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  • Officer's funeral is Friday

    The funeral for Officer Mark A. Taulbee, 43, of Hodgenville, is at noon Friday, Sept. 21, at Hodgenville City Hall/Civic Center (former First Baptist Hodgenville) on Lincoln Boulevard.

    A processional, led by police cars, escorted Taulbee's body to Hodgenville from Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown Thursday. It left about 1:30 p.m. and proceeded along Lincoln Parkway to the intersection with Lincoln Boulevard. Several hundred people, including LaRue County students, lined the streets to pay their respect to the officer.

  • Officer dies after crashing cruiser

     A Hodgenville City Police officer died early Sunday while involved in a high speed chase.

    Officer Mark Taulbee, 43, of Hodgenville, had been dispatched to the scene of a possible attempted break-in of an apartment on East High Street about 3:20 a.m., according to Mayor Terry Cruse.

    It’s unclear what led to Taulbee’s pursuit of a silver Nissan Altima.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the vehicles were eastbound on Ky. 210 near the intersection of Ky. 470 when Taulbee lost control of his cruiser about 3:43 a.m.

  • Storage building burns on Jenkins Road

     Sonora and Upton firefighters responded to a report of a house fire on Jenkins Road near Sonora Monday, Sept. 10.

    The property owner, Danny Knight, advised dispatch the house was "on the ground" just after 10 p.m., according to 911 records.

    Upton Fire Chief Froman Peters said the building was being used for storage and no one was living in it.

    Peters said he doesn’t know what started the blaze. No injuries were reported.

  • Greensburg celebrates Cow Days Friday and Saturday

     One of Greensburg’s most anticipated events makes its annual appearance on the city square Friday and Saturday when the Rotary Club’s Cow Days returns to the city.

    Food, fun, music, games and good times will spread to every corner of the downtown area with two stages, vendors athletic competitions, a whole street lined with food booths and the traditional Cow Days parade on Saturday.

  • Upton Days Festival begins with free breakfast

      The Upton Days Festival, sponsored by the Upton Civic Club, begins Saturday morning at 9 with free breakfast at West Point Bank.

  • Jaden's Day fundraiser to provide medical equipment for child

     Jaden’s Day began in 2008 with the birth of Jaden McBride.

  • Friends, colleagues remember Judge Raikes

    By Linda Ireland and Jennifer Corbett

     Judge Larry D. Raikes was known for his work ethic, fairness and compassion.

  • LINCOLN DAYS: Needed: Ax swingers and pole riders for Pioneer Games

     Finding willing participants is one of the most difficult things of organizing the Lincoln Days’ Pioneer Games.

  • Kerry Gusler pursues dream to become a doctor

     At the age of 46, Kerry Gusler is not the typical first-year medical student.

  • PHOTO: Man injured in crash

     Vincent Couch, 19, was injured Monday morning when he lost control of the 1998 Ford Explorer he was driving. The vehicle was northbound on Ky. 1607 (Shepherdsville Road) when it left the right side of the roadway. Investigating officer Deputy Russell McCoy said the Explorer struck a culvert and came to rest in the ditch. Couch struck his head but refused medical transport. Couch was wearing a seatbelts and the airbags deployed.