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Today's News

  • PHOTO: EJWC welcomes new member
  • PHOTO: Friends and flowers

    The Friends of the Library gave each staff member a hanging flower basket for appreciation during National Library Week. From left, Caitlin Underwood, Sarah Graff, Lisa Williams, Dana Jolly and Judy Greenwell. Not pictured, Virginia Napier, Kim Strange, Sheree Priddy and Crystal Packard.

  • Buffalo man charged with trespassing

    A Buffalo man, already facing several counts of burglary, was charged April 13 with trespassing by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Walter Allen Gaulke, 46, of Wells Road, was walking through yards, carrying a butter knife, according to a citation.

    Gaulke had posted bond after being indicted in five separate cases involving burglary of Buffalo residences.

    He was charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly entering a house on Dec. 23, 2013, and taking six silver dollar coins and cash.

  • Absentee voting begins Monday

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 20 Primary Election is Monday, April 21.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 21.

  • PHOTO: Dollar General moving

    Dollar General Store in Lincoln Plaza closed early April 14 so employees could move inventory to the new location on Lincoln Boulevard. Above, employees Brenda Slaughter and Tiffany Franklin waited on some of the day’s last customers. The newly-constructed store opened Tuesday morning. The old store had been in Lincoln Plaza since the 1970s.

  • Mayor: Meeting was a 'travesty'

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse called Monday’s city council meeting a “travesty” after the council took initial steps to remove him from office.

    “I’ve never in my life seen anything so unprofessional,” said Cruse, who has been mayor since 2007. “If I tried to do that to them, they’d hang me from a tree.”

    Cruse’s comments came after the council’s attorney, Michelle Sparks, presented the packed room with evidence found during an investigation by Kentucky State Police.

  • Superintendent loses license, pleads not guilty

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

    Sanders and his attorney, Doug Hubbard of Bardstown, stood before Special Judge Lisa P. Jones and a mostly empty courtroom.

    Jones, who usually presides over the 6th Judicial District (Owensboro area), was appointed to oversee the case after LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed recused himself.

    Sanders surrendered his driver’s license for 90 days at Judge Jones’ request.

  • Superintendent suspended without pay

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to suspend Superintendent Sam Sanders for 30 days without pay.

    Sanders, who has led the school district since 2002, was charged March 29 with driving while under the influence of alcohol and speeding. Police said he was driving a vehicle owned by the school district at the time of his arrest.

    Sanders pleaded not guilty to the charges last week in LaRue District Court. He lost his driving privileges after the judge learned he had refused a Breathalyzer test. His next court appearance is May 13.

  • County ranks 13th in health outcomes

    LaRue County has been ranked the 13th healthiest county in the state, according to research by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute.

    The report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides information on all 120 counties.

  • PHOTO: Prom Royalty

    Saturday was prom for LaRue County High School students. Cindy Smith of Cut Above styled Maddie Royalty’s hair for the occasion.