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  • Aebersold Quartet to perform at ECTC

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold, sax, Steve Crews, piano, Tyrone Wheeler, bass, and Jonathan Higgins, drums.
    The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College’s James Owen Administration Building 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is invited.

  • Birthdays may be tricky for 'Leapers'

    Betty Wood is a mother, grandma, and has been married to the same man – Jimmy Wood – for 32 years.
    Yet she is celebrating her birthday – on the correct day – for only the 13th time today.
    Wood, 52, is one of about 187,000 Americans now living who were born on Feb. 29 – known also as Leap Day. The birthday comes around every four years, thanks to a calendar devised in the days of Julius Caesar.  A year is actually 365.24219 days – not 365 – and Leap Year takes care of the fractional days.

  • Vine Grove man charged with DUI after crash

    A Vine Grove man was charged with driving under the influence Feb. 17 after a single vehicle crash.
    Joshua A. Akers, 27, was driving an F-150 pickup on Bardstown Road just outside city limits when it struck an embankment, according to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson.
    Akers failed a field sobriety test, according to Williamson. He transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital for medical clearance before booking him at the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Upton woman dies in wreck

    An Upton woman died Thursday morning when police say the 2001 Dodge Caravan she was driving crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle.

    Deanna M. Barton, 33, was westbound on Ky. 224 around 10:20 a.m. when her vehicle collided head-on with a 2000 Ford F-150 driven by Paul A. Neff, 56, of Hardinsburg.

    Barton was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Barton was not wearing a seatbelt according to the news release.

  • Woman injured in Tanner Road crash

     A single vehicle accident on Tanner Road left one woman injured Feb. 14.

  • Man faces charges after motorcycle crash

     A Louisville man is facing charges after allegedly crashing a motorcycle while fleeing an officer.

  • Friends, family recall Virgil Pearman

     Virgil Pearman was best known for his work as a homebuilder and his service in Kentucky’s General Assembly. But those closest to him recalled the late legislator as putting family first.

  • Magnolia loses power after van strikes cable

    A single vehicle accident caused a brief power outage near Magnolia last Wednesday.
    Tyler Staples, 20, of Upton Talley Road was driving a 1999 Plymouth minivan owned by Katherine Sallee, southbound on Highway 357 near the intersection of Bud’s Lake Road and Munfordville Road when he lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell McCoy.
    The van ran off the southbound side of the roadway up an embankment before crossing over and striking a brace cable for a power line.

  • Former firefighter dies in crash

     A former LaRue County firefighter died Feb. 14 as a result of injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash just outside of Hodgenville city limits. 

  • Family, friends remember Virgil Pearman

    Virgil Pearman was best known for his work as a homebuilder and his service in Kentucky’s General Assembly. But those closest to him recalled the late legislator as putting family first.

    Pearman was born outside Hodgenville, in the Leafdale community. The homestead is now the site of the LaRue County Environmental and Education Research Center which preserves the homestead of his parents, Robert and Anna Belle Pearman.