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  • Boston man charged in shooting death

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the Nov. 10 death of a Hodgenville man as a homicide.

    Kenneth Craig Mattingly, 33, of Boston, has been charged with murder and complicity to commit murder in the shooting death of Donald C. Marshall, 47.

    Police found Marshall in the driver’s seat of a white Ford pickup truck around 1:20 p.m. near the intersection of Nelsonville Road and Nelsonville Lane after receiving a call about a motor vehicle collision involving possible gunfire, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department press release.

  • Hodgenville woman hurt in Nelson County wreck

    A motorcycle accident near Howardstown sent a Hodgenville woman to the University of Louisville Hospital Sunday afternoon with a possible broken leg and arm.

    Pamela McClain, 47, lost control of her Yamaha motorcycle and struck a guardrail while traveling eastbound on Ky. 84, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department police report. The impact launched her over the guardrail where personnel from Nelson County EMS and the Rolling Fork Fire Department rescued her. McClain was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Council asked to consider parade laws

    Phillip Setters spoke on behalf of Lincoln Days, asking Hodgenville City Council to pass an ordinance forbidding the “throwing of any objects” from parade floats and banning pedestrians from walking in front of vehicles in the parade.

    He also asked the city to check into grants to purchase more safety cones and barrels to block access to the parade route. In the past, the state provided 400 cones. This year, only 100 were provided.

    Also at Monday’s council meeting:

  • Free vaccine clinic available to a few today

    Community Health Educator

    The LaRue County Health Department will hold an H1N1 flu clinic 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, for target populations only.

  • Five escape fiery crash

    Five men survived a fiery crash Saturday when the pickup truck they were riding in overturned.

    The driver, Aaron Morales, 34, of Magnolia has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, aggravating circumstances; no operator’s license; and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to Deputy Matt Darst, who investigated the crash, Morales “blew a .252 on the breathalyzer,” more than three times the legal limit.

  • Judge orders 'no more pit bulls' for woman charged in dog attack

    A Hodgenville woman entered a guilty plea to one count of harboring a vicious animal in LaRue District Court.

    Robin Humphrey was charged after a 2-year-old in her care was attacked by one of Humphrey’s pit bulls on East Leafdale Road, according to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office. The toddler was flown to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment of facial injuries.

  • New Haven man waits for transplant

    Landmark News Service

    Sometimes having a strong stubborn streak isn’t such a bad thing.

    New Haven resident Phillip Nalley’s willful nature has given him the strength to endure a lifetime filled with medical complications following a kidney transplant he received 30 years ago at age 28.

    “He has never given up, he has never quit. He has always been determined to make it on his own,” said Theresa Nalley, his wife of 39 years. “No matter how sick he got ... he would get on his crutches and go right back out there.”

  • Hodgenville man found dead in vehicle

    Landmark News Service

    A Hodgenville man was killed when gunfire broke out Tuesday afternoon following a traffic collision in Nelson County.

    Donald C. Marshall, 47, of Hodgenville was found slumped in the driver's seat of a white Ford pickup truck around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday on Ky. 52 in the Nelsonville area. The Nelson County Sheriff's Department was investigating a  call about a motor vehicle collision involving possible gun fire,

  • Campbellsville University to dedicate Hodgenville campus

    Campbellsville University will recognize the generosity of two major donors for its Hodgenville campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication Thursday.

    Events will take place at the newly named Brockman Center at 1 p.m. Thursday.

    The campus at 606 N. Lincoln Blvd. is named in honor of former Hodgenville resident Dr. E. Britt Brockman, a Louisville eye surgeon who is a graduate of LaRue County High School.

    Bronze plaques honoring Brockman and Freddie Hilpp, who donated the building to the university, will be unveiled.

  • Arrest made in shooting death

    An arrest has been made in the shooting death of 47-year-old Donald C. Marshall. The Hodgenville man was killed when gunfire broke out following a traffic collision in Nelson County.

    Kenneth Craig Mattingly, 33, of Boston was charged with murder and complicity to commit murder in the Nov. 10 death.