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  • Museum opens Lincoln library on second floor

    About 120 people attended the grand opening for The Lincoln Museum Library and Research Center.

    The event, held Thursday in the Community Room and the library, coincided with the museum’s 20th anniversary. A slide show with 25 scenes from the celebration is online at the bottom of the laruecountyherald.com home page.

    The 3,000-square-foot research library houses about 5,000 books on Lincoln and the Civil War.

  • Debris disposal tops $300,000

    County and state road crews have removed more than 52,000 yards of ice-storm debris from LaRue County’s right of ways, according to Timmy Brown, county road supervisor.

    Brown, addressing LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting Tuesday at the courthouse in Hodgenville, said crews have completed debris pickup and are rechecking roads for missed debris and broken limbs hanging in tress.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, told magistrates the disposal alone carries a $300,000 price tag.

  • Raccoon’s rabies test is negative

    Local officials feared a raccoon that bit a local man last week was rabid after it was found dead in its cage. However, Sherry Grimes of the LaRue County Environmental Office said a preliminary rabies test came back negative Monday morning.

    “'So far, so good' no rabies in LaRue County,” said Grimes.

    The most recent reported case of rabies in LaRue County was a horse in 2007.

    The raccoon was trapped by police April 22 after reports that it was “tearing up an apartment and everyone in it.”

  • Identity hearing held in Gilbert case

    An identity hearing and arraignment was held April 16 in the case of Richard Gilbert, the Hodgenville chiropractor who faces charges of tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    “Identity hearings are usually only held when the defendant says that the person indicted is not him,” Jennifer L. Pollard, public information officer for the IRS, said in an e-mail.

    The federal magistrate  determined that Gilbert was the same individual that was indicted, Pollard said.

  • Identity hearing held in Gilbert case

    An identity hearing and arraignment was held April 16 in the case of Richard Gilbert, the Hodgenville chiropractor who faces charges of tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    “Identity hearings are usually only held when the defendant says that the person indicted is not him,” Jennifer L. Pollard, public information officer for the IRS, said in an e-mail.

    The federal magistrate  determined that Gilbert was the same individual that was indicted, Pollard said.

  • Identity hearing held in Gilbert case

    An identity hearing and arraignment was held April 16 in the case of Richard Gilbert, the Hodgenville chiropractor who faces charges of tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    “Identity hearings are usually only held when the defendant says that the person indicted is not him,” Jennifer L. Pollard, public information officer for the IRS, said in an e-mail.

    The federal magistrate  determined that Gilbert was the same individual that was indicted, Pollard said.

  • Swine flu confirmed

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported one confirmed case and one probable case of swine flu Thursday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • National Honor Society inducts new members

    The annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be 2 p.m. May 3 in the LaRue County High School auditorium, with a reception following.

    Students being inducted into the National Honor Society for having at least a 95 percent GPA, and displaying outstanding leadership, and service in the community are Emily Dewitt, Brent Gozzard, Kellise Hoefer, Michael Huff, Shelly Meredith, Dani Peeler, Ryan Ramsey, Shelby Rogers, Andrew Skaggs, Abby Sullivan, Kristin Thompson, Lyndsay Whitlock and Valerie Whitlock.

  • Glendale teen charged in string of burglaries

    Kentucky State Police charged Jonah Robey, 18, of Glendale, with several counts of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle on April 26.

    The arrest came after an investigation of several burglaries in the Glendale area. The investigation is ongoing, according to a KSP news release.

    All property was recovered and returned to the victims. The arrest was initiated by Troopers Brian Mouser and Chris Berry. 

  • Lincoln Museum celebrates 20 years in community today

    For 20 years, The Lincoln Museum has stood as a testament to what a united community with vision can accomplish.

    The museum began when supporters pooled their money to purchase an old department store on Lincoln Square and 20 wax figures of Abraham Lincoln and his cronies in 1988. Hundreds of volunteer hours later, the museum boasted 12 detailed scenes chronicling the life of Hodgenville’s most famous native son.