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Today's News

  • Mother of the Year

    Bettye Jean Thomas was announced as the 2015 LaRue County Fair Mother of the Year.

    Thomas lives between Hodgenville and Sonora, and is an active member of the County Homemakers organization, Hodgenville First Baptist Church and the Kentucky Association of Retired Teachers. She also has served on the Hodgenville Cemetery Board.

    She had a great impact on many youth in her role as a teacher with the LaRue County Schools for more than 30 years. Three of her children followed in her footsteps and also became teachers.

  • Logsdon turns himself in

    After being missing for just over two weeks, a man wanted in connection with a road-rage event in Grayson County turned himself in.

    Terry R. Logsdon, 31, of Mount Sherman, was arrested Wednesday, June 10 on felony counts stemming from the May 24 incident.

    Logsdon was wanted for two counts of first-degree assault, third degree terroristic threatening, two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

  • 3 arrested in 2 incidents

    Officers from the LaRue County Sheriff’s office were dispatched to a residence on LG&E Road in Magnolia June 13 on an alleged assault charge.

    The caller stated that she had been stabbed by her husband/ex-husband.

    She was treated at the scene by EMS for stab wounds on her forearm, but refused transport.

  • Motion for guilty plea filed in Jason Davis case

    A Bonnieville man has plead guilty to charges stemming from an incident involving the death of a Buffalo woman.

    Attorneys for Jason R. Davis, 38 of Bonnieville, filed a motion for a guilty plea in LaRue County Circuit Court on June 1 to amended charges stemming from incidents Nov. 1, 2014, that involved the death of Shalayna Skaggs, of Buffalo.

  • Adult Education holds graduation

    The LaRue County Adult Education program presented the 2014-15 LaRue County GED Recipients their certificates and numerous awards at a ceremony held Monday evening at the LaRue County High School.

    The graduating class included Stephanie Clark, Constance Lee, Andrew Hoback, Brittany Smith, Dylan Bailey, Hunter Boddy, Lilliana Honaker, Tyler Draine, Daymen Hodge, Derek Bell, Antonio Weathers, and Lanny Batchelder.

  • City to provide Ag Fair water

    The Hodgenville City Council approved Monday night a request to provide water and sewer service for the second half of the split fair.

    “I would like to extend the water and sewer service for the second part of the fair in the same fashion that we did for the fair this week,” Mayor Kenny Devore said. Devore said he came to the decision after talking with community members, but that extending water and sewer services to the fair would be “for this year, and only for this year.”

  • United Way invests $280,500 in LaRue County

    Eight programs serving LaRue County have received grants totaling $280,500 from United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK) that serves Hardin, Breckenridge, Grayson, LaRue and Meade counties.

    Rita Williams, of LaRue County, a member of the all-volunteer Community Investment Team that, along with the UWCK Board of Directors, gave approval for the final grant awards.

    The 8 programs serving LaRue County and their total UWCK grant awards are:

    American Red Cross, $30,000

    Community Health Clinic, $75,000;

  • First train arrived in LaRue in 1888

    As published in the Larue County Herald, Thursday, March 15, 1888

    The First Regular Passenger Train Arrives in the Midst of Humanity and Beasts

    We Witness the Result of Labor.

  • Keeper of the Stars

    Walking into Joel Ray Sprowls’ restaurant is like taking a dinner theater excursion into country music history.

    Lining the wall above the food serving line are histories, photos, and mementos of many of the great stars of the musical past.

    A life-size statue of “Kawliga,” the wooden Indian who was the subject of the Hank Williams song, stands like a maître-de near the front of the serving line.

  • White moved to state facility

    Abdullah White, sentenced last week for the 2011 murder of Kristie L. Allen, has been moved from the LaRue County Detention Center to the Roederer Assessment Complex in La Grange, Oldham County, Ky.

    The facility processes all male felons moving into the Kentucky Department of Corrections system and is responsible for calculating all sentences.