Kentucky State Police have charged the police chief in Hodgenville with official misconduct and hindering prosecution.
A statement from the KSP post in Bowling Green says the charges were filed Friday in a summons against Steven Johnson, who will have a court date in July.
The charges come amid an investigation of former Hodgenville Mayor Terry L. Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, who have been indicted on charges of theft and abusing public trust. Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore told The News-Enterprise that the charges won't immediately change Johnson's status as police chief. He said it was common knowledge that police might file charges against Johnson.
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is planning special events to celebrate the 205th birthday of the nation's 16th president.
Park Superintendent Bill Justice told The News-Enterprise that a wreath will be placed at the symbolic birth cabin, a newly donated item will be unveiled and a documentary film about Yosemite National Park will be shown.
Lincoln's birthday is Wednesday. The events at the park in Hodgenville will begin at 2 p.m.
Justice said everyone is invited to join the park in remembering Lincoln and his legacy.
The 150th anniversary of the Civil War will be commemorated Saturday at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville with two performances by the band Privates by Choice.
The park says the band will perform original musical scores highlighting the nation's difficulties during the war. The band features guitar, mandolin, violin, hammered dulcimer, cello, mountain dulcimer, bass and some light percussion.
The free performances will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT.
Visitors should bring a blanket or lawn chair for the concert. Parking is available in the visitor center lot on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call (270) 358-3137 or click here.
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is temporarily closing some trails so that hazardous trees can be removed. A statement says trails in the picnic area the Lincoln's birthplace will be closed Wednesday through Saturday.
The Associated Press is reporting that a National Weather Service team has determined at least one of the strong storms that raced through Kentucky Wednesday was an EF2 tornado, with winds up to 125 miles per hour.
Officials say waves of strong storms damaged dozens of homes and businesses in north central Kentucky, but left only one person injured.