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  • Linwood firefighters receive federal grant

    Linwood Volunteer Fire Department is being awarded a $43,700 grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

    The funding will be used for operations and safety.

    The information was provided by both Sen. Jim Bunning and Rep. Brett Guthrie.

    The competitively awarded grant aims to strengthen the overall level of preparedness for the fire department and its ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards.

  • Hawks are district champs

    LaRue County erased a three-point halftime deficit by scoring 15 consecutive points to start the third quarter and rolled to a 59-49 victory Friday night over Green County in the finals of the 18th District Basketball Tournament in Munfordville.

    It was the first District title for the Hawks since 2003. LaRue had finished runner-up the last two years, once to Green and once to Hart County.

  • Police Log

    Wanton endangerment

    Rachel L. McConnell, 26, of New Hope was charged with DUI, suspended operator’s license, expired registration plate, expired registration receipt, assault 4th, wanton endangerment, second, endangering welfare of a minor; disorderly conduct; possession of open alcohol container in vehicle; and resisting arrest. The offenses allegedly occurred Feb. 21 on Slack Road. She was judicially released.

    Theft investigations

  • Police Log

    Wanton endangerment

    Rachel L. McConnell, 26, of New Hope was charged with DUI, suspended operator’s license, expired registration plate, expired registration receipt, assault 4th, wanton endangerment, second, endangering welfare of a minor; disorderly conduct; possession of open alcohol container in vehicle; and resisting arrest. The offenses allegedly occurred Feb. 21 on Slack Road. She was judicially released.

    Theft investigations

  • Police Log

    Wanton endangerment

    Rachel L. McConnell, 26, of New Hope was charged with DUI, suspended operator’s license, expired registration plate, expired registration receipt, assault 4th, wanton endangerment, second, endangering welfare of a minor; disorderly conduct; possession of open alcohol container in vehicle; and resisting arrest. The offenses allegedly occurred Feb. 21 on Slack Road. She was judicially released.

    Theft investigations

  • Collectors covet new Lincoln pennies

    The new Lincoln penny, unveiled in Hodgenville in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday Feb. 12, has proven to be a good investment for the coin collectors who attended the ceremony.

    On eBay, the online auction site, full rolls of the new pennies depicting Lincoln’s birthplace cabin on the reverse, are bringing $20 to $40 each. Single coins are bringing $2.50 to $9.95 each.

  • Couple seeks clues about mystery cabin

    A South Carolina couple with LaRue County ties are trying to solve the mystery of a photo found in a trunk in an attic.

    The sepia-toned photograph shows a man posed in front of a small log cabin. The gold inscription on its cardboard frame says only “Lincoln Cabin at Lincoln Farm; A.P. Bennett Photographer; Buffalo, K.Y.”

    Could it be the traditional Lincoln birthplace cabin?

    Dave Sanders and his wife Diane would like the answer to that question.

  • Malnourished dogs rescued during raid

    A Franklin County couple have been charged with animal cruelty after officials removed 11 pit bulls from their property – leaving nearly 50 dogs behind.

    Sandra Coy, 52, and William S. Coy, 44, both of 3387 St. Johns Road, and formerly of LaRue County, were served Sunday Jan. 31 with multiple misdemeanor cruelty to animals charges after Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies and animal control officers raided their property Dec. 14.

  • Guthrie explains vote against president’s stimulus package

    Brett Guthrie said he supports economic stimulus by the federal government but he joined House Republicans in a unified vote against the plan endorsed by President Barack Obama.

    Guthrie, the new representative from the 2nd Congressional District, attended the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting Feb. 18 and explained his stance of the $787 billion bill.

  • ECTC hosts lecture series

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting the third annual Lecture Series, this year entitled “Embracing Diversity.” All events are free and open to the public and held in Room 112 in the College Administration Building on the main campus. For more information on all events, contact Allison Palumbo at 270-706-8446 or e-mail apalumbo0004@kctcs.edu.

    Upcoming events include: