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  • Old Firestone building burns

    One of LaRue County’s eyesores burned early Monday.
    According to Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, dispatch received about 15 calls just after 12:30 a.m., reporting that the old Firestone building, located at 803 S. Lincoln Boulevard, was on fire.
    The concrete block building, with its collapsed roof and broken windows, has been discussed by Hodgenville City Council numerous times in terms of community safety and unsightliness. It has been empty for years.

  • Teddy Bear Picnic returns to Park Thursday

     After a two-year hiatus, the Teddy Bear Picnic is returning.

  • Two injured in wreck at Devers Curve

     Two people were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road

    Eric E. Burrell, 26, of Bardstown, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt east on U.S. 31E near Devers Curve when he lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield.

    The Cobalt’s tires dropped off the roadway and the driver overcorrected. The car slid sideways down the roadway into the path of a westbound 1994 Chevrolet pickup driven by Wendy G. McFarland, 28, of Hodgenville. The pickup struck the car in the passenger side.

  • Mowing crew reports damage to equipment

     A mowing crew reported damage to a bushhog May 31 after it allegedly was struck by a minivan driven by Theodore Krueger, 84, of Hodgenville.

    The tractor operator, Kenneth Milburn, 37, of Magnolia, reported that the collision occurred on Bardstown Road near the intersection with Stone House Loop, according to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith.

    Smith said the crew had placed signs along the road, warning motorists of the mowing.

  • Firestone building burns

     One of LaRue County’s eyesores burned early Monday.

    According to Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, dispatch received about 15 calls just after 12:30 a.m., reporting that the old Firestone building, located at 803 S. Lincoln Boulevard, was on fire.

    The concrete block building, with its collapsed roof and broken windows, has been discussed by Hodgenville City Council numerous times in terms of community safety and unsightliness. It has been empty for years.

  • Ohio man injured in motorcycle crash

    An Ohio man was critically injured about 2 p.m. May 30 in a motorcycle wreck.

    Tony L. Dickson, 53, of Van Wert, Ohio, was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle east on Upton-Talley Road. Dickson failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the bike, according to Kentucky State Trooper Dewan Kelly.

    Dickson overturned and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet but suffered severe injuries to his chest.

    He was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville and is listed in critical condition.

  • Renaissance Recycling closed until June 11

    Renaissance Recycling will not accept recyclables until Monday, June 11.

    The building, located on Water Street in Hodgenville, was damaged earlier this week when a forklift struck the door, according to LaRue County’s Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray.

    Residents are requested to “hold off on bringing recyclables” such as plastics, newspapers and glass, until repairs are completed, according to Gray.

  • PHOTO: Attilla Road water tower

    An elevated water tank will be built on Attilla Road. It's part of a $1.5 million waterworks improvement project proposed by LaRue County Water District No. 1 and approved by the Public Service Commission. The tank will increase water supply and improve water pressure.        

  • New Haven man injured in crash

     A New Haven man was seriously injured Sunday, May 27 in a single-vehicle crash in Nelson County.

    Bradley McManus, 22, was driving a 2007 Chrysler Sebring north on Nat Rogers Road about 10:05 p.m., according to Kentucky State Trooper Jonathan Downs.

    The Sebring ran off the northeast shoulder of the roadway and struck an earth embankment. It overturned and rolled across the roadway and came to final rest on the southeast shoulder facing south.

  • Passport audit shows improvements

     The Cabinet for Health and Family Services last week released findings of a comprehensive financial audit of Passport Health Plan that show the program has made significant improvements in accountability and financial record-keeping since its last audit, and that patient satisfaction with the health care provider remains high.