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  • Billboard suit awaits Kentucky Supreme Court review

    Jimmy Harston owns three billboards in the counties of LaRue ("Hell Is Real"), Hart ("If you died today where would you spend eternity") and Warren ("Jesus Saves").

    In 2008, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet filed a civil suit to force Harston to remove the billboards because Harston did not have a permit to erect the signs. Harston has argued he was told he didn't need a permit because the billboards are a ministry to the traveling public and do not advertise anything.

  • Lincoln Days: Sit-down dining available at Christian Church annex

    The Christian Women's Fellowship at Hodgenville Christian Church will have the church annex open for sit-down dining Saturday during Lincoln Days.
    Homemade soups, sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks and sweets available.

  • Boy Lincoln statue returns to square

    The “Lincoln as a Boy” statue returned to its original spot Thursday on Lincoln Square – just in time for the weekend’s Lincoln Days Celebration.
    The sculpture, a depiction of Abraham Lincoln at age 7 standing with his dog Honey, was knocked from its base by a car on April 10.
    It was dragged under the front end of the car across the traffic island, suffering scrapes, scratches and dents. Honey lost part of an ear.

  • Mesonet now functional

    After a three-year delay, a real-time weather station or “mesonet” has been installed at the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center.

  • Buffalo man dies in crash

    A Buffalo man died early Monday as a result of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Hart County.
    Joshua Wyatt Gibson, 23, was driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO on U.S. 31-E near Hammonsville School Road just after 7 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Kentucky State Trooper Joel Huff.
    The car went into a right spin as it exited the left side of the roadway and struck a mailbox. The car’s left side then struck a large tree causing the driver to be partially ejected out the right door.

  • FOUND: Willisburg boy located

    Details are sketchy, but a 7-year-old Willisburg boy who had been missing since Saturday, has been located.

    Randall Leon Chesser was last seen at his residence at 4482 Lawrenceburg road in Willisburg, Ky., at about 6 p.m. Kentucky State Police reports that he was found at 2:45 p.m. Monday by a ground search team from Mercer County next to a creek about three miles from his residence.

    He is being transported to a medical facility for observation.

  • HOMECOMING: Megan Smith crowned

    LaRue County High School senior Megan Smith was crowned Homecoming Queen Friday night. Smith is the White City correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Lincoln Days kicks off with reception on square

    The Lincoln Days Festival had its official kickoff Sunday afternoon with a reception, baby contests and costume contests. The art show continues through Sunday. It's located in the Lincoln Museum Community Room.
    Saturday's festival begins with music on the square at 8 a.m.
    The ever-popular parade begins at 2 p.m.
    Sunday will be capped by a community-wide, nondenominational worship service and music that afternoon.

  • Greensburg man injured in crash

    A Greensburg man was injured Friday morning in a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Farm Road and KY 61.

    Scottie Goldsmith, 18, of Frye Ridge Road, was driving a 2000 Daewleganza on KY 61 and failed to stop at the intersection with Lincoln Farm Road, according to LaRue Deputy Eric Williamson. The car continued across the road, struck a tree and caught fire.

    Goldsmith was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

    Buffalo Fire Department was called to the scene. Deputy Matt Darst assisted with the investigation.

  • Slight injuries received in three-vehicle collision

    One person was slightly injured in a three-vehicle collision Thursday evening on Lincoln Parkway.

    Pamela Bowling, 52, of New Haven, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer south on the Parkway and preparing to make a left turn onto Strange Road, according to LaRue Deputy Matt Darst.

    The Trailblazer was struck in the rear by a 2010 Toyota Prius driven by Julia A. Dallman, 45, of Clarksville, Tenn. was following Bowling’s vehicle and slowing as the other vehicle turned.