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Today's News

  • Davis pleads not guilty to manslaughter

    A Bonnieville man, who faces numerous felony accounts after a traffic stop turned up a dead body in the passenger seat of the car he was driving, pleaded not guilty to charges Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

    Jason R. Davis, 37, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, abuse of a corpse, tampering with physical evidence, failure of person to report death, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Drop-out candidate receives 350 votes

    Stanley Roy Ray, who dropped out of the magistrate, third district race, received 350 votes in the Nov. 4 election, according to unofficial vote totals by the State Board of Elections.

    Ray, a Republican, had challenged Democratic incumbent Ronald Dale Nunn for the seat before removing himself from the running several weeks ago. Nunn received 562 votes.

    Write-in candidates Johnny Riggs, and Keith Blair, received 127 votes, and 85 votes, respectively.

  • Sanders’ trial date set for April 20

    The jury trial for LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders has been set for 10 a.m. April 20, 2015.

    Sanders, who was charged with DUI and speeding on March 29, 2014, has pleaded not guilty in LaRue District Court. Special Judge Lisa P. Jones will preside over the trial.

    Sanders is being represented by Doug Hubbard. The special prosecutor is Jeffrey S. Sharp.

  • Guthrie, McConnell win county, state

    The Republican Party continues to dominate Kentucky’s representation in Congress, retaining seven of the state’s eight seats in the 2014 general election.

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R) held on to his seat with a win over Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in the 2014 general election. The next election for Kentucky’s other U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R), who assumed office in 2011, is in 2016.

    In LaRue County, McConnell took 62.56 percent of the votes cast.

  • PHOTO: Double reds
  • Community News

    Georgetown

    By John R. Smith

    R.B. Smith was transferred to Sunrise Manor Nursing Home Monday afternoon. He’s slowly improving, but has a long way to go.

    Ella Lacey Doepp was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital last week. Alice Lee Thomas has returned to her residence after spending time in HMH and Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. She’s doing well.

    Rennie Powell remains a patient at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.

    Rev. Jeff Yocum was the guest speaker at First Baptist Sunday morning in the absence of Rev. Wilkinson.

  • PHOTO: Smile, Chief
  • Letter to the editor

    November is National Hospice Month

    With 15 years of experience caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses, I have gained valuable insights into end-of-life issues and the benefits of choosing hospice care sooner.

  • Voters respond to Obama’s shunning

    I was raised on a dirt road. Lots of folks were. That’s rural, all right.

    I’ve never been ashamed of the fact – but the name-calling I’ve heard since last week’s election is proof enough that some people think I should be.

    Several commentators have lashed out at the counties that supported U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, labeling them as “racist,” “poor,” “ignorant” and “self-defeating.”

  • Court Briefs

    Counts dismissed

    Charges against Christina Jewell (1986) were dismissed Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. She had been charged earlier this year with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity, and of being a persistent felony offender.

     

    Failed to appear

    Machele D. Moore (1975) failed to appear Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. Bond was set at $10,500 cash only. She is charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits.

     

    Guilty plea