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Local News

  • It's not too late to get your flu shot

     Kentucky Department for Public Health officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week that the influenza activity level in the state has increased from regional to widespread. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • Feds tell states it's all or nothing on Medicaid expansion

     When the Supreme Court upheld federal health reform but said states could opt out of the expansion of Medicaid to people with incomes above the poverty line, to be funded with generous federal subsidies, one of the first questions was whether a state had to go all the way: to 133 percent of poverty (138 percent with an official fudge factor). Now the Obama administration has answered "no." And that could make the decision tougher for Kentucky, which is the only state The Washington Post listed this month as leaning toward expansion.

  • Drive sober or get pulled over

    To help save lives this holiday season, Hodgenville City Police Department is launching a special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways.

    Officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will include sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. The special enforcement crackdown will run through Jan. 1.

  • Drive sober or get pulled over

    To help save lives this holiday season, Hodgenville City Police Department is launching a special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways.

    Officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will include sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. The special enforcement crackdown will run through Jan. 1.

  • One injured in three-vehicle crash

     A Magnolia man was injured Monday in a three-car crash on Lincoln Parkway.

  • PHOTO: Car caution

     A visitor to the LaRue County Courthouse Monday received a fright when her vehicle went over a concrete stop in the parking lot. No one was injured in the mishap and the vehicle was driven away.

  • Dinky's Magic Show and Christmas Spectacular is Sunday

     Dinky Gowen will present his 19th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday, Dec. 16.

  • Farrar's art takes Best of Show

     Forget the traditional French beret, easel, palette and paintbrushes when Elizabeth Farrar sits down to create a work of art.

  • Deputy involved in fatal shooting

    A reported reckless driver has died after being shot by a LaRue County deputy.

    About 9:24 p.m. Friday, LaRue County Dispatch received a call regarding a reckless driver, according to Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins.

    Deputy James “Eric” Williamson responded, located the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop by engaging his emergency equipment. Chaffins said the driver, identified as Thomas E. Ferguson, 38, of Magnolia, ignored the deputy’s signal to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

  • Communicare therapist receives state award

     The service of a local therapist first garnered the attention of a Heartland Elementary School employee and, now, of the entire state.

    Suzanne Page Combs, an off-site therapist for Communicare who works in local elementary schools, was awarded the Betty Triplett Award from the Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children. The award goes to a professional who has gone beyond the requirements in service to the mental health field, among other things. Combs was nominated by Janet Robinson, the family resource coordinator at Heartland Elementary School.