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  • 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.

  • Fall recycling day is Saturday

     The annual fall cleanup and recycling event is 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 at the LaRue County Maintenance Garage across from LaRue County High School.

    Almost any item that is too large to be picked up by weekly trash service will be accepted, including appliances, scrap metal, old cars, car parts, bulky items, computers and monitors, fax machines, cell phones and other e-scrap. Vehicle, equipment and appliance batteries will also be accepted at no charge.

  • Lincoln Days not affected by Park closure

     Lincoln Days 2013 could have been a complete wash, save for the planning of the festival’s organizers.

  • Pioneer Games' participants donate winnings to Rock

     Participants in Saturday’s Lincoln Days’ Pioneer Games and Railsplitting Contest donated their winnings to Gary Rock, who lost both legs in August in a farming accident.

  • House burns
  • Sarah Stults named Homecoming Queen

     Sarah Stults, the daughter of Charles and Mechel Stults, was named Homecoming Queen at the football game Friday. She is senior at LaRue County High School and active in FFA.

  • Hardin County woman joins anti-smoking campaign

    A 38-year-old Elizabethtown mother was featured in The New York Times and on Fox News last month after sharing her response to a federally funded anti-smoking advertising campaign.

    Lisha Hancock, who lives near the LaRue/Hardin County lines, developed a plan to stop smoking in February after nearly two decades of using cigarettes.

    The catalyst, Hancock said, was a television commercial demonstrating the morning routine of former smoker Terrie Hall — a North Carolina woman who was diagnosed with throat and oral cancers at age 40.

  • LINCOLN DAYS: Sunday events moved to City Hall

    Rain shook up the Lincoln Days events.

    The professional and amateur railsplitting was held Saturday after the parade. The participants continued to compete despite a downpour.

    Tonight's musical performances, tonight's talent show, and Sunday's nondenominational worship service are being held at Hodgenville City Hall/Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd, - across from the LaRue County Public Library.