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Local News

  • Double murder trial postponed

    During a pre-trial conference Jan. 16 in Nelson County, the double-murder trial for Kenneth R. Gribbins of New Haven was continued to March 30.

    A jury trial had been scheduled to begin Monday, a date set in November.

    According to court records, Gribbins entered a home on June 23, 2007, at 292 J.T. Riggs Road with two pistols, a .22 caliber and a .38 caliber, before he shot and killed Robert Anthony “Bobby” Nalley, 36, and William Jaggers, 45, who died at the scene.

  • Chelf selected as School Board chairman

    Because Martin Luther King Jr. Day fell on Monday, last week’s school board meeting was moved to Tuesday and began with the reading of a proclamation to board members by LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner, which he said was to show appreciation for their service to the school system and the community.

    The board elected Ronnie Chelf as chairman and Anita Cruse as co-chair.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders presented outgoing chairman Price Smith with a plaque for his leadership on the board.

  • Loyall retires from State Farm

    As she approaches retirement Jan. 31, State Farm Insurance agent Becky Loyall said she is grateful to the community and her family that includes her relatives and those she has insured.

    “When you share the happy and sad times with people, they become part of a family, too,” Loyall said, “and I’m thankful for the relationships that have been built.”

    Those relationships began Jan. 1, 1980, when she opened her office in Smith’s Plaza in Hodgenville without a single insured client.

  • 8th birthday shared with fundraiser Date changed to Feb. 7

    Elyssa Hawkins will celebrate her eighth birthday Saturday with friends, cake and games.

    But she won’t receive a single gift.

    Instead, the second-grader is asking that any amount that would have been spent on a video game or doll be donated to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand project, a fundraiser for childhood cancer research.

  • Bicentennial events planned for Feb. 10-12

    The Lincoln Bicentennial – the 200th observance of Abraham Lincoln’s birth – will be celebrated with an unveiling of the new Lincoln penny by the U.S. Mint on Feb. 12.

    There will be other activities on Feb. 10 and 11 to honor Hodgenville’s most famous son.

  • Lincoln National earns superior rating

    The Lincoln National Bank has earned Bauerfinancial, Inc.’s highest 5-Star superior rating for financial strength and stability. Bauerfinancial has been analyzing the nation’s banks for more than 25 years, so to garner its highest 5-Star rating is a time-honored badge of distinction.

  • Newspaper delayed by storm

    Snapped power lines and downed trees delayed production of The LaRue County Herald News. The newspaper is printed in Elizabethtown and the presses were without power for more than 18 hours.

    The newspaper will be completed and delivered as soon as conditions allow.

    Papers were delivered to most rack locations and stores with power Wednesday evening. Carriers will be running routes and delivering where possible Thursday morning. Customers who received the paper by mail can expect a one-day deliver delay as well.

  • LaRue County deals with storm aftermath, power outages

    LaRue County remains under a state of emergency because of extensive power outages. Judge-Executive Tommy Turner issued the declaration Tuesday morning.

    Power is on throughout most of the Hodgenville business district although Pamida remained dark Wednesday evening. All of Magnolia, Upton, Sonora and much of Buffalo also are without power.

  • School Board approves extension for Buffalo School sale

    The LaRue County School Board extending the deed closure date for the Buffalo Elementary School property as AU Associates works out its funding.

    Johan Graham of AU Associates told the board that the property had been put on the National Register of Historic Places and that there are two types of funds the Lexington-based company is seeking.

  • Trafficking charges filed against Hodgenville man

    A Hodgenville man, just released from jail after serving a year for first-degree possession of controlled substance, has been indicted by a LaRue County grand jury on trafficking charges.