Local News

  • Six dead, five injured in I-65 crashes

     Two wrecks near Sonora on Saturday left six dead and five injured.

  • Bus out of commission

     LaRue County school bus #111 was out of commission Thursday afternoon when its turbo-charged diesel engine leaked oil and blew plumes of black smoke out the exhaust. The driver pulled in the parking lot of South Fork Baptist Church. Another bus was sent to transport the 50-or-so children home. It was feared the bus was on fire and Buffalo and Magnolia fire departments were dispatched to the scene. Nathan Wheeler, who works in the bus garage, said there was about a 10-minute delay on the bus route.

  • 'Rise of the Guardians' featured at Free Movie Night

     “Rise of the Guardians” is the next installment of Free Movie Night.

  • Six fatalities in I-65 crash under investigation

     Two wrecks near Sonora on Saturday left six dead and five injured.

     Ibrahim Fetic, 47, of Troy, Mich., was driving a 2012 Kenworth tractor-trailer northbound on Interstate 65 when his vehicle struck a 1999 Ford Expedition in front of him at about 11:13 a.m. near mile marker 83 near Sonora, according to Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman.

    Six people in the SUV were killed after the SUV caught fire. They were identified as residents of Marion, Wis., traveling home after a trip to Orlando, Fla., Chaffins said.

  • Driver in critical condition
  • KSP identifies victims of I-65 crash
  • I-65 reopened; six fatalities reported

    A wreck on Interstate 65 has resulted in multiple deaths and the interstate being closed in both directions.

    At about 11:20 a.m. today, Kentucky State Police began investigating the collision and fire. Details are pending.

    Six fatalities are reported.

    The Interstate was shut down for several hours. Northbound and southbound lanes are now open between MP 81 and MP 86. It will take a while for backups to clear from the exits.

  • Harris no longer animal shelter director

     After spending nearly 15 years taking care of them, John Harris is no longer in charge of the animals at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    Last week, magistrates voted at a special Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting to transfer Harris, who was also the county’s appointed head animal control officer, to the County Road Department.

  • Shelter is topic of public meeting

     After each picture, the 100 people strong crowd reacts with sadness and anger.

    The words “What part of humane is this?” flash across the screen.

    The photos, allegedly taken at the Taylor County Animal Shelter, show what Taylor County SPCA members say are poor conditions, including male and female cats housed together, cats with no food or water, dogs bleeding in cages and more.

    “What does it take to make this change?” appears, and the slideshow ends.

  • Woman injured in wreck near Magnolia

     An Elizabethtown woman was injured about 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in a single vehicle crash.

    Amy Stinnett, 19, was driving northbound on U.S. 31-E near the intersection with Ragland Road, when she lost control of her Toyota passenger car.

    LaRue County Chief Deputy Russell McCoy said the vehicle swerved as it crossed a bridge, striking the concrete side of the bridge. It crossed the centerline and struck the guardrail on the other side of the roadway.