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  • More women join suit against former jailers

    Seven former inmates have joined a civil suit against two former LaRue County deputy jailers. There are now 12 women who say they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of former chief deputy Travis Jay Strader, 40, of Sonora, and former deputy jailer Harold Marcum, 66, of Magnolia.
    Attorney Ronald Hines said an amended complaint on behalf of former inmates Kim Warren, Tammy Skaggs, Jessica White, Carrie Brown, Jodi Brown, Patricia Coulter and Jamie Thetford has been filed in LaRue Circuit Court. A 13th woman has indicated she wants to join the suit, he said.

  • Child improving, returns home after crash

    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury has returned home from a Louisville hospital less than a week after being injured in a small plane crash, his uncle Jimmy Shaw said Monday.
    “He’s doing good,” Shaw said.
    The child is staying with relatives while his parents, Joshua and Jamie Marksbury, remain hospitalized. Joshua was piloting the single-engine plane when it crashed Aug. 15 in front of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Teen injured in Roanoke crash

    A Magnolia teen was injured Thursday in a single-vehicle crash.
    Tiffany Underwood, 17, was driving a Mercury Cougar south on Dan Dunn Road about 1:40 p.m. when she lost control of the car, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The tires dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected. The car drove up an embankment and hit a utility pole. It came to rest in a soybean field about 25-feet off the roadway.

  • CRASH UPDATE: Child improves, released from hospital

    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury has returned home from a Louisville hospital less than a week after being involved in a small plane crash, a family friend said Saturday.

    His parents, Joshua and Jamie Marksbury are still hospitalized.

    The crash remains under investigation, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

  • Plane crash survivors remain hospitalized

    Three members of a LaRue County family involved in a Monday afternoon plane crash remain hospitalized in Louisville.

    Pilot Joshua Marksbury, 31, his wife, Jamie, 32, and their son, Jacob, 4, were injured when the single-engine plane crashed shortly after take-off next to  Abraham Lincoln Elementary School on U.S. 31E.

    Jimmy Shaw, brother of Jamie Marksbury, said Thursday afternoon all three family members remain in Louisville hospitals. He said he preferred not to discuss specific injuries.

  • Motorists should use caution during 31W construction

    Motorists traveling the US-31w Bypass in Elizabethtown should be aware of ramp closures beginning next week. The closures will affect those wishing to travel north on the bypass from the US 62 interchange and the Interstate 65/Western Kentucky Parkway interchange area.

    On Sunday, Aug. 21, contract crews will begin reconstruction of the northbound bypass access and exit ramps from US 62. These closures will last through Aug. 30.

  • Teen injured in Bardstown Road crash

    A Hodgenville teen was injured Friday in a near head-on vehicle collision on Bardstown Road.
    Warren P. Banks, 22, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon south on U.S. 31E in the Ovesen Heights community about 4:10 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.
    Banks was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway and failed to yield right-of-way to a 2001 Mitsubishi passenger car driven by Dakota R. White, 17.
    White’s vehicle traveled through two yards and struck some rocks before coming to rest in a yard, Darst said.

  • Plane crashes near elementary school

    Three people were injured when a small plane crashed beside Lincoln Farm Road about 3:30 p.m. Monday. All three were flown to Louisville hospitals.
    Police say the single-engine plane was operated by Joshua Marksbury, 31, of Buffalo. Also on board were his wife, Jamie, 32, and 4-year-old son Jacob.
    A witness said the plane took off from a small airfield across from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. It was headed in the direction of the school when it crashed.
    Huel Vincent, who lives in a rental cabin near the airfield, saw it take off.

  • Three injured in plane crash

    Three people were injured when a small plane crashed on Lincoln Farm Road about 3:30 p.m. Monday. All three have been flown to Louisville hospitals.

    Police say the plane was operated by Joshua Marksbury of Buffalo. Also on board were his wife, Jamie, and 4-year-old son Jacob.

    Joshua Marksbury is listed in critical condition. Jamie and Jacob are in fair condition, police say.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Hodgenville’s final Free Movie Night is 7 p.m. Saturday with a showing of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

    The 2008 film stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett runs 166 minutes. It’s a bizarre story about a man who ages backwards.