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  • Hodgenville teen receives probation in meth case

    Landmark News Service

    An admitted user and cook of the illegal stimulant methamphetamine battled a rotten memory May 19 in pleading guilty to Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard in a deal that gets him 15 years imprisonment.

    Jerry Wayne Jenkins, 30, told prosecutor LeShea Smith and the judge he remembered little about the October 2008 day when he and four others were arrested after police busted into their room at the Elizabethtown Motel 6 where meth was being made.

  • ECTC offers motorcycle classes

    The Community and Economic Development Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will offer beginning motorcycle noncredit classes at the ECTC campus. Available dates are June 19-21, July 10-12, July 17-19, July 24-26, Aug. 7-9 and Aug. 14-16.

    Certified instructors introduce new riders to motorcycling and will provide insight into basic riding skills. The class will also help develop street riding techniques. On-cycle experience is aimed at developing riding skills, safety and confidence. The course also will provide classroom instruction.

  • Benefit for New Haven child is Saturday

    Landmark News Service

    A New Haven second-grader awaiting a multiple-organ transplant is one step closer to putting the surgery behind him.

    Max Dickerson, 8, son of Jeff and Emily Dickerson, received approval for the procedure from Anthem Insurance and is on a waiting list to receive the organs. He needs a liver and kidneys and possibly a multivisceral transplant, which would include multiple digestive organs.

  • City plans second free movie

    The second free Movie Night, sponsored by the City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News, is Saturday.

    The event coincides with the Goodtime Cruisers classic car cruise-in which will spotlight muscle cars.

    The movie begins at 7 p.m.

    Last month’s movie “Stuart Little” was geared toward children. This weekend’s movie is the classic suspense film “North by Northwest.”

  • Public invited to help name school

    Nelson County residents are being asked to help name the planned new high school and choose its colors and mascot.

    The second high school in the district will be built on Ky. 245 bear Cedar-Fil. Communities attending the new school will include New Haven, New Hope, Howardstown and Boston.

    The committee charged with overseeing the naming process is asking for suggestions from the public.

    “We think this is very important for our community,” said Tom Dekle, Nelson County Schools communications director.

  • Kentucky author is keynote speaker at Christian writing conference

    Landmark News Service

  • Poor attendance follows graduates to court

    On May 29, 194 students graduated from LaRue County High School.

    On June 3, bench warrants were issued for six of them who decided to skip a required court appearance.

    Their offense? Missing too many days of school.

    District Judge C. Derek Reed issued the $1,000 cash bench warrants to compel the 18- and 19-year-olds to abide by an agreement he made with each of them at an earlier court date: Show proof of graduation in court on June 3 and misdemeanor charges of intentional breach of compulsory attendance law would be dropped.

  • Fiscal Court awards blacktop, oil bids

    Bault Oil Co. of White City won the fuel and grease contracts with LaRue County Fiscal Court as bids were opened June 9 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Other bid winners were oil - Apollo of Winchester; asphalt emulsion - Asphalt Materials of Elizabethtown and Marathon Petroleum of Louisville; asphalt blacktop – Scotty’s of Elizabethtown; rock - Hanson Aggregate of Upton.

    In other business, magistrates concurred with Planning and Zoning’s approval to rezone one acre at 891 Veirs Road belonging to Clyde Veirs from A-1 to R1-A.

  • Truck driver misjudges, drives through power line

    Several East Main Street residents lost electricity Wednesday after a tractor-trailer hooked a telephone line - and kept going. The utility pole and a multitude of wires were dragged behind the vehicle.

    Residents said they heard "a terrible racket" and one thought an earthquake had occurred.

    Kentucky Utility and Windstream workers were at the scene to restore service within an hour.

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating.

  • Legal opinion could ease process for expanding gambling

    As the legislative special session began, Attorney General Jack Conway released an advisory legal opinion Monday saying it would not be necessary to pass a constitutional amendment to allow video lottery terminals at Kentucky race tracks.

     Conway said the Kentucky General Assembly could chose to enact a law allowing the Kentucky Lottery Corp. to operate the terminals at tracks.