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  • I-65 reopened; six fatalities reported

    A wreck on Interstate 65 has resulted in multiple deaths and the interstate being closed in both directions.

    At about 11:20 a.m. today, Kentucky State Police began investigating the collision and fire. Details are pending.

    Six fatalities are reported.

    The Interstate was shut down for several hours. Northbound and southbound lanes are now open between MP 81 and MP 86. It will take a while for backups to clear from the exits.

  • Harris no longer animal shelter director

     After spending nearly 15 years taking care of them, John Harris is no longer in charge of the animals at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    Last week, magistrates voted at a special Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting to transfer Harris, who was also the county’s appointed head animal control officer, to the County Road Department.

  • Shelter is topic of public meeting

     After each picture, the 100 people strong crowd reacts with sadness and anger.

    The words “What part of humane is this?” flash across the screen.

    The photos, allegedly taken at the Taylor County Animal Shelter, show what Taylor County SPCA members say are poor conditions, including male and female cats housed together, cats with no food or water, dogs bleeding in cages and more.

    “What does it take to make this change?” appears, and the slideshow ends.

  • Woman injured in wreck near Magnolia

     An Elizabethtown woman was injured about 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in a single vehicle crash.

    Amy Stinnett, 19, was driving northbound on U.S. 31-E near the intersection with Ragland Road, when she lost control of her Toyota passenger car.

    LaRue County Chief Deputy Russell McCoy said the vehicle swerved as it crossed a bridge, striking the concrete side of the bridge. It crossed the centerline and struck the guardrail on the other side of the roadway.

  • Bank of Buffalo robbed

      Bank of Buffalo reported a robbery at its Buffalo location about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the suspect was described as a white male, about 6 feet tall and about 30 years of age.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie, blue jeans and work gloves. 

  • State ranks third for dog ownership

     Kentucky may not rank well in many statistic surveys, but when it comes to pets, the commonwealth is near the top.

  • Lincoln Park, Museum looking for volunteers

     The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and the Lincoln Museum are looking for volunteers to assist with day-to-day operations. 

  • Federal benefits go to direct deposit March 1

     Federal benefits are going electronic on March 1. Anyone who receives federal benefit payments – Social Security, Veterans Affairs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Labor (Black Lung) and Office of Personnel Management  – is required to switch to an electronic payment option by then.

  • Work begins on Devers Curve

     Preliminary work begins this week as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews realign curves and resurface a section of U.S. 31-E near the Lincoln Boyhood Home, according to Chris Jessie, spokesperson for the Cabinet. A contract was awarded to Salsman Brothers, Inc., of Bardstown for $2,194,656 worth of improvements, providing a safer and more efficient route through the corridor connecting Hodgenville and Bardstown. 

  • Barn destroyed in fire

      Three fire departments battled a barn fire Saturday afternoon on Carter Brothers Road.

    About 3 p.m., LaRue County Fire Department was dispatched to the fire. Buffalo and Valley Creek departments were sent as backup.

    Lindon Nevins said he was helping his son work on a car in the barn. Some gasoline made contact with a heater inside the building “and that’s all it took.”

    Nevins fought the fire before firefighters arrived, blistering his arm and singeing his hair.