.
    Chief Steve Johnson told City Council Monday that Jackson was chief deputy for several years for the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department and had the experience for the job. The extra supervision on night shift will be beneficial, he said.