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  • EXTENSIVE DAMAGE FROM STORM

    A series of storms have caused severe damage to the Stiles Ford Road and Woebegona Way areas in Hodgenville. Firefighers and law enforcement are on scene assessing damage and attempting to limit the number of sightseers.

    About 10 homes were damaged along Lincoln Boulevard and Woebegona. One was lifted off its foundation.

    A new home on Stiles Ford was damaged while construction workers were inside.

    Despite early televised reports, schools were not damaged.

  • UPDATE: BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED

        The boil water advisory that was issued by Hodgenville Water Works has been lifted  as of 9:15 a.m. March 1. The advisory included customers beginning at South Lincoln Boulevard and McDonalds including Miller Road, Lincoln Drive and Bluegrass Drive.
     
       

     

  • Child dies after two-vehicle crash

    A child died early Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 31W and KY 84 in Sonora.
    At 3:17 p.m., a GMC Jimmy, driven by Gustavo Salinas, 41, of Louisville, was traveling eastbound on Ky. 84, according to Kentucky State Police spokesman Norman Chaffins. The GMC pulled into the intersection and into the path of a 1993 Peterbilt dump truck that had the right-of-way in the intersection.

  • Slick roads contribute to crash

    Slick roads were a contributing factor in a single vehicle accident last Wednesday.
    Nathaniel Atwell, 18, of Hodgenville was driving a 1995 Ford F-150 “towards town” on Greensburg Street around 6 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a telephone pole, according to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    “At that time water was pooling on the roads,” said Johnson.
    LaRue County EMS responded to the scene where Atwell refused treatment and transport.
    Sgt. Marcus Jackson investigated.

  • Firefighters busy battling blazes

     LaRue County area firefighters have been busy over the past week battling an outbreak of fires.

  • Teens recovering from wreck

     Two teenagers are recovering from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Feb. 20.

  • Frankfort Update

    After a slow start, a number of bills introduced to protect Kentucky families from runaway government spending, substance abuse related crimes and restrain government spending began moving through the Kentucky Legislature this week.

  • Candidates set for May primary

    Those who have filed to run in the May primary are:
    Incumbent Circuit Court Clerk Larry Bell (D) is the only local candidate to file for the May 22 Primary Election. Bell is running for his third six-year term.
    Terry L. Geogehegan (D) has filed for Commonwealth Attorney which covers the 10th Judicial District of LaRue, Hart and Nelson Counties.
    U.S. Representative, 2nd District – S. Brett Guthrie (R), Bowling Green; David L. Williams (D), Glasgow
    State Senator, 5th District – Carroll Gibson (R), Leitchfield, unopposed

  • Schools have kindergarten registration March 6

    LaRue County elementary schools will have kindergarten registration on March 6.
    The child must be 5 by Oct. 1 to enroll.
    Parents will need to bring several items to the sign-up day including a certified birth certificate, social security card and immunization certificates. Proof of residence (utility bill, lease or rental agreement) is required.
    Guardians must bring custody agreement if applicable.
    Free dental screening for those who qualify is available.

  • Aebersold Quartet to perform at ECTC

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold, sax, Steve Crews, piano, Tyrone Wheeler, bass, and Jonathan Higgins, drums.
    The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College’s James Owen Administration Building 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is invited.