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  • Three Michigan men charged in Murrieltown Road break-in

    Three Michigan residents were charged with first-degree burglary and criminal trespass March 28 after allegedly breaking in a house on Murrieltown Road, four miles east of Upton.

    Those charged are Gary Chambers, 37, and Gary A. Polehna, 37, both of Westland, Mich., and Richard S. Polehna, 41, of Wayne, Mich.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Steve Pavey, the trio were attempting to “retrieve some belongings” from an acquaintance when they broke into the house.

    They were lodged in the LaRue County jail.

  • Man receives suspended sentence in assault case

    A Hodgenville man received a suspended sentence after being found guilty of second degree assault, wanton endangerment and violation of an emergency protective order in LaRue Circuit Court March 16.

    Police said David Michael Owens, 46, assaulted his ex-girlfriend on a city street June 4, 2008.

    When they arrived on the scene, they found the woman in a nearby yard and a large amount of her hair in the roadway, according to court documents. Owens allegedly pulled out a handful of her hair and struck her with a pool stick.

  • Free lecture focuses on Native Americans

    “A Cherokee Perspective on the Trail of Tears” will be presented by Troy Wayne Poteet, justice of the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation at 5:30 p.m. April 2 in room 112 of the Administration Building at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. This lecture is free and open to the public.

    For information about this event, contact Pem Buck at 270-706-8510.

  • University celebrates 400 years of Baptists

    Campbellsville University will host a celebration Thursday, in cooperation with the Baptist History and Heritage Society, in honor of 400 years of Baptist history and heritage at the university’s Louisville campus at 2300 Greene Way.

    The event is free and no pre-registration is required.

    Registration begins at 1 p.m., general session begins at 2 p.m. and the event will adjourn by 8:30 p.m.

  • Main Street Kentucky celebrates anniversary

    Seven representatives of Main Street Hodgenville attended the celebration of the Kentucky Main Street Program’s 30th anniversary celebration Feb. 16 in Frankfort. Nearly 100 local main street managers and board members from across the Commonwealth heard a salute honoring the oldest and one of the largest statewide main street revitalization programs in the nation.

  • Preservation Kentucky to receive $100,000

    Preservation Kentucky Inc. will receive a $100,000 Partners in the Field matching grant. Preservation Kentucky is one of 21 recipients of the second round of the $5 million in the multi-year grant program that strengthens efforts of state and local preservation organizations across the country.

  • Bear spotted by Hodgenville officer

    Officer Donald Jewell was patrolling the outskirts of the city early Thursday when he spotted something unusual.

    The headlights on his cruiser revealed something big and black and four-legged walking along the edge of the roadway on KY 1618 – the connector road of Lincoln Parkway.

    Jewell radioed dispatch to report what he thought was a black bear wearing a red collar.

    “I thought I’d lost my mind,” he said.

    “When he heard the radio, he turned sideways and looked at me,” added Jewell.

  • Woman injured in wreck

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

    A 1990 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Bobby Reece, 64, of Greensburg, was traveling on Greensburg Street and failed to stop at the intersection with East Main Street, city police reported.

    Reece’s vehicle collided with a 1990 Chevrolet pickup driven by Bonnie Hurt, 65, of Howardstown Road. Hurt’s truck was northbound on East Main Street. Both vehicles came to rest in a parking lot near the intersection.

  • Fisher sentenced to five years for shoplifting

    A Hodgenville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shoplifting.

    Marion Dale Fisher, 28, of 647 Carter Brothers Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Feb. 17 for sentencing.

    In December, Fisher pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and alcohol intoxication. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    Fisher’s sentence is to be served at the same time as an Adair County sentence. He was given credit for 61 days he has already served.

  • Crashes keep officer busy

    A series of wrecks has kept LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst busy the last two weeks.

    On March 10, he responded to three vehicular accidents.

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at a Buffalo intersection about 4:35 p.m. A 2003 Hyundai passenger car driven by Janet Higgason, 64, of Hodgenville, was attempting to make a left turn from Ferrill Hill Road onto Ky. 470. The Hyundai turned into the path of a 1989 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by Steve McCoy, 45, of Hodgenville.

    There was extensive front-end damage to both vehicles.