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  • World UniTea funds to aid end-of-life care

  • State FFA president to visit Washington for celebration

    The next generation of America’s agricultural leaders will play an integral role in celebrating the industry during National Ag Day on March 20. Quint Pottinger, Kentucky FFA state president, a graduate of LaRue County High School and current student at the University of Kentucky has been selected as the student representative from Kentucky

    Student representatives from FFA, 4-H and AFA from across the country will meet with their congressional representatives and carry the message of Ag Day to Capitol Hill on March 12.

  • Main Street training available Thursday

    Local business persons have an opportunity to join local government, Main Street board members and staff at a workshop on economic restructuring March 19. The program will take place 1-5 p.m. at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    Main Street staff and board members receive 1/2 training credit.

    The session is free but reservations are required.

  • Agencies agree communication was needed after the storm

    Representatives from several agencies gathered to discuss lessons learned during the January ice storm.

    The nearly two-hour meeting March 5 at the LaRue County Courthouse gave emergency responders, health care providers, utility companies, city and county government and the media the chance to compare notes and discuss what services could be improved in the event of another catastrophe.

  • Shock probation denied to bank robber

    Shock probation was denied to a Radcliff woman who robbed Magnolia Bank in March 2007.

    Sherry Jensen, 38, of Radcliff, entered a guilty plea to first-degree robbery in LaRue Circuit Court last May. Jensen has been incarcerated since her arrest.

    According to court records, she walked in the Magnolia bank with a loaded handgun and demanded money from a teller. She was apprehended minutes later by officers from the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department as she drove north on U.S. 31E.

  • Hearing held in property dispute

    A hearing was held Monday afternoon in the year-long dispute between the city of Hodgenville and high bidder for the former city hall building.

    Last April, city council decided to sell the Lincoln Boulevard building that once housed the mayor’s office. Harold W. Warren was the high bidder at $77,800.

    The city accepted Warren’s deposit check of $5,000.

  • Mint promises cents by Friday

    Have you seen the new cabin penny?

    If you attended the Feb. 12 unveiling ceremony in Hodgenville, you may have purchased a roll of the coins that honor Abraham Lincoln on his 200th birthday. If you did, you now own a piece of history.

    If you didn’t make the ceremony, you may have been wondering if you would ever see one of the elusive coins. Many of the rolls made their way into collectors’ hands where they are now fetching a pretty penny on eBay and other online auction sites.

  • One charged, one flees in traffic stop

    Officers arrested one man and are searching for a second person who fled from a routine traffic stop Feb. 28.

    Hodgenville officer Donald Jewell signaled for a vehicle to pull over at IGA Express on Greensburg Street that evening, said Lt. Steve Johnson. Constable Tim Ford arrived to provide backup.

    The officers requested driver Jeremy L. Butler, 27, of Elizabethtown and his passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger “took off running and dropped what appeared to be a rock of cocaine,” Johnson said.

  • One charged, one flees in traffic stop

    Officers arrested one man and are searching for a second person who fled from a routine traffic stop Feb. 28.

    Hodgenville officer Donald Jewell signaled for a vehicle to pull over at IGA Express on Greensburg Street that evening, said Lt. Steve Johnson. Constable Tim Ford arrived to provide backup.

    The officers requested driver Jeremy L. Butler, 27, of Elizabethtown and his passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger “took off running and dropped what appeared to be a rock of cocaine,” Johnson said.

  • One charged, one flees in traffic stop

    Officers arrested one man and are searching for a second person who fled from a routine traffic stop Feb. 28.

    Hodgenville officer Donald Jewell signaled for a vehicle to pull over at IGA Express on Greensburg Street that evening, said Lt. Steve Johnson. Constable Tim Ford arrived to provide backup.

    The officers requested driver Jeremy L. Butler, 27, of Elizabethtown and his passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger “took off running and dropped what appeared to be a rock of cocaine,” Johnson said.