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  • Historical Society plans cemetery workshops

     The Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Preservation Program will host a series of 10 workshops throughout southern and eastern Kentucky to help Kentuckians preserve their local cemeteries.

  • Tire amnesty planned for LaRue and Hardin counties

    Residents wanting to rid their properties of unwanted or unused tires will have several opportunities to dispose of them in upcoming weeks.

    Hardin County government and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management are hosting a tire amnesty program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11-13.

    Bob Hall, county solid waste coordinator, said the primary staging area is the Kentucky Highway Maintenance Garage at 310 Valley Creek Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Bardstown concert series announced

    The lineup for the 2013 Live at the Park concert series in Bardstown has been announced.

    During the Stephen Foster Drama Association kickoff luncheon last week, managing artistic director Johnny Warren presented a recap of the 2012 season, as well as a layout of this summer’s lineup that is set to begin in mid-June.

    “It’s so much great music of all different styles, which we know will appeal to people who consider themselves audience of drama,” Warren said after the luncheon.

  • PHOTO: Sheriff's cars get new stripes

     The LaRue County Sheriff's Department's squad cars were lettered last week - making them more identifiable in the community.

  • Woman injured in Ky. 210 crash

     A Bradfordsville woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on KY 210 on March 27.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Sharlet Whitehead, 38, was traveling east in a 2005 Dodge Durango at 5:33 p.m. when she attempted to pass vehicles and left the roadway. Whitehead struck a guardrail and continued across both lanes of traffic and left the eastbound shoulder.

    The crash occurred near the LaRue/Taylor line and several LaRue County agencies responded to the scene.

  • Numerous agencies assisted in hunt for missing juvenile

    Several agencies were out in force Friday night in an attempt to locate a teenager reported missing from The Life Connection near Sonora.

    Kentucky State Police and volunteers from the Buffalo Fire Department spent about five hours looking for the boy.

    A K-9 unit and helicopter assisted with the search.

    KSP Trooper Norman Chaffins said the teen “did run away from Life Connection but was located a short time later without incident. He was returned to the facility.”

  • Woman injured in wreck on Lincoln Parkway

    A car rear-ending a tractor-trailer left a Hodgenville woman with nonlife-threatening injuries and eastbound lanes of Lincoln Parkway closed for nearly an hour Tuesday morning.

    William Rogers, 63, of Elizabethtown, was eastbound on Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown and attempted to make a right-hand turn onto Harvest Drive when his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2012 Ford Fusion, said Officer Jason Morris with Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.

    Police responded to the crash at 9:38 a.m.

  • Police warn of latest phone scam

     Police and local financial institutions are warning residents of a phone scam.

    Residents have reported receiving phone calls from scammers saying they are from Fort Knox Federal Credit Union or The Cecilian Bank, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The automated phone call states their bank’s debit card has been canceled. The call later asks the victim to enter their 16 digit card number and personal identification number to resolve the issue with their card. 

  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

     The boil water advisory that affected homes and businesses in Hodgenville was lifted about 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    The area included West High Street across to College Street and up to Tanner Road.

  • LaRue ranks 14th in health outcomes

    LaRue County continues to rank as one of the healthiest counties in Kentucky, according to a national study.
    LaRue ranks 14th in health outcomes and 30th in health factors out of the state’s 120 counties, according to data released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
    Health outcomes examine issues such as poor or fair health, premature birth and low birth weight, while health factors include smoking, obesity and child poverty.