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Today's News

  • Buffalo woman pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

    A Buffalo woman, charged last year with second-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child, has pleaded guilty to amended charges in LaRue Circuit Court.
    A LaRue County deputy and Social Services investigated an accusation last April that  Annabelle Carlen Hatcher, 27, of Greensburg Road, had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy.
    Hatcher was charged with three counts of second-degree rape (no force); one count of first-degree sexual abuse; four counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under 16; and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Fiscal Court: Roads, roads, roads

     LaRue County Fiscal Court approved recommendations for resurfacing three county roads at its meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 28.

  • Firefighters busy battling blazes

     LaRue County area firefighters have been busy over the past week battling an outbreak of fires.

  • February Indictments

    Several people were indicted Feb. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury for offenses ranging from rape to welfare fraud.
    They include:
    Ethan Robert Ferguson (1973) of Henderson, was indicted on one count of flagrant non-support and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    He is charged with failing to provide support that resulted in an arrearage of $11,828.80 between December 2010 and February 2012. He is accused also of having been previously convicted of complicity to theft by unlawful taking and flagrant non-support in Hardin County.

  • Couple indicted after officers find indoor marijuana grow

    A Hodgenville couple was indicted Feb. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on charges they were conducting an indoor marijuana grow.
    Robert A. Kincaid Jr., 41, and Betty J. Johnson, 37, of Oak Hill Road, were each charged with cultivating marijuana, five or more plants, and complicity; trafficking in marijuana (eight ounces to five pounds) and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.

  • LaRue Middle School MathCounts students advance to state competition

    The LaRue County Middle School’s MathCounts team of Skyler Hornback, J.C. Dunn, Matthew Crain and Brandon Crist placed first at a weekend competition and will compete at the state contest in March.
    Hornback placed first individually and received a full four-year tuition scholarship to Western Kentucky University and a $500 general scholarship from My Old Kentucky Home Chapter of Engineers.

  • Teens recovering from wreck

     Two teenagers are recovering from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Feb. 20.

  • LaRue Countians take on the Polar Bear Grand Prix

    LaRue County High School sophomore Adam Sandidge won his age group’s race and finished fifth overall in the Polar Bear Grand Prix three-race event at Louisville’s Cherokee Park.
    Jim B. Phelps, a LaRue County Middle School teacher, captured first place in his 30-34 age group, and placed seventh overall.
    The two were among seven LaRue County runners who competed in the 4K (2.5 miles) Reindeer Romp Dec. 10, Frostbite 5K (3.1 miles) Jan. 7 and the Snowman Shuffle 4-miler Feb. 4.

  • PHOTO: Addition to Quilt Trail

     The newest addition to the LaRue County Quilt Trail is located at the home of Reed and Angie Smith, 537 Upton Talley Road in Upton. The quilt block design is a Sawtooth Star. 

  • PHOTO: Greening up