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  • PHOTO: Construction begins on Devers Curve

     The State Highway Department has started construction on three curves on Bardstown Road near Athertonville. Devers Curve, Enlow’s Curve and the Lincoln Boyhood Home Curve are being straightened. Work is expected to conclude in September. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area.

  • Concert features American Idol contestants

     Five American Idol contestants from Kentucky who advanced to the Hollywood stage of competition will be featured singers at the Glen Rice and Friends Musical Concert Series April 19 performance at the Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Relay for Life teams plan talent show, luminaire ceremony

     As part of a countywide fundraiser for Relay for Life, the County Relay Committee is searching for individuals and groups to perform at the first ever “LaRue’s Got Talent.”

    The competition will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the LaRue County High School Performing Arts Auditorium. All varieties of talent are needed for this worthy cause.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • Historical Society plans cemetery workshops

     The Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Preservation Program will host a series of 10 workshops throughout southern and eastern Kentucky to help Kentuckians preserve their local cemeteries.

  • Tire amnesty planned for LaRue and Hardin counties

    Residents wanting to rid their properties of unwanted or unused tires will have several opportunities to dispose of them in upcoming weeks.

    Hardin County government and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management are hosting a tire amnesty program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11-13.

    Bob Hall, county solid waste coordinator, said the primary staging area is the Kentucky Highway Maintenance Garage at 310 Valley Creek Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Bardstown concert series announced

    The lineup for the 2013 Live at the Park concert series in Bardstown has been announced.

    During the Stephen Foster Drama Association kickoff luncheon last week, managing artistic director Johnny Warren presented a recap of the 2012 season, as well as a layout of this summer’s lineup that is set to begin in mid-June.

    “It’s so much great music of all different styles, which we know will appeal to people who consider themselves audience of drama,” Warren said after the luncheon.

  • PHOTO: Sheriff's cars get new stripes

     The LaRue County Sheriff's Department's squad cars were lettered last week - making them more identifiable in the community.

  • Woman injured in Ky. 210 crash

     A Bradfordsville woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on KY 210 on March 27.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Sharlet Whitehead, 38, was traveling east in a 2005 Dodge Durango at 5:33 p.m. when she attempted to pass vehicles and left the roadway. Whitehead struck a guardrail and continued across both lanes of traffic and left the eastbound shoulder.

    The crash occurred near the LaRue/Taylor line and several LaRue County agencies responded to the scene.

  • Numerous agencies assisted in hunt for missing juvenile

    Several agencies were out in force Friday night in an attempt to locate a teenager reported missing from The Life Connection near Sonora.

    Kentucky State Police and volunteers from the Buffalo Fire Department spent about five hours looking for the boy.

    A K-9 unit and helicopter assisted with the search.

    KSP Trooper Norman Chaffins said the teen “did run away from Life Connection but was located a short time later without incident. He was returned to the facility.”