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  • Pets removed from Hill Street home

    Hodgenville City Police removed 10 dogs and six cats from a Hill Street home Friday after neighbors complained to City Hall.

    Chief John Cottrill said the owner was not complying with the county’s kennel ordinance, which limits the number of dogs that may be kept at one site. Since the owner cooperated with police and agreed to have the animals removed, she was not cited, Cottrill said.

    “It was the second time we’d been up there,” Cottrill said. “Those dogs were barking so loud you could hear them across town.”

  • Hodgenville woman hurt in wreck

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a single vehicle crash Turesday, June 2.

    Amanda Marcum, 29, of Campbellsville Road, was driving a 1996 Ford Contour east on KY 61 near the intersection of Mt. Tabor Road when she lost control of the vehicle.

    According to Deputy Russell McCoy, the Ford crossed the center line, “jumped a culvert” and came to rest in a ditch.

    Marcum was transported by LaRue County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted for treratment.

    LaRue County and Buffalo firefighters also responded to the scene.

  • Lincoln book signing follows workshop today

    There is a waiting list for those wanting to attend an interpreter training workshop “Women in Lincoln’s Life” Wednesday in the Lincoln Museum Community Room.

    To place your name on the waiting list, contact Sandy Brue at Sandy_Brue@nps.gov or 358-3137. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided.

  • Teen recovering from horse riding accident

    A Hodgenville teen is recovering at home after being thrown from a horse last week.

    Blake Brown, 13, and her mother Sharon Friend were horseback riding on Trumbo Road about noon May 29 when Blake’s horse spooked.

    Friend said a tractor hauling a hay conditioner came down the road, frightening the horse.  Blake’s horse didn’t buck, she said, but “kicked out” and caused her to lose her balance. She hit her head on the pavement.

    “I saw her convulse,” Friend said.

  • City’s water tower project proceeds after rezoning

    The Greensburg Street water tower project is one step closer to completion.

    The process was stalled when it was learned the proposed site for the tower was zoned incorrectly.

    On Thursday, the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission corrected the issue by recommending the lot at 375 Greensburg St. be rezoned from residential to public. The change brings the land into compliance with the comprehensive plan.

  • Thomas the Tank Engine returning to Railway Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven.

    The appearances are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 6, 7, 13 and 14.

    Thomas, the beloved and courageous storybook engine, is set to roll into Kentucky Railway Museum for the Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour, presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children’s entertainment, and sponsored by The LEGO Group.

  • Bluegrass adds high speed 3G

    Bluegrass Cellular recently added 3G high-speed data service coverage to its cellular towers in Glendale, Upton and Sonora. The new sites will improve 3G data service in those areas and also along the Interstate 65 corridor. These sites add high-speed wireless data access to the existing 3G, EV-DO high-speed data network that Bluegrass Cellular has in place across its 38-county coverage area.

  • National Guard seeks names of those fallen for memorial

    The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund is asking anyone who knows of a Guardsman who perished in the line of duty to contact them so they can be added to the plans for a memorial.

    Funds are being raised now to construct a memorial to be located at the entrance to Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. The memorial will pay tribute to those who perished and also will honor and recognize all those who have served. The memorial will focus on the modern period which began on March 19, 1912, when the Kentucky State Guard officially became the Kentucky National Guard.

  • Small crowd enjoys first Movie Night

    About 20 people attended the first city-sponsored “Movie Night” Saturday.

    Although the crowd was sparse, the ones who did attend seemed to enjoy the film “Stuart Little” and the free popcorn and drinks.

    Andrea Ross said the movie was good and she plans to bring her family to the other free shows this summer.

    Other movies scheduled are “North by Northwest” on June 20; “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” on July 18; and “We are Marshall” on Aug. 8. Each film will start at 7 p.m.

  • Three men injured after truck strikes tree

    Three men were injured in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday about four miles north of Hodgenville after their vehicle slammed into a tree.

    Just before 3 a.m., Justin Masterson, 20, of Sonora was driving southbound on U.S. 31E in a 1997 Ford pickup when he ran off the left side of the roadway and hit a tree, according to Kentucky State Police. Masterson was flown to University Hospital in Louisville and was listed in serious condition in intensive care Monday evening.

    A landing zone was set up for Life Net in a field near the wreck site.