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Today's News

  • Local police participate in 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off May 20.

    “Too many drivers and passengers on the road at night are not wearing their seat belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy,” said Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson. “Our goal is to save more lives, so Hodgenville Police Department will be out enforcing seat belt laws – day and night.”

  • Fallen officers honored at two services

    As heavy clouds loomed overhead, hundreds gathered at the 14th annual Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony to honor the sacrifice of eight Kentucky law enforcement officers who gave their lives in service to the Commonwealth.  
    “The Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial monument now contains 509 names,” Gov. Steve Beshear said. “Behind those 509 names are 509 stories of heroic action, 509 examples of duty and courage that inspire all who wear the badge.  

  • New Haven man indicted in stabbing

    A New Haven man has been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on one count of first-degree assault.

    Dylan L. Hahn, 19, is accused of “wantonly” stabbing Steven Leake in the stomach. The alleged assault occurred on or about April 20, 2013.

    Bail was set at $100,000 cash, plus conditions.

    He was arraigned May 16 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Two men charged with burglary

    Two Hardin County men were charged May 20 with third-degree burglary after allegedly entering a barn just after midnight.

    Gerrad M. Gordon, 21, of Rineyville, and Joshua Carlton, 26, of Elizabethtown, will be arraigned Wednesday on the charge in LaRue District Court.

    A caller notified police of a suspicious looking vehicle parked in a driveway in front of a Campbellsville Road residence, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson.

  • Procession

    Students at St. Catherine Academy in New Haven had a procession to the church last week where they said the Rosary in honor of the Blessed Mother. Picturted, the St. Catherine Academy choir sings.

  • Remember and give thanks for freedom

    Memorial Day is an attempt to remember and say “Thanks” to those who gave their best so that we could continue to enjoy our freedoms.
    Our present commemoration of this day came out of the Civil War when in 1865 some ladies in Vicksburg, Miss., chose May 30 as a day to place flowers on the graves of their war dead. This soon spread North and South and came to be known as “Decoration Day.” Finally, it was called “Memorial Day” to honor the fallen of all our nation’s wars who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

  • POLICE SEARCH FOR DRIVER OF TAN TRUCK IN POSSIBLE ABDUCTION ATTEMPT

    Hodgenville City Police continue to search for the driver of a small, tan GMC pickup.

    The white, slim-built male may have attempted to abduct a child who was walking home from school on Lincoln Boulevard last week.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson received a second report of a truck matching the description Monday on South Greensburg Street.

  • Church Calendar - May 22

    Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ
    The LaRue County Church of Christ, 1136 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville, will give away food to those who qualify 6-7 p.m. May 22 and 9:30 a.m.-noon May 24. For more information, contact Charles Wilson at 270-358-9812.

    Gospel singing at Union Band

    Union Band Church, Ky. 84, Howardstown, will have a gospel singing 7:30 p.m. May 25 with the Hornback family and speaker, Vaudie Bell.

  • Woman injured in motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Wednesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office, Marc Frantum of Hodgenville was driving a 1989 Harley AMF motorcycle about 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Harned-McCubbins and Middle Creek Roads. The bike flipped and ended up in a cornfield.

  • Prayer at graduation?

    For the first time in memory Lincoln County High School in Central Kentucky will not have a planned prayer as part of its graduation ceremony, after six students, some who called themselves atheists, protested the move.

    That prompted a story by Editor Ben Kleppinger for the local weekly paper, The Interior Journal, published by Schurz Communications. The school allows a planned prayer at graduation as long as the senior class votes unanimously in favor of it.