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  • School Board hears neighbor complaint

    Hodgenville Postmaster Bob Hummer attended Monday night’s school board meeting to voice his concerns about the playground behind the Board of Education, which is adjacent to his home.

    Hummer said he recently called police because “some kids” were destroying property at the playground, and called it a “haven for people who shouldn’t be there at night.”

  • Sheriff’s injury prevents attendance at forum

    The April 13 forum for LaRue County Sheriff candidates gave two of the three contenders a chance to speak before an audience of about 100 at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    Incumbent Sheriff Bobby Shoffner, a Democrat, was unable to attend as he sustained an on-the-job injury earlier in the day.

    Shoffner said he tripped over something in the department’s storage room and hit his head. A family member transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital where 12 stitches where required to close the gash on his forehead.

  • Next block watch organizational meeting is tonight

    A handful of residents attended a block watch organizational meeting April 5.

    But the low attendance didn’t discourage organizers who plan a second meeting Monday, April 26. The meeting, like the first one, will be at 7 p.m. at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Guest speaker Bryce Shumate, media relations officer for Radcliff City Police, said block watches have been successful in reducing vandalism, break-ins and thefts across the country. Crime rates have been lowered as much as 50 percent in communities sporting a “You are being watched” sign.

  • Next block watch organizational meeting is tonight

    A handful of residents attended a block watch organizational meeting April 5.

    But the low attendance didn’t discourage organizers who plan a second meeting Monday, April 26. The meeting, like the first one, will be at 7 p.m. at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Guest speaker Bryce Shumate, media relations officer for Radcliff City Police, said block watches have been successful in reducing vandalism, break-ins and thefts across the country. Crime rates have been lowered as much as 50 percent in communities sporting a “You are being watched” sign.

  • Next block watch organizational meeting is tonight

    A handful of residents attended a block watch organizational meeting April 5.

    But the low attendance didn’t discourage organizers who plan a second meeting Monday, April 26. The meeting, like the first one, will be at 7 p.m. at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Guest speaker Bryce Shumate, media relations officer for Radcliff City Police, said block watches have been successful in reducing vandalism, break-ins and thefts across the country. Crime rates have been lowered as much as 50 percent in communities sporting a “You are being watched” sign.

  • Lincoln presenters visit park, downtown

    More than 50 Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln presenters arrived in Hodgenville Saturday afternoon. They toured the Lincoln Museum, had photos taken in front of the statues on Lincoln Square and enjoyed lunch in the Museum’s community room.

    The Association of Lincoln Presenters took a three-day tour of the area typically considered “Lincoln Land” in Kentucky – Springfield, where the President’s parents married; Hardin County, where the young couple lived for a short time; and Hodgenville, where Lincoln was born.

  • Glendale woman injured when struck by own car

    A Glendale woman sustained life-threatening injuries when she was run over by her own car April 15.

    Emogene S. Hagan, 79, was seriously injured Thursday morning in the parking lot of Glendale United Methodist Church on Glendale-Hodgenville Road East about 11 a.m., according to Kentucky State Police.

    Investigators believe when Hagan exited the 2003 Saturn passenger car after parking, she inadvertently left the vehicle in gear. When she attempted to re-enter the car, she was struck by its door and knocked underneath the rolling vehicle.

  • Marion County native dies in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley, 28, a 2000 Marion County High School graduate, died Sunday morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

    Sigley was serving in Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard Unit based in Richmond, according to his stepfather, Al Hardin of Lebanon.

    He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Hardin.

    According to Sigley’s Facebook page, he was a former U.S. Marine. He was a student at Eastern Kentucky University, where he was pursuing a major in Homeland Security and a minor in environmental health sciences.

  • Electronics taken from Methodist church

    Members of Hodgenville United Methodist Church received a nasty surprise when they arrived for service Sunday morning. Broken glass and a muddy carpet were the first signs of a burglary.

    Saturday night, someone gained entrance to the Tonieville Road building after breaking a window. They took “a number of flat screen TVs” and a computer, according to Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    Johnson said there were two break-ins at the church over the weekend. The first occurred about 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Former deputy jailer agrees to repay Indiana employer

    A former LaRue County deputy jailer charged with theft from a previous employer has agreed to re-pay more than $5,000 in a plea agreement.

    Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough was charged with 11 counts of felony theft in Perry County, Ind., after a 2005 police investigation. All counts will be dismissed if she reimburses $5,248.30 and pays court costs to the clerk of Perry County.