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  • AGstravaganza is this week

    The annual AGstravaganza, set for Wednesday, July 29, through Saturday, Aug. 1, at the LaRue County Fairgrounds, will give visitors an opportunity to come out to the county fairgrounds and experience what 400 county farmers do to produce and sell more than $41 million annually in crops and livestock.

    Extension Agent David Harrisson said the free event will have something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Justice prepares to move on

    The superintendent of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park is looking back on his time spent at the park after recently accepting a position at Vicksburg National Military Park.

    Bill Justice has been the superintendent at the Lincoln Birthplace National Park since August 2011. He recently accepted the position as superintendent of Vicksburg National Military Park after serving as the interim superintendent at the park in February. He will officially take over the Vicksburg position in August.

  • Work Matters

    By MO MILLER

    The Lincoln Trail region has much to celebrate in workforce and economic development.

    Communities throughout our eight-county region are welcoming new employers and seeing existing employers expand. Businesses like Metalsa in Elizabethtown, Itsuwa in Bardstown, Karbec in Hodgenville and Hendrickson in both Elizabethtown and Lebanon have decided our region is the place to invest and create jobs.

  • Disabled ministry event coming to LaRue

     

    An outreach event for disabled people will take place at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville on September 26 from 3 to 7 p.m.

    Luke 14 Day is an event for people with disabilities and it’s designed to make them an honored guest at the event. Luke 14 Day will feature a county fair theme that includes farm animals, hay rides, games, crafts and other booths. The event will also feature several speakers and special music by those who are disabled.

  • Woman arrested on 43 warrants

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department arrested a woman on July 20 who had 43 warrants for her arrest and had been on the run for several months.

  • Man arrested for cultivating Marijuana

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Nelson County man for cultivating marijuana after a two month investigation.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, Joseph Height, 55, of Bardstown was arrested on July 21 for cultivating marijuana and criminal mischief after they recieved information that he was growing marijuana on a neighbor’s property in LaRue County. Once officers arrived, Height noticed the officers and attmepted to flee on foot. After a short pursuit, officers apprehended the suspect.

  • Buffalo man seriously injured in motocycle accident

    A local man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on July 18

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Tim Underwood, 57, of Buffalo was traveling southbound on Bardstown Road in New Haven when he drifted off the roadway and lost control of his mototrcycle.

    Underwood was flown from the scene to the University of Lousiville Hospital where he was treated for life threatening injuries. At the time of publication, Deputy Sheriff Robbie Brownfield said that Underwood is in stable condition.

  • Assistant army chaplain sentenced for sex crimes

    By JUDAH TAYLOR

    News Enterprise

        A U.S. Army chaplain assistant’s motion to withdraw a guilty plea for sex crimes was denied Monday morning and he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

  • Be aware of tick disease

    Summer means spending time outdoors and time spent outdoors in the country could mean more exposure to ticks and the diseases they may carry.

    Lyme Disease

    According to the CDC, Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Black Legged tick. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia as it enters the bloodstream from the infected tick.

  • Drowning victim died trying to save others from flood

    KENTUCKY PRESS NEW SERVICE

    The fourth drowning victim found after recent flooding in Johnson County reportedly helped several family members to safety before being swept away while trying to rescue his grandmother.

    Searchers found the body of Scott Johnson, who went by Scott Free, on Friday night, according to authorities and a family member.