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Today's News

  • Bald eagles spotted

     Kenny and Kathy Bishop spotted two bald eagles in a cornfield off McCubbins Road.

  • Candidate filings FINAL

    Candidates began filing Nov. 6, 2013, for the May 20 Primary. The last day for partisan candidates to file was 4 p.m. Jan. 28.

    COUNTY ATTORNEY
    Thomas “Tom” Claycomb (D)
    Kyle Williamson (D)

    COUNTY CLERK
    Linda Carter (D)

    COUNTY CORONER
    Todd R. Skaggs (D)

    JUDGE/EXECUTIVE
    Joe Pearman (D)
    Jerry W. Rock (D)
    Tommy Turner (D)

    JAILER
    Johnny Cottrill (D)

    PVA
    Scotty Lee (D)
    Chad Puyear (D)

  • Magnolia family loses home to fire

    A Magnolia family lost their home to fire Jan. 28.
    Kenny and Theresa Gardner’s two-story farmhouse was a landmark on Hawkins Road. The original part of the structure was built in 1836, according to Kenny Gardner.
    The fire broke out just before midnight. Firefighters from Magnolia, LaRue County and Buffalo battled the blaze about four hours in frigid temperature.
    At least four family members were home when the fire started, said Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Wolford, and all were able to safely leave the home.

  • Ivy Brown a finalist for Miss Basketball

    LaRue County senior guard Ivy Brown, a Western Kentucky signee, was named Wednesday as a finalist for the 2014 Kentucky Miss Basketball award.
    The other finalists for this year’s award are Anderson County’s MacKenzie Cann and Eriel McKee, Newport Central Catholic’s Nicole Kiernan, Perry County Central’s Kayla Rankin, Ballard’s Javonna Layfield and Sacred Heart’s Daijia Ruffin.
    The Mr. and Miss Basketball awards will be announced March 18 before the start of boys’ state tournament.

  • PHOTO: Corky Cox basketball card
  • Basketball court dedicated to Corky Cox

    Cortland ‘Corky’ Cox was honored Friday by faculty and fans at the dedication of the high school basketball gym in his name.
    Cox coached the Hawks for 13 years, leading them to three state tournament appearances. His teams sported a 247-133 record.
    Before coming to LaRue County, the West Point native and Valley High School graduate was a star basketball guard and standout shortstop at the University of Louisville.

  • PHOTOS: 100 Days of School
  • Final sentencing held in voyeurism case

    Final sentencing was held Jan. 9 for an Adair County man accused of videotaping a young girl at his LaRue County home in 2011.
    James Orley Absher, 50, will serve five years after pleading guilty to six counts of promoting a minor in a sexual performance; and six counts of voyeurism.
    According to court records, Absher moved to Elizabethtown from Hodgenville in December 2011.
    Kentucky State Police began an investigation after a juvenile found a camera hidden in a tissue box on the bathroom sink in Absher’s home.

  • Schools closed Thursday

    LaRue County Schools are closed Thursday due to icy conditions.

  • Man charged with theft after taking money meant for sick child

    A former LaRue County man was charged Monday in Bullitt County with taking money intended for a sick child.
    Kyle T. Nunn, 30, of Louisville, is accused of pocketing $9,000 from a restaurant and a foundation set up to assist with Addilyn Roberts’ medical bills. The formal charge is theft by deception.
    According to an arrest warrant, Nunn contacted the manager of Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, requesting $6,000 to organize a concert with country singer Jason Aldean. The proceeds would go toward the 3-year-old’s medical care.