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Local News

  • Lincoln statue to be unveiled today in Springfield

    A community-wide celebration is planned Wednesday in Springfield in conjunction with the dedication and unveiling ceremonies of a sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln.

    The bronze sculpture was created as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration. It is being placed in front of the new Washington County Judicial Center on Main Street in downtown Springfield.

  • Foster parents charged with drug possession

    Two foster parents are facing charges after becoming implicated in a drug investigation at Landmark Apartments.

    Shawn Russelburg, 31, and her husband Jason Russelburg, 32, of 6360 Campbellsville Road, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, first degree, on April 10 by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Glendale chosen for new battery company

    Underscoring a commitment to positioning the Commonwealth as the center of the nation’s automotive industry of the future, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Kentucky has been selected as the site for a proposed domestic battery manufacturing and headquarters facility.

  • ECTC holds koto concert

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a Japanese koto concert by Tomoko at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the college’s Science Auditorium.

  • Spears to oversee regional campuses for CU

    Campbellsville University has employed Dr. Keith Spears, director of special programs with the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, as the new vice president for regional and professional education.

    Spears, who began work April 13, will have the oversight of CU’s expanding off-campus centers and will assist in the development of new professional programs in conjunction with the other vice presidents, deans and faculty. CU has off-campus offerings at the Louisville Campus, and in Elizabethtown, Somerset and the new Hodgenville site.

  • Federal grand jury indicts chiropractor for tax evasion

    Landmark News Service

    A LaRue County chiropractor was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    Richard Gilbert of Hodgenville was arrested and arraigned last week in Louisville, according to acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill.

  • School Board to discuss makeup days

    Repercussions of January’s ice storm still are being felt as school officials discuss ways of making up snow days.

    Some school districts missed more than 20 days because of weather, according to Robert Weber of LRC eNews. LaRue County students missed nine days and will be required to make up at least seven.

    “There has been legislation passed to allow for disaster days, but the law is very complex which is causing a lot of confusion across the state,” instructional supervisor Amanda Reed said in an e-mail.

  • New Haven man admits to double murder

    A New Haven man who was indicted for double murder pleaded guilty to an amended indictment of two counts of first-degree manslaughter and one count of first-degree wanton endangerment during his pre-trial conference Friday in Nelson Circuit Court.

    The commonwealth’s attorney’s office recommended that Kenneth R. Gribbins serve 14 years on each count with the sentences to run concurrently.

  • Five charged on Knob Schoolhouse Road

    Three people were arrested about 1:30 a.m. April 8 when several officers served warrants at a Knob Schoolhouse Road residence.

    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst said the sheriff’s office had been searching for Randall Butler, 29, a fugitive wanted on several drug-related charges since October. Detective Chris Thompson with the Hardin County Drug Task Force learned of Butler’s whereabouts and passed the information along to the sheriff.

  • Worth charged with trafficking

    Clinton Eric Worth, 35, of St. Jochin Cemetery Road, Hodgenville, was charged with trafficking in controlled substance (cocaine), first degree; possession of controlled substance, first degree; trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounces; and possession of marijuana by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department on April 7.