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  • Preservation trust donates 54 acres to the state

    At a land transfer ceremony June 1, the Civil War Preservation Trust, the nation’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, formally donated 54 acres of hallowed ground associated with the October 1862 Battle of Perryville to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for integration into the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.

  • Public meeting Tuesday to discuss Mesonet's future

    Two years ago, LaRue County was on the verge of building its very own local weather station when plans fell apart. Now, county officials are hopeful that the county will be given a second chance and they want LaRue Countians to speak out on the matter.

    In 2008, the county was working with Western Kentucky University to build a weather station as part of a project called The Kentucky Mesonet. A network of weather stations capable of monitoring temperatures, wind speed, precipitation and humidity was installed across the state.

  • Changes abound at Fort Knox

    BRAC is out and transformation is in.

    That was the message Col. Eric Schwartz, garrison commander at Fort Knox, had for members of the Leadership LaRue County class last week.

    The group toured the post Wednesday and got a glimpse of the new $280 million, 883,000-square-feet Human Resource Center of Excellence.

    Last month, Fort Knox’s Base Realignment and Closure process neared completion as the Armor Center, training school for tank soldiers for 70 years, moved to Fort Benning in Georgia while Accessions Command moved to Fort Knox.

  • City Council hears Main Street and Creekfront Park concerns

    Monday, Hodgenville City Council debated the effect a $3,000 annual cut would have on the Hodgenville Main Street organization.

    Council member Rita T. Williams, who serves also on the Main Street Board and is a candidate for mayor, asked if “there was any way possible to adjust any of these other items in the budget to put back into Main Street.”

    Main Street has “lost $7,000 (annually) in funding over the last three years,” she said.

  • Two injured in intersection crash

    A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Campbellsville Road and Ky. 470 Monday afternoon sent two local women to the hospital.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson, a 1997 Jeep Cherokee driven by Sherie Tinnell, 37, of Buffalo was eastbound on Campbellsville Road (Ky. 210) about 4 p.m. when it was struck by a 2003 Kia Sedona driven by Gary Bailey, 62, of Hodgenville.

    Bailey’s vehicle was on Ky. 470 and made a turn into the westbound lane of Campbellsville Road. It struck the front and right side of Tinnell’s Jeep.

  • Additional median barriers considered for Interstate 65

    Kentucky’s General Assembly just gave the state’s Transportation Cabinet the go-ahead to begin consideration for additional median barriers along Interstate 65 including a mile-long stretch in LaRue County.

    The newly passed Transportation budget will allow the cabinet to research where concrete barriers will be most effective along the interstate and then place them in these locations as a temporary fix. These barriers would help to fill in the gaps where no median cable or concrete barriers already exist, officials said.

  • 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' plays Saturday

    The next installment of Free Movie Night is the computer-animated comedy “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.”

    The 90-minute film will be shown on large screen 7 p.m. June 19 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    The 2009 movie is based on a children’s book by the same name. The plot revolves around inventor Flint Lockwood whose inventions are a bust until he develops a machine that can turn water into food. At first, when it begins raining food, everyone is thrilled. Chaos eventually ensues.

    The movie is rated PG.

  • FEMA office open in Hardin County through Saturday

    LaRue Countians who suffered any type of storm water damage during the May flooding are eligible for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    The first step is to register by phone or online, said FEMA public information officer Michael A. Skeels. Residents may register at www.disasterassistance.gov anytime or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are staffed 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

    The deadline to apply is July 12.

  • I-65 lane to be closed

    A temporary lane closure is scheduled Monday, June 21, on Interstate 65 northbound near the 83-mile marker to allow bridge rail repairs.

    The rail on the Nolin River bridge in Hardin County was damaged in a crash June 11.

      The slow lane will be closed in the area, which is between the Sonora and Glendale exits, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday.

      Motorists should use appropriate caution in the work zone.

  • Suspect who pled guilty to drug posession to be extradited to Arkansas

    A Frankfort man sought for questioning by local officers was charged May 30 with use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

    According to Constable Tim Ford, 41-year-old Raymond L. Eastman was questioned as part of an ongoing investigation concerning thefts in the Buffalo area. A background check on Eastman turned up a parole violation on a trafficking charge in Arkansas.