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  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning

    June 2011
    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records:
    • George Callison – E.Forest Ave., garage frame     
    • Nancy Banks, 1965 Oak Hill Road, Sonora, residence frame   
    • Rosanne McDaniel, 1967 Oak Hill Road, Sonora, residence frame   
    • Sue Sageser, 1418 Leafdale Road, garage post   
    • Victor Kahill Sr., 3302 Lincoln Farm Road, storage, pole   

  • FISCAL COURT: County to receive emergency generator through grant

    If some emergency causes a power outage at the courthouse in Hodgenville, a 130-kilowatt generator will allow emergency services and other offices in the building to continue to function.
    That’s what Tommy Turner, judge-executive, told members of LaRue County fiscal court July 12 at their meeting at the courthouse. He said the building could also be used as an emergency shelter.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings holds yard sale

  • COLUMN: Old phone is smart enough to make calls

    The first time I saw one of those strange little QR codes in an advertisement, I thought it was a mistake. It looked like a graphic artist had mangled a photo or barcode.
    Quick Response codes have been around since the mid-1990s but their popularity has increased since the introduction of “smartphones.”
    They’ve even been showing up in ads in The LaRue County Herald News.

  • COLUMN: QR codes and smartphones are the wave of the future

    Facebook, Twitter, television, email, mp3 player, video chat and weather updates are only a few things I can do on my phone. Why? Because it’s smart.
    I’m one of the one-out-of-three Americans who have turned to relying on smartphone devices for everyday uses. I use it to keep up with my friends on social sites, communicate via email to family members and work, and my favorite of all, schedule my television to DVR shows automatically (Like American Idol).
    I rely on my phone for most everything I do, but sometimes it’s smarter than me.

  • County's legal action delayed due to death of landowner

    Last month, LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized County Attorney Dale Morris to take legal action against an absentee landowner concerning property in Magnolia.
    The action will be delayed due to the death of the property owner, Karen L. Holm, on July 3.
    The house, located at 392 Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia, burned almost two years ago. According to Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator, Holm refused to clean the debris or fill in the exposed basement despite an agreement reached in LaRue District Court.

  • Couple charged with criminal trespass

    Two people were charged with first-degree criminal trespass after allegedly spending the night without permission in a Buffalo house.
    Mitchell Owen Lineske, 29, of Sonora, and Jessica Renae Shofner, 20, of Buffalo, face several other charges connected to the incident, according to court records.
    Lineske allegedly became involved in an altercation with a man who was court-appointed to oversee the property, according to an arrest citation. He allegedly assaulted the man, “running over” him with a vehicle.

  • Trial dates set in sex abuse cases

    A trial date has been set for two people who face numerous sex crimes against a young teen.
    James M. Curtsinger, 64, of Hodgenville, was charged in 2010 with first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and human trafficking, victim under 18. He is accused of having relations with a 15-year-old girl, according to Kentucky State Police.
    If convicted as charged, he could be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

  • One injured in Ky. 470 crash

    Spencer Pittman, 19, was injured when he lost control of the Ford Thunderbird he was driving on Ky. 470 Friday afternoon.
    According to Deputy Brian Smith, the car hydroplaned and landed in a ditch, striking a tree. Pittman refused treatment at the scene but was transported to the hospital by private vehicle, Smith said.

  • Man injured in intersection wreck

    A passenger was injured in a two-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of Ky. 210 and Ky. 470.
    According to Deputy Eric Williamson, a Ford pickup driven by Gary Sprowls, 62, was struck in the passenger side by a Dodge Dakota Sport driven by Monica Underwood, 35, of Buffalo. Underwood’s vehicle was traveling on Ky. 470, crossing Ky. 210 and pulled in front of the Dodge.

    Sprowls’ passenger, Kathleen Cooney, 55, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS after she complained of chest pain.