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Today's News

  • Be safe when canning food

    How long will canned food keep? If properly sealed and stored in a cool, dry place, home canned food should keep for up to two years. However, for best quality, use within a year.

    Canned food stored in a warm place may lose some of its quality in a few weeks or months, depending on the temperature. Dampness may corrode metal lids, causing leakage and spoilage of the food.

  • Technology at your library

    Through the years, the LaRue County Public Library has worked hard to provide materials, programs and an environment to be a community place. You can borrow items, participate in youth and adult programs, use computers or wireless access, research genealogy information, fax, scan, make copies or simply relax by enjoying conversation or reading the newspaper or a magazine.

  • Attorneys continue battle over dash cam in DUI case

    Several motions in LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders’ DUI case were overruled Thursday by Special Judge Lisa P. Jones.

    Sanders was charged with driving under the influence and speeding on March 29 while operating a school-owned vehicle. A Hodgenville officer pulled him over within 200-yards of his home.

  • UPDATE TO STORY: 911 service restored after lightning strike

    UPDATE: 911 was restored Tuesday evening, according to dispatch.

    911 service in LaRue County has been partially restored.

    According to dispatch, “most” landline 911 calls are being routed correctly. Cell phone 911 calls are “hit-and-miss.”

    The system went down about 11 p.m. Saturday when it appeared a direct lightning strike hit the phone lines. The surge knocked out the trunk cabinet that controls the phone system.

  • Drug Task Force rounds up 23

    A dozen members of an alleged criminal syndicate were arrested Thursday by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, who joined the Task Force a year ago, said the seven-month investigation of a crack cocaine ring was a team effort that included Kentucky State Police.

    “The Task Force has so many resources,” said Williamson. “That’s the kind of investigation you can do with a group effort.”

  • Rock-throwing lands man in jail

    A Magnolia man, who police say has been throwing rocks at moving vehicles in two counties, was indicted last week by a LaRue County grand jury on several charges. He has allegedly caused thousands of dollars worth of damages to vehicles and seriously injured one driver.

    Gregory B. Stillwell, 37, was charged in separate cases with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief. In one case, he faces an additional assault charge for allegedly striking a woman with a rock. He faces another count of criminal mischief in Green County.

  • Students enjoy DC trip

    LaRue County High School students Rebecca Riggs and Delaina White were among five local upcoming seniors sponsored by Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation to represent the co-op on the 43rd annual Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour June 13-20 in Washington, DC. Selection for the trip was based on a quiz, essay, and personal interview.

  • Buffalo man pleads guilty to burglary

    A Buffalo man charged with burglarizing five residences in late December has pleaded guilty to the charges in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Walter A. Gaulke (1967) pleaded guilty July 18 to six charges of third-degree burglary, amended from second degree (recommended sentence of five years on each count). In one case, he entered an Alford plea in which he maintained his innocence but admitted the evidence would likely return a guilty verdict in court.

  • Zinnia Fest is successful

    Steve LaRue

     

    Zinnia Fest two is now one for the history books.

    A fun day was had by all Saturday at Groundhog Hill. Anniversaries were celebrated (Marge and Bill Handley). Local celebrities stopped by (Mother of the Year Wilma McDowell), and lots of zinnias were gifted.

  • ‘Ittle Eden Pre-School promotes two to kindergarten