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Local News

  • Child dies after two-vehicle crash

    A child died early Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 31W and KY 84 in Sonora.
    At 3:17 p.m., a GMC Jimmy, driven by Gustavo Salinas, 41, of Louisville, was traveling eastbound on Ky. 84, according to Kentucky State Police spokesman Norman Chaffins. The GMC pulled into the intersection and into the path of a 1993 Peterbilt dump truck that had the right-of-way in the intersection.

  • Slick roads contribute to crash

    Slick roads were a contributing factor in a single vehicle accident last Wednesday.
    Nathaniel Atwell, 18, of Hodgenville was driving a 1995 Ford F-150 “towards town” on Greensburg Street around 6 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a telephone pole, according to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    “At that time water was pooling on the roads,” said Johnson.
    LaRue County EMS responded to the scene where Atwell refused treatment and transport.
    Sgt. Marcus Jackson investigated.

  • Firefighters busy battling blazes

     LaRue County area firefighters have been busy over the past week battling an outbreak of fires.

  • Teens recovering from wreck

     Two teenagers are recovering from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Feb. 20.

  • Frankfort Update

    After a slow start, a number of bills introduced to protect Kentucky families from runaway government spending, substance abuse related crimes and restrain government spending began moving through the Kentucky Legislature this week.

  • Candidates set for May primary

    Those who have filed to run in the May primary are:
    Incumbent Circuit Court Clerk Larry Bell (D) is the only local candidate to file for the May 22 Primary Election. Bell is running for his third six-year term.
    Terry L. Geogehegan (D) has filed for Commonwealth Attorney which covers the 10th Judicial District of LaRue, Hart and Nelson Counties.
    U.S. Representative, 2nd District – S. Brett Guthrie (R), Bowling Green; David L. Williams (D), Glasgow
    State Senator, 5th District – Carroll Gibson (R), Leitchfield, unopposed

  • Schools have kindergarten registration March 6

    LaRue County elementary schools will have kindergarten registration on March 6.
    The child must be 5 by Oct. 1 to enroll.
    Parents will need to bring several items to the sign-up day including a certified birth certificate, social security card and immunization certificates. Proof of residence (utility bill, lease or rental agreement) is required.
    Guardians must bring custody agreement if applicable.
    Free dental screening for those who qualify is available.

  • Aebersold Quartet to perform at ECTC

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold, sax, Steve Crews, piano, Tyrone Wheeler, bass, and Jonathan Higgins, drums.
    The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College’s James Owen Administration Building 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is invited.

  • Birthdays may be tricky for 'Leapers'

    Betty Wood is a mother, grandma, and has been married to the same man – Jimmy Wood – for 32 years.
    Yet she is celebrating her birthday – on the correct day – for only the 13th time today.
    Wood, 52, is one of about 187,000 Americans now living who were born on Feb. 29 – known also as Leap Day. The birthday comes around every four years, thanks to a calendar devised in the days of Julius Caesar.  A year is actually 365.24219 days – not 365 – and Leap Year takes care of the fractional days.

  • Vine Grove man charged with DUI after crash

    A Vine Grove man was charged with driving under the influence Feb. 17 after a single vehicle crash.
    Joshua A. Akers, 27, was driving an F-150 pickup on Bardstown Road just outside city limits when it struck an embankment, according to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson.
    Akers failed a field sobriety test, according to Williamson. He transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital for medical clearance before booking him at the LaRue County Detention Center.