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Today's News

  • Juneteenth was a success

    What started as a whisper of hope ended in a shout of joy in 1865 when freedom came, and that same enthusiasm swept LaRue County on Sunday, June 16, when celebrants gathered to remember that blessed news once again. And what better place to recall the original announcement of freedom than the “Cradle of Emancipation” where the noble ideas of freedom were born along with the noble man who would suffer martyrdom to achieve them.  

  • Sonora man charged with kidnapping

     A Sonora man accused of kidnapping a woman and her 3-year-old child was arrested in Morgantown and now faces six felony charges.

    Allen W. Riggs, 24, is charged with two counts of kidnapping, theft by unlawful taking-automobile, second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree assault.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 4, the charges stem from separate incidents which occurred between June 25 and June 27.

  • Turner’s Daily Show stint can be viewed online

    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner appeared on The Daily Show on July 31. The segment is called “Can’t Touch This” and lasts less than six minutes.

    The Daily Show’s producers contacted Turner in May after learning LaRue Fiscal Court had held reading of an ordinance to nullify state laws. The ordinance, which was not given a second reading, was in response to the state senate’s vote to nullify federal laws.

    Turner said the county’s ordinance was designed to poke fun at the state’s nullification law.

  • Reunions -August 7, 2013

    LCHS Class of 1993
    LaRue County High School Class of 1993 will have a 20-year class reunion at Sportsman Lake in Hodgenville on Aug. 10. Family day is Aug. 11 at Hinton’s Orchard. More information can be found on Facebook lchsclassninetythree Hawks or by contacting Tammy Jeffries Chatman at 270-401-3679, Angela Lewis Miller at 270-268-3163 or Terri Emberton Buck or Judy Whitlow Shelton. If you have not been contacted by facebook, call/text or message for more information.
          

  • How to rescind permission to survey

    Land agents for the Williams company have been contacting LaRue County property owners, seeking permission to survey or run a section of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline across their land.

    Tom FitzGerald, Director, Kentucky Resources Council, Inc., provides the following information:

    The Council recommends that landowners do not sign any document granting permission to survey, or any easement, without first consulting a lawyer.

  • LaRue is full of good news and things to do

    What a week it has been, and what a weekend it will be.

    Amazed by Skyler Hornback’s amazing win on the show Jeopardy, I’m even more amazed in the power of media resources. A benefit of being the media is that we were provided the confidential knowledge from the network of Skyler’s win, a few hours before the show aired last Wednesday evening. Wanting to be the first one to announce the win, we sat anxiously waiting for the show to end, and posted the breaking news on our LaRue County Herald News Facebook page.

  • Court Brief -August 7, 2013

    Pleaded guilty
    Cory Ray Schmitz (1989) pleaded guilty July 19 in LaRue Circuit Court to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was ordered to serve 30 days on 15 consecutive weekends and fined $185.

    He received a diverted sentence on other charges.
     

  • Man critical after motorcycle crash

    A Magnolia man is in critical condition after losing control of the motorcycle he was driving.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, was operating an eastbound 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle about 5 p.m. in the 3600 block of South L&N Turnpike (Ky. 470). He lost control and the vehicle left the roadway, according to Kentucky State Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    “Preliminary investigations point to speed being a factor in the accident. The operator was not wearing a helmet,” according to Trooper Gregory.

  • Man sentenced to life for killing stepson

    A Louisville man was sentenced to life for killing his stepson.

    Josh Gouker admitted to beating 14-year-old Trey Zwicker to death with a pipe in May 2011.

    Gouker’s son, Josh Young, now 17, is charged with complicity in the crime, although Gouker has said he acted alone.

    Zwicker’s body was found in a ditch near Liberty High School, not far from his home.

    Young’s trial began last Monday. Gouker originally claimed Young struck Zwicker with a baseball bat. His story has changed several times since then.

  • Sonora man charged with trafficking in marijuana

    A Sonora man was charged Aug. 1 with cultivation of marijuana, five or more plants; drug paraphernalia, buy or possession; possession of marijuana; and trafficking in marijuana, 8 ounces to 5 pounds.

    Lenin Wieman Jr., 50, of Murrieltown Road, was allegedly growing 10 marijuana plants beside a cornfield, according to an arrest report by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

    His bond was set at $25,000 cash. He will be arraigned Aug. 7 in LaRue District Court.