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  • Boil Water Advisory LIFTED

    A boil water advisory has been lifted for residents living on KY 210 (Campbellsville Road).

    Green/Taylor Water District had a water main break and about 40 homes were notified of the advisory Tuesday.

    Areas affected were Poplar Grove Road to LaRue County line; A.C. Underwood Road, Skaggs Road, Corinth Road and Hibernia Ridge.

    A spokesman for LaRue County Water District #1 said the advisory was lifted Thursday afternoon.

  • Boil Water Advisory issued for Campbellsville Road

    A boil water advisory has been issued for residents living on KY 210 (Campbellsville Road). 

    Green/Taylor Water District had a water main break. A spokesperson for the water district said all residents affected by the advisory had been provided a letter on Tuesday.

    Areas affected are Poplar Grove Road to LaRue County line; A.C. Underwood Road, Skaggs Road, Corinth Road and Hibernia Ridge.

    Residents should boil any water that will be consumed.

  • Mount Sherman residents plan to fight for post office

    About 30 Mount Sherman residents voiced their support of the community’s post office in a public meeting last week.
    The post office is one of 130 in Kentucky – and one of 3,700 nationwide – being studied for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service. It serves residents in both LaRue and Green Counties.
    The meeting was held in Mount Sherman Mission Church. It seemed only fitting that a prayer opened the meeting with Bro. Odell Warren asking for the post office to remain open.

  • Magnolia Mall opens, work continues on restaurant and salon

    About 500 people visited the Magnolia Mall during its grand opening Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Since then, there has been a steady stream of customers, according to one of the developers, Christine Shelton.

  • Greensburg man injured in Buffalo crash

    A Greensburg man was injured Oct. 5 when the vehicle he was driving rear-ended another car.

    Deputy Brian Smith said the crash was a chain reaction when a car that was not involved in the accident, slowed to make a turn.

    James Shuffett, 26, was driving a 1990 Honda Accord in the 900 block of Greensburg Road, Buffalo, about 11 a.m. when he failed to stop in time to avoid a collision with John Biggs, 40, of Columbia.

    Biggs, who was driving a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, had stopped to avoid hitting another car that was turning.

  • Elizabethtown man injured in crash

    An Elizabethtown man was injured Oct. 4 in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and West Main Street.

    Phyllis Hazle, 77, of Hodgenville, was driving a 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue south on Lincoln Parkway, attempting to make a left turn onto West Main about 3 p.m., according to Deputy Brian Smith. Hazle failed to see an oncoming vehicle and pulled into the path of a 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Zora Brown, 70, of Elizabethtown.

    Brown’s vehicle “T-boned” Hazle’s vehicle, causing considerable damage to both cars.

  • Teen recovering from farming accident

    A LaRue County teen is recovering from a farming accident that occurred Tuesday, Oct. 4.

    Dereck Rock, 15, was working in tobacco on Airline Road with his grandfather Jimmy Rock about 1 p.m.

  • BEHIND THE SCENES: Nifty Needles stitch heartfelt gifts

    The sewing group “Nifty Needles” meets monthly at the LaRue County Extension Office – giving back to the community one stitch at a time.
    Headed by Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith, the group completes a variety of service projects for those in need, including cancer patients, senior citizens and preschoolers.
    Smith completed a two-year program offered by the University of Kentucky Extension Office to become a Master Clothing Volunteer and teach others the art of needlework.

  • Sunrise Manor residents move to new facility

    “Here’s your new room.”
    That statement was made at least 122 times last Wednesday as Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents moved into brand new living quarters.
    The transition from the 1967-era building to the spacious “big house on the hill,” as some staff members refer to it, was completed in a matter of hours.  

  • Lincoln Days: Mansfield wins Lincoln Lookalike for third year

    This year's Lincoln Days Festival honoring Hodgenville's famous native son was marked by cool temperatures, a light breeze and sunny skies.

    The Saturday morning crowd appeared light but picked up as visitors arrived for the 2 p.m. parade.

    Seven men vied for the coveted title of Lincoln Lookalike while three women competed for the Mary Todd Lookalike contest.

    John Mansfield of Nashville, Tenn., won his third title. He won in 2006 and 2008 and also won the oratory contest back-to-back in 2007 and 2008.