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  • Habitat for Humanity looks to expand in LaRue

     Larry Mengel, executive director of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity and secretary for the Kentucky Habitat board of directors, spoke to the LaRue County Ministerial Association May 17 about starting a LaRue County affiliate.

  • Grandmother: 'He's my hero.'

     Donnie Hogue of Hodgenville had planned a pleasant Mother’s Day. She was looking forward to spending some time with her 12-year-old grandson Levi Gaddie and “spoiling” him a bit.

    That Sunday took a frightening turn when she choked on a bite of food. She said Levi’s quick thinking saved her life.

    “I got up that morning and asked him if he’d like a big, homemade breakfast,” said Hogue. She started preparing homemade biscuits, gravy, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and bacon.

  • Troopers remembered by Post 4

     Members of Kentucky State Police Post 4 participated in wreath-laying ceremonies last week at the gravesites of two troopers who lost their lives while on the job in LaRue County.

    The ceremony is part of the observance of National Peace Officer's Memorial Week May 13-19, according to Trooper Kevin Burton.

  • New Haven school placed on lockdown

    New Haven School was on a limited lockdown for about 30 minutes Thursday.

    Principal Jason Detre issued the lockdown around 2:30 p.m. after a parent notified the school of possible police action nearby.

    According to Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell, officers were in New Haven looking to serve two bench warrants to T.K. Johnson, who was possibly spotted in the area.

    Campbell added that the warrants were for first-degree fleeing or evading, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Woman injured in crash

     A Lyons Station woman was injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash.

  • 'Click It or Ticket' begins May 21

    Hodgenville City Police will begin the “Click It or Ticket” campaign Monday, May 21  to draw motorist’s awareness to the importance of wearing a seatbelt.
    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Monday at the city council meeting that the department received a grant to pay for officers’ overtime during the crackdown.
    Night patrols will be emphasized.

  • Relay for Life surpasses goal

      The LaRue County Relay for Life had a successful weekend with 12 teams and other sponsors raising $56,151.98 for the American Cancer Society.

  • Flea market open at fairgrounds

     Shopping for flea market bargains just got easier – and closer.

  • Council supports restaurant tax

     How they voted

    Bonni Clark – YES

    James Phelps Jr. – YES

    Woodie Handley – YES

    Eudell Stearman – YES

    Glenda Wathen – NO

    Kenny DeVore – NO

     Persistence has paid off for members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board. 

  • Man injured in downtown crash

     A Hodgenville man was injured Friday morning when the truck he was driving was rear-ended.

    Patrick R. Burd, 62, was driving a 1997 Toyota pickup on Lincoln Boulevard about 9 a.m. and had stopped to turn into his driveway.

    The Toyota was struck by a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 4X4 driven by Timothy Lee, 41, also of Hodgenville.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Burd refused medical transport but later was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital by private vehicle. He was treated and released.

    No charges were filed.