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  • Family faces second traffic-related death

    A New Haven family is facing the tragedy of a traffic-related death for the second time in less than a month.

    James Patrick “Crazy Horse” Shoffner, 46, died Aug. 17 at the University of Louisville Hospital as a result of injuries suffered Aug. 14 in a motorcycle wreck. The crash occurred at 5:50 p.m., about two miles north of Raywick on KY 527, according to a report from the Kentucky State Police.

  • Two charged with trespassing at church

    South Fork Baptist Church has been broken into and burglarized twice in the past month. Members have become diligent in watching the grounds – a reaction that led to the arrest of two men early Monday.

    Two church members noticed a vehicle “pulled up beside one of the church buses” about 1 a.m., according to Deputy Russell McCoy. One of the men had crawled under the bus.

    “We think they were attempting to steal gas from the bus,” McCoy said.

  • Super69 to play at State Fair

    A local musician, Jacob Logsdon, will be the featured singer with Super69, a band that will perform several nights at this year’s Kentucky State Fair.

    Logsdon, of Hodgenville, a 2003 LaRue County High School graduate, plays guitar. His parents are Gary and Malinda Logsdon. Grandparents are Barbara and Charlie Logsdon and J.C. and Naomi Ragland.

    The band will play in the Q tent at 8 p.m. Aug. 20, 22, 23, 25 and 27.

  • Bardstown to hold Highland Games competition

    Nelson County is adding a new attraction to its roster of summer events this year and inviting people to celebrate Scottish history and heritage by hosting a highland games competition.

    The games come from Celtic traditions and will feature seven events centered around throwing objects of various weight for height and distance as well as the more famous "caber toss," which involves attempting to toss a tree log end-over-end.

  • Nelson planning and zoning wants to avoid LaRue's problems

    Nelson Circuit Judge Charles Simms has ruled in favor of Nelson County Attorney John Kelley in a lawsuit filed against him by the Joint City-County Planning Commission.

    The lawsuit concerned the estate of Oreva B. Douglas, of which Kelley is executor. Douglas died March 1 and left a residence and farm of 69.413 acres at the end of Simon Greenwell Lane. To auction the farm, Kelley retained Harned Auctioneers LLC, which divided it into 11 agricultural tracts ranging from 5 to 7.825 acres.

  • Sixth DUI equals four days in jail

    An Eastview man was sentenced to spend four consecutive Sundays in jail after a judge determined he had violated his probation.

    Anthony Bernard Griffith, 47, appeared in LaRue Circuit Court last month to explain why he had been using alcohol and drugs and not communicating with his probation officer. Griffith was sentenced to five years – to serve two years in jail and three years probated after being found guilty of a fourth DUI four years ago in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • KSP Citizens Police Academy accepting applications

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is accepting applications for the 2010 Citizens Police Academy. The 10-week program is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 7 to Nov. 9 at Post 4. Graduation will be Nov. 16.

    Students will learn about patrol, criminal investigations, drug investigations and other facets of police work. They also will be able to take part in simulated traffic stops and evidence collection.

  • Man faces long recovery after logging accident

    A Buffalo man is recovering from injuries sustained Aug. 6 in a logging accident.

    Joshua Gibson, 22, was transported from New Haven to University of Louisville Hospital by helicopter after a 27,000-pound skidder rolled backward over him.

    Rolling Fork Fire Department Chief Frank Hall said a man, later identified as Gibson, apparently was trying to hook up a log to a skidder when the skidder rolled backward over him, crushing his pelvic area.

  • Homestead Family Farms honored for environmental practices by Validus

    Homestead Family Farms, formerly Reding Family Farms, was awarded Environmental Certification by Validus Ventures, LLC for their commitment to environmental cropland stewardship. The award, presented in St. Louis on July 19, recognizes a farmer’s commitment to caring for the land and implementing exceptional conservation practices while producing crops.

  • Mother and son charged with endangering minor after fracas in vehicle

    An Elizabethtown mother and son were lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center for several hours after an alleged altercation in a moving vehicle.

    According to the citation prepared by LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst, Birget Keefer, 45, was driving a vehicle July 25 with her son Timothy Keefer, daughter-in-law and 3-year-old grandson as passengers.

    Timothy J. Keefer, 24, allegedly struck his wife in the head and arms while the vehicle was moving with the side door open.