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Local News

  • Three drown in Pottinger Creek

    Five people have been killed in flooding caused by a strong storm system that swept through most of Kentucky over the weekend, authorities said Sunday.

  • Sports Network to televise Battle of Bluegrass

    The viewership of the Battle of the Bluegrass tractor and truck pulling series will potentially go worldwide come next June when NBC Sports Network starts televising the pulls. 

  • How to make a wise health insurance decision for 2014

    It can be very hard today to filter out the truth amidst the seemingly conflicting news sources and political turmoil that currently engulfs our nation. This article seeks to be void of any political motivation and is written with the intent of providing timely information to a population that on a whole is confused by a wealth of misinformation. 

  • Underage drinking is a public health problem

    Adults over the age of 21 have the legal right to choose whether or not they will consume alcohol.  Unfortunately, according to the Center for Disease Control, alcohol has become the most used and abused drug among people under the age of 21 years making it a major public health problem. Studies show that youth between the ages of 12 and 20 years drink 11 percent of all alcohol consumed in the United States.

  • Former LCHS principal remembered by colleagues

    Gary Gibson, a former principal at LaRue County High School, died Dec. 17 of cancer.

  • BBB offers tips on returns and exchanges

    Each year, BBB receives calls after the holidays from upset consumers who are stuck with items they cannot return. This holiday season, BBB wants to remind consumers to know their rights. BBB offers this advice on returns/exchanges:

  • Firehouse Subs coming to E’town

    A sub shop that claims to provide the best meats, cheeses and toppings will be serving up its sandwiches in Elizabethtown next year.

  • Work continues on I-65

    Widening of Interstate 65 to three lanes in each direction continues northward with work beginning this week on the next section. Scotty’s Contracting has a $63.6 million dollar contract for the project, which was awarded in late November.   

  • Drowning victims identified

     Three people drowned early Sunday morning when their car went into Pottinger Creek near the Rolling Fork River and New Haven.

    The deceased have been identified as Don Paul Allen, 61, of Raywick; Chris Gray, 51, of Campbellsville; and the driver, Cindy Newberry, 36, of Gravel Switch.

    Two other passengers, Newberry’s husband, Jason Newberry, 40, and Debbie Puyera, 48, of Campbellsville, escaped and went for help, but by the time rescuers got there, the car had been swept further into the creek and was submerged with the victims trapped inside.

  • Severe weather incoming

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for LaRue County. Winds will gust up to 70 mph. Tree and mobile home damage is anticipated.