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  • PHOTO: Water line break near Central Office

    City employee Craig Wright watches water pour down Walnut Street behind LaRue County Board of Education after a water line broke on Wednesday. Workers blocked the street so they could safely make the repair. Wright said the break was located about four-feet below the roadway surface.

  • Two injured in Campbellsville Road wreck

    Two people were flown from a crash scene Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred near the LaRue/Taylor line.
    The Taylor County Sheriff's office is investigating.

  • Firefighters critically injured in C-ville

    Firefighter Tony Grider is in critical condition and Alex Quinn is listed in fair condition after they were injured Thursday afternoon while helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.

    Four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel were injured at 11:42 a.m. today after a ladder from a fire truck approached power lines, and the proximity of the ladder to the lines allowed what is known as an electric arc to occur, which caused the firefighters to be shocked.

  • Three file in mayor’s race

    The deadline for candidates to file for nonpartisan races was 4 p.m. Aug. 12.

    Candidates drew Thursday afternoon for position on the ballot. They are listed as their names will appear on the ballot.

    Three people have filed for mayor of Hodgenville: James Phelps Jr.; Kenny DeVore and Greg Harry.

    Two people have filed for school board: Farrah L. Pruitt in District 3 – Lincoln Farm and Buffalo; and Joanna Hinton in District 5 – Hodgenville, Otter, Atilla and Mount Sherman).

  • Two injured in CATS crash

    Two women were injured Monday in a single-vehicle crash in a remote area of LaRue County.

    Terry Veirs, 56, of Salem Church Road, was driving a Dodge Caravan owned by Central Kentucky Community Action north on Levelwoods Road about 8:42 a.m. She had traveled past Levelwoods Church and entered a downhill curve when the front passenger side tire slid off the right side of the roadway.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the combination of wet grass and soft ground from recent rainfall prevented Veirs from correcting her path.

  • DYW: Metcalf to represent LaRue County

    Montana Metcalf, a senior at LaRue County High School, will represent the county in January at the Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky contest – formerly called Junior Miss.

    Metcalf, the daughter of Greg Metcalf and Melissa Metcalf, performed a gymnastics routine for the talent portion of the program. She was judged also on self-expression, fitness, interview and scholastic achievement. She won a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Illegal street rods tear up Commerce

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Kentucky State Police shut down an “underground street-racing” group early Saturday on Commerce Parkway.

    Deputy Russell McCoy said he received a call about 1 a.m. regarding a “large gathering of people at a business” in the industrial park.

    When he and KSP arrived, they found more than 80 people gathered in a business parking lot – and six-to-eight racing vehicles.

  • KSP investigates Lincoln Parkway Pharmacy break-in

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a break-in that occurred early Tuesday at Lincoln Parkway Pharmacy in Hodgenville.
    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was called to the scene when the store opened. He turned the case over to KSP.
    Chief Johnson said the perpetrators made entrance in the back of the store - and apparently were inside for quite a while. A large amount of narcotics and cash were taken.
    The perpetrators cut wires so the building's alarm would not go off.
    More information will be provided as it becomes available.

  • Who’s behind Kentucky’s ban on casinos, gay marriage?

    Why have casinos and gay marriage had such a tough time in the Kentucky General Assembly?

    Baptists.

    That’s the consensus among the Kentucky Baptist Conference and lawmakers themselves, who say the high number of Baptists in the General Assembly can take the blame or credit for Kentucky’s continuing ban on gay marriage and lack of casinos.

  • CU and Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders discuss new partnership agreement

     Representatives from Campbellsville University met with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to report that the CU Board of Trustees voted to remove itself from its Covenant Agreement with the KBC and enter into discussions regarding a partnership agreement that will allow the university and Kentucky Baptists to work together on shared ministry and mission ventures in the future.