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  • Cleanup begins after flood

    Many LaRue Countians are trying to dry out their homes and possessions after last week’s storm dumped about eight-inches of rain on the area.

    Athertonville, located between the Rolling Fork River and Knob Creek, was hard-hit and many residents were forced to leave their homes. Others moved to a second story and waited for water levels to drop.

    A day made a great difference in the receding floodwaters. On Tuesday, Mike Barnes paddled a boat to check on his Hancock Lane house. Wednesday, U.S. 31E was cleared to traffic through Athertonville and New Haven.

  • Republican state rep candidates speak at political forum

    A pair of conservative Republicans spoke at the April 20 candidate forum sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    Craig Astor, a Realtor, airplane mechanic and small business owner in Hodgenville, and Michael Lee Meredith, a member of Brownsville City Council and marketing officer for Bank of Edmonson County, agreed on most issues.

  • Absentee voting under way

    Absentee voting machines are now open for LaRue County.

    The clerk's office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Saturday. The machines will be available through 4:30 p.m. May 17, the day before Primary.

    A paper absentee ballot can be requested in person, by phone or by fax.

  • Absentee voting under way

    Absentee voting machines are now open for LaRue County.

    The clerk's office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Saturday. The machines will be available through 4:30 p.m. May 17, the day before Primary.

    A paper absentee ballot can be requested in person, by phone or by fax.

  • Two injured on Lincoln Parkway


    Two women were injured when their vehicles collided at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and W. Main St. Tuesday afternoon. Alma Borders, 68, of Sonora, driver of a Ford Ranger pickup, was flown to University of Louisville Hospital where she remains a patient.

     

  • Relay for Life under way

    LaRue County’s annual Relay for Life – a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society – begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Sixteen teams will set up campsites Friday afternoon and participants will begin registration at 5 p.m. Opening ceremony is at 6 p.m. with a medallion presentation to cancer survivors, a performance by the HES chorus and opening lap by cancer survivors.

    Relay organizers will accept silent auction items in the school cafeteria at 6 p.m. Bidding for the auction begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 4 a.m.

  • Man, baby rabbits rescued from flood waters

    An Athertonville man was rescued from flood waters Monday evening after he drove a pickup truck past barriers and a state worker into 4-feet of water.

    The man, who has not been identified, drove through the water covering U.S. 31E from New Haven to Athertonville “to drop off his wife,” according to a neighbor. He then attempted to drive back to New Haven, making it almost to the LaRue/Nelson line when the truck’s engine drowned out in the rapidly rising waters. As a news helicopter hovered overhead, rescue squads attempted to reach him.

  • Mobile meth lab found after police chase through Magnolia

    Officers are searching for a Hart County man accused of possessing a mobile methamphetamine lab and fleeing from police.

    Deputy Russell McCoy and other law enforcement workers were driving around the county Sunday afternoon “assessing water damage” after about 8 inches of rain fell in the area.

  • Constable candidate faces charges

    A candidate for constable is facing a felony and pair of misdemeanor charges in LaRue District Court.

    Raymond Fancher, 40, of Hodgenville is accused of theft by unlawful taking - auto, second-degree cruelty to animals and violation of county leash law.

    According to court records, a Hodgenville man has taken out a complaint that Fancher “took control” of his pulling tractor valued at $950. The alleged incident occurred in October 2009.

  • Grand jury to hear 'chase case'

    An Edmonton man who led officers on a chase through five counties March 12 waived his right to a preliminary hearing April 14 in LaRue District Court.

    Ollie David Campbell, 34, requested his case be heard by a grand jury who will determine whether he will be formally accused of several charges.

    Campbell is accused of refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer on Interstate 65. After a high-speed chase through Hardin, LaRue, Hart and Barren counties, Campbell crashed his 1984 Ford Bronco in Metcalfe County.