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  • Santa’s Helpers seeks donations and volunteers

    A popular LaRue County program that helps needy families each Christmas is asking for volunteers and donations.

    Santa’s Helpers provides toys, clothing and food to LaRue County families who are in need each Christmas. Program coordinator Ann “Snookie” Morrison said she is now collecting donations of toys, clothes and batteries at her home at 760 Salem Lake Road in Hodgenville.

  • Lincoln Jamboree plans 61st

    The famous Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville will have a special 61st anniversary show on Saturday, September 12.

    Owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls said that he has an “unforgettable and incredible” lineup for the special anniversary show. He said the headliner for the show will be renowned entertainer Donnie Lee Strickland.

    “Donnie is an entertainer in Branson, Missouri and we are excited to have him here,” Sprowls said. “He has performed throughout the country and does a lot of TV shows too. It’s going to be great.”

  • Jail Log - September 2, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, August 24 to Monday, August 31.

    Amanda M Atwood, 35, of Greensburg was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place. She was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Jessica R. Benningfield, 34, of Hodgenville was charged with contempt of court libel/slander. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • News of Record - September 2, 2015

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Timothy T. Houts to David A. Burba and Lorrie T. Burba, property in Upton, $36,354.

    George Gilpin on behalf of Mary Elizabeth Gilpin as Successor Trustee to Kenneth Young Skaggs and Ruby L. Skaggs, property in Hodgenville, $75,900.

    Joseph R. Cox and Deborah J. Cox to James A. LaRue and Iris. S. LaRue, property in Hodgenville, $45,000.

  • Missing LaRue County teenager found safe

    A 16-year-old LaRue County teenager who had been missing since August 20 has been found safe.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’ Russell McCoy, Chamberlyn Nicole Benningfield of Magnolia has been located and recovered by officers in his department.

    McCoy said they followed up on every lead they received from social media posts, phone calls, texts, etc. He said they received a tip this morning about her whereabouts and that all the information came together to help them locate her.

  • LaRue County teenager missing

    Local police are searching for a missing LaRue County teenager.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Chamberlyn Nicole Benningfield, 16 was last seen around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 20 at her residence on 525 LG and E Road in Magnolia.

    Benningfield is described as 5’4” tall, heavy build, blonde hair and hazel eyes.

    If you have any information about the whereabouts of Benningfield, call the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department at 270-358-3120.

  • Marijuana plants seized

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department seized 20 marijuana plants in a northern section of LaRue County on Monday, August 24.

    According to Sheriff Russell McCoy, the incident is a part of an ongoing investigation by his department. He said officers have seized approximately 100 marijuana plants in the same vicinity within the last month.

  • Breaking language barriers

    His love for languages has taken Ernesto Garcia from teaching English in his native country of Spain to teaching Spanish at LaRue County middle and high schools.

    The 53-year-old educator came to America as part of an international teacher exchange program between the Kentucky Department of Education and Spain’s Ministry of Education.

    “I have a three-year commitment to teach in the United States,” said Garcia, who has also taught in New Mexico.

  • LaRue Adult Education first in state

    LaRue County Adult Education Center topped the list in 2014-2015 year-end Top 25 Kentucky Adult Education Programs ranking.

    “This accomplishment reinforces how hard our instructors and students work to succeed,” said Connie Goff, director of adult and community education for LaRue County Schools. “It says really good things about our program.”

    Rankings, both monthly rankings and the year-end ranking, are based on enrollment, academic performance and GED attainment.

  • LCDC work release program strong in LaRue County

    The LaRue County Detention Center inmates and several organizations throughout the county are benefiting from LCDC’s work release program.

    Captain and Class D Coordinator Chester Shoffner said a lot of inmates qualify for their work release program. He said 34 of the inmates are a part of their work program with 26 inmates on a work release program outside of the detention center and eight inmates on a work program in the kitchen of the facility.