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  • New Haven revises business license fees

    Landmark News Service

    New Haven commissioners voted to amend the city’s business license ordinance.

    Owners of a tattoo and piercing shop had approached the board on the subject because of the $1,000 business license fee for tattoo parlors, which they considered unfair.

    A committee appointed to review the ordinance suggested at the Aug. 20 commission meeting that  rates for tattoo and body artists, body piercing, fortune telling and psychics and parapsychology practitioners be lowered from $1,000 to $75.

  • Parents urged to be flu smart

    A letter sent home with LaRue County students Wednesday offering advice about symptoms and prevention of the flu was simply precautionary, a school official said.

    Local schools are dealing with phone calls from residents concerned about the H1N1 virus, which is more commonly known as swine flu.

    Director of Pupil Personnel Mike Brown said Thursday morning that no confirmed cases of H1N1 have been reported to the school system by The Kentucky Department for Public Health or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Kentucky Court of Appeals meets in LaRue County Courthouse

    A three-judge panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals will conduct oral arguments in Hodgenville at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The oral arguments will be held in the circuit courtroom of the LaRue County Courthouse.

    The judges are Jeff S. Taylor from Owensboro; Glenn Acree from Lexington; and Kelly Thompson of Bowling Green.

  • Assault charge may be dismissed

    Tracy Lynn Dotson, 32, of Buffalo appeared Wednesday, Aug. 21, in LaRue District Court to answer a charge of first-degree assault.

    She is accused of shooting her husband, Anthony Dale Dotson, 44, in the shoulder with a .357 Magnum handgun during a domestic dispute Aug. 1.

    The couple sat together in court, chatting and smiling at each other before Tracy’s name was called to approach the bench.

  • McFarland to serve 18 years for manslaughter

    A murder trial scheduled for Monday was canceled after a last-minute settlement was reached in LaRue Circuit Court.

    David McFarland, 45, of Magnolia admitted to a charge of first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 22-year-old Sabrina Shirley of Greensburg. He accepted an 18-year prison sentence with a requirement that he serve at least 85 percent of that term behind bars. The commonwealth’s attorney opposes probation. Final sentencing will be conducted Oct. 5.

  • Board of Education denies claims in civil suit

    The LaRue County Board of Education has denied several allegations of a former employee who filed a civil suit after being terminated from her position.

    Melissa Enlow, a LaRue County Middle School lunchroom supervisor, was terminated June 15, according to court records. Her suit claims violation of Kentucky’s Whistleblower Statute, which protects public employees from reprisals if they divulge information of a suspected law violation.

  • Traveling exhibit wrapping up stay in Hodgenville

    “Faces of Cancer,” a special photo exhibit, was unveiled at a cancer survivor celebration, “Hope Soars ... Celebrating Life” at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

    This is the final full day of the exhibits stay at the Lincoln Museum before it moves to Hardin Memorial Hospital. The exhibit features survivors from LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. Two Hodgenville residents, Sue Young and Ramona Coffey, are survivors portrayed on the exhibit.

  • Criminal charges result from damage to field

    A Tennessee man was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and criminal trespass Aug. 14 after allegedly causing more than $1,000 damage to a cornfield.

    Stanley Jackson Rich, 42, of Huntingdon and three other people allegedly “pitched a tent” on private property off Herbert Howell Road and were camping by a creek when discovered by a local farmer, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy.

    “(The farmer) had gone out about 8 a.m. to check on his animals and saw cornstalks scattered 40 or 50 yards down the road,” McCoy said.

  • Local man charged with manslaughter after hit and run

    A northern Kentucky man was killed while driving a motorcycle on Interstate 65 about 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and a Hodgenville resident has been charged with manslaughter.

    Charles Shrive, 63, of Highland Heights was driving a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle north on Interstate 65 near the 16-mile marker when it was struck from behind by a 2003 Nissan Exterra driven by Michael S. Sams, 35, of Hodgenville, Kentucky State Police reported.

  • Kentucky Heartland Festival takes place this weekend

    Landmark News Service

    The Heartland Shines in 2009 is the theme for a fun-filled weekend of events in Elizabethtown. It’s the 27th year for the Kentucky Heartland Festival that is held each year during the last full weekend in August at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    The festival opens Friday night with exhibits, food, children’s rides and music on the bandstand and picks up  Saturday morning with the country ham breakfast, 5K run and parade along Dixie Avenue.