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  • LaRue County man indicted for murder

    A LaRue County man was indicted Oct. 14 by a Warren County grand jury on murder and four other charges in connection to a crash on Interstate 65.

    Michael S. Sams, 35, 222 S. Walters St., Hodgenville, was charged with murder, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Anthem, Norton strike deal

    Landmark News Service

    After a months-long standoff, Norton Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced in a joint statement Monday that a mutual agreement had been reached.

    The three-year contract went into effect immediately on announcement, meaning Anthem users will have access to the full range of services Norton provides at its main hospitals, including Kosair Children’s Hospital, and numerous outpatient centers in the region.

  • Railway Museum conducts mystery night

    Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven is having an evening of mystery and fun Saturday, Oct. 24. Costume or masks are encouraged; after all you may be the culprit attending this mystery theatrer. The activities begin at 5:30 p.m.

    A 90-minute train excursion will follow the masquerade ball. L&N steam engine 152 will be the locomotive in operation. This engine is 104 years old and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Admission is $35 per person and reservations are required.

  • KCTCS lobbies for support

    Landmark News Service

    After five years of budget cuts, the president of the statewide community college system is asking for community support to help “stop the bleeding,” he said.

    Michael McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, held a forum at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Center to gain support from local officials and community members for the college system, its needs and its attempts to stave off further budget cuts.

  • Child recovering post transplant

    Landmark News Service

    Less than two weeks after transplant surgery, 8-year-old Max Dickerson is doing well.

    Since April he and his parents, Jeff and Emily Dickerson, New Haven have waited for a call telling them organs were available for his needed transplant.

    They received that call around 5 p.m. Oct. 9. They then had a four-hour window to get to the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. They made it by 8:30 p.m. By 10 p.m. Max was in surgery to replace his liver. The next day he went back into the operating room to get his new kidney.

  • Lincoln Jamboree to host gospel benefit tonight

    Newspaper in Education partner benefit Gospel Sing featuring Heartland Quartet and Redeemed 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Joel Ray Sprowls’ Lincoln Jamboree, Hodgenville. Tickets at the door $5.

  • Chamber to try evening meeting

    Instead of its regular monthly  luncheon, the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce is trying a different approach Oct. 21 — holding an evening meeting.

     “The main thing is to have people come out and network with each other,” Chamber president Kenny Rambo said. 

    Rita Williams, the Cham­ber’s executive director, agreed.

     “It’s a new venture for us, but we want to do everything we can to reach the community — businesses and individuals,” she said. “If it works, we may try it again.”

  • Road sign vandalism continues

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  • Optimism 'low' for lithium-ion battery plant in Glendale

    Landmark News Service

    James J. Greenberger isn’t holding out much hope that an electric vehicle battery plant will be built in Glendale in the near future.

    “At the moment, there’s not much to be optimistic about,’’ said Greenberger, co-founder of the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries consortium. “I wish I could have something more positive, but I don’t want there to be false hopes out there. We don’t have a lot of optimism for this anytime soon.’’

  • City Council passes 'clean up' ordinance

    In order to protect $225,000 in city revenue, Hodgenville City Council approved an annexation ordinance Mon­day night that cleans up some records on the books.

    City government is required to complete a valid map by Jan. 1, 2010, in order to comply with new regulations regarding the municipal insurance premium tax. The 9 percent tax that is added to property insurance provides almost a quarter-million dollars annually to Hodgenville’s budget.