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  • Texas man dies of injuries after wreck

    A Texas man died Sept. 28 as a result of injuries suffered in a crash near Sonora.

    About 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Rhonda Richter, 46, of Helotes, Texas, was driving eastbound on KY 84 and stopped at the intersection of U.S. 31W. She pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Denny Miller, 18, of Upton. Miller’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Richter’s vehicle.

    Miller had minor injuries but refused treatment.

  • Lincoln National Bank is the granddaddy of Lincoln Days' donors

    The 38th annual Lincoln Days Celebration goes into full swing Saturday in downtown Hodgenville. The festival is the culmination of a year of planning that began as soon as the 2009 version ended.

    The theme is “Made in Kentucky” " a nod to native son Abraham Lincoln and the festival itself.

    The event wasn’t always held in October. In the early years, about 1972 (before the festival was chartered), it was on Feb. 12 " Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

  • Schools end fiscal year with $6.9 million

    Brian Woosley with Stiles Carter & Associates presented the audit report to the school board Sept. 20. The report showed the total general fund cash at June 30, 2010 of $6.9 million, which was up from $6.5 million the previous year.

    Revenue for the general fund was $16.6 million in 2010 with expenditures of $16.4 million. The fund balance for the general fund increased by $180,000 in 2010.

    Woosley noted the food service program remains financially stable and self-sustaining. He also pointed out the program purchased $83,000 in equipment during the fiscal year.

  • Teens charged with trafficking in marijuana

    Two teens have been charged with trafficking in marijuana.

    Thomas Allen Childress, 19, of Hodgenville, and James Michael Locklin, 18, of Elizabethtown, were each charged Sept. 14 with trafficking in controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and possession of alcohol by a minor.

    Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police said the arrests stemmed from an ongoing investigation.

  • Tedder sentenced for four separate drug offenses in two counties

    Mickey S. Tedder, 57, of Buffalo was sentenced Sept. 7 to seven years imprisonment in United States District Court, Louisville, for possessing and distributing methamphetamine powder on four separate occasions in Hardin and LaRue counties.

    U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. also sentenced Tedder to four years supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

  • Video visitation with inmates a possibility

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner informed LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 28 that the video technology installed at the county jail might allow video visitation with the inmate remaining in his cell in the near future.

  • Band of Hawks named Reserve Grand Champs at Taylor Invitational

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    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks traveled to Taylor County Sept. 25 to compete against nine other bands at the Taylor County Marching Invitational. 

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    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks traveled to Taylor County Sept. 25 to compete against nine other bands at the Taylor County Marching Invitational. 

  • Woman charged with DUI after crash

    A Hodgenville woman was charged with DUI Saturday after being involved in a car wreck.

    Karen Sue Redman, 54, was driving a 1995 Buick LeSabre on Tanner Road near the intersection with Lincoln Parkway, according to Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police. The vehicle crossed the centerline and Redman’s vehicle collided with a 1997 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jackie Jones Jr., 42, of Buffalo.

    Redman was charged also with careless driving, according to court records.

  • Four added to Distinguished Alumni organization

    Four men, all graduates of LaRue County High School, will be recognized at a luncheon in their honor Oct. 1.

    W.C. Blanton, Robert L. Jackson, Terry Sandidge and Dr. John Todd Shipp will be inducted into LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    The banquet is at noon at the LaRue County Extension Service office on Old Elizabethtown Road.