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  • Former resident dies in police fire

    A former Hodgenville man died July 11 when he was shot by a Jeffersonville, Ind. officer.

    Robert Emmett Grattan Jr., 48, was a suspect in a branch bank robbery when he was stopped by an off-duty officer about 1:30 p.m., according to news reports.

    The standoff with police and Grattan’s death were documented by TV camera crews.

    Police said he refused to leave his pickup truck for five hours, eventually leaving the truck with a gun in hand. Officers fired rubber bullets at him, causing him to drop his gun. He picked it up and pointed it at officers.

  • Notice to LaRue County Taxpayers

    An advertisement regarding taxes run by County Clerk Linda Carter and LaRue County Fiscal Court in the July 15 print edition failed to include the web site to review the list of deliquent taxes. The correct web address is www.laruecounty.org and a corrected version of the ad accompanies this posting online.

  • Fugitive returned to jail

    A Mount Sherman man accused of 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy has been lodged in the Nelson County jail after missing court appointments in LaRue and Nelson counties last week.

    Nelson County jail confirmed he was booked July 9, however, it is unclear whether Wimsett was arrested or if he turned himself in.

  • Kids College coming to Hodgenville July 20-23

    If the kids are showing signs of boredom this summer, consider sending them to college. Kids College, that is.

    Campbellsville University is offering several four-day classes for third through eighth graders July 20-23.

    Kids College will be held at the Hodgenville Civic Center. A satellite campus is being planned in Hodgenville this fall but will not be ready in time for the classes, said John Chowning, CU’s vice president for church and external relations.

    “In future years, assuming a market for it, we’ll have on campus,” Chowning said.

  • County employees receive 2 percent raise

    In Tuesday’s LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting:

    •The court agreed to fund the Homemakers’ cost for the Lincoln Days reception in October.

  • Planning and zoning revises ordinances

    The Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission held public hearings to discuss the designation of “public” lands and to revise its ordinance on minimum lot sizes.

    Two members of the public attended the hearings Thursday.

  • City Council notes

    At Monday’s Hodgenville City Council meeting:

    •Mayor Terry Cruse announced the Greensburg Street water tower project is progressing. Plans and permits have been submitted to the Division of Water for approval. The next step is advertising for bids.

    •Cruse updated the council on a pending lawsuit over sale of the old city hall building. On July 20, the attorneys plan to ask for a trial date to be set.

    •Cruse announced interim Main Street Director Celia McDonald has been hired as the permanent director.

  • Patrick Henry Hughes to perform in E'town

    Landmark News Service

  • Call Center brings jobs to area

    Landmark News Service

    SYKES Enterprises will operate its newest state-of-the-art call center, employing 450-500 people in the next year, in Bardstown, city and county officials announced.

    The Tampa, Fla.-based company will set up shop in the Kentucky Home Square Shopping Center in the former Winn Dixie building, Nelson County Economic Development Agency President Kim Huston said.

    "Four hundred jobs anywhere in Kentucky right now is great news," Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton said.

  • Free Movie Night offers ‘Tucker: The Man and His Dream’

    Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” will be featured at Free Movie Night Saturday.

    The event, which is sponsored by the City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News, coincides with the Goodtime Cruisers classic car cruise-in on Lincoln Square.

    The movie begins at 7 p.m. and has a run time of 110 minutes.