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Today's News

  • Four inmates test positive for marijuana

    The work release program was suspended temporarily at the LaRue County Detention Center last week when four state inmates tested positive for marijuana use.
    Jailer Johnny Cottrill said drug screens were given after an inmate had a seizure that was suspected to be related to drug use. It turned out that the inmate was dehydrated, but four others had apparently smoked pot at their work site. He declined to say where they were working.
    One hundred twenty-eight state inmates were tested for drugs.

  • Shari Mabe finds life's harmony through music

    Ever since Shari Mabe watched and heard LaRue County’s Grimes family “jamming” to Bluegrass and gospel music at their house in 1998, she has had a desire to learn to play the acoustic guitar.
    Judging from the noted musicians she has been keeping company with lately, the Dangerfield Road resident has learned to pick that six-stringed instrument very well, thank you.

  • Warren to serve 7.5 years for incest

    A LaRue County man has pleaded guilty to two counts of incest. Numerous other counts were dropped as part of a plea agreement made in Nelson Circuit Court earlier this month.
    If the judge signs the plea deal, Charlie Monroe Warren, 55, will serve 7 1/2 years in prison and be required to register as a sex offender. He must also complete a sex offender treatment program. The commonwealth’s attorney opposes probation.

  • Bondurants reflect on careers as they leave LaRue County

    When former district judge James Bondurant was a young man, he had two main goals: to marry the prettiest girl on earth and to become a country lawyer.
    That mission has been accomplished on both counts, according to the 81-year-old judge who has spent most of his life as a LaRue County resident. He found the prettiest girl in the former Kaye Keyes of Lexington, whom he married in 1952.  And, before becoming a judge, he practiced law in Hardin and LaRue counties, fulfilling his second goal.

  • More women join suit against former jailers

    Seven former inmates have joined a civil suit against two former LaRue County deputy jailers. There are now 12 women who say they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of former chief deputy Travis Jay Strader, 40, of Sonora, and former deputy jailer Harold Marcum, 66, of Magnolia.
    Attorney Ronald Hines said an amended complaint on behalf of former inmates Kim Warren, Tammy Skaggs, Jessica White, Carrie Brown, Jodi Brown, Patricia Coulter and Jamie Thetford has been filed in LaRue Circuit Court. A 13th woman has indicated she wants to join the suit, he said.

  • Child improving, returns home after crash

    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury has returned home from a Louisville hospital less than a week after being injured in a small plane crash, his uncle Jimmy Shaw said Monday.
    “He’s doing good,” Shaw said.
    The child is staying with relatives while his parents, Joshua and Jamie Marksbury, remain hospitalized. Joshua was piloting the single-engine plane when it crashed Aug. 15 in front of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Teen injured in Roanoke crash

    A Magnolia teen was injured Thursday in a single-vehicle crash.
    Tiffany Underwood, 17, was driving a Mercury Cougar south on Dan Dunn Road about 1:40 p.m. when she lost control of the car, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The tires dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected. The car drove up an embankment and hit a utility pole. It came to rest in a soybean field about 25-feet off the roadway.

  • PHOTO: Colorful Beginnings
  • LCMS Site Based Council Meeting Dates

    Site-based Decision Making Council will meet 4:30 p.m. in the middle school library on the following dates:
    Sept. 20
    Oct. 18
    Nov. 15
    Dec. 13
    Jan. 17
    Feb. 21
    March 20
    April 7
    May 15
    June 19

  • LaRue County School Board Meeting Dates

    Sept. 19 – LCHS Media Center
    Oct. 17 – LCHS Media Center
    Nov. 21 – LCMS
    Dec. 19 – ALES
    Jan. 17 – HES (Since regular meeting date falls on a holiday, this meeting will be held on Tuesday)
    Feb. 20 – LCHS Media Center
    March 19 – LCHS Media Center
    April 16 – LCHS Media Center
    May 21 – LCHS Media Center (Retirement reception 6:30-7 p.m. held prior to board meeting)
    June 18 – LCHS Media Center