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  • Man charged after escape from courtroom

    The case of a LaRue County man, charged with escaping from the custody of Jailer Mac Trumbo, will be heard by a grand jury in January.

    According to court records, a bench warrant was issued for James Walter Hoback III, 23, of River Road, New Haven, for non-payment of funds. Records indicate he failed to make restitution in a criminal mischief case from two years ago. Hoback turned himself in to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office on the warrant. He was escorted to the district courtroom by a deputy and placed in the custody of the jailer.

  • Natural gas prices going up 17 percent

    Kentuckians will pay more for natural gas in the coming months than they did a year ago, the Kentucky Public Service Commission says.

    “High heating costs will again be a burden for many of our citizens,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. “Although the prices have come down since August, natural gas still costs more than it did at this time last year.”

    On average, Kentucky customers can expect to pay about 17 percent more this year than last for the same quantity of natural gas. That is in line with national averages.

  • New Haven woman pleads guilty to trafficking

    A New Haven woman has entered a guilty plea to several drug-related charges in LaRue Circuit Court

    Deborah “Debbie” Kay Mayo, 44, of 4185 Cissal Hill Road, pleaded guilty to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance; second-degree trafficking and third-degree trafficking.

    Recommended sentence is eight years on the first two counts; five years on the third, to run concurrently.

    Probation is recommended by the Commonwealth’s attorney. Another case is pending in Nelson County.

  • Bell is free after plea agreement

    William Mark Bell, 46, formerly of Mount Sherman, pleaded guilty to one count of complicity to commit second-degree criminal abuse in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Recommended sentence was five years with credit for time served and dismissal of five other charges. He is to have no contact with his victim.

    Bell already has served out his sentence, according to court records.

  • Slick roads may have contributed to rollover

    A Brownsville woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash Monday on Bardstown Road near Athertonville.

    Heather Seward, 30, lost control of the 1989 Chevrolet S-10 she was driving just after 7 p.m. The front tire dropped off the shoulder of the roadway and Seward overcorrected, according to LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Darst. The vehicle “ran up the ditch on the right side of the road” and came to rest on its side.

  • Three injured on Campbellsville Road

    Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Campbellsville Road about 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

    Shelbi R. Miles, 18, of Louisville, was driving a 2003 Kia west on KY 210 when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 2002 Ford F150 driven by Richard D. Cundiff, 45, of Louisville.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst, Cundiff tried to avoid the collision by driving off the roadway.

  • Locals to perform with Campbellsville Chorus

    "There are places in this piece where I can imagine voices echoing across mountains," said Dr. Frieda Gebert, director of Campbellsville University's Concert Chorus and associate professor of music, as she described the music CU's Concert Chorus will be performing at 8 p.m. Monday in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • Bright lights, hot chili and Santa

    An old-fashioned Christmas celebration will be held Saturday on Lincoln Square – complete with hot chocolate, carriage rides and a visit from Santa.

    Events begin at 10 a.m. with the Festival of Trees in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. An assortment of decorated trees, wreaths and garland are available through silent auction with proceeds going to the non-profit sponsor’s organization. The trees can be viewed 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Friday and through 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • Freedom Fest scheduled Saturday at Towne Mall

    Freedom Fest ’08 will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown.

    The event is presented by www.MyArmedForcesHero.com, a Hodgenville-based site developed by Arnie and Susan Lambert along with Gerry Hignite and Tim Thomas.

    The Web site provides free services to military families, keeping them connected with services and family.

  • Police moving next door to City Hall

    Hodgenville City Police will move to the former First Baptist Church educational building next to city hall by the first of the year. The two-story brick building was dedicated in 1953 and was purchased by the city about three years ago with Lincoln Bicentennial funding.

    Police Chief John Cottrill said the new building will contain several offices on the ground floor. He and Lt. Steve Johnson will have private offices while the other officers will share a larger squad room.

    No definite plans have been made for the second floor.