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  • Saturday night prom coincides with Lincoln Presenter visit

    The National Lincoln Presenters Association visited Hodgenville Saturday. The group of 50 Lincolns and about 100 LaRue County High School students - wearing their finest prom apparel -  converged at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site that afternoon.

  • Man charged with assault, robbery

    A Hodgenville man faces several charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s house and took $4,800.

    Thomas Michael Spalding, 20, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, fourth-degree assault, first-degree robbery, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, he damaged property in the amount of $500 or more, kicked and pushed the alleged victim and threatened her. The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department served the arrest warrants.

  • Man charged with assault, robbery

    A Hodgenville man faces several charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s house and took $4,800.

    Thomas Michael Spalding, 20, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, fourth-degree assault, first-degree robbery, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, he damaged property in the amount of $500 or more, kicked and pushed the alleged victim and threatened her. The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department served the arrest warrants.

  • Man charged with assault, robbery

    A Hodgenville man faces several charges after he allegedly broke into a woman’s house and took $4,800.

    Thomas Michael Spalding, 20, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, fourth-degree assault, first-degree robbery, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, he damaged property in the amount of $500 or more, kicked and pushed the alleged victim and threatened her. The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department served the arrest warrants.

  • Fire Runs

    Wood fire

    Magnolia, Upton and LaRue County Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of a wood fire on Talley-Oak Hill Road about 4 p.m. Sunday. The Kentucky Division of Forestry assisted. The fire was brought under control about 5:15 p.m.

    Tractor-trailer

    LaRue County Fire Department and Rolling Fork Fire Department were called to Zak Limited in Athertonville to extinguish a burning tractor-trailer about 2 p.m. April 7.

  • Fire Runs

    Wood fire

    Magnolia, Upton and LaRue County Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of a wood fire on Talley-Oak Hill Road about 4 p.m. Sunday. The Kentucky Division of Forestry assisted. The fire was brought under control about 5:15 p.m.

    Tractor-trailer

    LaRue County Fire Department and Rolling Fork Fire Department were called to Zak Limited in Athertonville to extinguish a burning tractor-trailer about 2 p.m. April 7.

  • Fire Runs

    Wood fire

    Magnolia, Upton and LaRue County Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of a wood fire on Talley-Oak Hill Road about 4 p.m. Sunday. The Kentucky Division of Forestry assisted. The fire was brought under control about 5:15 p.m.

    Tractor-trailer

    LaRue County Fire Department and Rolling Fork Fire Department were called to Zak Limited in Athertonville to extinguish a burning tractor-trailer about 2 p.m. April 7.

  • Lincoln presenters coming to town

    Look for a lot of tall men wearing stovepipe hats Saturday, April 17, in Hodgenville, for that is the date when more than 50 Abraham and Mary Lincoln presenters will be in town as the national Association of Lincoln Presenters come to Hardin and LaRue counties.

    Larry Elliott of Louisville, who has close ties with Hodgenville and is distantly related to the midwife who helped deliver the 16th President, is coordinating the event with his wife, Mary, and several others.

  • City Council notes

    At Monday’s meeting of Hodgenville City Council:

    •The council approved first reading of a zoning amendment that regulates businesses. A B2 district will now include all businesses that are permitted in B1.

    •The council approved a Planning and Zoning Ordinance amendment concerning plat sizes (minimum 11x17 inches, maximum 24x36 inches. All land divisions are required to be platted before conveyance.

  • Second season of free movies opens tonight

    For the second consecutive year, Hodgenville will host a Free Movie Night monthly series in the Civic Center auditorium.

    The selections range from a 60-year-old Jimmy Stewart classic to an Oscar-winning film released last year. The list also features a children's feature, romantic comedy and an Alfred Hitchcock production.

    Co-sponsored by the City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News, the free film presentations showcase the large movie screen and sound system in the Civic Center and offer an affordable Saturday night activity.