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  • HOMECOMING: Megan Smith crowned

    LaRue County High School senior Megan Smith was crowned Homecoming Queen Friday night. Smith is the White City correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Lincoln Days kicks off with reception on square

    The Lincoln Days Festival had its official kickoff Sunday afternoon with a reception, baby contests and costume contests. The art show continues through Sunday. It's located in the Lincoln Museum Community Room.
    Saturday's festival begins with music on the square at 8 a.m.
    The ever-popular parade begins at 2 p.m.
    Sunday will be capped by a community-wide, nondenominational worship service and music that afternoon.

  • Greensburg man injured in crash

    A Greensburg man was injured Friday morning in a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Farm Road and KY 61.

    Scottie Goldsmith, 18, of Frye Ridge Road, was driving a 2000 Daewleganza on KY 61 and failed to stop at the intersection with Lincoln Farm Road, according to LaRue Deputy Eric Williamson. The car continued across the road, struck a tree and caught fire.

    Goldsmith was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

    Buffalo Fire Department was called to the scene. Deputy Matt Darst assisted with the investigation.

  • Slight injuries received in three-vehicle collision

    One person was slightly injured in a three-vehicle collision Thursday evening on Lincoln Parkway.

    Pamela Bowling, 52, of New Haven, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer south on the Parkway and preparing to make a left turn onto Strange Road, according to LaRue Deputy Matt Darst.

    The Trailblazer was struck in the rear by a 2010 Toyota Prius driven by Julia A. Dallman, 45, of Clarksville, Tenn. was following Bowling’s vehicle and slowing as the other vehicle turned.

  • LINCOLN DAYS SCHEDULE

    SATURDAY

    7-9:30 a.m. Woman's Club Breakfast

    8 a.m.  Music by Eddie Black, Jeff Knoop

    8:20 a.m. National Anthem by Eddie Black and wreath laying ceremony

    8:30 a.m.  Music by Frankly Scarlet

    9 a.m.  Play It - Sing It Round Robin with Charles Whitmer, Linda Grimes, Eddie Black, Jeff Knoop, Al Elliott and Doug Gary

  • One injured in Old E'town Road wreck

    A two-car collision left one injured Friday on Old Elizabethtown Road.
    According to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson, a 1998 Chevy Lumina driven by Annette Enlow, 26, of Hodgenville was attempting to pull out of the Bent and Dent parking lot when it was struck by a Chevy truck.
    The 1993 pickup, driven by Scott G. Sexton, 47, of Canmer, attempted to swerve and brake but still collided with the Lumina.
    Enlow complained of neck pain and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. She was treated and released.

  • Sgt. Dakota Meyer receives Congressional Medal of Honor

    Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Greensburg native, was presented the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama for his extraordinary bravery while serving in Afghanistan in 2009.

    After an ambush in Kunar Province, Sgt. Meyer repeatedly entered into the heavy fire zone to evacuate the wounded, provide aid and recover the bodies of fallen unit members. He is credited with saving the lives of 13 U.S. Marines and soldiers as well as 23 Afghan soldiers. 

    He is the first living Marine in 40 years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

  • What were you doing when you heard the news of 9/11?

    I remember well the exact location and what I was doing when we heard the news. I was working for the railroad in Louisville. The radio was on (we did not have a TV) and all of us huddled around our radios listening and the news was streaming in. Fear, fear that it was WWIII as the reports of other airlines and catastrophes were unfolding.

  • Springfield woman injured in Bardstown Road wreck

    A Springfield woman was injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road.
    Felecia L. Spalding, 43, was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger near the 7800 block about 2 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue Deputy Eric Williamson.
    “She said she came around the curve and lost control,” Williamson said.
    The car traveled through a residential yard, struck and dragged a small tree and came to rest against a small hillside about 30 yards from the roadway.

  • Warm Blessings provides food, shelter to homeless

    It wasn't a normal evening at Warm Blessings, but then again, no evening is "normal."

    A tire blowout on the organization's van - its only source of transportation - created problems carrying patrons to and from the facility.

    But patrons, the same people who were coming to Warm Blessings for help, helped each other. Those who had cars pitched in and gave others a ride home and one man stayed and helped with the tire problem, He offered his assistance the next day as well.