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Local News

  • PHOTO - Super Moon

     A ‘super moon’ appeared this weekend in its closest encounter with Earth during 2013. The moon will not be so close again until August 2014

  • No injuries when pedestrian hits car

     A pedestrian escaped serious injury June 20 when she walked into the side of a vehicle on Lincoln Square.

  • Fire destroys storage barn

     Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue Fire Departments were dispatched Saturday afternoon to a fire on McDowell Road outside Hodgenville. A large metal outdoor building, chiefly used for storage, was destroyed at the home of Clifford and Jana Constant. No injuries were reported. Buffalo Chief Wendell Perkins said it’s unclear what started the fire. Firefighters Mike Becker and Craig Wright, pictured, attempt to knock back flames. Firefighter Andrew Snyder is in the foreground.

  • FAIR UPDATE: Kid's Day is Friday; tractor pull rescheduled

    Tuesday's tractor pull has been rescheduled for Aug. 10 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    Kid's Day is at 10 a.m. FRIDAY, June 21. No admission charged for children at the fairgrounds. Three rides will be open; games will be available.

    (The Fair Board made the decision to hold Kid's Day on Friday after the newspaper was printed. Wednesday's print edition has the incorrect day.)

  • PHOTO: Car carrier overturns in Barren Run

    A car carrier truck driven by Johnny Key overturned about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Barren Run section.  The truck was carrying eight cars, according to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office. Seven remained on the truck; one was thrown off. No injuries were reported. Deputy Robby Brownfield investigated.

  • Business evacuated after semi catches fire

    A local business was evacuated Tuesday, June 11, after a tractor trailer caught fire in its parking lot.

    Richard Salyers, who was driving, said he was on his way to deliver a piece of machinery for R&D Railroad of Grayson. He realized he had a flat tire and pulled into the parking lot of Save-A-Lot, on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville.

    “I got out to take a look at it and the rear passengers’ tire was on fire,” Salyers said.

  • Dr. Preston joins Hodgenville practice

    After nearly 20 years of working at Magnolia’s Family Care Center, Dr. Steven Preston is ready for a change.

    Preston, who worked at the Mill Road clinic since the mid-1990s, left the practice earlier this month, according to Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations for Hardin Memorial Hospital, owner of the clinic.

    But he isn’t going far. He will begin practice at the Hodgenville Clinic with Dr. Glenn Catlett on July 1.

  • Thomas named Mother of the Year

    For the last several years, Patsy Hines Thomas has presented the Mother of the Year award at the LaRue County Fair.

    On Monday, she was on the other side of the podium accepting the award from Jean Thomas, vice president of the LaRue County Extension Homemakers.

    “Ms. Patsy” Thomas, described as an active volunteer for the county and area Homemakers Councils, Extension council and district board and Lincoln Days, was nominated by the South Fork Homemakers Club.

  • Gibson crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

    Patricia Ann Gibson, the 17-year-old daughter of Roger and Melanie Wells of Hodgenville, was crowned Miss LaRue County Fair Monday, after an evening of torrential rain, thunder claps and mud.

    She was named also “Most Photogenic.”

    Gibson – and 14 other contestants – were transported by trucks from one side of the LaRue County Fairgrounds to the Morrison building. Volunteers held umbrellas as they entered buildings to keep them dry.

  • E'town mayor died of heart attack

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker died suddenly Friday morning from a heart attack brought on by a cardiovascular disease, said Chief Deputy Hardin County Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger.

    Spangenberger pronounced Walker dead at 5:33 a.m. Friday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was 54.