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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rotary Club speech contest held at LCHS

    Several members of the LaRue County High School speech team participated in the Hodgenville Rotary Club’s speech contest held at LCHS last week. Ian Mather took the $150 first place. Chelsea Blair was second and received $100. David Cruse was third and received $50.

    Mather moves on to compete against other area students in the sectional contest at noon today at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.    

  • County cleanup continues this morning

    Are you sick of that cruddy old couch that even the dog refuses to sleep on? Have you been stashing outdated electronics in the back of the closet?

    It’s time to toss them at LaRue County’s annual spring cleanup, which concludes this morning..

    Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said computers, monitors, fax machines and cell phones – along with old furniture, appliances and car batteries – will be accepted at this year’s version of spring cleanup.

  • Woman indicted in fatal shooting

    A Hardin County resident faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a Magnolia man.

    Angie T. Ricketts, 32, of Cecilia was indicted March 17 by a Hardin County grand jury, according to a news release by Kentucky State Police.

    Ricketts, a mother of four, allegedly shot and killed Eric C. West, 37, of Magnolia on Sept. 29, 2008. Ricketts claimed self-defense at the time of the shooting, police said.