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  • Lincoln Birthplace Park reopens

     The gates of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and its counterpart, Boyhood Home at Knob Creek, re-opened last week after a 16-day shutdown.

  • Welcome home, Mom

     Brittney England, a 2002 graduate of LaRue County High School, served the last six months as a medic in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Monday, she paid a surprise visit to Hodgenville Elementary School where her daughter, Tatianya Berry, is a kindergarten student. 

  • Lady Hawks win first 18th District Soccer championship

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks won their first 18th District Soccer championship by beating Marion County 2-1 in a thrilling shootout Thursday night.

    For the second straight year, LaRue County (15-2-2) advances to the 5th Region Tournament.

    Senior defender Peyton Gardner made the final penalty kick to give LaRue County the win over the Lady Knights.

    Freshman attacker Gillian Nunn scored in regulation off an assist from junior midfielder Rachel Wolf.

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park again open to visitors

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park re-opened this morning as workers returned from a 16-day furlough.

    Employees cleared leaves and other debris from walkways to ensure safety before the park opened to visitors at about 11 a.m.

    Lincoln's Boyhood Home at Knob Creek also opened this morning, Superintendent Bill Justice said.

    The parks closed Oct. 1 as a “nonessential” service, along with all other national parks.

  • Suspect at large after Lincoln's General Store robbery

    Lincoln's General Store, 2784 Lincoln Farm Road, was robbed Tuesday evening at approximately 9:45 p.m.

    Police are asking for help finding a man who stole an undetermined amount of money.

    The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-20s with a medium build. He entered wearing dark clothing and a toboggan and a bandana over his face. He did not show a gun when he demanded the female cashier on duty open her cash register.

    Anyone with information should call LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin at 358-3120.

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  • Memorial fundraiser set for Allen

    It has been almost  two years since Beverly Allen drove to Buffalo to check on her daughter, Kristie, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends.

    Not long after she walked inside the house, she discovered Kristie’s body in a bedroom. The man accused of her murder fled in her daughter’s car. He was apprehended quickly but has yet to be tried as lawyers negotiate the court system.

  • Man dies after HPD shooting

    An attempt to serve an arrest warrant turned deadly early Sunday morning.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory, Public Affairs Officer for Post 4 in Elizabethtown, Hodgenville Police Department Officers James Richardson and Jaron Skillman were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for Benjamin Burba, 59, of Hodgenville, at his apartment at 631 S. Lincoln Blvd., at around 2 a.m.

    “(There was) an attempt to execute the warrant, when a struggle and fight ensued,” Gregory said. Officers attempted to tase Burba, but the attempt failed.

  • KSP releases name of man shot by officer

    Kentucky State Police have identified the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in Hodgenville.

    Benjamin Burba, 59, was pronounced dead Sunday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Hardin County Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore confirmed the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

    Jeff Gregory, spokesman for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, also revealed Hodgenville Police Officer Jaron Skillman fired the shots.

  • Hodgenville man shot by officer

    A Hodgenville man was shot and killed early Sunday by a Hodgenville City Officer.

    Kentucky State Police was notified of the shooting about 2:05 a.m. and is leading the investigation.

    According to KSP, two city officers attempted to serve arrest warrants on a man at 631 S. Lincoln Blvd. An altercation ensued.