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2010: Year-end review

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Top headlines, birth notices, obituaries of 2010

Jan. 6 – Troy Eugene Tarter charged with rape of teen; Tommy Turner in line for KACo presidency; pizza and electronics stores opening in Hodgenville; Mat Hawks defeat sixth-ranked Union County. Deaths: John Edward Brey, Elizabeth Davis Druen, Edna Thomas Gardner, Melva Kathleen Burba Heath, John Michael Ovesen, Kathleen Morris Roberts, Cerena Brown Simmons, Edward Lee Mardis

Jan. 13 – Unemployment rate down, construction up in county; Reding family selected as Outstanding Young Farm Family national winners; wintry weather closes schools; Mat Hawks dominate region, head to State Duals; Deaths: Joseph L. Hagan, William Alford Lucas Jr.; Birth: Kaylee Annabelle Lafollette

Jan. 20 – Grants to provide CPR and block watch training made available; Billy Howell Funeral Chapel becomes Rust-Wright; LaRue County Emergency Managements invests $100,00 in new communications system; LaRue cheerleaders win division titles; LaRue Hawks defeat Adair and Hart County. Deaths: Victoria Braden King, Mary Helen Vacca Parker, Ambrose Hagan Newton, Martha Mather Burd, Charlotte Julia Lobb, Opal Florence Walsh Wells, David John Pell, Tim Toms, Penelope Ann Routt Wilson

Jan. 27 – Family Dollar break-in said to be “professional;” Anita Cruse named school board chairman; Jason S. Hatcher injured in auto accident; Hawks defeat Central Hardin; Lady Hawks lose to Central and Adair; LaRue cheerleaders win large squad championship. Deaths: J.O. Clayton, Carrey Lou Dickerson, Crystal Marie Craddock, Harold McDowell, Anna Frances Hornback; Birth: Cole Avery Peace

Feb. 3 – Sunrise Manor quarantined for stomach flu; snow closes schools and keeps road crews busy; female inmate dies at jail; State Duals cancelled due to weather; Lady Hawks defeat Louisville Presentation. Deaths: Mary Alice Hill Ewing Laha, Lou Ann Landon, Naomi Marie Nalley, Herbert Twyman

Feb. 10 – Tammy Skaggs sentenced to five years in sexual abuse case; Beverly Heady named 2010 ExCEL winner; Coach Gary Canter honored for 400th win; Lyndsay Whitlock honored for 1,000th point as Lady Hawks defeat Green County. Deaths: Estella Maizy Hanley Embry; Births: Lucy Danielle Higginbotham, Kenneth Tyler Nunn

Feb. 17 – Lewis Kelly Dailey, 19, accused of taking car and posting crash photos online; jail car used in escape; social worker Beverly Reliford accepts plea for role in passing pills; LaRue Hawks defeat Green County; Lady Hawks defeat Taylor. Deaths: Claudine McDougal Thomas, Thomas Alvin Pendleton, Joseph Donald Gunning, Elizabeth Joyce Johnson, Ben Forbis, Roger Gale Marrs, Don L. Peek; Birth: Braxton Michael-Dean Eldridge

Feb. 24 – Lance Cpl. Matthias “Matt” Hanson, killed in Afghanistan; Myra and Juan Rodriguez enter guilty pleas in child abuse case; Audrey Large crown homecoming queen; Drew Newberry wins wrestling state championship; Jimmy Shaw named Wrestling Referee of the Year at state tourney. Deaths: Paul William Constant, Lance Cpl. Matthias Numon Hanson, Bonita Lynn Warp Helm, Hazel Geneva Whaley Luvisi. Birth: Corbin Chadwick Wright

March 3 – Community bids farewell to Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson; Theresa Ann Cox jailed after taking money for ill child’s expenses; Carl Howell Jr., honored for historic postcard collection; Steven Earl McWilliams pleads guilty to IGA burglary; Hawks are 18th District champs. Deaths: Wanda Bratcher, Vivia G. Kindig, Carter Ray Manning, Fred Morris Jr.

March 10 – Generator theft during ice storms leads to arrests; suspected meth lab explosion sends one to Louisville hospital;, Chamber gives check in support of Laptops of LaRue; Hawks fall in second game of region tourney; band seniors honored. Deaths: Lois Inez Skaggs Chaney, Oreva Back Douglas, Robert Delano Helm Sr. Births: Braden Tyler Brooks, Kaleigh Marie Fowler

March 17 – Laptop initiative shot down; juveniles tie up emergency services after traffic stop finds marijuana, alcohol and loaded gun; high school speech team excels at State; county fire department plans expansion. Deaths: Sterling Christine Lile Crow, Orville Richard McIntyre, James Harolton Meredith; Birth: Clay Dixon Ward

March 24 – Laptop supporters begin petition drive for new vote; Phillip Despain charged with causing 2007 barn fire; Lady Hawks whip E’town in season opener. Deaths: Thomas Firmin Bryan, Cyril B. Head, Nancy Lee Blaylock, Zella Ann Gent DeSpain, Joseph P.
Blandford, Anna C. Handley, Rev. Patricia Jean Hoppes Enlow

March 31 – Alleged drug traffickers charged after high speed chase; students from ALES face disciplinary action after bus fracas; block watch meeting to be held; Shana Zajdel wins triple jump; tennis team opens with wins. Deaths: Marilyn J. Ankney, Eunice Durrett Druen, Patrick Scott Lord, Billy Joe Thompson

April 7 – Glendale woman charged with drug trafficking; LCMS math scores explode; Lincoln Park named favorite historic site; free movie night planned for city. Deaths: Orpha Opal Lee Camp, William Dale Druen, Charles Raphael Hall, Philip Ronald Nalley Sr., Anna Mae Higgason, Gerlad L. Shelman, James Russell Hill Jr.

April 14 – Electronics taken from Methodist Church; former deputy jailer agrees to repay Indiana employer; Lady Hawks adjusting to new mound distance. Deaths: Lottie Brown Price Ehrsam, Carolyn J. Felts Howell, John Auther Perkins Jr., Ermine Edmonds Skaggs

April 21 – Constable candidate Raymond Fancher faces charges; Lincoln presenters visit park; Hawks whip North Bullitt and Hart County baseball teams. Deaths: David Martin Brady, Jessica Lynn Hazle, Sylvester Bowling, Jane Ann Hatcher, Raymond Coles Flewwellin, V.A. Bradshaw, Rose Elaine Cooper Frye, E. LaVerne Lee Martin. Birth: Addison Izabella Huckleby

April 28 – Magnolia meth lab leads to five arrests; donations needed to expand library’s DVD collection; Saturday’s storm costly to farmers; Fair Board plans to restore historic barn; Hawks take wins from Hart, Green, Marion. Deaths: Alverda Gray Vincent Davis, Ruby Pearl DeSpain, KashawnDre Wayne Embree, Patricia Ann King, Florine Carr Meadows, Rev. Donohue Thurman Price

May 5 – Flooding causes widespread problems; mobile meth lab found after police chase through Magnolia; Lady Hawks retire Nicky Miller’s jersey; Chris Shaw voted 2009-10 Wrestling Official of the Year. Deaths: William Boone Morrison, Sharron Cammack Poteet, Wenona Hodges Reynolds, Chyanne Lanea Rock, William David Potts Sr., Josephine Bennett Roten

May 12 – Cleanup begins after flood; drug sweep nets five arrests; school board to consider revised calendar; Neslson Clerk candidate’s eligibility under scrutiny; several Lady Hawks honored for outstanding academics; errors plague Hawks in four losses; Deaths: Wayne Brackett, Wilma Ruth Witten Weiland, Haley Danielle Niemynski, Mildred B. Perkins, Susie Dedman Wilkins

May 19 – Primary brings new faces to fiscal court; Chiropractor convicted of tax evasion after five-day trial; Relay raises more than $59,000; Rotary exchange brings UK to Hodgenville; Lady Hawks back on track; Hawks defeat Bardstown Bethlehem; Deaths: Geraldine Virginia Gowen Aubrey, Ola Charlene Beard, Laverne “Vernie” Hartupee Blankenship Brucker, Alma A. Benningfield, Marsha Gayle Morrison

May 26 – 191 LCHS graduates walk the stage Friday; “Jaden’s Day” to benefit Ronald McDonald House; Hawks enter District Tournament with 10-2 win over Caverna; County Clerk: Paper ballots speed, simplify voting process; Meredith to challenge Sims for state rep in December; Deaths:Ellin Frances Beeler, Sandra Kay Despain, Nancy Dones Nalley, Dorothy Lee Gore, Gertrude Salsman Jaggers, Freeman Lee Swartz

June 2 – Inmate’s escape noticed three days later; Disaster assistance available for flood victims; Nelson County Clerk candidate ineligible to vote or run for office; LCHS honors former student fallen in combat; search begins for LCMS principal; Hawks win District Tourney, fall in Region; Padgett, Durbins and Zajdel compete at State meet; Deaths: Donald C. Atcher, Rebecca Bland, Raymond Ellsworth, Jimmy Rodgers, Emma Rose Collier Townsend, Corrine Taylor

June 9 – July 12 is deadline for FEMA flood assistance; report of knife fight leads officers to one-step meth lab; Magnolia woman to serve 10 years on meth charge; Teens must make restitution; Zajdel takes 7th at State Meet; LaFollette wins feature race at Bluegrass; Little eague coaches learn CPR basics; School board updated on hybrid bus; Deaths: Kathleen Keith Cheser, Ida Bell Copley, Evelyna Hornback Miller, Boyd “Butch” William Shields Jr., Corrine Taylor

June 16 – Public meeting planned to discuss Mesonet’s future; Main Street Association elects new officers, board members; Carpenter joins Herald News staff; Texas traveler visits LaRue in covered wagon; Edwards ‘excited’ to umpire at Little League Softball World Series; Deaths: Mary Rose Jackson Dawson, Larry Devers, Micahel Rodney Eddlin, Dorothy Sue Hill, Deborah K. ‘Debby’ Pendleton Dever, Hazel Faye Rose Wihite.

June 23 – Drug dog Andy dies; Laptop Initiative passes 4-1; Cumberland Producs purchases second site; City’s local mail going to Louisville; South Fork offers health fair Saturday; Whitlock twins play in All-Star game; Deaths: James Edwin ‘Buddy’ Sanders, Bennie Green Hardin Warren, Mary Harned Shoemaker, Russell Berry

June 30 – Inmate walks away from jail; Bright named LCMS principal; Stanton takes over jail management; Technology may improve jail and ambulance service; LaRue Fair Board looking for pageant contestants; Brandon Boone joins Department of Fish and Wildlife; Deaths: Brayden Scott Cissell, John Paul De Fevers, Leona Frances Doyel, Calvin Hornback, Hazel Marie Williamson Murrell, William H. Pullin, Mina Burress Scott, Nancy Elliott Bohannon

July 7 –Mayor tackles suspect; Stanton outlines improvements for jail; Christian Church to construct larger annex on Lincoln Square; Curtis hired as district energy manager for LaRue Schools; Wellness on Wheels offers low cost screening; Unemployment falling in LaRue; Free round of golf offered to junior players; Open library keeps students sharp during summer; Deaths: James Walter ‘J.W.’ Bell, Judelle Pemberton Bunnelll, Dorothy Ann Grimes Morris, Sara Patsy Sheppard

July 14 – Escaped inmate caught in Bullitt parking lot; Work begins on Buffalo Apartments; Volunteer sewing project offers comfort to cancer patients; City Council reviews gas contract; Bowens’ basement salutes lower 48 states; Swimming pool at Parks and Rec vandalized; LaRue’s 9s headed to State Tournament; Camp Invention puts creativity, teamwork to the test; Deaths: Carson Bruce Cravens, Brenda Lee Miles, Kharmon Adrian Hovious, Bobby Ray Martin, Joseph Robert Knight

July 21 – Fallen soldier, Spc. Nathaniel D. Garvin, has LaRue ties; Jail employee charged with terroristic threatening; LCHS teachers begin laptop training; City cites resident for refusal to buy a business license; Lady Hawks attend U.K.’s volleyball camp; New cell phone law aimed at making highways safer; Deaths: Deaths: Brandon Edward Boone, Richard Lee Crain, Joseph Brock Douglas, Jeanetta Hines Horn, Marilyn Pepper Ragalnd, Spc. Nathaniel Douglas Garvin, Becky Rhea Turner McWhorter, Amelia ‘Amy’ Maie Salsman Perkins, Otto Milby

July 28 – Fallen Soldier, Spc. Nathaniel D. Garvin, remembered for courage; Superintendent receives nearly ‘excellent’ rating; Pat Meers retires from LaRue Circuit Clerk’s Office; Norma Jean McDonald is named Mother of the Year; Rezoning approved for new Dollar General in Magnolia; State holds training for community supervisors of jail inmates; Main Street offers Family Fun Day; LaRue County adopts new policy for missing and tardy students; Deaths: Thomas Hooper Edlin, Opal Logsdon, Martha Malissa Mathis Matlock, Irene Metcalf, Jackie Lee Williams

Aug. 4 – Mayor’s presence at drug bust spurs civil suit; State’s first hybrid school bus will travel North Lyons route; Former bookkeeper, Jennifer Rose Priddy, faces more charges in dental office theft; Johnnie L. Colvin dies after pickup crash in New Haven; Officer Jazz joins sheriff’s department; Fiscal Court continues to debate Mesonet site; State grant provides for courthouse improvements; Hodgenville man charged with burglary of ice cream store in Tennessee; Disaster relief is now in the hands of eligible Kentuckians; Hole in one nets $10,000 for local man and baseball league; Aaron Howell named Lady Hawks’ softball coach; LaRue FFA excels at state and national levels; Deaths: Johnnie Lee ‘Cowboy’ Colvin, Lucy Edna Heath, Donald R. Huber, The Rev. Emmett Locke, Genrose Burd Smith, Eleanore Terpay Morgenthal, Margie Helen Milby Slayton, Cynthia Ann Willett,  Michael Hayes Dorsey, Raymond Spencer Jr.

Aug. 11 –Charges against tree cutter branches into other counties; New Haven teen, Joseph David “Joe Daid”, Ray Shoffner, dies in crash; Woman charged with endangering children; New Haven man charged with indoor marijuana grow; Deaths: Joseph David ‘Joe David’ Ray Shoffner, Margaret Mary Hicks, Bobby Lee Skaggs

Aug. 18 – Hodgenville Elementary deals with overcrowding; Man faces long recovery after logging accident; 10-year-old provides life saving bone marrow to sister; Sixth DUI equals four days in jail for Eastview man; Hodgenville City Council Fall ballot set; Railway Museum back on track after flood; Hodgenville hosts Junior Beta conference; Births: Hunter Ray Coy, Katherine Mae Whitlock; Deaths: Ricky Lee Booker, Bobby Ray Brownfield, Creed J. Gardner, Anna Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Brey Greenwell, Carole Anne Hawkins, Dean Allen Kirchhofer, Harold D. Lewis, Pamela Redman Miller, Robert Thurman Thomas, Dewey Carnell Underwood

Aug. 25 – Thieves strike churches; Two charged with trespassing at church; Large millstone is moved from Magnolia Elementary to Abraham Lincoln Elementary; School board sets tax rate; LaRue County Schools ACT scores show improvement; Felony charge against Raymond Fancher is dismissed; Board taking sealed bids on Magnolia school; Family faces second traffic-reated death in less than a month; Deaths: Cody Delery Lewis, Robert B. Thomas, Rev. Chester Gerald Mahaney, James Patrick Shoffner

Sept. 1 – Father faces 10 years for abuse of infant; Allison Shepherd joins Herald News staff; Constable candidate charged with DUI; Detention Center employees now certified to use pepper spray; Fiscal Court orders county road renamed in honor of slain Marine; State furlough days affect county offices; Wesley Phillips celebrates 100th birthday; Three charged in wire thefts; Hawks win Falcon Cup at Monroe County; Deaths: Forrest Glen Henry, Donald Ernest Mather, Jane Bruce Roby, Marie Nunn Toohey, Geneva Peace Shifley

  Sept. 8 – Lincoln Memorial Building now open to park visitors; Heat, disease destroys commercial pepper crop; Data indicates 24 percent of LaRue’s children live in poverty; State suspends KCHIP fee to assist families; Deaths: Paul Bryant Cobb, Donna ‘Donni’ Dennis, William Owen Hatfield, Mary Esther Pepper, Louise Roots Price

Sept. 15 – Meth lab found at recycling center; Men charged with theft of farm machinery; Police step up patrols to combat break-ins; Laptop ‘rollout’ scheduled for Oct. 16; Fiscal Court cotes to continue with Mesonet; Births: Terri Lanita Gail Buley, Deaths: Gordon K. ‘Ricky’ Constant, Raymond D. Fields, William Edsel Harbin, Kelly Slack, Roger Lee Tarter, Roy ‘R.J.’ Rock

Sept. 22 – 10 charged in a drug syndicate; Band of Hawks named Reserve Grand Champion in Show of Bands; Rineyville soldier, First Lt. Eric D. Yates, killed in Afghanistan; Houchens Market executive, William Ruel Houchens, dies in Glasgow; Sonora’s new recycling trailer open 24 hours; Deaths: Mary Katherine Lucas Chaudoin; Judy Garland Owen Skaggs, Geneva Vaughn Young

Sept. 29 – LaRue County High School senior, Abby Sullivan, was crowned the homecoming queen; LaRue County School District met all No Child Left Behind goals for the fourth consecutive year; Video visitation with inmates a possibility; Deaths: Martha Jane Denham, Betty Jean Dunn, Beulah Hazle, Dolores Theresa Burba Head, Andrea Michelle Lee, Henry Chester Ramsey, Joseph Lee Rogers, Robert ‘Bobby’ Rogers

Oct 6 – Grand jury to hear meth case; Lincoln Days Festival attracts thousands to downtown; Scammers abuse relay telephone service; Level 1 drought declared in LaRue County; Deaths: Russell Wagner Brooks, Rev. Noble Milby, Barker Washer Florence Jr., Ruth Newby Reed, Johnny Walters

Oct. 13 – Three more charged in alleged crime syndicate; Buffalo family revives art of sorghum-making for FFA project; Judge John David “Jack” Seay reprimanded by commission; Renaissance Recycling Center wired with video surveillance; Work transition program provides employability skills; Births: Jackson Dean Buckles; Deaths: James Guy ‘Jig’ Benningfield, Kenneth Lee ‘Kenny’ Cruse, Bradley Allen Edwards, David Stearman, Pauline Powell Thurman, William ‘Billy Joe’ Sullivan, Herman Bishop, Betty Opal Buckles, Jesse Lee Carden, Ernestine E. Langley Price

Oct. 20 –Prepare to vote; Student laptops distributed: The learning initiative begins; Man charged in tire store break-in; Women of Steel Magnolias; Deaths: Mary ‘Brooks’ Howard, Dana Eliza Brewer, James Adolph Boone, Bertha C. Wayland Grimes, Robert Herman Gray Jr., Brandon Tyler Stepp, Otis Ray Miller, John P. Jack Wimsett

Oct.27 –Nine families evacuated during field fire; Man in critical condition after meth lab explosion; Teens indicted for church break-ins; Births: Fred ‘Cruse’ Marrs Alloway; Anniversaries: William and Anna Belle Allen; Deaths: John Patrick ‘Johnny’ Brady, Loreane Brown, Sandra Chirunga, James Randall ‘Randy’ Hagan, Roy L. Hazle, James Louis Lile, Belva ‘Dozie’ Polley, Barbara Shoopman Velter

Nov.3 –Incumbents mostly elected; Dollar General cements future in Magnolia; Alleged drunken driver hits ditch, dodges road crew; Engagements: Jonathan Bryant and Kelly Coelho; Anniversaries: Cyril and Edna Mae; Deaths: Brice Blunk, Iva Mae Brown Cruse, Adla Johnson Handley, Bernita Lamkin Howell, James C. Jones, Velma Jean Vance

Nov. 10 –Burn ban continues as firefighters deal with fallout; Buffalo apartments near completion; Reed in stable condition following fiery crash; Deaths: Brice Blunk, Florence Handle Cable, Della Mae Edlin Clemons, Thomas Walter Johnson, Leonard Wade Morrison

Nov.17 –Magnolia School goes for $60,000; Constable-hopeful cited for contempt; National Park service asks for input on Boyhood Home property; Wedding: J.W. and Lauren O’ Bryan; Births: Christian Zacharias Savell; Anniversaries: Harlis and Bessie LaFollete; Birthday: Mary Wheeler Burba; Deaths: Kathleen Allen, Lois Crutcher, The Rev. Toby M. Lewis, Patricia Katherine Patricelli, Donald Paul Riggs, Betty Jean Thompson Young

Nov.24 –‘Skillet tosser’ eludes officers after burglary attempt; One dead, three injured in Tanner Road crash; New restaurant and building supply revitalizes Mount Sherman; Births: Emma Jane Tucker; Anniversaries: Grover and Francis Close, Ellis and Carrie Kidd; Deaths: Clara Lee Brewer, Homer ‘Joe’ Fox, Burtis W. Horner, Elmer Harp, Donna Powell, Betty Jean Thompson Young, Rev. Toby Milton Lewis, Mildred Ann ‘Pumpkin’ Sprowls, Geraldine Benningfield Geary, Joan Kay Davis Wilmoth

Dec.1 –Driver faces charges of reckless homicide; Federal prisoner contract may ease financial burdens at jail; Engagement: Jordan Ashley Dudgeon and Dave Ross Atwell; Births: Jackson Alexander Shultz; Deaths: Anna Belle Allen, Shirley Maxine Brady, Jamie Nikole Douthitt James William Dunn, Raphael Lynn ‘Buggs’ Greenwell, Kevin Delaney House, Rev. Joseph Kent Jr., R.T. Knight, Alvena Salsman White, Gary Wayne Wright

Dec. 8 –Two men stabbed in separate incidents; Christmas on the square; Lincoln Way offers support for disabled; Dinky’s free magic show returns; Engagements: Jeffrey Lee Benningfield and Samantha Carolyn Lands, Chelsea Jade Hornback and Scott Hanson Davenport; Birthday: Madison Mather; Deaths: Herbert J. Alvey Jr., Tristan Lee Clark, Linda Louise Schweinberg Flenner, Iva Ethel Butler Pepper Hazell, Maude T. Meers, William G. Ross Jr., Ruth Shipp, Dave D. Strausser Sr., Marion H. Thomas Sr., Erik Stallard

Dec.15 –Two charged in human trafficking case; Stabbing victim recovering: Elizabethtown man charged with assault; LaRue is first school district to receive state’s prestigious Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award; Retirement: Anita Cruse; Obituaries: Cora Ellen Brewer Allen, Betty Esterle, Joan Elaine Locke, Annie Pauline Tucker, Exie Wisdom, Alice Smock, Rev. Michael Williams.

Dec.22 –Joel Ray back in spirit (of Christmas) after stroke; Judge denies requests for bond reduction in human trafficking case; Engagements: Arpan Andrew Singh and Arpita Eusebius; Anniversary: Fred and Jean Hornback; Obituaries: Terry Childress, Grace Bell Meredith Enlow, William Edward Fitts, Chester Val Hobbs, Mike Loyall, James M. Manakee, Catherine Hudgins Mather, Gladys Goodman Snyder, Everett Augstus Tucker.

Dec.29 –Couple direct indicted by grand jury; Volunteers complete 44th Santa run; Dog warden retires after 25 years of wrangling strays: Anniversary: Carlos and Linda Chaudoin Stearman: Obituaries: Allan Ray Crewz, Henry B. ‘Junior’ Johnson, Pastor Ora Lee Johnson, Anna Mae Masterson, James A. Jackson, Thelma Mabel Newton, Ed Pierce, Eugene ‘Pop’ Ragland, Willette Brown ‘W.B.’, Arthur Clay Taylor