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Today's News

  • Superintendent suspended without pay

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to suspend Superintendent Sam Sanders for 30 days without pay.

    Sanders, who has led the school district since 2002, was charged March 29 with driving while under the influence of alcohol and speeding. Police said he was driving a vehicle owned by the school district at the time of his arrest.

    Sanders pleaded not guilty to the charges last week in LaRue District Court. He lost his driving privileges after the judge learned he had refused a Breathalyzer test. His next court appearance is May 13.

  • County ranks 13th in health outcomes

    LaRue County has been ranked the 13th healthiest county in the state, according to research by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute.

    The report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides information on all 120 counties.

  • PHOTO: Prom Royalty

    Saturday was prom for LaRue County High School students. Cindy Smith of Cut Above styled Maddie Royalty’s hair for the occasion.

  • Man charged with assault

    A Mount Sherman man was charged April 10 with second-degree assault after allegedly striking a man in the face.

    Dalton Milby, 19, was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and released under $25,000 cash bond. He will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

    The victim allegedly suffered fractures to his nose and eye socket.

  • 75 acres scorched near Magnolia

    A brush fire got out of control Sunday afternoon in the “hills and hollers” between Magnolia and Mount Sherman.

    Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins said someone was burning brush in a hollow off LG&E Road about 3 p.m. The wind picked up and spread the flames into the heavily-wooded area.

    About 75 acres were affected, said Perkins.

    Buffalo, Magnolia, Linwood and Summersville firefighters, State Forestry Department workers, LaRue County EMS, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and American Red Cross responded to the scene.

  • Deer and briars aid deputies in capture of suspects

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office made two arrests Saturday after two men allegedly fled the scene of an injury accident.

    Ino Bello, 48, of Magnolia, was driving a full-size pickup on Ky. 1079 (Upton Road) toward Magnolia about 2:22 p.m. April 12, according to Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck crossed the center line and struck a passenger car driven by Nobaliene Littlefield, 57, of Orrender School Road, Magnolia.

  • News of Record - April 16, 2014

    Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Sarah Beth McGuffey, 31, and Paul Edward Stoeckel Jr., 30, both of Hodgenville

    Lauren Nichole Brown, 25, of Hodgenville, and Richard Alexander Warfield, 36, of Vine Grove

    Crystal Lynn Riggs, 44, and John Craig Rust, 45, both of New Haven

    Susan Leigh Lord, 34, and Glen Ray Foster, 53, both of Hodgenville

    Deborah Lynn Brewer, 40, and James Lorenzo Brewer, 44, both of Buffalo

     

  • PHOTOS: Grain bin rescue training

    Magnolia and Buffalo fire departments participated in grain bin rescue training Saturday at Fresh Start Farms outside Hodgenville.

    Magnolia Fire Chief Mike Wolford said planning for the training took about a year.

    Bryan Peace, an employee of Fresh Start, volunteered to be the “victim.”

    The firefighters used a large tube to protect the victim, who was sinking in grain, from suffocation and compression injuries.

  • Students honored in Ag Day Essay Contest

    LaRue County had three winners in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Ag Day Essay Contest. Chasity Bryant was the statewide ninth-grade winner, Sarah Stults was the 12th-grade winner and Cyrus Bivens was the kindergarten winner.  

    The essay’s theme was “Kentucky Farmers – Our American Heroes.”

  • ESSAY: Kentucky farmers, our American heroes

    Kentucky Farmers-Our American Heroes

    My father and my oldest brother have always been considered my heroes. They are my role models and two men I look up to and admire. I admire them for their hard work ethic, their faith, dedication, and patience. They are Kentucky farmers.