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  • Police called when trapped raccoon panics

    Hodgenville City Police took a young raccoon into custody early Tuesday after reports that the animal was “tearing up an apartment and everyone in it.”

    Officer Donald Jewell said he was called to Morningside Apartments about 1 a.m. A resident there had brought the raccoon into the apartment after it had been hit by a car, he said. The animal was not pleased with the new habitat and someone in the apartment called dispatch for assistance.

  • Cruisers ask downtown businesses to extend hours

    By Ben Sheroan

    General Manager

    Antique auto enthusiasts are asking downtown businesses to consider extending hours during monthly car shows on Lincoln Square.

    The Goodtime Cruisers Car Club is coming off its largest cruise-in in the local organization’s eight-year history. The August event attracted 126 vintage vehicles, said Scott Gardner, club president. Shopping opportunities or other activities around the square would enhance the free exhibition and the event delivers potential customers.

  • Cruisers ask downtown businesses to extend hours

    By Ben Sheroan

    General Manager

    Antique auto enthusiasts are asking downtown businesses to consider extending hours during monthly car shows on Lincoln Square.

    The Goodtime Cruisers Car Club is coming off its largest cruise-in in the local organization’s eight-year history. The August event attracted 126 vintage vehicles, said Scott Gardner, club president. Shopping opportunities or other activities around the square would enhance the free exhibition and the event delivers potential customers.

  • Cruisers ask downtown businesses to extend hours

    By Ben Sheroan

    General Manager

    Antique auto enthusiasts are asking downtown businesses to consider extending hours during monthly car shows on Lincoln Square.

    The Goodtime Cruisers Car Club is coming off its largest cruise-in in the local organization’s eight-year history. The August event attracted 126 vintage vehicles, said Scott Gardner, club president. Shopping opportunities or other activities around the square would enhance the free exhibition and the event delivers potential customers.

  • Upton holds annual celebrations

    A large crowd turned out to watch the Upton Days parade Saturday.

  • Adult Education program audited by state

    LaRue County Adult and Family Education was one of 31 adult education programs audited by State Auditor Crit Luallen for last fiscal year. The adult education programs have been funded by the Council on Postsecondary Education since 2000. Last year’s grants totaled $11.6 million. This was the fourth year the state auditor’s office was requested to audit CPE’s grant recipients.

  • Hodgenville man hospitalized after motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville man is in fair condition in a Louisville hospital after crashing the motorcycle he was driving.

    About noon Tuesday, Sept. 15, Donald Marshall, 47, of Kerrick Lane, was driving a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle on North Lincoln Boulevard near Lincoln Village Apartments. According to Police Chief John Cottrill, Marshall’s motorcycle rear-ended a 2005 Mercury passenger car driven by James R. Daughtery, 69, of Bardstown Road.

    “Witnesses said speed was a factor,” Cottrill said.

  • State considering six sites for maintenance barn

    The Transportation Cabinet of Kentucky is looking at sites to construct a new highway maintenance barn in LaRue County.

    Six residents interested in selling property for the new barn submitted proposals to the state in response to an Aug. 12 advertisement in The LaRue County Herald News.

    The current storage barn at 2434 Lincoln Farm Road was built in the 1960s and repairs and maintenance were becoming cost-prohibitive, said Fourth District Chief Engineer Patty Dunaway.

  • Upton man sentenced in meth lab case

    An Upton man has been sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine.

    Barry Cottrell, 52, was charged with the crimes after a social worker visited his home on Wonderland Road in August 2008 and reported a possible meth lab to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department. The social worker was trying to locate a Hart County child when she made the discovery.

    When officers arrived, they found components and ingredients used to manufacture the illegal drug strewn about the yard.

  • Family loses home in fire

    A Buffalo family lost their home and most of their possessions to fire Sunday afternoon.

    Roger and Arlene Perkins, who live off Badger Road near the LaRue-Taylor County line, were about to leave their home about 2:30 p.m. when Arlene smelled smoke. Roger Perkins said he “looked up and saw smoke coming from the corner of the roof.”

    “I told her ‘get out.’”

    Perkins said his wife grabbed a ring that held sentimental value, but they were unable to take anything else from the house. He hoped they would be able to salvage some items.