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Today's News

  • PHOTO: American bald eagle over Howardstown

     Frank Thompson of New Haven spotted this American bald eagle in the Howardstown area.

  • PHOTO: Five generations of Eastridges

     Five generations of Eastridges gathered during the holidays. They are front from left, Morna Eastridge, Keaten Taylor, Hillary Taylor; back, Mike Eastridge and Bud Eastridge.

  • PHOTO: Five generations: Dougherty, Taylor, South, Eastridge

     Five generations gathered during the holidays. They are front from left, Hillary Taylor and Lorie Eastridge; back, Wayne Dougherty, Keaten Taylor and Judy South.

  • PHOTO: House on Reed Road burns

     Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters responded to a house fire just after 6 p.m. Jan. 3. A caller said they could see smoke coming from a residence on Reed Road, Buffalo. They were at the scene about two hours.

    LaRue County Road Department was called to the scene as the water used fighting the fire had accumulated and frozen on the roadway. 

  • Sheriff's audit released by state

     State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the LaRue County Sheriff's Office for the period of April 16, 2010, through April 15, 2011.

    The auditor issues two reports each year for the sheriff: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff's tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

    The audit found that the sheriff's financial statement fairly presents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period.

  • Main Street building to be sold at courthouse door

     A pair of buildings that once held a restaurant in downtown Hodgenville will be sold at the LaRue County Courthouse door on Feb. 2.

    The historic buildings, formerly Mama Sond’s and later Abe’s Country Cooking, will be sold at a master commissioner’s sale beginning at 10 a.m.

    The property was owned by Hodgenville Main Street Renaissance Inc. until about a year ago when the organization was dissolved by the City of Hodgenville.

  • ABDULLAH WHITE IN CUSTODY

     A Radcliff resident wanted in connection with a LaRue County homicide last weekend was found Wednesday night at a Louisville motel on Preston Highway, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Abdullah R. White, 35, reportedly was seen fleeing the murder scene in the victim's vehicle that was later found in Taylor County.

    Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force developed information leading to the arrest of White.

  • Routine pap testing can detect early cancer

     Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 11 women die from it every day.

    Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to develop and multiply on the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that connects to the vagina in females. Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms, and is not hereditary like some other cancers. It typically develops very slowly, and patients usually do not have any problems until the cancer is advanced and has spread.

  • 2011 Year-End Review

     Jan. 5- Pickup driver charged with assault after striking city officer; Inmates, former county employee indicted for possession of meth precursors; Edmonton man to serve four years after five-county police chase; Deaths: William Lee Cofer, Jerry Morris Cundiff, James A. Jackson, Arthur Clay Taylor; Births: Caleb Joseph Hoffie

  • State offers tips to kick the smoking habit

    If quitting smoking tops your list of 2012 resolutions, the Kentucky Department for Public Health  recommends the use of one or a combination of available tobacco cessation resources. These range from group cessation to telephone coaching to online cessation and are available at no cost to all Kentuckians.