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  • Words hurt: Bardstown middle-schooler endured months of harassment

    Reagan Carter was supposed to start at a new school this week.

    The seventh-grader at Bardstown Middle hoped to escape a group of older girls who had bullied and harassed her online and at school, her parents say. Transferring seemed their only choice to end the harassment after reports to school officials didn’t stop the problems.

    But the night before her last day, Reagan took a handful of pills after she was harassed one last time during a middle school basketball game.

  • Gas leak shuts down roadway

     South Lincoln Boulevard near LaRue County High School is being closed Tuesday afternoon due to a gas leak at a nearby business.

    Use caution in the area.

  • Year in Review: A look back at the highlights of 2014
  • Cold weather tips

    Freezing weather predicted over the next few days is a good reminder to prepare for winter. Frozen pipes are the second most common cause of home insurance claims in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute.

    Pipes that are either inadequately insulated or exposed to outside temperatures can freeze, rupture, and cause costly damage.

    The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes recommends the following six inexpensive tips to ensure your home is well insulated. These steps will protect your home, save energy, and save you money too.

  • Heating assistance available at Community Action

    LaRue County Community Action, 120 Greensburg Street, Hodgenville, will assist families of low-income with heating costs through the LIHEAP CRISIS Program.

    To be eligible, you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.

  • Woman killed in Monks Road crash

    A woman was killed early New Year’s Day when she was involved in a single vehicle fatal accident in New Haven.

    Glenda L. Greenwell, 53, was driving a 2014 Kia eastbound on Monks Road around 1 a.m. when she veered off the road at a high rate of speed, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office collision report.

    Greenwell’s vehicle then went air borne, striking a utility pole on the rear driver side, according to the report. The vehicle came to a rest in the ditch line on the driver’s side.

  • Home damaged in New Year’s Eve blaze

    A family’s holiday was marred by a house fire early New Year’s Eve.

    Four adults and two children were inside a two-story house on Maxine Road when the fire broke out. Dispatch was notified about 12:30 a.m.

     The home, owned by Woodrow Chelf, suffered structural damage but the fire was contained mainly to two upstairs rooms, according to Magnolia Firefighter Mike Cottrell. There also was smoke and water damage.

    Magnolia, Buffalo and LaRue County firefighters were at the scene about four hours.

  • Police Chief suspended

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was suspended from duties, with pay, on Monday afternoon.

    Johnson was charged last week with official misconduct by Kentucky State Police. The misdemeanor charge stems from the release of a dash-cam video taken in March.

    Sergeant Marcus Jackson has been appointed acting chief.

  • Dead dogs found near county line

    For the second time in nine months, a group of dead dogs have been found down an embankment off Middle Creek Road near the Hardin/LaRue County line.

    Candi Redmond of Rineyville said she and her daughter, Brenda Bargar, were walking along the road last week when they spotted a collection of dogs — some dead and a few alive, but injured.

    It’s the same location where Hardin County Animal Control discovered three decomposed pit bulls and skeletal remains of two more dogs in early April.

  • Meeting to discuss NGL pipeline

    By Stu Johnson
    WEKU News

    In light of recent events surrounding the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, an official in one central Kentucky county is hoping a community meeting on pipeline use will be informative and not confrontational.

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and MarkWest are proposing to convert a pipeline that runs through Boyle County, from carrying oil and natural gas to natural gas liquids. It's part of a 1000-mile conversion project being considered by federal regulators.