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  • Deputy injured in crash

    A LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital following a single vehicle accident on Bardstown Road, just past Forrest Hills, Monday.

    Deputy Brian Smith, 27, of Magnolia, was responding to a two-vehicle injury accident near the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home around 3 p.m. when he lost control of his cruiser. Wet pavement is thought to be a contributing factor.

    “According to a witness it appears he flipped end-over-end,” said Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

  • Inmate alleges animal abuse

    County officials are denying an inmate’s claims that animals at Taylor County Animal Shelter were buried alive in mass graves.

    In a letter to the Central Kentucky News-Journal, Andy Stewart, who is serving time for arson, said he was working at the animal shelter when the event allegedly occurred. Stewart has since been transferred to the Marion County jail.

    Stewart’s claims were recently reported by Wave 3 News in Louisville.

  • I-65 rehab is complete

    Resurfacing, guardrail and right-of-way clearing work related to a project along Interstate 65 in central Kentucky is complete.

    All lanes are now open from Munfordville to Elizabethtown, easing congestion along I-65 and US -31W corridors. This section of the interstate features new asphalt on all lanes and shoulders. Entrance and exit ramps at Munfordville, Upton, Sonora and Glendale are also resurfaced. 

  • Dog attack began family's troubles

    Four months ago, 9-year-old Franklin Parks sustained serious injuries in a vicious dog attack.
    Parks was playing outside at a family member’s home on Dangerfield Road, when according to his mother Rebecca Parks, an adult female dog, described as a “pit bull” mauled him.
    “The doctors all say that he was probably attacked for 20 minutes,” Rebecca said. “She wasn’t gonna stop until he was dead.”  

  • A closer look at the Lincoln Memorial Building

    First-time visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site are sometimes surprised to see what appears to be a gleaming Greek temple situated on a small wooded hillside. It’s a stark contrast to the rural landscape they’ve seen since leaving Interstate 65.

  • While working horse-car crash, deputy witnesses second collision

    Law enforcement from three counties and Kentucky State Police searched the Ball Hollow area of LaRue County for several hours Thursday night, looking for a person involved in a wreck.
    Ira Bloyd Jr., part-time deputy and LaRue County constable, received a call about a vehicle vs. horse crash on Campbellsville Road about eight miles from Hodgenville near the intersection with Skaggs Road.

  • Relay rally focuses on survival

    I am tired and I am weak
    Sometimes I ask why me
    But I have faith and I believe
    That I am strong
    From “I am Strong” by The Grascals

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life — the fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society — is entering its 15th year.

  • Centennial celebration mimics Memorial's original dedication

    One hundred years ago, 3,000 people attended the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building at what is now Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. They turned out in droves – with many dignitaries arriving on trains from other states, according to news accounts.

  • Veteran Robert Vance selected for Honor Flight

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative and 15 other Kentucky electric co-ops joined with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network to take 29 veterans, free of charge, to visit the World War II Memorial and other war monuments.

    Nolin RECC spokesperson, Patsy Whitehead, said the co-op offered the trip opportunity to its members who served in World War II.

  • Taft presenter to offer historic speech

    It’s not unusual to see a Lincoln presenter or impersonator visiting LaRue County. Those tall, lanky, melancholy men with their topcoats and stovepipe hats are a fixture during Lincoln Days, the annual festival honoring native son Abraham Lincoln.
    The upcoming celebration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building will feature a visit from a very different presenter: President William Howard Taft.