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  • Court proceedings delayed for former jail employee

    Court proceedings were delayed Wednesday for an  employee of the LaRue County Detention Center.

    Tami Burden, 37, was suspended from her job in July after she allegedly made threats to others at the jail. According to police reports, the Hodgenville woman made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”

    Burden was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Court proceedings delayed for former jail employee

    Court proceedings were delayed Wednesday for an  employee of the LaRue County Detention Center.

    Tami Burden, 37, was suspended from her job in July after she allegedly made threats to others at the jail. According to police reports, the Hodgenville woman made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”

    Burden was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Court proceedings delayed for former jail employee

    Court proceedings were delayed Wednesday for an  employee of the LaRue County Detention Center.

    Tami Burden, 37, was suspended from her job in July after she allegedly made threats to others at the jail. According to police reports, the Hodgenville woman made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”

    Burden was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • 2nd Sunday event happening across the state

    2nd Sunday is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the need for physical activity in the daily lives of all Kentuckians. This initiative challenges counties to organize and plan to close a roadway or provide other group physical activities on the second Sunday of October.

    Last year, 101 counties participated. In 2009 we promoted a hike at Lincoln Boyhood Home, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park.

  • Texas man dies of injuries after wreck

    A Texas man died Sept. 28 as a result of injuries suffered in a crash near Sonora.

    About 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Rhonda Richter, 46, of Helotes, Texas, was driving eastbound on KY 84 and stopped at the intersection of U.S. 31W. She pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Denny Miller, 18, of Upton. Miller’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Richter’s vehicle.

    Miller had minor injuries but refused treatment.

  • Lincoln National Bank is the granddaddy of Lincoln Days' donors

    The 38th annual Lincoln Days Celebration goes into full swing Saturday in downtown Hodgenville. The festival is the culmination of a year of planning that began as soon as the 2009 version ended.

    The theme is “Made in Kentucky” " a nod to native son Abraham Lincoln and the festival itself.

    The event wasn’t always held in October. In the early years, about 1972 (before the festival was chartered), it was on Feb. 12 " Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

  • Schools end fiscal year with $6.9 million

    Brian Woosley with Stiles Carter & Associates presented the audit report to the school board Sept. 20. The report showed the total general fund cash at June 30, 2010 of $6.9 million, which was up from $6.5 million the previous year.

    Revenue for the general fund was $16.6 million in 2010 with expenditures of $16.4 million. The fund balance for the general fund increased by $180,000 in 2010.

    Woosley noted the food service program remains financially stable and self-sustaining. He also pointed out the program purchased $83,000 in equipment during the fiscal year.

  • Teens charged with trafficking in marijuana

    Two teens have been charged with trafficking in marijuana.

    Thomas Allen Childress, 19, of Hodgenville, and James Michael Locklin, 18, of Elizabethtown, were each charged Sept. 14 with trafficking in controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and possession of alcohol by a minor.

    Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police said the arrests stemmed from an ongoing investigation.

  • Tedder sentenced for four separate drug offenses in two counties

    Mickey S. Tedder, 57, of Buffalo was sentenced Sept. 7 to seven years imprisonment in United States District Court, Louisville, for possessing and distributing methamphetamine powder on four separate occasions in Hardin and LaRue counties.

    U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. also sentenced Tedder to four years supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

  • Video visitation with inmates a possibility

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner informed LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 28 that the video technology installed at the county jail might allow video visitation with the inmate remaining in his cell in the near future.