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  • Carnival worker injured during set-up

    The Derby City Amusements carnival was shut down Monday by state officials after one of its workers was injured while setting up a ride.

    Ronald Brown, a 38-year-old carnival worker from Campbellsville, was standing on a “giant slide” that was being moved into place by a semi truck about 2:15 p.m. The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, backed the vehicle into an electric line near the entrance of the LaRue County Fairgrounds off Greensburg Street, according to workers.

  • PHOTO: Storm strikes Magnolia

    A strong storm passed through LaRue County Thursday evening, dropping up to 4-inches of rain in some areas. The Tonieville section was without power for a couple of hours. A few people lost trees and limbs. Above, a large tree narrowly missed two homes on Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia.

  • Van and car collide in Ovesen Heights

    Five people escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning.

    Candace Karr, 22, of Cox’s Creek, was driving a Ford Windstar van southbound on U.S. 31-E near Ovesen Heights Baptist Church about 7:20 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    Karr attempted to make a left turn into a driveway and reportedly did not see a northbound 1997 Toyota Camry driven by Janice Hagan, 54, of Hodgenville. The Camry struck the van in the passenger side, according to McCoy.

  • Park walking trails closed

    Tuesday, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park announced trail closures for the picnic area.
    The walking trails will be closed Wednesday, July 25 to Saturday, July 28 to remove hazardous trees.
    “We know these trails are popular, and we regret inconveniences caused by these trail closures,” Superintendent Bill Justice said. “Our highest priority is the safety of our visitors and employees. For their safety we ask that people respect these closures.”
    The picnic area itself remains open.

  • Lincoln Park pavilion closed for repairs

     The picnic area at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is a popular spot for weekend reunions and birthday parties. During the week, it’s filled with children on school trips and the many residents who enjoy eating lunch at the peaceful site. 

  • Field fire endangered Hodgenville home

    Wanda Locke calls July 10 “the scariest day” of her life.
    The Hodgenville resident still has nightmares about a field fire that nearly reached her home of more than 25 years. It was a very close call.
    Locke, who lives on Vaughn Avenue, had just gotten home from work where she works night shift. She had fallen asleep when she received a call from her neighbor across the street telling her of a large wall of flames and smoke behind her house.

  • Nifty Needles donate to Operation: Military Kids

     By Ashley Scoby, Intern

    Children whose parents are deployed with the United States military will be getting new backpacks in October thanks in part to a LaRue County community organization. 

  • Community baby shower offers information, free gifts

     Expecting mothers throughout the county will have their own baby shower on July 30 from 2-4 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. 

  • LaRue County Fair begins Saturday with dairy show

     LaRue County Fair Board members are putting the final touches on the fairgrounds in preparation for Saturday’s opening of the 105th LaRue County Fair – the oldest, continuously-running fair in the state. 

  • PHOTO: House in Buffalo burns

    A two-story house at 77 College St., Buffalo, was heavily damaged in a fire about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue County firefighters responded to the scene.  Owner Phillip Doutaz was not at home when the fire broke out.