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  • 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
  • Two injured in van vs. ambulance crash

    Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when the van they were riding in was struck by a Taylor County ambulance.

    Dr. Michael Keller, 46, and Jackie Harley (Keller), 48, of Magnolia were transported from the scene to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

    They were treated and released.

  • Man injured in motorcycle wreck

     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.

  • Exterminator charged with thefts

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating any possible local thefts tied to an exterminator accused of a string of thefts in Spencer County.

    Jeffery Sizemore, who worked as an exterminator for Orkin Pest Control, has stolen valuables from at least two homes in Nelson County, according to police.

    While inside homes exterminating, Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell said Sizemore, 37, was stealing from the homes.