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  • 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.

  • State to bear cost of cleanup

    The State Transportation Cabinet will bear more of the cost of cleaning up roadway debris left over from January’s ice storm, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

    The governor’s directive applies to costs of cleaning up debris along roadways in counties that were declared disasters by the Federal Emergency Management Agency – including LaRue County. Seventy-five percent of that cost is ultimately covered by FEMA, with the remaining 25 percent borne by the state and local governments in the form of “matching funds.”

  • Man who skipped court dates back in jail

    A Mount Sherman man who faces 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy failed to make a court appearance in Nelson Circuit Court on July 2 and in LaRue County on July 6.

    A fugitive warrant was issued for Joseph Edward “Eddie” Wimsett, 30, of George Lee Road. Circuit Judge Jack Seay entered Wimsett's name in the National Crime Information Center database.

    Wimsett was jailed Thursday in Nelson County and arraigned in court on the fugitive charge Friday.