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  • Large crowd attends Sunrise Manor open house

    About 1,000 people attended Sunday’s open house for the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. The parking lot was overflowing and a steady stream of current and former employees, volunteers, civic leaders and other community members entered the lobby doors during the three-hour event.
    They took in a short program and reception before, map-in-hand, they began wandering the hallways.
    More than one person was heard to utter, “wow,” at the amenities provided by the 100,000-square-feet building.

  • Coroner identifies body found in trailer

    A man was found dead Monday afternoon in a trailer on White City Road.
    Coroner Todd Skaggs said Eural Lewis Lunsford, 59, was last seen by neighbors last Wednesday.
    “They thought he had gone on a trip,” Skaggs said. The neighbor's found Lunsford's body when they checked on him.
    The body was taken to Louisville for autopsy and according to a preliminary report, Lunsford died of natural causes.

    "It appears he passed away Thursday," Skaggs said.

    Lunsford's family members have been notified.

  • Upton woman killed in I-65 crash

    An Upton woman died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision near the 86-mile marker on Interstate 65.

    April Lee Crain, 20, was declared dead at the scene, Kentucky State Police said.

    KSP dispatcher Aaron Jaggers said Crain's 2000 Ford Escort was northbound and collided with the rear of a 2006 International semi-truck operated by Larry E. Harris, 56, of Nashville, Tenn. about 1:30 p.m.

  • Upton woman killed in I-65 crash

    An Upton woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision near the 86-mile marker on Interstate 65.

    April Crain, 20, was dead at the scene, Kentucky State Police said.

    KSP dispatcher Aaron Jaggers said Crain's 2000 Ford Escort was northbound and collided with the rear of a 2006 International semi-truck operated by Larry E. Harris, 56, of Nashville, Tenn. at approximately 1:30 p.m.

  • More women join suit against former jailers

    Seven former inmates have joined a civil suit against two former LaRue County deputy jailers. There are now 12 women who say they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of former chief deputy Travis Jay Strader, 40, of Sonora, and former deputy jailer Harold Marcum, 66, of Magnolia.
    Attorney Ronald Hines said an amended complaint on behalf of former inmates Kim Warren, Tammy Skaggs, Jessica White, Carrie Brown, Jodi Brown, Patricia Coulter and Jamie Thetford has been filed in LaRue Circuit Court. A 13th woman has indicated she wants to join the suit, he said.

  • Child improving, returns home after crash

    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury has returned home from a Louisville hospital less than a week after being injured in a small plane crash, his uncle Jimmy Shaw said Monday.
    “He’s doing good,” Shaw said.
    The child is staying with relatives while his parents, Joshua and Jamie Marksbury, remain hospitalized. Joshua was piloting the single-engine plane when it crashed Aug. 15 in front of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Teen injured in Roanoke crash

    A Magnolia teen was injured Thursday in a single-vehicle crash.
    Tiffany Underwood, 17, was driving a Mercury Cougar south on Dan Dunn Road about 1:40 p.m. when she lost control of the car, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The tires dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected. The car drove up an embankment and hit a utility pole. It came to rest in a soybean field about 25-feet off the roadway.

  • CRASH UPDATE: Child improves, released from hospital

    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury has returned home from a Louisville hospital less than a week after being involved in a small plane crash, a family friend said Saturday.

    His parents, Joshua and Jamie Marksbury are still hospitalized.

    The crash remains under investigation, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

  • Plane crash survivors remain hospitalized

    Three members of a LaRue County family involved in a Monday afternoon plane crash remain hospitalized in Louisville.

    Pilot Joshua Marksbury, 31, his wife, Jamie, 32, and their son, Jacob, 4, were injured when the single-engine plane crashed shortly after take-off next to  Abraham Lincoln Elementary School on U.S. 31E.

    Jimmy Shaw, brother of Jamie Marksbury, said Thursday afternoon all three family members remain in Louisville hospitals. He said he preferred not to discuss specific injuries.

  • Motorists should use caution during 31W construction

    Motorists traveling the US-31w Bypass in Elizabethtown should be aware of ramp closures beginning next week. The closures will affect those wishing to travel north on the bypass from the US 62 interchange and the Interstate 65/Western Kentucky Parkway interchange area.

    On Sunday, Aug. 21, contract crews will begin reconstruction of the northbound bypass access and exit ramps from US 62. These closures will last through Aug. 30.