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  • Facebook Affects Millions

    Over 1.3 Million Kentuckians Impacted by Facebook on Reported Misuse of Users’ Personal Data

    Facebook provided information after Beshear sent letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    More than 1.3 million Kentuckians have been impacted by an alleged privacy breach by social media network Facebook according to, Attorney General Andy Beshear earlier this month.  

    Beshear and a group of AGs sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on March 26, 2018 asking for the number of users impacted by the breach.

  • LaRue Countians arrested in meth ring

    Five people were recently arrested for their alleged involvement in a crystal meth ring that reportedly spanned over four different counties, including LaRue County.

    According to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, over the course of a several month long investigation of a crystal methamphetamine trafficking ring, over 18 pounds of crystal methamphetamine have been bought and sold in and around LaRue, Hardin, Bullitt and Hart counties. While executing search warrants, officers also located over $100,000 of stolen items and tools.

  • Proffit to retire from HMH

    Known as “Pie Lady” to many around Fort Knox and Hardin County – and team mom to the North Hardin High School boys’ basketball team – Barbara Proffitt has worn many hats throughout the community.

    Proffitt, 81, of Vine Grove, is hanging up one of those hats on Thursday. After 30 years, Proffitt is retiring from her position as community/guest relations coordinator at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    In her HMH position, Proffitt said she helps “get the word out about the hospital.”

  • LCHS seniors Hawk Walk
  • Absentee voting underway

    Absentee voting is now underway for the May 22 Primary Election.

    To be qualified to vote by mail-in absentee ballot, a voter must be:

    - Advanced in age, disabled, or ill

    - Military personnel, their Dependents, or Overseas Citizens

    - A student who temporarily resides outside the county

    - Temporarily residing outside of Kentucky and who maintains eligibility to vote in Kentucky, such as a “snowbird”

    - Incarcerated, but not yet convicted of a crime

  • Deputy returns to duty

    The LaRue County Deputy Sheriff that was involved in a shooting last month recently returned to duty.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett returned to duty last week. Bennett was placed on paid administrative leave after he shot Jason Shafer, 35, of Eliza­beth­town, following a 20 minute vehicle pursuit after he attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The incident occurred on April 18, 2018.

  • Who's Your Uncle
  • Cat in the Courthouse

    If cats really did have nine lives, Miss Kitty would be on her fifth seeing that the average life span of a cat is only five years, and Miss Kitty is twenty-four. But Miss Kitty is no average cat. Nearly 20 years ago this feline took up residence in LaRue County’s own courthouse. But when it comes to Miss Kitty, she raises more questions than the Gunsmoke star herself, some of which only she knows the answer.

  • HMH and Baptist Health Enter Purchase Agreement

    Hardin Memorial Hospital (HMH) and Baptist Health announced Tuesday, May 1, 2018, they are entering into a $361.4 million asset purchase agreement through which Baptist Health would acquire HMH, subject to a vote of the HMH Board of Trustees and appropriate regulatory approvals.

  • New Details About Shooting

    On the April 18, 2018 the KSP Post 4 received a notification of an officer involved shooting.

    At approximately 3:08 p.m. a vehicle pursuit that began in the Buffalo community occurred. According to KSP Trooper Scotty Sharp, Post 4 Public Affairs Officer, LaRue County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Bennett observed Jason Shafer, 35 years of age from Elizabethtown, operating a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck. Deputy Bennett had knowledge that Mr. Shafer had outstanding warrants for his arrest.