Local News

  • Fourth bicentennial penny released in Washington

    The United States Mint launched the fourth 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin Nov. 12 in a ceremony held at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

    About 40 LaRue Countians attended the ceremony, arriving by tour bus.

    The coin, bearing a reverse (tails side) design emblematic of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency in Washington, D.C., is the final coin in the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Program. 

  • Christmas on the Square is today

    A community-wide Christmas celebration will be held Saturday on Lincoln Square – complete with a visit from Santa.

    Events begin at 4 p.m. with storytelling in The Lincoln Museum, free horse and carriage rides provided by Tom Smith and dulcimer music by Alice Burton in the Community Room.

  • University christens Brockman Center today

    Campbellsville University will recognize the generosity of two major donors for its Hodgenville campus tomorrow.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the new Brockman Center is at 1 p.m. at 606 N. Lincoln Blvd., according to Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator for the university.

    The campus is named in honor of former Hodgenville resident Dr. E. Britt Brockman.

  • Jonesville resident hurt in motocross crash

    A Magnolia area man is recovering from a motocross accident that occurred over the weekend.

    Doug Wells, 40, of Jonesville was driving in a father-son motocross event in Trimble County when he made a jump that went awry, according to his brother A. Wells.

    He suffered broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a neurological injury. He underwent surgery Tuesday at University of Louisville Hospital. A full recovery is expected after therapy, his brother said.

    The brothers own Wells Trans-Tech Inc. in Magnolia.

  • Boston man charged in shooting death

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the Nov. 10 death of a Hodgenville man as a homicide.

    Kenneth Craig Mattingly, 33, of Boston, has been charged with murder and complicity to commit murder in the shooting death of Donald C. Marshall, 47.

    Police found Marshall in the driver’s seat of a white Ford pickup truck around 1:20 p.m. near the intersection of Nelsonville Road and Nelsonville Lane after receiving a call about a motor vehicle collision involving possible gunfire, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department press release.

  • Hodgenville woman hurt in Nelson County wreck

    A motorcycle accident near Howardstown sent a Hodgenville woman to the University of Louisville Hospital Sunday afternoon with a possible broken leg and arm.

    Pamela McClain, 47, lost control of her Yamaha motorcycle and struck a guardrail while traveling eastbound on Ky. 84, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department police report. The impact launched her over the guardrail where personnel from Nelson County EMS and the Rolling Fork Fire Department rescued her. McClain was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Council asked to consider parade laws

    Phillip Setters spoke on behalf of Lincoln Days, asking Hodgenville City Council to pass an ordinance forbidding the “throwing of any objects” from parade floats and banning pedestrians from walking in front of vehicles in the parade.

    He also asked the city to check into grants to purchase more safety cones and barrels to block access to the parade route. In the past, the state provided 400 cones. This year, only 100 were provided.

    Also at Monday’s council meeting:

  • Free vaccine clinic available to a few today

    Community Health Educator

    The LaRue County Health Department will hold an H1N1 flu clinic 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, for target populations only.

  • Five escape fiery crash

    Five men survived a fiery crash Saturday when the pickup truck they were riding in overturned.

    The driver, Aaron Morales, 34, of Magnolia has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, aggravating circumstances; no operator’s license; and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to Deputy Matt Darst, who investigated the crash, Morales “blew a .252 on the breathalyzer,” more than three times the legal limit.

  • Judge orders 'no more pit bulls' for woman charged in dog attack

    A Hodgenville woman entered a guilty plea to one count of harboring a vicious animal in LaRue District Court.

    Robin Humphrey was charged after a 2-year-old in her care was attacked by one of Humphrey’s pit bulls on East Leafdale Road, according to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office. The toddler was flown to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment of facial injuries.