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  • Proposed pipeline may cut through county

    A proposed pipeline that will transport natural gas from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Louisiana’s Gulf Coast may pass through LaRue County.
    Plans call for pipelines that would transport the liquids from producing areas to a transmission system in Hardinsburg where they would connect to another transport system to Eunice, La. The proposal also calls for a processing plant to be built in Louisiana and upgrades to existing lines.
    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner received a letter from the developers a few months ago asking about rights-of-way.

  • Man recovering from shooting

    A LaRue County man is in stable condition after being shot in the chest Sunday evening.
    Dennis Locke, 55, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville following what police described as a “family dispute.”
    LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin said Locke “will be all right.”
    Edlin said the dispute had been going on “about all day” and culminated with Locke’s 24-year-old son Kevin Locke attempting to get a 9 mm weapon away from his father.
    Dennis Locke was hit in the upper shoulder, Edlin said.

  • Woman injured in crash on Dan Dunn Road

    Jenny Cowles, 28, of Gray Road in LaRue County, was injured about 8 a.m. Monday when she lost control of the 2010 Toyota Camry she was driving.
    The vehicle ran off the roadway in the 2000 block of Dan Dunn Road and overturned. Cowles was able to crawl out of the vehicle.
    She was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.
    LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield investigated.

  • Advocate: Changes to childcare benefits will hurt families

    Childcare programs throughout the state, including LaRue County, have already begun to feel the effects of changes to the Childcare Assistance Program.
    On January 30, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services passed changes to CCAP to make up for an $86 million shortfall.
    The change reduces the poverty level from 150 percent to 100 percent for those eligible for the program. About 20,000 children from low-income families will be ineligible for subsidized childcare.

  • LaRue County Fair moved to June 14-22

    The longest-continuously running county fair in Kentucky will be one of the earliest this year.
    The LaRue County Fair, historically held the first week of August or the last week of July, is scheduled for June 14-22.
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison, president of the LaRue County Fair Board, said the earlier date made it possible to book “a better carnival.”
    Kissel Brothers Shows will supply 14 to 15 carnival rides, games and food booths.
    Morrison said the company is comparable to the carnivals at Nelson and Hardin County Fairs.

  • Shooting victim in stable condition

    A LaRue County man is in stable condition after being shot in the chest Sunday evening.

    Dennis Locke was transported by air ambulance to University Hosptial in Louisville following what police described as a “family dispute.”

    The LaRue County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police and LaRue County EMS responded to the scene about 7:30 p.m. on L&N Turnpike near Buffalo.
    As of Monday morning, no charges have been filed.

  • Police at scene of shooting

    The LaRue County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police and LaRue County EMS have responded to the scene of a reported shooting on L&N Turnpike near Buffalo.
    Emergency services were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

    One person has been taken to the hospital.

  • Sonora man bags a remnant of LaRue history

    Billy Dale Butler is a history buff. He enjoys looking through old buildings for the random antique find and going to estate sales.
    He never knows what he’ll find or what condition it will be in.
    A couple of months ago, the Sonora man came across a vintage item that looks as fresh as the day it was made.
    He was browsing in a Peddlers Mall and found a corn meal sack from Buffalo Roller Mills.

  • Looking for a bargain?

    Renaissance Recycling Center is filled with the noises of crunching paper, the clinking of cans thrown into boxes and the crushing of glass. Every now and then, a still-usable item finds its way into one of the bins.
    For Jill Gray, LaRue County’s solid waste coordinator and manager of the recycling center, those items are gold.

  • LaRue inmate injured by falling tree

    A LaRue County Detention Center inmate was injured April 9 while working with a state road crew.
    Daniel Hargett, 30, of Pendleton County, suffered minor cuts and a puncture wound to his chin when he was struck by a falling tree, according to LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill.
    Hargett was working with the crew, cutting down trees, on the Lincoln Parkway connector road near Hodgenville Elementary School, when a tree fell on top of another tree. The second tree “flew up” and hit him in the face.