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Local News

  • HIV testing offered Monday at LaRue County Health Department

    In honor of National HIV Testing Day, the Kentucky Department for Public Health is promoting routine HIV testing and awareness.

    The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate is that one out of five people living with HIV in the U.S. is unaware of his or her HIV status. The CDC estimates that someone is newly infected with the HIV virus every 9.5 minutes in the U.S.

  • Trial date set in attempted sexual abuse case

    The trial date for a Radcliff man accused of attempted sexual abuse first-degree has been set for Aug. 21 in LaRue District Court.

    Thaddeus J. Artis, 27, also known as “T-Dog,” is accused of attempting to fondle a 12-year-old girl in March. The alleged victim resisted by “grabbing his finger and pulling it back with force,” according to court records.

  • Sonora couple's deaths could be murder-suicide

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Friday night in Sonora.

    Witness statements and preliminary evidence points to the shootings being the result of a murder-suicide, but KSP spokesman Steve Pavey said detectives continue investigating the deaths as a possible double homicide until definitive, clearer information becomes available.

  • Fort Knox employee indicted for stealing Army property

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Bobby William Fultz of Hodgenville charging him with theft of numerous quantities of government property at the Fort Knox Military Reservation.

    According to a press release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky, Fultz is an automotive mechanic employed by the Army and is responsible for repairing vehicles used to train soldiers on Fort Knox. The indictment alleges that since July 2004, Fultz has been stealing numerous items from the workplace.

  • Gathering of cancer survivors planned

    Cancer survivors and their friends and family will gather Sunday, June 28, at My Old Kentucky Home State Park to celebrate life. A special photo exhibit, “Faces of Cancer,” featuring local survivors, will be unveiled.

    All cancer survivors in the Lincoln Trail District will be recognized at the free “Hope Soars ... Celebrating Life” event, 2-4 p.m.

  • Via Colori coming to Bardstown

    Via Colori, the Italian Street Painting Festival, is coming to Bardstown, thanks to the Advocacy and Support Center of Elizabethtown.

    Via Colori will be held 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. It is a celebration of spontaneous creativity during which dozens of large scale, pastel drawings are created directly on the pavement of Xavier Street near Spalding Hall in Bardstown.

  • Church offers free oil change

    A local church is responding to the tough economic times by hosting a free oil change and car wash for single mothers Saturday.

    From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers from Harvestland Community Church on Lincoln Parkway will service vehicles for anyone who needs assistance. Inside the church, they’ll provide brunch and childcare while the car is being worked on.

  • Despite fewer days, Thomas turnout increases

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky Railway Museum employees took a risk this year when they decided to invite Thomas the Tank Engine for a total of four days instead of the previous schedule of six.

    The event, which usually runs from Friday until Sunday on two consecutive weekends, was only open two days each weekend.

    Lynn Dawson, marketing director with the Kentucky Railway Museum, said the idea came about when the museum acquired additional cars, allowing them more train capacity for the busy weekend.

  • Jakes Day activities planned

    The Lincoln Area Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation annual Jakes Day will be 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 27 at Tom Mattingly's farm at 446 Ramsey Road, Sonora.

    This event is for children of all ages and includes archery, fishing, target practice, safety program and 4-wheel demonstration. Dr. Paul Gerard will speak about his reptiles. Life Net helicopter may make an appearance.

  • Truck takes out phone service

    A section of East Main Street looked like a war zone last Wednesday. Downed electric and telephone lines stretched across sidewalks. A utility pole snapped. A chimney was toppled and shingles ripped from roofs. Cars were backed up as police and firefighters blocked the roadway.

    The damage occurred when a tractor-trailer hooked a telephone line – and kept going.