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  • One charged, one flees in traffic stop

    Officers arrested one man and are searching for a second person who fled from a routine traffic stop Feb. 28.

    Hodgenville officer Donald Jewell signaled for a vehicle to pull over at IGA Express on Greensburg Street that evening, said Lt. Steve Johnson. Constable Tim Ford arrived to provide backup.

    The officers requested driver Jeremy L. Butler, 27, of Elizabethtown and his passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger “took off running and dropped what appeared to be a rock of cocaine,” Johnson said.

  • One charged, one flees in traffic stop

    Officers arrested one man and are searching for a second person who fled from a routine traffic stop Feb. 28.

    Hodgenville officer Donald Jewell signaled for a vehicle to pull over at IGA Express on Greensburg Street that evening, said Lt. Steve Johnson. Constable Tim Ford arrived to provide backup.

    The officers requested driver Jeremy L. Butler, 27, of Elizabethtown and his passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger “took off running and dropped what appeared to be a rock of cocaine,” Johnson said.

  • One charged, one flees in traffic stop

    Officers arrested one man and are searching for a second person who fled from a routine traffic stop Feb. 28.

    Hodgenville officer Donald Jewell signaled for a vehicle to pull over at IGA Express on Greensburg Street that evening, said Lt. Steve Johnson. Constable Tim Ford arrived to provide backup.

    The officers requested driver Jeremy L. Butler, 27, of Elizabethtown and his passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger “took off running and dropped what appeared to be a rock of cocaine,” Johnson said.

  • Stimulus package won’t meet expectations

    Kentucky will receive about $3 billion for health care, education and road construction over the next two years, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The $787 billion federal stimulus bill, called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will direct $924 million to education in the state, $421 million for road and bridge construction and about $990 million for Medicaid.

    The state should receive about $120 million to address revenue shortfalls expected in the next two fiscal years.

  • Mid-March deadline for Sonora Elementary bids

    Hardin County Schools are seeking bids for the sale of the former Sonora Elementary School building. Potential buyers have until 2 p.m. March 16 to make a bid, said Gary Milby, associate superintendent for finance and construction.

    An advertisement soliciting bids has been published and an open house was held Wednesday for interested buyers to look at the property.

    The building was declared surplus property by the Kentucky Department of Education, Milby said. Sonora and Upton elementaries were replaced with Creekside Elementary School in 2005.

  • Holocaust survivor speaks to students

    A Holocaust survivor Ann Klein of Louisville spoke at LaRue County High School auditorium on Feb. 27 to Carol Shelton’s seventh grade targeted skills class.

    Shelton said the students have been studying the subject and requested she find a speaker.

  • New cent brings wealth to sellers

    The new Lincoln penny, unveiled in Hodgenville in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday Feb. 12, has proven to be a good investment for the coin collectors who attended the ceremony.

    On eBay, the online auction site, full rolls of the new pennies depicting Lincoln’s birthplace cabin on the reverse are bringing $20 to $40 each. Single coins are bringing $2.50 to $9.95 each.

    A box of 50 rolls of the new pennies sold for $1,525 on an auction site from the United Kingdom.

  • Fiscal Court approves zoning updates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved updating and correcting parts of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning ordinance at its meeting Feb. 24 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “It’s a ‘cleanup’ ordinance that doesn’t change anything the P&Z is doing,” said Tommy Turner, county judge-executive. “It ensures that what they are currently doing is correct in their ordinance.”

  • Fiscal Court approves zoning updates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved updating and correcting parts of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning ordinance at its meeting Feb. 24 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “It’s a ‘cleanup’ ordinance that doesn’t change anything the P&Z is doing,” said Tommy Turner, county judge-executive. “It ensures that what they are currently doing is correct in their ordinance.”

  • Fiscal Court approves zoning updates

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved updating and correcting parts of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning ordinance at its meeting Feb. 24 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “It’s a ‘cleanup’ ordinance that doesn’t change anything the P&Z is doing,” said Tommy Turner, county judge-executive. “It ensures that what they are currently doing is correct in their ordinance.”