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  • Pipeline talks here Thursday

    A proposed pipeline that will transport natural gas liquids across Kentucky has met with a great deal of opposition in Nelson County. Residents there have met several times with fiscal court and representatives of Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP.

    The company wants to build a 500-mile pipeline from the shale natural gas deposits of Pennsylvania and Ohio to an existing pipeline in Hardinsburg. The proposed pipeline may pass through LaRue County.

  • ‘Mac’ Mather looks forward to 99th year

    Madison “Mac” Mather, 98, has been a LaRue County citizen all his life.

    The son of Charles Ernest and Pearl Mather, Mac has seen many things change.

    He remembers the close knitted family that Hodgenville citizens created among each other.

  • Judge recalls career of Chris Jackson

    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner delivered the eulogy for 911 Coordinator Chris Jackson Thursday. Jackson died July 23. The following is an excerpt.

    I’ve spoken numerous times at funerals, but none has been any more difficult than this one. When I sat down and thought about what I would say, emotion would always over take me. And then when I concentrated on Chris, I got strength. Because Chris exemplified strength.

  • State tractor overturns while mowing
  • Bardstown pediatrician working on vaccine

    Dr. Stanley Block, a pediatrician in Bardstown, has been working with doctors around the country on a vaccine for a strain of meningococcal disease for the last four years.

    Block’s work deals with the research side of the vaccine. His office has been chosen as one of about 50 different locations to administer trials of the vaccine in order to collect data on its effectiveness.

  • Home destroyed by fire
  • Driver uninjured when semi flips in Mount Sherman
  • Three injured in wreck near Buffalo

    Three people were injured last week in a two-car collision outside Buffalo.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard, Caroline Cruse, 31, of Stone House Road, Hodgenville, was driving an SUV south on Greensburg Road between Buffalo and Mount Sherman about 1:30 p.m. July 16. Her son, Bobby Dale England, 2, was in the back seat, strapped in a child seat.

    Cruse said her son started crying and she turned around to check on him.

    She had checked the road in front of her and didn’t see another vehicle.

  • Two residents featured on TV this month

    Two LaRue Countians will be featured on national TV programs this month.

    Thursday night, LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner will be a guest on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” He was interviewed last week by correspondent Jason Jones on county and state rights. (Check TV listings for show times.)

  • Haselwood's home featured in national magazine

    Sheila Haselwood of Hodgenville was shocked when she received the news that her home would be featured in Country Sampler magazine.

    The nationally distributed magazine, published seven times a year, includes country lifestyle and decorating articles.

    Haselwood’s photos of her home on Facebook caught the eye of CS staff.

    Two representatives from the magazine – based in Illinois – scouted her home last spring. Their photos were sent to the editor, Donna Marcel, for approval.