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  • Relics saved from Lincoln Heritage House

    Recently gutted by a fire that authorities believe to be arson, the Lincoln Heritage House in Elizabethtown's Freeman Lake Park may be rebuilt with as much salvaged material from the original structure as possible.

    “I want to try to get a cabin back up there if at all possible,” City Councilman Tim Walker said.

    Salvagers have pulled from the rubble a few iron pots that had been around the fireplace, Walker said. Some of the cabin’s contents dated back to the early 1800s.

  • Nelson County authorizes Sunday liquor sales

    Landmark News Service

    Only two weeks after a Bardstown city ordinance went into effect allowing the sale of packaged liquor on Sundays, Nelson County has followed suit.

    Magistrates voted to allow the sales in a 3-2 vote on second reading, with Third District Magistrate Bernard Ice dissenting and Fourth District Magistrate Tim Hutchins abstaining due to what he felt is a conflict of interest. Hutchins owns a convenience store and is involved in a pending lawsuit with the city involving annexation.

  • Four-wheeler stopped by deputy

    An Elizabethtown man was charged with reckless driving and operating an all-terrain vehicle on the roadway May 24.

    Deputy Russell McCoy said he was parked in Buffalo when an ATV drove by his cruiser “at a high rate of speed.”

    “This four-wheeler came flying past the fruit stand and went in Y-Not-Stop sideways,” McCoy said.

    McCoy drove to the convenience store where the driver, Dustin Hathaway, 21, was putting gas in the vehicle.

  • Hodgenville spraying for mosquitos

    The City of Hodgenville will be spraying for mosquitos 10 tonight.

    Residents are urged to stay indoors if possible.

    If you have questions or concerns, call City Hall at 358-3832.

  • 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.