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  • Cline captures LaRue ExCEL award

    Landmark News Service
    Heather Cline, a teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, has been named the district's LaRue County Teacher of the Year Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership Award Winner.
    Other nominees were Tom McGovern of LaRue County High School; Jim B. Phelps of LaRue County Middle School and David Edwards of Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Burke court martial delayed

    The latest attempt to prosecute Sgt. Brent Burke for the 2007 killings of two women in Rineyville hit another snag Friday when the U.S. Army announced a continuance was granted for the defense team.

    Burke’s general court-martial was scheduled to start Monday at Fort Campbell, where he once served. A new trial date has not been set, according to a U.S. Army news release.

    Burke is accused of shooting his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Brenda Comer, on Sept. 11, 2007, in Comer’s Rineyville home.

  • Workshop addresses sexual abuse

    Area experts dispelled myths about sexual violence and armed 15 area men and women with knowledge Saturday for coping with sexual assault and abuse and identifying and helping others who have been victimized.

    Nikki Ellis and Jen Rapke from the Advocacy and Support Center shared the information during the workshop “Hope and Healing: Addressing the Experience of Sexual Violence in Ourselves and Our Loved Ones” at St. James Catholic Church.

  • Market connects vendors to history

    Carl King of Dry Ridge has been a blacksmith for 20 years.

    In a world of mass production and injection molding, King uses traditional pole-fired forge, hammer and anvil to hammer out cooking utensils, wall hooks and other metal wares.

    “It’s just like it was done 200 years ago,” he said.

    King found a market for his hobby at events such at the annual 18th Century Market at Pritchard Center in Elizabethtown, which took place Friday and Saturday.

  • Musical celebrates past, looks to future

    Rian Johnson twirled, stretched and leapt. She bent far back with her fingertips nearly brushing the floor and tipped herself forward again gracefully, with a leg lifted steadily parallel to the floor.

    “To me, dance explains a lot of things,” she said.

    Johnson, a seventh-grader at North Hardin Christian School, decided to participate in the Gospel Musical Celebrating Black History Month for the first time Friday using her training in ballet and modern dance to praise God in a way other than singing.

  • Man in critical condition after U.S. 62 crash

    An Elizabethtown man remained in critical condition Saturday after receiving serious injuries in a collision Thursday between an SUV and a motorcycle.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown responded at 4:45 p.m. that day to an injury collision near the intersection of U.S. 62 and Tunnel Hill Road.

    Lucy Olivo, 63, of Radcliff was attempting to turn left in her 2010 Lincoln Navigator as she was eastbound on Tunnel Hill Road when she turned into the path of a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle, according to police.

  • Driver arrested, two hospitalized after Thursday wreck

    Two people were hospitalized and one was arrested after a vehicle collision Thursday on Rock Creek Road.

    Kentucky State Police from the post in Elizabethtown responded at 4:28 p.m. that day to an injury accident on Rock Creek Road two miles south of Summit.

    Ricky D. Wilson, 53, of Leitchfield was traveling north on Rock Creek Road when the 1992 Oldsmobile passenger vehicle he was driving dropped off the right shoulder of the road, according to police.

  • Strat Warden's bid wins Big E

    The Big E from center court - the big prize in the T.K. Stone Middle School benefit auction Friday night - went to a local doctor.

    Strat Warden won the midcourt emblem that occupied the gym floor for more than five decades at auction between the two varsity basketball games. Warden described his winning bid a $2,500 donation.

    Warden, who has two children attending Elizabethtown High School, said he's not yet decided how he will use the hardwood.

  • Burke court martial delayed

    FORT CAMPBELL — A court martial has been delayed for Sgt. Brent Burke, charged with killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law.

    A military judge granted a request by prosecutors and Burke's lawyers to postpone the proceedings, which were scheduled to begin Monday at Fort Campbell.

    Burke has been charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice in the deaths of Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law Karen Comer, at a home in Rineyville in September 2007.

  • LCHS band invited to national event

    Landmark News Service

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks have yet another recognition to celebrate. The 2011 Class 2-A state champions have been recommended by Gov. Steve Beshear to represent Hodgenville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

    The school recently received the news from Chris Keeling, concert tour and festival consultant.