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  • Crash results in charge
  • Tire fire quickly extinguished

    A small fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at Lincoln Parkway Auto Sales on Miller Road in Hodgenville.

    According to LaRue County firefighter Michael Key, the fire started because a barrel of burning trash was too close to a pile of tires. The tires caught fire and, because they were near one of the buildings, the fire department was called.

    Key said the owner, Rocky Wilson, had gotten the fire mostly under control when he got there, so he canceled all units except one small truck that doused the rubble with water to be sure it was put out.

  • Chamber: Save these holiday dates

    Planning for our holiday festivities is in full swing. Make sure to mark these dates on the calendar because you won’t want to miss them. For details on how you can participate, check our website, www.laruecountychamber.org, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call at 270-358-3411.

    n Trick or Treat on the Square and Costume Contest – Friday, Oct. 31. Sponsored by the Chamber, City of Hodgenville, The LaRue County Herald News and Awards Center.

  • Memory Cafe offers support to caregivers

    Hodgenville United Methodist Church is working with the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization dedicated to the research and treatment of dementia to start Hodgenville’s first Memory Cafe.

    A Memory Cafe, according to alzheimersspeaks.com, is a “social gathering where people with memory loss and their care companions can come together in a safe, supportive environment.”

  • Body found in pond identified

     The body of a woman was found in a Hodgenville pond about 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner.

    She has been identified as Rose Marie Akin, 62.

    Turner said she lived in Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park beside the pond – located in front of the county maintenance garage on Lincoln Boulevard.

    Two men, who were fishing, saw the body and notified dispatch. She was floating a few feet from the pond’s edge – mostly hidden by cattails. She was fully clothed.

  • Tractor pull rescheduled

     The Third Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull has been rescheduled due to forecasted inclement weather.

    The event, originally scheduled for October 10 and 11, will now be held on October 17 and 18 at 6 p.m. It will still take place at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.

  • Tornado watch for county

    More than half of Kentucky's 120 counties are under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service's Louisville office.

    Counties included are:

    ANDERSON BATH BOONE
    BOURBON BOYD BOYLE
    BRACKEN BREATHITT BULLITT
    CAMPBELL CARROLL CARTER
    CASEY CLARK ELLIOTT
    ESTILL FAYETTE FLEMING
    FLOYD FRANKLIN GALLATIN
    GARRARD GRANT GREEN
    GREENUP HARDIN HARRISON
    HART HENRY JACKSON
    JEFFERSON JESSAMINE JOHNSON

  • Woman injured in ATV crash

     A 28-year-old Nelson County woman is improving after being listed in critical condition following an ATV accident early Wednesday morning.

    Jessica Blair, of New Hope, was a passenger riding with a friend in the Mount Sherman area when she was thrown from a Polaris Ranger ATV.

    The accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. Blair was transported by ambulance to the LaRue County EMS station and then flown by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital with head injuries.

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  • RESCHEDULED: Doing good with golf

    The 7th Annual St. Jude Charity Barbecue Dinner Auction & Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, October 11 (event was canceled due to weather - it is rescheduled for Oct. 25) at the LaRue County Country Club.

    The event, organized by Tommy Locke and a group of his friends, came about because of Locke’s history playing men’s softball.