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  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY

    A boil water advisory has been issued by Hodgenville Water Works for customers on Lincoln Boulevard in the vicinity of LaRue County High School, LaRue County EMS, Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park and the County Barn.

    The advisory was issued due to a water line being hit while other repairs were being made. The City shut down ongoing repairs to deal with the new break.

    Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking. Bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes - and let cool -  before using.

  • Civil Rights March turns 50 today

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, remembered most for the "I have a Dream" speech by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated less than five years later, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Why does the speech "exert such a potent hold on people around the world and across the generations?" asks Michoko Kakutani of The New York Times.

  • Buffalo Village Post Office holds grand opening

    Representatives from the U.S. Postal Service held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the Buffalo Village Post Office.

    The VPO is located at Y Not Stop, 2202 Greensburg Road.

    Todd Morris, owner of the convenience store, agreed to place the post office boxes at Y Not Stop after Buffalo Post Office was closed on July 5 due to a brown recluse spider infestation.

    The VPO will continue to operate even after the regular post office re-opens, said Roland Moore, VPO coordinator for the Kentuckiana district.

  • Missing man's body found on Nelsonville Road

    Police found the body of Matt Young of Nelson County off an embankment on Nelsonville Road Monday night.

    Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell said a missing person report was filed over the weekend, which prompted officers to “ping” Young’s cell phone and track its position with nearby cell phone towers, which led police to his body.

    Campbell said Young was a passenger in a car with another man, one became angry with the other and Young got out of the vehicle.

  • Citizens Union Bank released from consent order

    Citizens Union Bank, which has been under the scrutiny of state and federal banking regulators because of problem loans since 2010, has been cleared to move forward.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the state Department of Financial Institutions in Frankfort terminated a consent order imposed upon CUB in January 2010.

  • Corrections -August 28, 2013

    Identification
    Diane Gant of Saint Ann’s School was incorrectly identified as Terry Cecil in a photo in last week’s Herald News.

    Misspelled name

    Neoma Vann’s named was spelled incorrectly in an article in last week’s Herald News.

    We apologize for the errors and any inconvenience they may have caused.

  • Second pipeline eyes central Kentucky

    On Friday, the Kentucky Senate addressed the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline.

    The pipeline, if built, will carry natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania to the Gulf of Mexico, cutting a swath through central Kentucky. Natural gas liquids are the byproduct of natural gas drilling, and contain flammable materials like propane and ethane.

    The Senate’s resolution, introduced by Senator Jimmy Higdon in special session, asks for two things:

  • Traffic snarled by schools

    An accident on Interstate 65 has diverted traffic - lots of it - through Hodgenville via Lincoln Parkway and U.S. 31-E, just as schools are letting out.

    Traffic is backed up to South Fork Church on U.S. 31-E due to a tractor-trailer crash.
    Law enforcement urges drivers to use caution in the area.

  • Traffic detoured on I-65

    Northbound Interstate 65 is closed at mile point 56 in Hart County. A semi crash occurred earlier today, initially reducing the interstate to one lane. 

    The vehicle’s cargo includes used batteries.

    Due to safety concerns, northbound traffic is now being detoured off I-65 at Cave City (Exit 53), onto KY 70 east, to US 31W north, to KY 218 west and rejoin the interstate at Horse Cave (Exit 58).

    Closure is expected to last 4-5 hours as the cargo is unloaded and the semi removed. Southbound traffic is not affected at this time.

  • New 911 director takes 'one day at a time'

    LaRue County’s new 911 director of communications is taking things “one day at a time,” since beginning work July 23.

    Nathaniel “Nathan” Hall was appointed to the position one day after the death of Chris Jackson, LaRue County’s longtime 911 coordinator.

    Jackson had been battling cancer for a couple of years and taken a turn for the worse not long after Hall interviewed for the job.

    Jackson, involved in choosing his successor, recommended Hall for the job, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.