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  • Rock recovering from farming accident

    A LaRue County farmer is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a silage chopper.

    Gary Rock was working in a field on Slack Road in Roanoke about 7 p.m. Thursday. He was using a self-propelled chopper to cut corn stalks when the equipment apparently jammed.

    The machine uses a belt to pull the corn stalks into the cutter. The stalks are cut into small pieces so they can be stored in a silo.

    Rock apparently kicked or pushed the clog with his foot, according to his son-in-law, Chris Loyall. He was pulled into the cutter.

  • Woman drowns in Rolling Fork

    A Lyons Station woman died late Saturday when she was swept away in a flash flood.

    Valerie Jean Holt, 28, and some other people were at a cabin in the Ginseng area of LaRue County off Wayne Ennis Road, said Emergency Management Director Dennis Wells.

    Several inches of rain fell and created a flash flood in the low-lying area.

    The group attempted to leave on four-wheelers, said Wells.

  • I-65 crash creates traffic snarl on 31-E

    A crash on Interstate 65 on Aug. 26 sent an unprecedented number of vehicles onto Lincoln Parkway and U.S. 31-E.

    LaRue County Chief Deputy Russell McCoy estimated more than 500 semi trucks ended up on 31-E about the time local schools let out, creating a snarl that backed up traffic for miles.

  • Woman's body found

    A search and rescue effort ended Sunday afternoon in LaRue County when emergency personnel found a missing women dead.

    911 Director Dennis Wells said Valerie Holt, 28, of Lyons Station, and a man were riding a four-wheeler at Otter Creek near Wayne Ennis Road when they lost control in a flash flood.

    The water swept the four-wheeler away, he said, and Holt disappeared under the water. The man was was able to get out of the water, Wells said.

  • Rescuers looking for missing woman
  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

     A boil water advisory, 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, has been lifted.

    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.

    No contaminants have been confirmed to the area's water.

    For more information, contact Hodgenville City Hall at 358-3832.

  • Man injured in farming accident

    A LaRue County farmer is recovering from injuries sustained in a silage chopper.

    Gary Rock was working in a field on Slack Road in Roanoke about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He was using a self-propelled chopper to cut corn stalks when the equipment apparently jammed.

    The machine uses a belt to pull the corn stalks into the cutter.  Rock apparently kicked or pushed the clog with his foot, according to his son-in-law, Chris Loyall. He was pulled into the cutter.

  • 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.