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  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park again open to visitors

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park re-opened this morning as workers returned from a 16-day furlough.

    Employees cleared leaves and other debris from walkways to ensure safety before the park opened to visitors at about 11 a.m.

    Lincoln's Boyhood Home at Knob Creek also opened this morning, Superintendent Bill Justice said.

    The parks closed Oct. 1 as a “nonessential” service, along with all other national parks.

  • Suspect at large after Lincoln's General Store robbery

    Lincoln's General Store, 2784 Lincoln Farm Road, was robbed Tuesday evening at approximately 9:45 p.m.

    Police are asking for help finding a man who stole an undetermined amount of money.

    The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-20s with a medium build. He entered wearing dark clothing and a toboggan and a bandana over his face. He did not show a gun when he demanded the female cashier on duty open her cash register.

    Anyone with information should call LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin at 358-3120.

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  • Memorial fundraiser set for Allen

    It has been almost  two years since Beverly Allen drove to Buffalo to check on her daughter, Kristie, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends.

    Not long after she walked inside the house, she discovered Kristie’s body in a bedroom. The man accused of her murder fled in her daughter’s car. He was apprehended quickly but has yet to be tried as lawyers negotiate the court system.

  • Man dies after HPD shooting

    An attempt to serve an arrest warrant turned deadly early Sunday morning.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory, Public Affairs Officer for Post 4 in Elizabethtown, Hodgenville Police Department Officers James Richardson and Jaron Skillman were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for Benjamin Burba, 59, of Hodgenville, at his apartment at 631 S. Lincoln Blvd., at around 2 a.m.

    “(There was) an attempt to execute the warrant, when a struggle and fight ensued,” Gregory said. Officers attempted to tase Burba, but the attempt failed.

  • KSP releases name of man shot by officer

    Kentucky State Police have identified the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in Hodgenville.

    Benjamin Burba, 59, was pronounced dead Sunday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Hardin County Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore confirmed the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

    Jeff Gregory, spokesman for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, also revealed Hodgenville Police Officer Jaron Skillman fired the shots.

  • Hodgenville man shot by officer

    A Hodgenville man was shot and killed early Sunday by a Hodgenville City Officer.

    Kentucky State Police was notified of the shooting about 2:05 a.m. and is leading the investigation.

    According to KSP, two city officers attempted to serve arrest warrants on a man at 631 S. Lincoln Blvd. An altercation ensued.

  • Fall recycling day is Saturday

     The annual fall cleanup and recycling event is 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 at the LaRue County Maintenance Garage across from LaRue County High School.

    Almost any item that is too large to be picked up by weekly trash service will be accepted, including appliances, scrap metal, old cars, car parts, bulky items, computers and monitors, fax machines, cell phones and other e-scrap. Vehicle, equipment and appliance batteries will also be accepted at no charge.

  • Lincoln Days not affected by Park closure

     Lincoln Days 2013 could have been a complete wash, save for the planning of the festival’s organizers.

  • Pioneer Games' participants donate winnings to Rock

     Participants in Saturday’s Lincoln Days’ Pioneer Games and Railsplitting Contest donated their winnings to Gary Rock, who lost both legs in August in a farming accident.