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  • Next block watch organizational meeting is tonight

    A handful of residents attended a block watch organizational meeting April 5.

    But the low attendance didn’t discourage organizers who plan a second meeting Monday, April 26. The meeting, like the first one, will be at 7 p.m. at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Guest speaker Bryce Shumate, media relations officer for Radcliff City Police, said block watches have been successful in reducing vandalism, break-ins and thefts across the country. Crime rates have been lowered as much as 50 percent in communities sporting a “You are being watched” sign.

  • Lincoln presenters visit park, downtown

    More than 50 Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln presenters arrived in Hodgenville Saturday afternoon. They toured the Lincoln Museum, had photos taken in front of the statues on Lincoln Square and enjoyed lunch in the Museum’s community room.

    The Association of Lincoln Presenters took a three-day tour of the area typically considered “Lincoln Land” in Kentucky – Springfield, where the President’s parents married; Hardin County, where the young couple lived for a short time; and Hodgenville, where Lincoln was born.

  • Glendale woman injured when struck by own car

    A Glendale woman sustained life-threatening injuries when she was run over by her own car April 15.

    Emogene S. Hagan, 79, was seriously injured Thursday morning in the parking lot of Glendale United Methodist Church on Glendale-Hodgenville Road East about 11 a.m., according to Kentucky State Police.

    Investigators believe when Hagan exited the 2003 Saturn passenger car after parking, she inadvertently left the vehicle in gear. When she attempted to re-enter the car, she was struck by its door and knocked underneath the rolling vehicle.

  • Marion County native dies in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley, 28, a 2000 Marion County High School graduate, died Sunday morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

    Sigley was serving in Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard Unit based in Richmond, according to his stepfather, Al Hardin of Lebanon.

    He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Hardin.

    According to Sigley’s Facebook page, he was a former U.S. Marine. He was a student at Eastern Kentucky University, where he was pursuing a major in Homeland Security and a minor in environmental health sciences.

  • Electronics taken from Methodist church

    Members of Hodgenville United Methodist Church received a nasty surprise when they arrived for service Sunday morning. Broken glass and a muddy carpet were the first signs of a burglary.

    Saturday night, someone gained entrance to the Tonieville Road building after breaking a window. They took “a number of flat screen TVs” and a computer, according to Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    Johnson said there were two break-ins at the church over the weekend. The first occurred about 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Former deputy jailer agrees to repay Indiana employer

    A former LaRue County deputy jailer charged with theft from a previous employer has agreed to re-pay more than $5,000 in a plea agreement.

    Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough was charged with 11 counts of felony theft in Perry County, Ind., after a 2005 police investigation. All counts will be dismissed if she reimburses $5,248.30 and pays court costs to the clerk of Perry County.

  • About 100 attend first of two political forums

    About 100 people attended the first of two political forums Tuesday at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    The forum - sponsored by LaRue County Farm Bureau and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce - lasted about 90 minutes and featured judge/executive, jailer and sheriff candidates.

    The jailer candidates - Democrats Daniel Trumbo, Jimmy Williams and Johnny Cottrill and Republicans Lester Crosswhite, Gloria Jean Bell and Bryan "Stumpy" Durham - gave their views on training, security and inmate programs at the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Magistrate, state rep candidates speak at tonight's forum

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  • Architect speaks about new nursing home

    Jerry Herndon, architect for the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, will describe the interior of the facility and take questions from the audience during a program in the current facility’s chapel at 7 p.m. April 20. The program follows the semi-annual meeting of Sunrise Manor volunteers in the nursing home’s activity room at 6 p.m.


  • Couple charged with providing marijuana to young teen

    A Hodgenville couple was arrested after allegedly providing marijuana to a 13-year-old.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner, officers obtained a search warrant for the Miami Court residence of Staci Lee Cox, 39, and Ralph Charlie Hardin, 27, in response to a complaint by the child’s mother.

    A small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside the home.

    Both were charged with second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription drug not in proper container.