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Today's News

  • Court briefs - Dec. 7, 2011

    Failed to appear
    Joshua J. Whalin failed to appear Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. His name was listed with National Crime Information Center.
     
    Final sentence
    Elmer C. Thompson Jr. (1965) was found guilty of flagrant non support Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to five years, conditionally discharged and unsupervised probation; and credited for 32 days served. He was fined $385.
     
    Failed to appear

  • Crowd enjoys Christmas on the Square

    A community-wide Christmas celebration attracted about 150 people to Lincoln Square and Hodgenville’s Civic Center Saturday.
    The event began with caroling downtown with performances by the First Baptist Church children’s choir.
    Following caroling and the reading of “The Christmas Story,” Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse turned on the Christmas tree lights on the square and at Creekfront Park in preparation for Santa’s arrival.

  • LaRue County 9-11 what’s your emergency?

    When a person thinks of the LaRue County Detention Center, several things may come to mind – but 911-dispatch is probably not one of them.
    Located in a small room at the entrance of the jail, is an office that answers the high-pitched 911 calls of those in need. Whether it is fire, police or medical attention, dispatchers – more formally known as telecommunicators – are on the receiving end of emergency calls.

  • Dinky's free magic show is Sunday

    Dinky Gowen will present his 18th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday.
    The free event opens at 2 p.m. at LaRue County Park and Recreation. The two-hour program is suitable for all ages and will include magic, ventriloquism, comedy and generous door prizes.
    Gowen said he and his “show girls” will have lots of “new tricks up their sleeves.”
    Magician Aaron Harp of Radcliff and formerly of Hodgenville, a 10-year veteran performer, will present the “Seeing is Believing” portion of the show.

  • City workers put up Christmas tree

    Tim Robertson, on the forklift, helps guide the top of the Hodgenville City Christmas Tree with Justin Hart. Mayor Terry Cruse “lit up Hodgenville” Saturday on Lincoln Square.

  • Police Log - Dec. 7, 2011

    Woman charged with criminal possession of forged instrument
    Brandy N. Meredith (1982) of Hodgenville was charged with 23 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office. She was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 bond. She was arraigned Nov. 30 in LaRue District Court. A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 14 to determine if enough evidence exists for the case to be heard by a grand jury.

    Criminal abuse

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau honored for program achievement

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 92nd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. Above, Misty Bivens, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Bradley R. Smith, left, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during the Dec. 2 recognition and awards program.

  • Farm Bureau wins Gold Star

  • Sierra Enlow wins discussion meet

    Sierra Enlow of LaRue County won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The event was one of the highlighted activities of the weekend’s general session during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • HCP: Suspect bites officer during arrest

    “You never know what you’re walking into when you’re called to a domestic.”
    Constable Tim Ford summed up a recent experience where he was dispatched to a home to investigate a possible domestic disturbance. The couple in question allegedly joined forces when he attempted to arrest the husband.
    Ford responded to the 911 call on Miller Road outside Hodgenville about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 30. According to the report, Farron Edward Sidebottom, 37, of Cruse Road, allegedly shoved his wife, Rebecca Mae Sidebottom, 38.