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  • Lincoln Days begins Saturday

    Lincoln Days 2013 is this weekend.

    The 16th President is always the star at his hometown’s festival but his popularity skyrocketed in the last couple of years after several big name movies were released.

    So don’t be surprised if you see a few Lincoln Look-Alikes sporting West Coast sunglasses and attitude Saturday in downtown Hodgenville in honor of this year’s theme: Lincoln Goes Hollywood.

  • Soldiers biking through Lincoln land
  • Two injured in van vs. buggy

    An Amish couple was injured Thursday morning when their buggy was struck by a van.

    Mose Yoder, 51, and Emma Yoder, 50, of Sonora, were operating a horsedrawn buggy about 8:20 a.m. in the 6000 block of Ky. 84. The eastbound buggy was struck in the rear by a 2006 Chevy Express van driven by Lisa Marie Johnson, 42, of Bonnieville.

    The eastbound van was attempting to pass, according to Kentucky State Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    The couple sustained minor injuries and were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to KSP.

  • Two injured in van vs. buggy

    An Amish couple was injured Thursday morning when their buggy was struck by a van.

    Mose Yoder, 51, and Emma Yoder, 50, of Sonora, were operating a horsedrawn buggy about 8:20 a.m. in the 6000 block of Ky. 84. The eastbound buggy was struck in the rear by a 2006 Chevy Express van driven by Lisa Marie Johnson, 42, of Bonnieville.

    The eastbound van was attempting to pass, according to Kentucky State Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    The couple sustained minor injuries and were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to KSP.

  • Overturned semi closes Ky. 52

    An overturned grain truck closed Ky. 52 about four hours Thursday.

    Michael Allen, 41, of Hodgenville, was driving a semi-truck in the 1000 block of Lyon Station Road about 6:55 a.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson. The rig, owned by Boone’s Farm of New Haven, was hauling a load of corn.

    The truck met another semi on the narrow roadway, said Williamson.

  • Federal shutdown won't stop Obamacare, Ky. insurance exchange

     The federal government is on the brink of shutdown after House Republicans refused to pass a budget unless it involved a delay in the health reform law, and both Senate Democrats and the White House have said they will block any such budget resolution. In the event that Congress doesn't reach a compromise, which would lead to a shutdown on 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, enrollment for Kentucky's online health insurance exchange, Kynect, will still begin as scheduled.

  • Couple injured in van vs. buggy collision

     

  • Central Hardin grad lost at sea

    A Central Hardin High School graduate who was lost at sea is remembered as a respectful person who loved his family and the military.

    Jon Gibson, a 1999 graduate, is presumed dead after the U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter on which he was a crewmember crashed Sunday, Sept. 22 into the Red Sea. Three crewmembers were rescued, but the search was suspended Monday for Gibson and another member, according to a news release from the U.S. Navy. Their survival after the amount of time that has passed is “extremely unlikely,” according to the release.

  • Five injured in Parkway crash

    Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Friday at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Tonieville Road.

    Olivia Curry, 23, of Buffalo, was driving a 1997 Toyota Camry on Lincoln Parkway about 4 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield. As she turned onto Tonieville Road, the Camry was struck in the passenger side by a 2007 Hyundai Sonata GL driven by Joyce Graham, 62, of Vine Grove.

    The Sonata was northbound on Lincoln Parkway at the time of the crash.

  • Two injured