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  • Slick roads a factor in fatality

    A LaRue County woman died Thursday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash on Howardstown Road.
    Tania Terri Balazs, 37, was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus toward Hodgenville in the 1200 block about 4:20 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to Deputy Eric Williamson. The vehicle left the roadway and traveled down a steep embankment. It struck a small tree which caused it to roll on its side. It then struck a large cedar tree.
    Deputy Coroner Brad Turner said the crash appeared to be weather-related as the road was slick.

  • Bridge at Howardstown to close for repairs

    Beginning next week, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Contract Crews will repair the KY 84 bridge located in the Howardstown community at mile point 0.27 near the LaRue County – Nelson County line. 
    The repair requires closure of the road beginning Sunday, Oct. 30 and will last up to 30 days.  Message boards are in place along the approaches to the bridge in order to alert local traffic of the upcoming closure. 

  • Veterans Day Parade and program will be Sunday, Nov. 6

    The third annual Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony will be Sunday, Nov. 6.

    The parade begins at 2 p.m. at Hodgenville United Methodist church. Entries will line up on Creekfront Road by 1:45 p.m.

    The parade grand marshal is William “Smitty” Smith, a member of American Legion Post 87 for more than 40 years and a U.S. Army veteran.

    Late entries are still being taken for the parade. Contact the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, City Hall or The LaRue County Herald News for an entry form.

  • After loss of companion, 'Lady Andrews' needs a new home

    A Hodgenville woman is attempting to find a new home for a grieving pet.
    “Lady Andrews,” a 5-year-old mixed breed dog, was found abandoned, tied in a yard in Magnolia before being rescued the first time. She made her way into the home of Pat Andrews, a long-time LaRue County resident and volunteer.
    The two made a special connection, said Gilda Hatcher, who is a foster parent to Lady. The dog was heartbroken when Andrews passed away in August.

  • New Haven to apply for $500,000 to build senior center

    By KENNY FOGLE
    Landmark News Service
     

    At the New Haven Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday, City Clerk Linda Mattingly outlined the commissioners plans for submitting an application for a Community Development Block Grant through the Lincoln Trail Area District for $500,000 to build a Senior Citizens Center onto Barry Hall at the Park in New Haven.

  • Park to celebrate 100th birthday of Memorial Building

    The Lincoln Memorial Building, the first memorial built in honor of native son Abraham Lincoln, is turning 100.
    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will celebrate the centennial of the Memorial at 1 p.m. Nov. 14.
    A program of music and speakers “designed to recapture the sentiment of the Lincoln Farm Association and a grateful nation will be presented,” according to a Park release.
    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks will perform “Dixie” and “My Old Kentucky Home.”

  • Marksbury family recovering from crash

    Nine weeks ago, three members of the Marksbury family were involved in a small plane crash outside Hodgenville.
    Many prayers, surgeries and physical therapy sessions later, they are on their way to recovery.
    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury returned to school last week, according to his uncle Jim Shaw.
    “All braces and casts are off; he’s 100 percent,” Shaw said.
    His parents, Joshua and Jamie, received more severe injuries, but the last four weeks have brought “a lot of progress,” Shaw said.

  • Prescription 'Take-Back Day' is Oct. 29

    Many medicine cabinets contain outdated or unused prescription drugs. Maybe it’s the last dose of an antibiotic – or someone suffered an adverse reaction from the medication and stopped taking it, but never disposed of the pills.
    When taken as prescribed, the pills or capsules provide health benefits. If misused, they can contribute to accidental poisonings or overdoses. If disposed of improperly, they can lead to environmental problems.

  • Three injured in Magnolia crash

    Three Hart County men were injured Monday in a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 1079 outside Magnolia.

    Terry Johnson, 19, was driving a Nissan Sentra when he lost control of the vehicle in a curve about 4 p.m., according to Deputy Brian Smith.

    The vehicle rolled and became airborne. The rear of the car struck a transmission line tower at the edge of the roadway and came to rest in a field.

  • 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.