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Today's News

  • Couple charged with burglary, officers recover property

    A complaint about a stinky burn pile and gunfire led to a break in a burglary case.
    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst made contact with residents at 2070 Dan Dunn Road in the Roanoke area on Aug. 26 after neighbors complained about “outdoor fires burning at all hours” and the sound of gunshots at the property.
    Darst said he spoke to Michael Allen Baker and Paula Jean Baker, both 38, about the complaints and asked to search the home. Michael Allen Baker, as a convicted felon, is not permitted to own firearms, Darst said.

  • Coroner identifies body found in trailer

    A man was found dead Monday afternoon in a trailer on White City Road.
    Coroner Todd Skaggs said Eural Lewis Lunsford, 59, was last seen by neighbors last Wednesday.
    “They thought he had gone on a trip,” Skaggs said. The neighbor's found Lunsford's body when they checked on him.
    The body was taken to Louisville for autopsy and according to a preliminary report, Lunsford died of natural causes.

    "It appears he passed away Thursday," Skaggs said.

    Lunsford's family members have been notified.

  • Man charged with unlawful access of computer

    A Buffalo man was charged Aug. 24 with seven counts of unlawful access to a computer after he allegedly took lottery tickets from his employer for his own use.
    According to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson, Adam C. Packard, 31, was caught on surveillance video “taking scratch-off lottery tickets, scratching off the bottom part and scanning them to see if they were winners.” If they weren’t winners, he “threw them away without paying for them.”
    He had been working at IGA Express for about two weeks, Johnson said.

  • Police warn of counterfeit bills

    About 10 counterfeit bills have cropped up in Hodgenville businesses in the last two weeks.
    “The most I’ve seen are $20 bills,” said Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson. “One was a $10 bill.”
    The bills are being passed at convenience stores and fast food restaurants, Johnson said. Store owners are urged to look closely at bills and not accept any that appear suspicious.
    One fake $20 bill was traced to a man who had received it in change from a small store in Hudgins in Green County, Johnson said.

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR, Aug. 31, 2011

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Activities
    Sept. 2 – Progress reports out
    Sept. 5 – Labor Day
    Sept. 6 – Boy Scouts organizers speak to students
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Site-based council schedule

  • Lincoln Trail Youth Salute finalists named

    Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council Inc. in conjunction with the Lincoln Trail Youth Salute, announces the finalists of the year. They are: Jessica Gabhart and Morgan Thompson - Elizabethtown High School; Aaron Shepperd  - Hart County; Zach Leftwich - Green County; Rachel Puckett - John Hardin; Lucas Pepper - LaRue County; Whitney Crume, Barrett Greenwell, Cole McDowell - Bethlehem High School; and Jordan Ellis-Reeves - Central Hardin High School.
    Students were selected based on their leadership positions, biographical sketch and essay.  

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: New employees announced by schools

    A school system, like a family, requires each member to do his part for it to function smoothly.

  • Tree seedlings available from Division of Forestry

    With fall just around the corner, state foresters are encouraging Kentuckians to plan tree-planting activities now by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry.
    Nearly 50 species including white pine, baldcypress, black walnut, white oak, yellow-poplar, dogwood, redbud and more are available by calling 1-800-866-0555. Order forms also are available at forestry.ky.gov.

  • Habitat Day, plant sale set for Sept. 10

    Learn more about the benefits of native plants during Habitat Day Sept. 10 at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort The free event runs 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Habitat Day features guest speakers who will provide valuable tips about attracting native wildlife to your backyard. The event includes a special sale of native plants at the Salato Center picnic shelters.

  • New board members selected at Southern States meeting

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville and William Cochran of Rineyville were selected to the Southern States Board of Directors at the annual membership meeting of the Hardin Co-op held Aug. 23 in Hodgenville.
    Berry was elected chairman of the board of directors while James Gardner of Hodgenville was named vice chairman.
    The meeting included a report by Doug McMurry of Danville, Southern States’ district manager.
    Clint Merritt, manager of the Hodgenville branch, reported operating volume of $7.5 million.