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  • Somerset couple injured in head-on crash

    Two people were injured Saturday morning in a head-on crash just outside city limits.

    Nicholas Baker, 18, of Campbellsville was driving a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire southbound on Ky. 1618 about 10 a.m., when he lost control of his vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard.

  • Woman injured in 3-vehicle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Lincoln Boulevard.

    Amber Joiner, 30, of Hodgenville was driving a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire north on Lincoln Farm Road.

    Witnesses said it appeared Joiner ran a red light, said investigating officer, Sgt. Marcus Jackson of Hodgenville City Police. Joiner told Jackson the light was green.

  • Glendale Children's Home sells at auction

    Ron Biddle of Carlisle traveled more than 200 miles to look at Glen Dale Children’s Home one final time Saturday as the property was being sold at auction.

    The property that once housed troubled and orphaned children and closed five years ago included more than 272 acres and 13 decaying structures broken up into 10 tracts sold Saturday for more than $1.77 million, including buyer’s premium. The sale averaged more than $5,900 an acre.

  • Police Chief charged with hindering prosecution of mayor

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was served Saturday evening with a summons to court. He is accused of first-degree criminal misconduct and hindering prosecution, both misdemeanors.

    Fellow City Officer Eddie Dockery told investigators that Johnson warned former mayor Terry Cruse, who was facing criminal charges, that Kentucky State Police were looking for him and advised him to “lay low.”

  • Teen charged with murder

    A Hodgenville teen has been charged with the murder of a Rowan County man.

    Anthony Tyrell “Rell” Paysen, 19, was arrested Thursday, June 26, in Hodgenville, by Kentucky State Police. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be transported to the Rowan County jail.

    Also charged with the June 22 murder of Bo Otis, 20, of Morehead, are Marcus Stewart, 19, Jaque Abrams, 19, and Julius “Jubee” Kolowitz, 20, all of Elizabethtown, and Demario Powell, 18, of Morehead.

  • Goodtime Cruisers

    The Goodtime Cruisers’ classic car cruise-ins are in full swing this summer. Dozens of cars and several hundred people line the streets in downtown Hodgenville.

    There is plenty of music and food – and friends.

    The event is held on the third Saturday of each month through October, starting at about 4 p.m. on Lincoln Square.

    Many of the shops on the square remain open during that time.

  • Graduated driver license course available online

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet last week announced an online version of the Graduated Driver License course for teaching safe driving techniques to beginning drivers.

    The online program represents a fourth option for completing the course, which is required before a learner’s permit can be replaced with an unrestricted driver’s license.

    Until now, three options were available:

  • Mother of the Year Wilma McDowell: A life spent in service of others.

    Wilma Patterson McDowell was named the LaRue County Fair Mother of the Year on Monday evening.

    The award is sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemaker organization and is historically presented on opening night of the fair.

    McDowell, who lives in the Buffalo area, was nominated for the award by her children, Pam, Patty, Penny and Paula.

  • New queen crowned, fair continues through Saturday

    The 107th annual LaRue County Fair began Monday with a ceremony to honor former fair board member and president, Bobby Morrison.

    Morrison, who was involved in the fair since 1957, passed away June 8 at age 88. He had been in poor health for some time.

    Fair board president Terry L. Cruse asked Morrison’s family – his wife, Ann “Snookie,” his son Tommy (Kim) Morrison, and daughter, Roberta Morrison – to accept the plaque on Bobby’s behalf.

  • Attorney challenges release of dash cam in super's DUI case

    The DUI case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders was postponed another month after his attorney, Doug Hubbard, went on the offensive, filing numerous motions.

    Sanders, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in April, was due back in court on June 19. However, a continuance was granted until July 24.

    Special Judge Lisa P. Jones has been appointed to the case. Jeffrey Sharp is the special prosecutor.