Local News

  • Gribbins may serve 14 years for manslaughter

    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.

  • Community Education accepting nominations for service awards

    LaRue County Community Education is accepting applications for the 2009 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award.  

    The Community Education Service Award honors dedicated service, hard work and tireless effort in educating the community.

    The Judy Cox Community Spirit Award is an honor that demonstrates a local person who displays a true servant’s heart with enthusiasm and a desire to make the community a better place.

  • Librarian turns new page to retirement

    When Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, retires April 30, she plans to continue doing what she has loved since she was a little girl – reading.

    “When I was growing up in Franklin, Ky., I couldn’t wait for the bookmobile to come to our home so that I could read some new books,” said Martin, who has spent 26 years as a librarian, the past 12 at the library in Hodgenville.

    A retirement reception will be held for Marti from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.

  • Main Street offers home improvement seminars

    Hodgenville Main Street is hosting a day of free home improvement seminars Saturday.

    $uper $timulus $aturday begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Lincoln Museum Community Room with Eddie Black.

    Black, who has worked on several of the historic buildings on Lincoln Square, will discuss home restoration and improvements.

    Scotty Lee of Lee’s Nursery will discuss planting schedules, along with “what, where and how,” 11 a.m.-noon.

    After lunch, Martha Lenardon will speak on “turning trash into treasure,” 1-2 p.m.

  • Scammers foiled by quick response

    Magnolia Bank officials aren’t sure how many residents received bogus phone calls informing them of a problem with their accounts last week. But they believe they learned of the scam before any losses were incurred.

    Starting April 6, several LaRue Countians received fraudulent calls asking them to disclose personal information. A few provided the information, while others reported the calls to the bank and the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

  • Man charged with rape of 8-year-old

    A Hodgenville man faces 10 counts of sodomy and rape charges after allegedly having sexual contact with a child.

    Steven Lewis Tucker, 29, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, is charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

  • Hodgenville man wins car on game show

    Hodgenville resident Benjamin Kennedy won a 2009 Pontiac Vibe on "The Price is Right."

    He and his wife were in the audience March 31 for the CBS-TV game show. The program aired nationally Friday.

    After being called to "come on down," Kennedy earned his way on stage by guessing closest ot dollar value amount for a set of scuba diving equipment. He guessed $1,600 and the actual price was $2,200.

    Kennedy played a game called Stack the Deck and won the vehicle. He was told that the car will arrive 10 days after the show aired.

  • Kentucky Dental Academy to open in Elizabethtown

    A business offering an accelerated course in dental assistance will hold a grand opening Thursday in Elizabethtown. Kentucky Dental Academy plans its ceremony from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Helmwood Medical Center, 914 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 200, Elizabethtown. It will be accepting student registration at this event for the next course beginning May 16.

  • Main Street offers $uper $timulus $aturday

    Get in the swing of spring and the spirit of stimulus by getting some inspiration on making things better about the house at a series of mini-seminars, all free of charge and no pre-registration required.

    The April 25 program starts at 9:30 a.m. with Eddie Black talking about home restoration, updating, and improvements.

    Next on the agenda is Lee’s Nursery, talking about what to plant, when, where and how, from 11 a.m. until noon.

    From 1 to 2 p.m., Martha Lenardon will focus on junk restoration, turning trash into treasure.

  • City Council notes

    On April 13, Hodgenville City Council held a short meeting.

    The council:

    •Held first reading of an annexation ordinance to update the city’s maps. The following property was annexed: Howell property 1 and 2; property on 1607-210; Lincoln Hills 1 and 2; Newton property; Northridge Subdivision; Bakkcreek; Woodpark; Meredith property; and Rock properties.

    •Held final reading to amend zoning ordinances.