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  • Man charged with rape of 8-year-old

    A Hodgenville man faces 10 counts of sodomy and rape charges after allegedly having sexual contact with a child.

    Steven Lewis Tucker, 29, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, is charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

  • Hodgenville man wins car on game show

    Hodgenville resident Benjamin Kennedy won a 2009 Pontiac Vibe on "The Price is Right."

    He and his wife were in the audience March 31 for the CBS-TV game show. The program aired nationally Friday.

    After being called to "come on down," Kennedy earned his way on stage by guessing closest ot dollar value amount for a set of scuba diving equipment. He guessed $1,600 and the actual price was $2,200.

    Kennedy played a game called Stack the Deck and won the vehicle. He was told that the car will arrive 10 days after the show aired.

  • Kentucky Dental Academy to open in Elizabethtown

    A business offering an accelerated course in dental assistance will hold a grand opening Thursday in Elizabethtown. Kentucky Dental Academy plans its ceremony from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Helmwood Medical Center, 914 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 200, Elizabethtown. It will be accepting student registration at this event for the next course beginning May 16.

  • Main Street offers $uper $timulus $aturday

    Get in the swing of spring and the spirit of stimulus by getting some inspiration on making things better about the house at a series of mini-seminars, all free of charge and no pre-registration required.

    The April 25 program starts at 9:30 a.m. with Eddie Black talking about home restoration, updating, and improvements.

    Next on the agenda is Lee’s Nursery, talking about what to plant, when, where and how, from 11 a.m. until noon.

    From 1 to 2 p.m., Martha Lenardon will focus on junk restoration, turning trash into treasure.

  • City Council notes

    On April 13, Hodgenville City Council held a short meeting.

    The council:

    •Held first reading of an annexation ordinance to update the city’s maps. The following property was annexed: Howell property 1 and 2; property on 1607-210; Lincoln Hills 1 and 2; Newton property; Northridge Subdivision; Bakkcreek; Woodpark; Meredith property; and Rock properties.

    •Held final reading to amend zoning ordinances.

  • Lincoln statue to be unveiled today in Springfield

    A community-wide celebration is planned Wednesday in Springfield in conjunction with the dedication and unveiling ceremonies of a sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln.

    The bronze sculpture was created as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration. It is being placed in front of the new Washington County Judicial Center on Main Street in downtown Springfield.

  • Foster parents charged with drug possession

    Two foster parents are facing charges after becoming implicated in a drug investigation at Landmark Apartments.

    Shawn Russelburg, 31, and her husband Jason Russelburg, 32, of 6360 Campbellsville Road, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, first degree, on April 10 by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Glendale chosen for new battery company

    Underscoring a commitment to positioning the Commonwealth as the center of the nation’s automotive industry of the future, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Kentucky has been selected as the site for a proposed domestic battery manufacturing and headquarters facility.

  • ECTC holds koto concert

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a Japanese koto concert by Tomoko at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the college’s Science Auditorium.

  • Spears to oversee regional campuses for CU

    Campbellsville University has employed Dr. Keith Spears, director of special programs with the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, as the new vice president for regional and professional education.

    Spears, who began work April 13, will have the oversight of CU’s expanding off-campus centers and will assist in the development of new professional programs in conjunction with the other vice presidents, deans and faculty. CU has off-campus offerings at the Louisville Campus, and in Elizabethtown, Somerset and the new Hodgenville site.