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Today's News

  • Courtroom security increased after contraband found

     Security has been tightened in LaRue County courtrooms after an inmate was discovered with contraband – immediately after a court appearance – earlier this month.

    Jason Kitzero, 36, of Buffalo, was lodged at the LaRue County Detention Center following his arrest for manufacturing methamphetamine. Kitzero was present at an April 1 house fire believed to have been started by an exploding meth lab.

    Kitzero now faces a charge of promoting contraband after jail deputies found a large package of tobacco on his person during a search. 

  • Just Ask: What's with the garbage?

      There is a bag of garbage on the side of Bardstown Road that has been there many months.

    Who should I report it to?

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  • UPDATE: Special meeting moved to Thursday

     Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse has called a special meeting of city council at 6 p.m. April 30 for the purpose of appointing three members to the Board of Ethics.

    A city ordinance established a board of ethics in 1994 – however, the appointments were either never made – or the board became defunct over the years.

    The county has a three-member board of ethics.

    The meeting will be held at City Hall, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd.

  • Nine indicted by grand jury

     Nine people were indicted April 4 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Cherry Sheppard (1985) of Hodgenville, was charged with trafficking in controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and complicity; trafficking in a controlled substance first degree, four or more grams of crack cocaine and complicity; and resisting arrest.

    The alleged offenses occurred Feb. 21. She is accused of acting alone or in concert with Horace Barbour.

    Bond was set in district court. She is ordered to have no communication with Barbour.

  • Men plead guilty after hit-and-run

     Two Magnolia men, facing several charges involving a hit-and-run collision, entered guilty pleas April 23 in LaRue District Court.

    Ino Bello, 48, pleaded guilty to one count each of fleeing and evading police (on foot); no operator license; and leaving the scene of an accident. Bello was driving a full-size pickup on Ky. 1079 (Upton Road) toward Magnolia on April 12, when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a passenger car driven by Nobaliene Littlefield, 57, of Magnolia.

  • Fundrai$ers - April 30, 2014

     Breakfast fundraiser for lodge

    B.R. Young Masonic Lodge #132 will hold a breakfast fundraiser 8-10 a.m. May 3 at the lodge on Lincoln Square. Cost is $5, all-you-can-eat. Proceeds benefit the building fund. For more information, call 270-234-4223.

     

    Lincoln Museum picnic and craft market

  • City Council to hold special session

     Hodgenville City Council will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at City Hall, in a special session in an effort to oust Mayor Terry Cruse.

  • School Calendar: April 30, 2014

     ALL SCHOOLS

    Calendar revision

    The school board has revised two calendar days. May 16 will be an early release day for all students. May 23 will be a full instructional day

     

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is June 6.

     

    ALES

    ALES site-based council 

  • Scholarships - April 30, 2014

     WIRE

    Women in Rural Electrification is taking applications for $1,000 scholarships to a student whose family is served by a Kentucky electric cooperative and has at least 60 hours of credits at a Kentucky college. Deadline for application is May 9. Visit www.kaec.org and click on the link at the bottom of the New Info box. 

     

    Class of 1968 Memorial

  • Sports Shorts - April 30, 2014

     Sports and band pre-participation physicals

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, 1111 Ring Road, Elizabethtown, will hold sports and band pre-participation physicals for LaRue County student athletes 8:45-10 a.m. May 31. Cost is $10, cash or check. Athletes must bring KHSAA participation/examination form. For more information, call 270-763-7724 or sportsmedicine@hmh.net.

     

    Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Scramble