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  • Main Street director resigns after executive board meeting

    Sixteen months ago, Hodgenville Main Street Director Rhonda Weidman arrived in town, greeted by a nearly empty office.

    Her new digs were supplied with a couple of file boxes and a broken office chair. Her enthusiasm for the new job undimmed, she promptly brought in her own computer and furnished the space with a new chair and supplies.

  • BBB warns against trying to cash in on Obama memorabilia

    Posters, buttons, coins, plates, cologne, bobbleheads: these are just a few examples of the kinds of Obama memorabilia that are getting snatched up by Americans wanting to own a piece of history. However, for those who are looking to get rich off of such merchandise, Better Business Bureau warns that the only value for most Obama memorabilia is sentimentality.

  • Fort Knox tightens security measures

    Entering Fort Knox has become more complicated as the post aligns its security procedures with the country’s other military installations.

    “We’re having a little more accountability,” Fort Knox spokesman Ken Beyer said.

    There was no specific event behind the decision, he said.

    Fort Knox still encourages members of the surrounding community to use its facilities, such as the Bowling Center and Lindsey Golf Course, Beyer said.

    “We’re not trying to keep anybody from coming on the post,” he said.

  • Assault charge dismissed in alleged ‘car attack’

    A Hodgenville woman, accused of assaulting a rival last April, will not be required to spend additional time in jail.

    Tonya D. Bell, 34, got into an argument with another woman over a man in a parking lot in Ovesen Heights, according to police reports. 

    Officers said Bell drove her car into the side of the victim’s vehicle and also struck the victim with the car.

    Bell fled the scene in her car  and allegedly forced another vehicle off the road.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

  • Magnolia family wins $2,600 gas card

    2008 was not the greatest year for Kelly Calhoun and her family.

    First, came the death of her husband’s grandmother in January and the ensuing funeral costs.

    Then, her husband Marty was injured in an explosion at work. He suffered second degree burns over 30 percent of his body. He’s unable to work at this time and is experiencing post traumatic stress syndrome.

    Their pet cat Whiskers, a rescue animal, died after being neutered.

    Most recently, their electricity went out and they had to clean out a large freezer of meat.

  • Master Cattlemen classes begin Tuesday

    Registration is under way for what may be the final year of the popular Kentucky Heartland Master Cattlemen program. The classes, which start Tuesday, Jan.

  • Receipts down for LaRue County government

    The sluggish state of Kentucky’s economy was evident in County Clerk Linda Carter’s budget that she presented Tuesday to LaRue County Fiscal Court at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “Receipts are down noticeably from prior years, but expenditures in the budget are similar,” said Tommy Turner, county judge-executive.

    Carter offered an example to the magistrates reflecting the downturn.

  • Receipts down for LaRue County government

    The sluggish state of Kentucky’s economy was evident in County Clerk Linda Carter’s budget that she presented Tuesday to LaRue County Fiscal Court at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “Receipts are down noticeably from prior years, but expenditures in the budget are similar,” said Tommy Turner, county judge-executive.

    Carter offered an example to the magistrates reflecting the downturn.

  • Receipts down for LaRue County government

    The sluggish state of Kentucky’s economy was evident in County Clerk Linda Carter’s budget that she presented Tuesday to LaRue County Fiscal Court at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “Receipts are down noticeably from prior years, but expenditures in the budget are similar,” said Tommy Turner, county judge-executive.

    Carter offered an example to the magistrates reflecting the downturn.

  • State police head to inauguration

    A detective and two troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 4 joined more than three dozen KSP representatives participating in a presidential Inauguration detail in Washington, D.C.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Trooper Sam Shacklette said. “It’s quite an honor to be chosen to represent the post and the state at such an historic event.”

    Shacklette was unsure of the exact duties he and other troopers will be assigned, but he expects them to be rooted in crowd control and security.