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  • News of record - April 11, 2018

    Court briefs

    Dasha Danielle Bowen was arraigned for harboring a vicious animal and local city ordinance violation.

    Justin Michael Brown was arraigned for no or expired registration plates, no or expired registration receipt, and failure to maintain required insurance or security.

    James H Dewitt was arraigned for theft of services.

    Jamie M Downs was arraigned for failure to give right of way to emergency vehicle.

    Melissa Kay Hodges was arraigned for no or expired registration plates and no or expired Kentucky registration receipt.

  • State Fair Board names new president, CEO

    The Kentucky State Fair Board named the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s top executive as its new President and CEO on April 5, 2018.

    David S. Beck, 63, has served as CEO of Farm Bureau since 1995, and brings over 40 years of experience in agriculture and governmental affairs to Kentucky Venues. The State Fair Board is the governing body for Kentucky Venues which manages the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center.

  • News of record - April 4, 2018

    Building PermitsThe following are building permits applied for at the Planning and Zoning office in February 2018.

    Applicant Address Type Structure

    Paul Wirth 341 Shawnee Dr. variance permit

    Charles Wilson 1749 Old E-town Rd. conditional use permit

    Darold Akridge 166 Country Lane, Magnolia storage pre-fab

    Denise Hammett 46 Reed Rd. Buffalo conditional use permit

    Eli Meredith 1023 Salem Church Rd. residence frame

    Michael Zahrndt 1387 McDowell Rd. residence modular

  • Accident on Hwy 470 in buffalo
  • Skyler Hornback named National Merit finalist

    Skyler Hornback, a LaRue County High School senior from Sonora, was recently named a National Merit finalist.

    Hornback and eighteen other seniors from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized as finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition, marking the most students recognized in one school year in the school’s history.

  • 30 acres burned in field fire

    Buffalo Fire Department and Magnolia Fire Department fought a large field fire on Old Elizabethtown Road in LaRue County on Thursday, March 15. Authorities said approximately 30 acres of an open field was burned on what is known as the Jackson Family Farm place. Officials said the fire did not burn any structures and only a small amount of fire spread to the wood lines. The cause of the fire is unknown

  • Grandparent essay winner

    Elizabethtown-Hardin-Larue Retired Teachers recognized the winners of the AARP/KRTA Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest at the regular meeting on March 15. The winning students from Hardin County and LaRue County were presented with certificates and $25 gift cards to Barnes & Nobel. Their teachers received $25 KSS gift cards to purchase supplies for the classroom.

  • Car stripped of its parts
  • Accident on Hwy 210

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident on March 20 at the intersection of Hwy 210 and North L&N Turnpike. According to authorities, a black Nissan driven by John Hoffman of Illinois was traveling northbound when he crossed the intersection and pulled into the path of a westbound gray Ford driven by Terry and Melinda Cox of Campbellsville, causing their vehicle to leave the roadway and run into the adjacent field. No major injuries were sustained in the accident

  • Things to Know: Driving to distraction

    dis•tract•ed driv•ing (n.): Any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.