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  • KSP holds press conference about shooting

    The fatal shooting of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis early Saturday morning was premeditated murder, a spokesman for the Kentucky State Police said at a press conference in Elizabethtown Sunday.

    “Someone planned this,” Master Trooper Norman Chaffins told reporters “Someone planned to shoot somebody … at that location at that time.”

    However, police aren’t absolutely certain that Ellis was the target.

  • Officer was ambushed

    The Bardstown Police officer who was killed early Saturday morning on the Blue Grass Parkway exit ramp at Bloomfield Road (Ky. 55) was apparently ambushed by someone with a 12-gauge shotgun, according to Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin.

    Whoever shot Ellis fired on him from a hill above the Exit 34 ramp, Houghlin told the TV station. When a reporter asked if the shooting was an ambush, the coroner answered, "I would say that is definitely what happened."

  • Bardstown officer shot

    A Bardstown Police officer, Jason Scott Ellis, 33, of Chaplin, was shot and killed sometime before 2:40 Saturday morning as he was on his way home from work.

    Kentucky State Police officers are investigating the shooting, which happened on the Exit 34 ramp on the Blue Grass Parkway at the Ky. 55 section of Bloomfield Road. Ellis, a K-9 officer, was in uniform and was found lying outside the police car he was driving. His dog was not with him.

  • Sunday hail damages vehicles

    A hailstorm hit Hodgenville and outlying areas Sunday afternoon, damaging a few cars and plants.
    Some described the largest hail as “ping-pong ball size,” while reports of “baseball-size hail” were also given but have not been substantiated by emergency service workers.
    The Ovesen Heights area received a 20-minute shower of marble-sized hail – with a few “shooters” spotted.

  • Relay brings in $57,847.31

    LaRue County Relay for Life teams raised $57,847.31 this past year for cancer research and education – which exceeded the county goal of $57,000.

    The annual Relay was held May 17-18 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Members of the community joined together on the track of Hodgenville Elementary School, to walk in honor of those who have been diagnosed, those who are still fighting, those who survived and for those who have passed on due to cancer.

  • Woman injured in motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Wednesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office, Marc Frantum of Hodgenville was driving a 1989 Harley AMF motorcycle about 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Harned-McCubbins and Middle Creek Roads. The bike flipped and ended up in a cornfield.

  • Mullins hired as superintendent in Garrard County

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, will be the new superintendent of Garrard County Public Schools.

    Mullins' appointment was announced about 5 p.m. Thursday by the Garrard County Board of Education.

    Mullins informed his staff of his decision Thursday. The Elizabethtown native served eight years in LaRue County.

    He takes over July 1.

    Mullins succeeds superintendent Donald Aldridge, who announced in January that he would retire at the end of the school year. Aldridge held the post for four years.

  • 'Trouble with the Curve' shows May 25

     The next installment of Free Movie Night is the sports drama “Trouble with the Curve.”

    The movie plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.

    The 2012 movie stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and John Goodman. Eastwood portrays Gus Lobel, a baseball scout, who is slowing down due to age and failing eyesight. His daughter tags along as he checks out the final prospect of his career.

  • Relay for Life Schedule

     LaRue County Relay for Life

    May 17-18

    Hodgenville Elementary School

     

    6-7 p.m.                     Registration/Campsite set up

    7 p.m.                         Opening Ceremony; Survivor Celebration; Survivor lap; Caregiver lap; team recognitions

  • Child reports abduction attempt

     Hodgenville City Police are investigating what appears to be the attempted abduction of a child.