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  • Park to celebrate 100th birthday of Memorial Building

    The Lincoln Memorial Building, the first memorial built in honor of native son Abraham Lincoln, is turning 100.
    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will celebrate the centennial of the Memorial at 1 p.m. Nov. 14.
    A program of music and speakers “designed to recapture the sentiment of the Lincoln Farm Association and a grateful nation will be presented,” according to a Park release.
    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks will perform “Dixie” and “My Old Kentucky Home.”

  • Marksbury family recovering from crash

    Nine weeks ago, three members of the Marksbury family were involved in a small plane crash outside Hodgenville.
    Many prayers, surgeries and physical therapy sessions later, they are on their way to recovery.
    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury returned to school last week, according to his uncle Jim Shaw.
    “All braces and casts are off; he’s 100 percent,” Shaw said.
    His parents, Joshua and Jamie, received more severe injuries, but the last four weeks have brought “a lot of progress,” Shaw said.

  • Prescription 'Take-Back Day' is Oct. 29

    Many medicine cabinets contain outdated or unused prescription drugs. Maybe it’s the last dose of an antibiotic – or someone suffered an adverse reaction from the medication and stopped taking it, but never disposed of the pills.
    When taken as prescribed, the pills or capsules provide health benefits. If misused, they can contribute to accidental poisonings or overdoses. If disposed of improperly, they can lead to environmental problems.

  • Three injured in Magnolia crash

    Three Hart County men were injured Monday in a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 1079 outside Magnolia.

    Terry Johnson, 19, was driving a Nissan Sentra when he lost control of the vehicle in a curve about 4 p.m., according to Deputy Brian Smith.

    The vehicle rolled and became airborne. The rear of the car struck a transmission line tower at the edge of the roadway and came to rest in a field.

  • Boil Water Advisory LIFTED

    A boil water advisory has been lifted for residents living on KY 210 (Campbellsville Road).

    Green/Taylor Water District had a water main break and about 40 homes were notified of the advisory Tuesday.

    Areas affected were Poplar Grove Road to LaRue County line; A.C. Underwood Road, Skaggs Road, Corinth Road and Hibernia Ridge.

    A spokesman for LaRue County Water District #1 said the advisory was lifted Thursday afternoon.

  • Boil Water Advisory issued for Campbellsville Road

    A boil water advisory has been issued for residents living on KY 210 (Campbellsville Road). 

    Green/Taylor Water District had a water main break. A spokesperson for the water district said all residents affected by the advisory had been provided a letter on Tuesday.

    Areas affected are Poplar Grove Road to LaRue County line; A.C. Underwood Road, Skaggs Road, Corinth Road and Hibernia Ridge.

    Residents should boil any water that will be consumed.

  • Mount Sherman residents plan to fight for post office

    About 30 Mount Sherman residents voiced their support of the community’s post office in a public meeting last week.
    The post office is one of 130 in Kentucky – and one of 3,700 nationwide – being studied for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service. It serves residents in both LaRue and Green Counties.
    The meeting was held in Mount Sherman Mission Church. It seemed only fitting that a prayer opened the meeting with Bro. Odell Warren asking for the post office to remain open.

  • Magnolia Mall opens, work continues on restaurant and salon

    About 500 people visited the Magnolia Mall during its grand opening Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Since then, there has been a steady stream of customers, according to one of the developers, Christine Shelton.

  • Greensburg man injured in Buffalo crash

    A Greensburg man was injured Oct. 5 when the vehicle he was driving rear-ended another car.

    Deputy Brian Smith said the crash was a chain reaction when a car that was not involved in the accident, slowed to make a turn.

    James Shuffett, 26, was driving a 1990 Honda Accord in the 900 block of Greensburg Road, Buffalo, about 11 a.m. when he failed to stop in time to avoid a collision with John Biggs, 40, of Columbia.

    Biggs, who was driving a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, had stopped to avoid hitting another car that was turning.

  • Elizabethtown man injured in crash

    An Elizabethtown man was injured Oct. 4 in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and West Main Street.

    Phyllis Hazle, 77, of Hodgenville, was driving a 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue south on Lincoln Parkway, attempting to make a left turn onto West Main about 3 p.m., according to Deputy Brian Smith. Hazle failed to see an oncoming vehicle and pulled into the path of a 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Zora Brown, 70, of Elizabethtown.

    Brown’s vehicle “T-boned” Hazle’s vehicle, causing considerable damage to both cars.