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Today's News

  • Slick road contributes to crash

    Sherri Fonseca, 40, of Magnolia, was cited for no proof of insurance and no operator’s license after she crashed her vehicle into an electric pole and cable box about 7 p.m. March 19.

    Fonseca was driving a 1999 Toyota south on Die-Shiboley Road when she lost control in a right-hand curve, according to Deputy Doug Sherrard. The Toyota crossed into the northbound lane, went into a ditch, struck a South Central Rural Telephone cable box and a Nolin RECC pole.

    Wet roads may have contributed to the crash. No injuries were reported.

  • Meredith brings home 3 state swimming championships

    Madeline Meredith, the 10-year-old daughter of Andy and Whitney Meredith, won three state championships and set her fourth state record March 13-15 at the 12-and-under Kentucky Short Course Yards Championship in Louisville.
    The three-day event was held at the Mary T. Meagher Natatorium.

  • Lady Hawks off to solid season

     The Lady Hawks used hot bats, strong defense and solid teamwork to open their season March 18 with a sound defeat (13-2) of visiting Adair County.

    LaRue put away the Lady Indians in five innings.

    Coach Rocky Cundiff said he couldn’t ask for the opener to go any better.

    “We had a team effort and it showed,” he said. “We’ve practiced as a team and the hard work showed up in that game.  Our defense was very solid.”

  • Final sentencing held

    Final sentencing was held March 19 for former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback.
    The pair pleaded guilty to numerous counts of abuse of public trust on Feb. 10, after maintaining their innocence for more than a year. They admitted to using the city’s fleet fuel card to gas up their personal vehicles. In addition, prosecutors said they accepted mileage reimbursement at a higher rate than allowed by ordinance, while having use of city vehicles.
    Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

  • PHOTO: Kelly Dean Sanders donation

    The Cecilian Bank made a $200 donation to the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund through a fundraiser held at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Tiffany Skaggs, loan officer at the The Cecilian Bank’s Sonora Banking Center, left, presented the donation to Machelle Durham, ALES Family Resource Center Coordinator.

  • Fundrai$ers - March 25, 2015

    Relay for Life
    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Adopt-A-Pig
    Living Strong’s Adopt-A-Pig Project is going on through April 25. Adopt a plastic pig and enter a variety of contests to support Relay. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Mr. Gatti’s beneft

  • PHOTO: PVA speaks to Retirees

    Hardin County PVA Danny Hutcherson spoke to the Kentucky Public Retirees - Lincoln Trail Chapter. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 13 at Golden Corral in Elizabethtown with Lisa Pullin of Intrepid Home Health, speaker.

  • PHOTO: No cabin fever in the playhouse

    Velma Wells and her daughter, June Whitlock, got creative during the recent snowstorms. They stitched together a 90x36-inches playhouse – much to the delight of Velma’s granddaughters. The fabric covered a table, making a perfect hideaway for Ava Legaspi, above, who was celebrating a birthday. The windows were made of sheer material; the door knobs were painted buttons. The flowers were made of “yo-yo”

  • County Cleanup Days are March 27-28

    LaRue County’s annual cleanup days are noon to 4 p.m. March 27, and 8 a.m. to noon March 28.
    Large items will be accepted at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County High School. Scrap metal, old appliances, furniture, electronics and cell phones will be accepted at no charge.
    Tires will be accepted for a fee.
    No regular household trash, chemicals, yard waste, construction materials or liquid paint will be accepted.

  • Several indicted by grand jury

    Several people were indicted March 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Matthew J. Skaggs (1979) of Buffalo, was charged with failure to comply with sex offender registry – first offense. He is accused of failing to complete the address verification form as required. The offense occurred between Dec. 15, 2014, and Jan. 26, 2015.
    Bond was set at $5,000 cash only on condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew and no violation of penal code, drug or traffic laws.
    Kentucky State Police investigated.