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  • Three injured in Upton crash

    Three people were injured in a tractor trailer vs. pickup collision June 15 in Upton.

    Just before 6 p.m., a 1993 GMC pickup driven by Troy F. Alford, 52, of Glendale, was traveling west on Memory Lane and failed to stop at a stop sign and entered the path of a semi driven by Benford J. Williams, 52, of Lavergne, Tenn.

    Williams’ vehicle was southbound on U.S. 31W.

  • Flaget is part of health care systems merger

    By Erin McCoy, Landmark News Service

    The University of Louisville Hospital/James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville-based Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's HealthCare, and the Saint Joseph Health System, which includes Flaget Memorial Hospital, announced an agreement to form a unified health care delivery system Tuesday. The network will include 91 hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, physician groups and satellite primary care centers.

  • Work at Sinking Spring complete

    Work was completed Tuesday on the steps leading to the historic Sinking Springs at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.
    A crew from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Maryland, restored flagstones over a six-week period. Each stone was documented and mapped so it could be replaced in the same spot. The area was closed to the public during some of the construction.

  • Test wells drilled at old gas station

    A state contractor last week drilled a series of test wells at the site of a former gasoline station at the intersection of Greensburg Street and East Main Street.
    Junior Cox, a certified driller and environmental technician with J&M Monitoring, worked much of the week drilling holes and installing the PVC pipe that make up the test wells in the parking lots of the old filling station and adjoining city property. The seven monitoring wells are drilled to a depth of about 32-feet, hitting bedrock, Cox said.

  • Zoning change approved for Magnolia Mall

    Magnolia Elementary School set empty for four years after students were moved to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. It is now zoned for business use and the building’s new owners plan a variety of shops inside the old classrooms.
    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning recommended the rezoning Tuesday to LaRue Fiscal Court. Fiscal Court, in turn, approved the recommendation.

  • Gardner retiring as E'town Chief of Police

    A job opening for chief of police was posted Friday on Elizabethtown's city government website.

    Chief Ruben Gardner, a LaRue County native, is retiring effective July 31, Mayor Tim Walker said. Gardner has held the position for 21 years and has been a member of the Elizabethtown Police Department for 41 years.

    According to EPD's website, Gardner has been a resident of Hardin County since 1965. He began working as a patrolman in 1970, and by 1977, was lieutenant of investigations.

  • Electricity rates likely to increase

    FRANKFORT – Electric rates across Kentucky would likely increase as utilities prepare to spend around $9 billion over the next five or six years to comply with proposed or pending federal environmental regulations, a state legislative committee heard Thursday.

  • PHOTO: State tractors catch fire

    LaRue County firefighter Eric Clark insures that the fire that demolished state mowing tractors May 31 is completely out. The tractors were parked on Salem Lake Road.

  • Community Health Clinic struggles to make ends meet

    The national recession has placed its share of wounds on families and the fallout still is being felt locally.
    In 2010, the Community Health Clinic of Hardin & LaRue Counties lost $53,210, forcing the facility to tap into its reserve funds just to stay afloat, said Executive Director Jane Cornell.
    The loss was punctuated by a 20 percent reduction in state funding and the absence of United Way support, Cornell said, a ripple effect still resounding at the midway point of 2011.

  • LaRue County High School Class of 2011 Graduation

    About 167 students participated in the graduation ceremony at LaRue County High School Friday.
    Andrew Skaggs was named valedictorian; Shelby Rogers was named salutatorian.