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  • County plagued by farm accidents

    On. Sept. 11, emergency service workers were honored around the nation for their service in honor of Patriot Day. The holiday is held in memory of the 2,977 people killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

    In LaRue County, many local firefighters, EMTs and officers, spent a hot afternoon extricating a worker from a fallen tobacco barn on Mount Sherman Road.

  • Man injured in crash

    A Magnolia man was injured in a two-vehicle collision just before 6 p.m. Sept. 12.

    Wendell Talley, 78, was driving a 2000 GMC Sonoma on Hwy. 1079 and attempted to make a right turn onto U.S. 31-E. He pulled into the path of a 1991 Geo Metro driven by Jay Williams, 55, of Scottsville.

    The Geo, which was traveling south on U.S. 31-E, came to rest at the edge of the roadway.

    Williams said he saw Talley’s pickup and attempted to avoid the collision, but was unable to do so, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard.

  • Teens injured in crash

    Two teens were injured in a single-vehicle collision about 3:20 p.m. Sept. 12 outside Buffalo.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, 17-year-old Holden Blair was driving a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee south on North L&N Turnpike, when he met a red truck traveling on the wrong side of the road.

    Blair drove the Jeep into a ditch in an attempt to avoid the oncoming truck. The Jeep went into a spin, crossed the roadway and overturned on the opposite side of the roadway.

    The red truck did not stop, according to Williamson.

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  • Farmer recovering from accident

    A LaRue County farmer has a long path to recovery after being caught in a self-propelled silage chopper last month.

    Gary Rock was working in a field on Slack Road in Roanoke on the evening of Aug. 29. The chopper clogged with corn stalks and Rock apparently attempted to remove the clog by kicking at it. He was pulled into the cutter.

    One leg was amputated at the scene. The other was removed at University Hospital.

    He’s had several surgeries and will need more.

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  • Wreck on South Lincoln injures two

    Two people were injured Monday, Sept. 16 in a two-vehicle collision on South Lincoln Boulevard.

    Samantha Ziemski, 26, was driving a PT Cruiser down Lincoln Boulevard when she collided with a Sara Lee distributing Ford LCF truck that had pulled out of the parking lot at Ruthie’s Lincoln Freeze to make a turn onto South Lincoln.

    Ziemski and one of her passengers, her aunt, Kris Coward, were injured and transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. A second passenger, a 1-year-old child, was strapped into a car seat and was uninjured.

  • Woman injured in Sunday crash

    An Elizabethtown woman was injured in a head-on collision Sunday at the intersection of Shepherdsville Road and Salem Church Road.

    Dylan Milby, 16, of Magnolia, was driving a 1999 Saturn on Salem Church Road just before noon, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard.

    He attempted to turn left onto Shepherdsville Road and pulled in front of a northbound 2007 Nissan Altima driven by Stephanie Vittitow, 27, of Elizabethtown.

    Vittitow attempted to avoid the collision, however, the Altima struck Milby’s vehicle in the driver’s side door.

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