Local News

  • Alzheimer's disease: Class deals with diagnosis, prevention, warning signs

    For those who have loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia, or perhaps wonder if they themselves could be showing signs of the disease, help is at hand.
    On March 6 from 1-3 p.m., the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville is hosting a presentation on “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”

  • Pipeline plans delayed one year

    Developers’ plans to complete the Bluegrass Pipeline have been postponed.

  • Pipeline from fracking fields stirs controversy in the Bluegrass State

    STAMPING GROUND, Ky. — The land agent first came knocking on Vivian and Dean House’s door in July. They sat on the patio of the retired couple’s 85-acre farm in this Central Kentucky town and chatted.
    The guy was friendly, the kind of guy Dean could talk to about fishing.
    He put the couple at ease and told them his company was interested in running a pipeline through their land. They were later offered more than $165,000 to sign easements.

  • Looking Back: Lincoln Museum volunteers, 1989
  • Bluegrass Pipeline delayed until 2016

    Developers’ plans to complete the Bluegrass Pipeline have been postponed.

    The same day the Kentucky House of Representatives held its first hearing on legislation that would prohibit builders of natural gas liquids pipelines from acquiring easements through condemnation, and Gov. Steve Beshear said he favors such limits, the Tulsa, Okla., energy company Williams announced it has delayed its deadline for finishing the project from late 2015 to mid-to-late 2016.

  • Wide load slowing traffic through Kentucky

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is alerting motorists to an oversized load slowly traveling from Tennessee to Ohio.

    Diamond Heavy Haul, of Shandon, Ohio, is transporting a 480,000 pound boiler. It entered the Commonwealth from Tennessee on Wednesday on Interstate 24 and headed east toward Barren County via U.S. 68, William H. Natcher Parkway and I-65.

    The load is to continue along the following Kentucky routes:


    ·        I-65 north to Martha Layne Collins/Bluegrass Parkway east

  • Rescue teams called to lake

     LaRue County emergency service teams turned out in force Sunday evening after dispatch received a call about a hole in the ice at McDougal Lake.

  • Judge: City Hall correspondence will be open

     LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III ruled last week to unseal additional documents in the cases of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback.

  • Baby Lincoln marker donated to Park

     About 200 years ago, a grieving father scrabbled to find a limestone rock suitable to mark the grave of his infant son.

  • Concerts to benefit Addie

     A Louisville bar is hosting two benefit concerts next month — one of which features a prominent country star — to help recoup financial losses for an Elizabethtown toddler fighting cancer.

    Nick Nowinski, owner of Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, has booked country musician Gary Allan for a show at 6 p.m. March 25. Doors open at 4 p.m. and an opening act takes the stage at 5 p.m., he said.