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  • Man dies from injuries suffered in motorcycle crash

    A Magnolia man died Wednesday as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, lost control of the 1996 Harley Davidson he was driving about 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, on Ky. 470. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Barnes was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville.

    The funeral was Saturday at South Fork Baptist Church.

    A full obituary ran in The LaRue County Herald News August 14, 2013.

  • Woman injured in crash
  • EPD officer resigns

    Officer James Richardson resigned in January following a reinstatement by the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    The city noted a mistake in his termination proceedings, an open records request filed by The News-Enterprise revealed.

  • TRACTOR PULL CANCELED

     For the second time this summer, the LaRue County Fair's tractor pull has been called off due to weather.

    It was planned for Saturday night - a makeup date from June.

    The track is too muddy for the event, according to Fair Board member Ann "Snookie" Morrison.

    The tractor pull has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

  • Man dies from injuries

     A Magnolia man died Wednesday as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, lost control of the 1996 Harley Davidson he was driving about 5 p.m. Sunday. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Barnes was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Skyler Hornback sets Jeopardy record

    “Go big or go home.”

    A gutsy wager helped Skyler Hornback, a 12-year-old student at LaRue County Middle School, break a “Jeopardy!” Kids Week record. He won $66,600 on the popular TV quiz show – the highest one-day total in Kids Week history and the third-highest one-day total in the show’s history.

  • Country artist J.D. Shelburne to perform at Saturday's AGstravaganza

    Country artist J.D. Shelburne said he’s a farm boy at heart.

    He learned the meaning of hard work as he grew up on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville. The work ethic he learned from his father and grandfather “molded him” into the man he is today.

    Playing sports – something he excelled at – was easy compared to housing tobacco.

    “It’s the hardest work there is,” he said.

  • Pipeline opponents organize, offer advice to landowners

    If LaRue Countians do not want a pipeline carrying toxic natural gas liquids crossing their properties, they should prepare to fight – on their own.

    “Don’t rely on local government – cities and counties have virtually no power (to stop the pipeline),” said LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner. If you don’t want it, you’ll have to be the ones to do the legwork … don’t think there is anyone who can step in for you.”

  • Man critical after motorcycle crash

    A Magnolia man is in critical condition after losing control of the motorcycle he was driving.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, was operating an eastbound 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle about 5 p.m. in the 3600 block of South L&N Turnpike (Ky. 470). He lost control and the vehicle left the roadway, according to Kentucky State Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    “Preliminary investigations point to speed being a factor in the accident. The operator was not wearing a helmet,” according to Trooper Gregory.

  • Big crash, no injuries