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  • New 911 director takes 'one day at a time'

    LaRue County’s new 911 director of communications is taking things “one day at a time,” since beginning work July 23.

    Nathaniel “Nathan” Hall was appointed to the position one day after the death of Chris Jackson, LaRue County’s longtime 911 coordinator.

    Jackson had been battling cancer for a couple of years and taken a turn for the worse not long after Hall interviewed for the job.

    Jackson, involved in choosing his successor, recommended Hall for the job, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.

  • Foster mom's family offers support during illness

    Lenora Hoover of Mount Sherman was diagnosed with malignant fibrous histiocytoma, a form of sarcoma – a soft tissue cancer – in August 2012.

    By October, 22 tumors had formed in her left leg going down to the bone.

    The cancer cells spread within a matter of weeks to her lungs, through her bloodstream. Doctors have told her she has between three months to a year to live.

    Hoover’s case is one of thousands – but the life she has led and still fights to lead is one in a million.

  • Two killed on Lincoln Parkway
  • Train derails in Hardin County

    A train derailed overnight in northern Hardin County near the border of Vine Grove and Radcliff. Officials say 15 coal cars are off the track and five overturned.

    "No hazardous material," said Doug Finley, Hardin County Emergency Management director. "It's not near any waterways."

    The overturned rail cars spilled coal onto hillsides immediately behind homes on Red Hawk Drive in a subdivision between Radcliff and Vine Grove off Hill Street.

  • LaRue talent winners to compete at Kentucky State Fair

    Three women qualified for the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semi-finals at the
    Kentucky State Fair by placing in the LaRue County Fair Talent  
    Contest. 
    Antonia Boyles, Sarah Casewell and Kailie Gary  will compete Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • Correction/ Clarification -August 14, 2013

    William S. Natcher was identified incorrectly as “senator” in last week’s newspaper.

    He was the U.S. representative from the 2nd Congressional District.
     

  • County, family history revealed in LaRue’s biography

    LaRue County’s official historian, James D. LaRue Jr., has compiled a lifetime of notes and research into a biography about his family’s matriarch.

    His book, “Mary Brooks: Portrait of a Kentucky Pioneer, Granny Woman, Family Matriarch,” covers the life of Mary Brooks who was born in 1766 in Virginia and died in 1843 – the year LaRue County became an official county of Kentucky.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline officials answer ‘good questions’

    Singing nuns, an Amish couple, several of LaRue and surrounding counties’ largest landowners and an assortment of protestors made for an interesting open house Thursday with officials for the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.

    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners plan to construct a pipeline to carry natural gas liquids across several Kentucky counties, including LaRue. The line will start in Pennsylvania and end at the Louisiana Gulf coast.

  • SCRTC coming to LaRue

    South Central Rural Telephone Company announced plans last week to expand its services farther into LaRue County.

    SCRTC, which already serves the Buffalo, Magnolia and Mount Sherman area, will extend its fiber optic network into the Hodgenville area in 2014, said David Davis, general manager.

  • Quick response to Y Not Stop fire

    Buffalo Fire and Rescue squads and LaRue County EMS responded to fire alarm activation Monday at Y Not Stop (Valero gas station), 2202 Greensburg Road, Buffalo.

    The alarm was set off after an electrical fire started in the kitchen area behind the counter of the gas station’s deli.

    A fire extinguisher was used to put out the fire prior to emergency response crew’s arrival.

    Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins said firefighters placed fans inside the building to circulate the remaining smoke.