Local News

  • Former employee files civil suit against school system

    A former LaRue County School District employee has filed a civil suit against the LaRue County Board of Education in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Melissa Enlow, a LaRue County Middle School lunchroom supervisor, was terminated June 15. Her suit claims violation of Kentucky’s Whistleblower Statute which protects public employees from reprisals if they divulge information of a suspected law violation.

    According to the suit, Enlow began employment with the school district as a part-time custodian in 1998, became a lunchroom worker in 2000 and eventually a supervisor.

  • Two charged after teen hospitalized

    Two Hodgenville residents have been charged with providing alcoholic beverages to several teenagers.

    According to Lt. Steve Johnson, city officers responded to a report of an intoxicated juvenile entering a residence on Beechtree Drive about 8 p.m. Friday. The teen was “so intoxicated alcohol poisoning was suspected,” Johnson said, and the family was taking the child to Hardin Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

    During the investigation, three more teens “showed up” under the influence, Johnson said.

  • Lincolns Loft to host author

    Lincolns Loft, 25 Lincoln Square, will host a book signing from a Kentucky author.

    Christian fiction writer Ann Gabhart will sign her new book The Believer beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.

    For more information, call Lincolns Loft at 358-0124.

  • White Hall unveils Lincoln exhibit Thursday

    White Hall State Historic Site will unveil a new exhibit that will highlight Abraham Lincoln memorabilia as well as the important role that enslaved African Americans played at the historic home.

    White Hall served as the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, an emancipationist who was a friend of Lincoln’s and served as his ambassador to Russia. The home near Richmond was built in 1798-99 and was renovated in the mid-1860s.

  • ECTC provides a sense of direction

    Landmark News Service

    With classes back in session this week, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is helping students maneuver around construction on campus.

    ECTC set up tents in two locations to help new students navigate around construction of the Phase II building of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center. The tents are between the Administration Building and the Science Building and in front of the Occupational/Technical Building.

  • KY 222 improvements still in works after NAATBatt flops

    Hopes of establishing a lithium-ion battery research center and production facility in Glendale were derailed last week when federal development dollars went elsewhere.

    A consortium of companies – known as the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries or NAATBatt –  applied for a $342 million federal stimulus grant to build a 1 million-square-foot plant to manufacture four different formats of lithium-ion battery cells. Several hundred new jobs were expected to be created in the field of electrical car power.

  • Federal indictment names Buffalo man in drug charges

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Mickey S. Tedder, 56, of Buffalo for possessing and distributing methamphetamine powder, according to Acting United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    The indictment alleges that on four occasions between April 14 and May 12, Tedder possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed various quantities of methamphetamine in LaRue and Hardin counties. The street value of the methamphetamine is about $9,400.

  • Judge rules employer not at fault for work release inmate’s escape

    A Mount Sherman man who tried to help a friend “get back on his feet” ended up in a judge’s chamber last week, explaining his part in the escape of a LaRue County Jail inmate.

    James Cadigan Jr. was exonerated after he described his efforts in providing a job to Ryan David Robinson, a 25-year-old Magnolia man serving a 179-day sentence on contempt charges for failure to pay child support. He owed about $1,100.

  • Guthrie talks issues today in Hodgenville

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie is holding a series of legislative update sessions around the 2nd Congressional District. He plans to stop Wednesday morning in Hodgenville.

    Guthrie's office says the Bowling Green Republican will update local leaders, elected officials and constituents about the latest activity in Washington. Health care legislation is among the topics to be covered.

    The public is invited to attend the local gathering which is set for 8 a.m. Wednesday at Paula's Hot Biscuit on West Water Street in Hodgenville.

  • Hodgenville man dies in motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville man died in a motorcycle crash near Raywick Monday afternoon.

    Lennie Vincent, 61, was driving a 1995 Kawasaki near the intersection of Brown Mattingly Road and KY 527 about 3:20 p.m. Vincent “failed to negotiate a curve” and the motorcycle traveled straight, left the roadway and struck a barbed wire fence, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Vincent, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County coroner.

    Trooper Brian Coyt is investigating.