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Today's News

  • DUI CASE: Judge overrules some motions, to consider others

    Several motions in Sam Sanders’ DUI case were overruled Thursday in LaRue District Court by Special Judge Lisa P. Jones.

    Doug Hubbard, Sanders’ attorney, had asked for the case against the school superintendent to be dismissed due to the release by police of a dash cam video. The tape was shown by several TV stations.

    Judge Jones took the request under submission and will make a written ruling.

  • PHOTO: CRASH AT CROSSROADS

    Two vehicles collided Monday at the intersection of Ky. 210 and Ky. 470. Just before 4 p.m., a 2011 Freightliner M2 Conventional, driven by Timothy A. Dennie, 39, of Waddy, was traveling east on Ky. 470. The Freightliner, owned by Penske Truck Leasing of Louisville, pulled into the path of a 2009 Toyota Venza driven by Rebecca M. Ohanian-Samerian of Ekron. The Venza, traveling north on Ky. 210, was struck in the left side. Both drivers refused medical transport. LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield, pictured, investigated.

  • PHOTO: Pirates win the gold
  • Little Merchants: Newspaper carriers featured in new book

    About 50 years ago, Grant Wise was hired at his first job.

    He was only 11, but he handled duties that would make some grownups cry in protest.

    Up at 3 a.m., seven days a week, he pedaled his bicycle, while hefting a heavy canvas bag, for miles through the dark streets of Hodgenville – no matter the weather. He retraced his route in the afternoon.

    He was a newspaper boy.

    Wise’s story, along with several others, is included in Little Merchants: The Golden Era of Youth Delivering Newspapers, a book by Sandra L. Walker.

  • Superintendent evaluation is 'lowest in 12 years'

    The LaRue County School Board on Monday shared the results of Superintendent Sam Sanders’ annual evaluation.

    The board, at its regular meeting, released the evaluation in a PowerPoint presentation before adjourning to a closed session to discuss the details with Sanders.

    “It gives board members an opportunity to make comments and look at the job as a whole. It tells the superintendent what part we think he’s excelling in and parts we think he needs work,” said Board Chair Michael Hornback.

  • UNSEALED: prosecutors ask for change of venue in criminal case as city hall love letters come to light

    Prosecutors in the criminal case against former mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback have requested a change of venue.

    The petition, filed Monday in LaRue Circuit Court, says extensive media coverage over the last seven months – including stories in The LaRue County Herald News and The News-Enterprise, radio and television stations – has prohibited the state from empanelling a fair and impartial jury. Cruse also took out political advertisements in The Herald News outlining his defense during his run for sheriff.

  • Signs installed for memorial dedication of area roads

    Signs installed for memorial dedication of area roads

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Traffic Crews have installed memorial designation signs on sections of area roads according to a resolution recently passed by Kentucky’s General Assembly.

    Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County between the intersections of US 31E and KY 55 is designated “Officer Jason Ellis Memorial Highway.” This legislative designation is sponsored by State Representative, David Floyd.

  • Zoning approved by fiscal court

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 22, concurred with no contrary motion to Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning’s approval of two pieces of property.

    The first, 3.2 acres at 2024 Dangerfield Road belonging to Andrea Ross, was rezoned to R1B from A1. Three acres owned by Linda Wilkins at 1538 Viers Road, was rezoned from A1 to R1A.

    The court approved a $600 donation to the Crosstown Homemakers for the Lincoln Days reception.

    Emergency Medical Services reported 200 ambulance runs for June.

  • Watershed council seeks candidates

    The Bacon Creek Watershed Council, an award winning community group working on behalf of Bacon Creek for over a decade, and Kentucky Waterways Alliance recently received funding to sponsor agricultural Best Management Practices and septic system replacements for area residents.

    The Watershed Council is currently seeking applicants to participate in the watershed area northeast of Bonnieville that includes the communities of Hammonville, Magnolia and Upton.

  • Odle named executive VP at Fort Knox

    L. Dean Odle was named executive vice president of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union on July 1. Prior to accepting this position, Odle was senior vice president for retail Operations for Fort Knox Federal.

    He joined Fort Knox Federal in April 2013 and was responsible for all branch office personnel, the Member Resource Branch and the retail operations support team.