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  • Missing man's body found on Nelsonville Road

    Police found the body of Matt Young of Nelson County off an embankment on Nelsonville Road Monday night.

    Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell said a missing person report was filed over the weekend, which prompted officers to “ping” Young’s cell phone and track its position with nearby cell phone towers, which led police to his body.

    Campbell said Young was a passenger in a car with another man, one became angry with the other and Young got out of the vehicle.

  • Citizens Union Bank released from consent order

    Citizens Union Bank, which has been under the scrutiny of state and federal banking regulators because of problem loans since 2010, has been cleared to move forward.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the state Department of Financial Institutions in Frankfort terminated a consent order imposed upon CUB in January 2010.

  • Corrections -August 28, 2013

    Identification
    Diane Gant of Saint Ann’s School was incorrectly identified as Terry Cecil in a photo in last week’s Herald News.

    Misspelled name

    Neoma Vann’s named was spelled incorrectly in an article in last week’s Herald News.

    We apologize for the errors and any inconvenience they may have caused.

  • Second pipeline eyes central Kentucky

    On Friday, the Kentucky Senate addressed the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline.

    The pipeline, if built, will carry natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania to the Gulf of Mexico, cutting a swath through central Kentucky. Natural gas liquids are the byproduct of natural gas drilling, and contain flammable materials like propane and ethane.

    The Senate’s resolution, introduced by Senator Jimmy Higdon in special session, asks for two things:

  • Traffic snarled by schools

    An accident on Interstate 65 has diverted traffic - lots of it - through Hodgenville via Lincoln Parkway and U.S. 31-E, just as schools are letting out.

    Traffic is backed up to South Fork Church on U.S. 31-E due to a tractor-trailer crash.
    Law enforcement urges drivers to use caution in the area.

  • Traffic detoured on I-65

    Northbound Interstate 65 is closed at mile point 56 in Hart County. A semi crash occurred earlier today, initially reducing the interstate to one lane. 

    The vehicle’s cargo includes used batteries.

    Due to safety concerns, northbound traffic is now being detoured off I-65 at Cave City (Exit 53), onto KY 70 east, to US 31W north, to KY 218 west and rejoin the interstate at Horse Cave (Exit 58).

    Closure is expected to last 4-5 hours as the cargo is unloaded and the semi removed. Southbound traffic is not affected at this time.

  • New 911 director takes 'one day at a time'

    LaRue County’s new 911 director of communications is taking things “one day at a time,” since beginning work July 23.

    Nathaniel “Nathan” Hall was appointed to the position one day after the death of Chris Jackson, LaRue County’s longtime 911 coordinator.

    Jackson had been battling cancer for a couple of years and taken a turn for the worse not long after Hall interviewed for the job.

    Jackson, involved in choosing his successor, recommended Hall for the job, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.

  • Foster mom's family offers support during illness

    Lenora Hoover of Mount Sherman was diagnosed with malignant fibrous histiocytoma, a form of sarcoma – a soft tissue cancer – in August 2012.

    By October, 22 tumors had formed in her left leg going down to the bone.

    The cancer cells spread within a matter of weeks to her lungs, through her bloodstream. Doctors have told her she has between three months to a year to live.

    Hoover’s case is one of thousands – but the life she has led and still fights to lead is one in a million.

  • Two killed on Lincoln Parkway
  • Train derails in Hardin County

    A train derailed overnight in northern Hardin County near the border of Vine Grove and Radcliff. Officials say 15 coal cars are off the track and five overturned.

    "No hazardous material," said Doug Finley, Hardin County Emergency Management director. "It's not near any waterways."

    The overturned rail cars spilled coal onto hillsides immediately behind homes on Red Hawk Drive in a subdivision between Radcliff and Vine Grove off Hill Street.