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  • New Haven man waits for transplant

    Landmark News Service

    Sometimes having a strong stubborn streak isn’t such a bad thing.

    New Haven resident Phillip Nalley’s willful nature has given him the strength to endure a lifetime filled with medical complications following a kidney transplant he received 30 years ago at age 28.

    “He has never given up, he has never quit. He has always been determined to make it on his own,” said Theresa Nalley, his wife of 39 years. “No matter how sick he got ... he would get on his crutches and go right back out there.”

  • Hodgenville man found dead in vehicle

    Landmark News Service

    A Hodgenville man was killed when gunfire broke out Tuesday afternoon following a traffic collision in Nelson County.

    Donald C. Marshall, 47, of Hodgenville was found slumped in the driver's seat of a white Ford pickup truck around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday on Ky. 52 in the Nelsonville area. The Nelson County Sheriff's Department was investigating a  call about a motor vehicle collision involving possible gun fire,

  • Campbellsville University to dedicate Hodgenville campus

    Campbellsville University will recognize the generosity of two major donors for its Hodgenville campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication Thursday.

    Events will take place at the newly named Brockman Center at 1 p.m. Thursday.

    The campus at 606 N. Lincoln Blvd. is named in honor of former Hodgenville resident Dr. E. Britt Brockman, a Louisville eye surgeon who is a graduate of LaRue County High School.

    Bronze plaques honoring Brockman and Freddie Hilpp, who donated the building to the university, will be unveiled.

  • Arrest made in shooting death

    An arrest has been made in the shooting death of 47-year-old Donald C. Marshall. The Hodgenville man was killed when gunfire broke out following a traffic collision in Nelson County.

    Kenneth Craig Mattingly, 33, of Boston was charged with murder and complicity to commit murder in the Nov. 10 death.

  • Incumbents first to file for '10 election

    The general election  is about a year away: Nov. 2, 2010.

    Partisan candidates have until Jan. 26 to file for office. Last week, LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner became the first LaRue County candidate to return his paperwork to the county clerk’s office.

    Turner, who is running for his seventh term, has faced opponents three times during his tenure. He usually files early and wanted the public to know his intentions, he said.

  • Tip leads to arrest in road sign thefts

    Two juveniles and an adult will be cited for the recent rash of road sign thefts and vandalism in the Roanoke area.

    LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner told magistrates before their business meeting Tuesday at the courthouse in Hodgenville that a phoned-in tip led to the impending arrests.

    “After receiving the call, we investigated and found two signs across the road from one of the juveniles,” Shoffner said.

    The thefts and vandalism have cost the county several hundred dollars in repairs and replacement.

  • Motorcyclist injured in Magnolia crash

    An Elizabethtown man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon.

    About 3:45 p.m., Heather Lawlis, 34, of Magnolia was driving a 2005 GMC Canyon west on Ky. 1079. She crossed the intersection of U.S. 31E into the path of a southbound Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Roger Taylor, 48.

    The motorcycle struck the GMC in the rear quarter panel of the passenger side, according to Deputy Russell McCoy.

    Lawlis and her passengers were not injured and the truck was driven from the scene.

  • Veterans honored by parade, program

    Emphatically praising the “unbroken line of heroes” in America’s military tradition, the featured speaker at Sunday’s Veterans Day celebration in Hodgenville encouraged the audience to take action.

    Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Mitchell of the 16th Cavalry Regiment said the crowd “should resolve to leave today and find someone you know then thank them for their service.” He said that “simple and heartfelt message” was the most appropriate way to recognize the selfless acts of service members.

  • Unemployment rate up in LaRue

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2008 and September 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth at 7.7 percent. It was followed by Calloway County, 8 percent; Boyd and Woodford counties, 8.3 percent each.

  • Score improves but LaRue misses shot at state finals

    LaRue County fell short of qualifying for the state marching band finals Saturday.

    The Band of Hawks finished sixth in the Class 3A preliminaries held at Meade County High School. The top four teams — Adair County, Bourbon County, Boyle County and Russell County — advanced to the finals Saturday night at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

    LaRue was the second of 16 bands to compete Saturday in Brandenburg. The judges’ tally sheets gave LaRue a rating of 85.75 out of a possible 100.