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  • Funeral home dispute with church resolved

    By Stephanie Hornback

    Landmark News Service

    Nelson Circuit Judge Charles Simms III said the lawsuit against the Rev. Jeffrey Leger and the Archdiocese of Louisville had the potential of reaching the U.S. Supreme Court because of the unique issues involved, including separation of church and state.

  • LaRue County band competes today in Leitchfield

    The LaRue County High School band is one of 13 participating Saturday in the Twin Lakes Marching Band Classic at Grayson County High School in Leitchfield.

    The event is one of the final tune-ups before the marching band season conducts its championship events the following weekend. The Kentucky Music Educators Association’s regional contests are set for Oct. 25.

    LaRue's Band of Hawks are scheduled to take the field at 6:15 p.m. CDT Saturday. The other Class 3A bands scheduled to participate are Breckinridge County, Taylor County, Hart County and Muhlenberg North.

  • Officers bust Upton meth lab

    An Upton man has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.

    David R. Staples, 37, of Upton-Talley Road, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity, trafficking in controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of controlled substance, unspecified and possession of marijuana, after officers found a working meth lab at his home.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said he was requested to investigate by a probation and parole officer Monday night.

    Staples was lodged in the LaRue County jail.

  • Hodgenville to bid work on sinkhole at lake

    Plans are being made to plug a sinkhole in Salem Lake that is draining the 98-acre city-owned reservoir.

    Engineers located the depression last month. They believe it is connected to another sinkhole first thought to be a spring feeding the lake.

    The lake supplies drinking water to both city and county residents and is open several months of the year for recreational use. It was closed to fishing and boating in August so engineers could lower the water level and locate the swallow hole – a depression formed by a collapse of a cavern roof.

  • Burn ban lifted

    A burn ban issued Monday was lifted Wednesday morning.

    Judge-Executive Tommy Turner and Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse issued the burn ban for unincorporated areas of LaRue County and the City of Hodgenville after weeks of drought-like conditions.

    Rain began falling Tuesday evening, continuing through Wednesday morning. The rainfall total exceeding 1 inch.

  • Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square is Oct. 31

    Trick-or-Treat is Oct. 31

    Pre-registration required for costume contest

    The annual Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square will be Halloween night, Oct. 31. Children in the community will be able to enjoy a safe and fun holiday by visiting the many tour stops sponsored by local businesses.

  • Inmate charged for driving county truck

    Charges are being filed against a LaRue County jail inmate who was spotted driving a county truck by officers last week.

    Bobby Council, 25, of Magnolia, is being charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy.

    McCoy and Sheriff Bobby Shoffner were visiting LaRue County Middle School about 1:15 p.m. Sept. 30 when they observed an inmate behind the wheel of a truck at the LaRue County Maintenance Garage (county barn). The county barn is located across the road from the school.

  • Father charged in assault of infant

    A Hodgenville man accused of injuring his 8-month-old son was charged Sept. 18 with first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Chad T. Frith, 32, of College Heights, told officers he “became upset with the child because it wouldn’t stop crying,” said Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    There was also evidence of bruising on the baby’s face and chest, Johnson said.

    Both Johnson and Chief John Cottrill are investigating.

  • Frazier Museum actors recreate Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    A pair of actors from the Frazier International History Museum in Louisville recreated a portion of the Lincoln-Douglas debates Aug. 21 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville.

    It was 150 years ago – to the day – that Republican Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Stephen A. Douglas began their verbal battle for a seat on the Illinois Senate.

    J. Barrett Cooper portrayed Douglas, a short, thickset, proud and arrogant man nicknamed “The Little Giant.”

  • Progressive tour of Lincoln sites is today

    A progressive tour of historic central Kentucky sites that have a direct connection to President Abraham Lincoln or the lives of his family and friends will take place Sunday, Oct. 12.  Explore President Lincoln’s roots, talk with state and national park staff, and visit the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville for an in-depth exploration of the Lincoln family’s early years in Washington and LaRue counties.