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  • Model A club visits Hodgenville

    A group of Model A enthusiasts descended on LaRue County Friday afternoon.

    About 30 members of the Central Kentucky Model A Restorers’ Club enjoyed the Lincoln sites – while sharing their love of their Fords with local residents.

    Jerry and Annnette Kelly drove from their home in Stanton, stopping at several other locations, before arriving on Lincoln Square. Their top speed in the four-cylinder 1930 Model A was 40 to 45 miles per hour.

  • Nelson deputy rescues woman from smoke-filled apartment

    A Nelson County Deputy Sheriff is being regarded as a hero after he carried a woman on his shoulder out of a smoke-filled building Sunday morning.

    According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy A. J. Lewis responded to the New Haven Green’s Apartment complex on 5th Street in New Haven just after 2 a.m. Sunday, April 12, to check on a female resident. A neighbor, Johnny Bailey, called 911 when he heard a fire alarm in the woman’s apartment. Lewis said Bailey advised him the woman had been in the apartment for about an hour.

  • Twain's humor presented at Woman's Club

    Curtis O’Dell loves to walk.
    Two years ago when he was 73 years old, the Tennessee native walked 150 miles from Knoxville to his home in Hodgenville.
    On April 21, he’ll begin a journey of a different kind – portraying the American humorist and author Mark Twain at 6:30 p.m. at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.    
    Sporting neck-length white hair and an ample snow-white moustache, O’Dell, has according to many people, an uncanny resemblance to Twain.

  • Motorcyclist injured in Magnolia

    A Magnolia man was injured Monday when he lost control of the motorcycle he was operating.
    Steven Nunn of Aetna Furnace Road was driving a 2009 Kawasaki south on Old L&N Turnpike.
    Diannia Hammond was driving a vehicle north, and attempted to make a left turn into a driveway, pulling into the motorcycle’s path.
    “He laid down (his motorcycle) to avoid a collision,” said LaRue Deputy Robby Brownfield.
    Nunn, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

  • Nolin faces $7.6 settlement

    Nolin RECC, which serves nearly 34,000 households in Hardin and LaRue counties, will pay the United States government more than $7.6 million under a non-prosecution agreement and civil settlement.

    The settlement relates to allegations of improper billing to Fort Knox under an Army energy-saving program that was uncovered in an audit report issued Sept. 8, 2014, by the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General.

  • Blakeman's art collection to benefit Lincoln Museum, speech program

    Walking through rooms of her home filled with a lifetime of her artwork, Phyllis Blakeman uttered the undisputable.
    “Nobody lives forever, and when I’m gone, I don’t want anyone to have to go through all this stuff, so I’ve decided to have an art exhibit and clean my house,” said Blakeman, who lives in Hutcherson Heights in Hodgenville.
    As so often has happened in her life, what Blakeman does benefits others.

  • Hardin County historical groups sponsor Lincoln film

    Two Hardin County history organizations now are part of the film-making business.

    With a $7,500 sponsorship, the Hardin County History Museum and the Ancestral Trails Historical Society contributed to the making of “‘I Remember the Old Home Very Well:’ The Lincolns in Kentucky.”

    The Witnessing History film, which will air on Kentucky Education Television and other outlets across the world, currently is in production. Board members of the two organizations met last week with the film’s producer, Kent Masterson Brown.

  • I-65 delays anticipated for spring break

     Motorists should prepare for extremely heavy southbound volumes when traveling Interstate 65 this weekend, according to the Department of Transportation. In recent years, slow conditions were reported on Friday going into the week when many public schools are on Spring Break. Delays were not the result of incidents. Volumes were simply heavier than two lanes could accommodate. Conditions between Elizabethtown and Horse Cave were stop-and-go. Friday afternoon seemed to be the height of volume, but heavier than usual traffic continued through the weekend and Spring Break week.

  • Flooding possible as heavy rainfall continues

    As heavy rainfall continues in the area, residents are advised to be aware of the chance of flooding.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore reminds residents in flood-prone areas to be watchful of possible manhole overflows and sewer backups.

    Areas that usually encounter problems are Greensburg Street and areas on the north end of town (West Main Street and Creekfront Park vicinities).

  • Detours expected at Upton exit

    Motorists traveling Ky. 224 across Interstate 65 may experience short delays for the next few months as overpass construction continues.

    A signal will be activated this afternoon to allow alternating one-way traffic over the interstate, according to the Transportation Cabinet District 4 office. Demolition work on the existing overpass will allow for completion of a new span in order to accommodate widening I-65 to six lanes. The signal is expected to remain active until early June.