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Today's News

  • We truly live in the 'Garden Spot of the Universe

    The other morning, I delivered a vase of freshly cut wildflowers from Groundhog Hill to my sister’s café. A wise-acre sitting at the community table chimed in with a “been weedin’ your garden, have ya?” comment which received genial laughter all around.

    Har Har, Woe-Jayne Skaggs (name changed to protect Woe-Jayne’s identity). Har Dee Har Har.

  • Sports Shorts - June 25, 2014

    Sports pre-participation physicals

    Sports pre-participation physicals will be available 5:30 p.m. July 1 at LaRue County High School. Cost is $10 per person, cash or check made out to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Athletes must bring their KHSAA pre-participation physical evaluation form, with the first and fourth pages completed and signed by the student and parent guardian. Forms are available at www.khsaa.org/forms/ge04.pdf.

    Youth Wrestling Skills Camp

  • LaRue athletes continue to hone their skills

    Each year various LaRue County High School teams and athletes stay busy honing their skills by participating in camps and travel teams. It is great to see local athletes active and involved while improving themselves and their team. Let’s follow up and take a closer look at the teams and individual summer activity.

    Girls Basketball

  • New Haven man idicted

    A New Haven man was indicted last week by a Nelson County grand jury.

    Justin Michael Browning, 23, was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, and first-degree disorderly conduct.

    On or about May 15, Browning was in a physical altercation with Deputy Greenwell and Deputy Cecil at the Nelson County Jail. Browning also jammed the lock mechanism of the food chase flap at the jail and made unreasonable noise by kicking and rattling a door. Bail was set at $9,500 cash, plus conditions.

  • New Haven man idicted

    A New Haven man was indicted last week by a Nelson County grand jury.

    Justin Michael Browning, 23, was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, and first-degree disorderly conduct.

    On or about May 15, Browning was in a physical altercation with Deputy Greenwell and Deputy Cecil at the Nelson County Jail. Browning also jammed the lock mechanism of the food chase flap at the jail and made unreasonable noise by kicking and rattling a door. Bail was set at $9,500 cash, plus conditions.

  • Special judge recuses himself from state rep dispute

    by STEPHEN LEGA

    Landmark News Service

    A hearing was scheduled June 13 in the lawsuit filed over the results of the May 20 Republican primary race for the 24th District state representatives, but the court is no closer to a decision.

    The 24th District includes Green, LaRue and Marion counties.

  • Mother of the Year Wilma McDowell: A life spent in service of others.

    Wilma Patterson McDowell was named the LaRue County Fair Mother of the Year on Monday evening.

    The award is sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemaker organization and is historically presented on opening night of the fair.

    McDowell, who lives in the Buffalo area, was nominated for the award by her children, Pam, Patty, Penny and Paula.

  • New queen crowned, fair continues through Saturday

    The 107th annual LaRue County Fair began Monday with a ceremony to honor former fair board member and president, Bobby Morrison.

    Morrison, who was involved in the fair since 1957, passed away June 8 at age 88. He had been in poor health for some time.

    Fair board president Terry L. Cruse asked Morrison’s family – his wife, Ann “Snookie,” his son Tommy (Kim) Morrison, and daughter, Roberta Morrison – to accept the plaque on Bobby’s behalf.

  • Four charged in drug bust

    Four Hodgenville residents are facing drug charges after the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant June 19 on Beechtree Drive.

    LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin said officers recovered more than 3 ounces of cocaine, along with scales, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    “It doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is,” said Edlin. He estimated the street value of the illegal drug at several thousand dollars.

  • Attorney challenges release of dash cam in super's DUI case

    The DUI case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders was postponed another month after his attorney, Doug Hubbard, went on the offensive, filing numerous motions.

    Sanders, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in April, was due back in court on June 19. However, a continuance was granted until July 24.

    Special Judge Lisa P. Jones has been appointed to the case. Jeffrey Sharp is the special prosecutor.