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Local News

  • Body found on I-65 identified

    Nearly a month after a woman's body was found off Interstate 65 in Hardin County, authorities have identified her as Madiha E. Roshdy Hafzalla, 27, of Nashville, Tenn.

    An Egyptian national, she was discovered May 29 by crews mowing off the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 99-mile marker.

    The body bore signs of head trauma, investigators said, and likely had been left by the side of the road several days before it was discovered. Authorities released photos of some of the woman’s clothing and jewelry hoping to prompt tips from the public.

  • National Weather Service: Tornado destroyed dairy barn

    The National Weather Service has determined an EF2 tornado ripped through the Roanoke section Wednesday night.

    Residents of Dan Dunn, Carter Brothers, Slack Road and Roanoke Road are facing substantial damage to property.

    The storm destroyed the Rock family's dairy barn, ripped off roofs, uprooted large trees and overturned a motor home. Several homes were without electricity for several hours.

  • Strong winds damage home

     Powerful straight line winds struck the home of Donna Wells on Old East Sonora Road Monday afternoon. 

  • Bluegrass Pipeline talks reach Nelson, LaRue may be next

     Nelson County residents grilled representatives of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline at a public forum last week. 

  • Four being interviewed for principal’s job

     Twelve people have applied for the position of LaRue County High School principal. As of last week, the pool had been narrowed to four candidates by the school’s site-based decision-making council.

  • Hodgenville City Pool to open June 29

     The city swimming pool will open on June 29, according to Eric DeVary of LaRue County Park and Recreation. The pool will be open every day throughout July and weekends only through August. 

  • PHOTO - Super Moon

     A ‘super moon’ appeared this weekend in its closest encounter with Earth during 2013. The moon will not be so close again until August 2014

  • No injuries when pedestrian hits car

     A pedestrian escaped serious injury June 20 when she walked into the side of a vehicle on Lincoln Square.

  • Fire destroys storage barn

     Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue Fire Departments were dispatched Saturday afternoon to a fire on McDowell Road outside Hodgenville. A large metal outdoor building, chiefly used for storage, was destroyed at the home of Clifford and Jana Constant. No injuries were reported. Buffalo Chief Wendell Perkins said it’s unclear what started the fire. Firefighters Mike Becker and Craig Wright, pictured, attempt to knock back flames. Firefighter Andrew Snyder is in the foreground.

  • FAIR UPDATE: Kid's Day is Friday; tractor pull rescheduled

    Tuesday's tractor pull has been rescheduled for Aug. 10 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    Kid's Day is at 10 a.m. FRIDAY, June 21. No admission charged for children at the fairgrounds. Three rides will be open; games will be available.

    (The Fair Board made the decision to hold Kid's Day on Friday after the newspaper was printed. Wednesday's print edition has the incorrect day.)