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  • PHOTO: Steve Johnson appointed Chief of Police

    Veteran officer Steve Johnson was appointed and sworn in as Hodgenville City Police Chief Monday after a unanimous vote by city council. Johnson, who has been with the department 33 years, has been acting chief since Jan. 1. Mayor Terry Cruse, middle, watches as City Clerk MaDonna Hornback swears in Johnson.

  • Work continues on Interstate 65

    Bridge repair resumes along Interstate 65 April 10 as contract crews began reducing northbound and southbound traffic to one lane on three sets of bridges:  Nolin River in southern Hardin County (MP 83.16), Bacon Creek in northern Hart County (MP 70.36) and US 31W in Munfordville (MP 64.2).

  • Fort Knox officer falls in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox officer on his first combat tour died Sunday of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire in Khwost Province in Afghanistan.
    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas, was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.
    Lt. Welch is the third member of 3/1 to die in the past two months.
    He began his military service in October 2008 and arrived at Fort Knox in July 2009.

  • Environmental Center to be featured on 'Kentucky Life'

    The LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center will be featured in an upcoming segment of KET’s Kentucky Life.
    Show host Dave Shuffett visited the Leafdale Road site in November, conducting interviews for the show. Guests included LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Dr. William H. Martin, chairman for the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board.

  • LaRue in top fourth of 'healthiest' counties

    LaRue County generally is one of the healthiest counties in Kentucky, according to recently released data.
    Health factors, such as smoking, kept LaRue County ranked 32nd – near the top one-fourth of the 120 counties – in a University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study report.

  • Gray honored for service to Kentucky Division of Forestry

     Kentucky Division of Forestry employee Steve Gray received the Outstanding Service Forester Award from the Kentucky Woodland Owners Association during the annual meeting held at Carter Caves State Resort Park this week. Gray, who works in the Central District, has helped advance forest management through his work with private landowners for 30 years. He was selected by KWOA to receive the award based on his accomplishments in forestry management and long-time association with private landowners.

  • Three vehicle collision near Buffalo injures one

    A three-vehicle accident on Campbellsville Road left one injured just
    before 11 a.m. Friday.
    According to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith, Lucas Milby, 21, of Campbellsville
    was driving a black Ford Mustang when he crossed the centerline, striking two vehicles.
    A Hummer, driven by Eleanor McKenzie, 72, of Bronston, was the first to be
    struck, followed by a GMC Sonoma driven by Anthony Kidwell, 60, of Greenwood, Ind.
    Rescue workers extricated Milby from the car and he was then transported to

  • Four teens injured in crash outside Buffalo

    Four teens were injured in a single-vehicle crash outside Buffalo just before 3 p.m. Friday.
    According to Deputy Russell McCoy, the driver, Brandon Lewis, 17, lost control of a Ford Mustang on North L&N Turnpike. The car crossed the center line and clipped the shoulder of the roadway. Lewis overcorrected and the car ran off the opposite side of the road, through a ditch, striking several small trees. The car flipped at least once before striking a large tree in the front yard of a residence.
    Lewis was ejected from the car.

  • TORNADO WATCH LIFTED

    The tornado watch and warning, issued for LaRue County this afternoon, have been lifted.

    No damage was reported during the worst of the storm, according to Chris Jackson of LaRue County Emergency Management. Thunderstorms are expected to continue.

  • Fire claims barn, animals of Ford Road family

    The Williams family was getting ready to leave for church Sunday morning at Our Lady of Mercy in Hodgenville.

    Orry, a freshman at Central Hardin High School, was opening the garage door of the family’s Ford Road home in Elizabethtown when he saw smoke wafting up from the barn several yards away.

    The barn contained animals that he and his sister, Briann, a seventh-grader at East Hardin Middle School, had raised for 4-H. They had cared for many of the animals since birth.