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Local News

  • Overturned semi closes Ky. 52

    An overturned grain truck closed Ky. 52 about four hours Thursday.

    Michael Allen, 41, of Hodgenville, was driving a semi-truck in the 1000 block of Lyon Station Road about 6:55 a.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson. The rig, owned by Boone’s Farm of New Haven, was hauling a load of corn.

    The truck met another semi on the narrow roadway, said Williamson.

  • Federal shutdown won't stop Obamacare, Ky. insurance exchange

     The federal government is on the brink of shutdown after House Republicans refused to pass a budget unless it involved a delay in the health reform law, and both Senate Democrats and the White House have said they will block any such budget resolution. In the event that Congress doesn't reach a compromise, which would lead to a shutdown on 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, enrollment for Kentucky's online health insurance exchange, Kynect, will still begin as scheduled.

  • Couple injured in van vs. buggy collision

     

  • Central Hardin grad lost at sea

    A Central Hardin High School graduate who was lost at sea is remembered as a respectful person who loved his family and the military.

    Jon Gibson, a 1999 graduate, is presumed dead after the U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter on which he was a crewmember crashed Sunday, Sept. 22 into the Red Sea. Three crewmembers were rescued, but the search was suspended Monday for Gibson and another member, according to a news release from the U.S. Navy. Their survival after the amount of time that has passed is “extremely unlikely,” according to the release.

  • Five injured in Parkway crash

    Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Friday at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Tonieville Road.

    Olivia Curry, 23, of Buffalo, was driving a 1997 Toyota Camry on Lincoln Parkway about 4 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield. As she turned onto Tonieville Road, the Camry was struck in the passenger side by a 2007 Hyundai Sonata GL driven by Joyce Graham, 62, of Vine Grove.

    The Sonata was northbound on Lincoln Parkway at the time of the crash.

  • Two injured
  • Aliens land in LaRue?
  • Church of Christ to distribute free food

    A change has been made in the local food assistance program.

    One agency will distribute U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities in LaRue County.

    Families will get their food from LaRue County Church of Christ, 1136 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The food bank is open 8 a.m.-noon the fourth Friday of every month and 6-7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday evening.

  • $10,000 lottery ticket unclaimed

     Lincoln General Store on Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, sold a winning lottery ticket during its grand opening in July.

    The $10,000 winner of the Decades for Dollars drawing has not stepped forward.

    Regina McDowell, who co-owns Lincoln General with her husband Gary, said the Kentucky Lottery has confirmed the winning ticket was sold from their store. But, they don’t know the name of the person who bought it.

  • Honoring a fallen officer and friend

    Hodgenville Police Department held a candlelight service Monday to honor Officer Mark Taulbee who died Sept. 16, 2012.

    Taulbee lost control of his cruiser while in pursuit of a subject. He died of injuries sustained in the crash.

    Supporting Heroes helped to organize the service on Lincoln Square.