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  • Firefighters blessed in honor of St. Florian

     Two dozen firefighters from throughout Nelson County stood in thoughtful silence as Karl Lusk, a volunteer firefighter for 40 years and counting, sprinkled Holy Water on the equipment that keeps firefighters and citizens safe every day.

    Standing by his side were Chief Fred DeWitt and Chief Frank Hall of the New Haven and Rolling Fork fire departments.

  • Barn, farm implements destroyed by fire

     Local firefighters struggled to contain a barn fire on S. L&N Turnpike Sunday afternoon but the structure, along with several farming implements, was a total loss.

    Chris Shaw had finished mowing some fields on the Buffalo farm of Josh and Jamie Marksbury, his brother-in-law and sister, about 5:30 p.m. He parked the tractor and bush hog in the barn and returned to the house.

  • Relay for Life Schedule

     FRIDAY, MAY 11

  • Relay for Life begins Friday

     LaRue County's Relay for Life will be held this weekend.

    Twelve teams have been working for months to raise money for the American Cancer Society with the Relay marking the end of another fundraising cycle.

    Relay For Life is a 24-hour event with individuals taking turns walking to honor those people who have battled cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease.

    The event is developed, produced and implemented by community volunteers.

    Last year, teams raised about $40,000. This year's goal is $49,500.

  • Two vehicles recovered in Rolling Fork River

     Sunday afternoon, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department investigated the report of a pair of vehicles spotted in the middle of the Rolling Fork River.

    The cars appeared to have been washed downstream due to floodwaters, according to a news release.

    Campers, who were not identified in the news release, had pitched a tent on a gravel barge and parked the cars in the river on the barge on May 4.

  • Harvestland Church hosts single mom's oil change

     Harvestland Community Church will host their fifth annual free single mom’s oil change 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12.

    The event is held “to connect with the community,” according to project lead Billy Smith.

    According to Smith, 90 cars were serviced during the one-day event last spring.

    “At this point pre-registration isn’t necessary,” said Smith. “However we are encouraging people to call just to give us an idea of how many kids we need to plan for.”

  • Turkey bags tennis player's truck

     On the next-to-last day of spring turkey season Saturday, Keiren Bowen bagged a large bird without ever having to fire a shot and without even hunting for the gobbler.

    In fact, the turkey found him, for while the LaRue County High School junior was driving near Country Lane on Highway 31-E from his home in Magnolia to a regional tennis match in Elizabethtown, a large turkey crashed through the front windshield of his GMC truck, grazing the left side of his head before slamming into the back interior of his extended cab.

  • 200 participate in Day of Prayer services

     About 200 people participated in services Thursday morning for National Day of Prayer.

    Residents, employees, family members and volunteers gathered in a dining room at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home to listen to a program streamed from Signature HealthCare's home office in Louisville and a few local speakers.

    Local minister Mike Williams said the privilege of being able to gather in public prayer was an option that many other countries do not enjoy.

    “If you ever travel overseas, you’ll see how blessed we are,” he said.

  • 'Hugo' kicks off Free Movie Night

     Free Movie Night kicks off the summer with a 2011 film “Hugo.”

    The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 in the auditorium of the Hodgenville Civic Center (City Hall). There is no charge to attend.

    The event coincides with the Goodtime Cruisers’ classic car cruise-in on Lincoln Square.

    Hugo is set in 1931 Paris. Asa Butterfield plays Hugo Cabret, a 12-year-old boy, who lives with his widowed father, a master clockmaker.

  • Hodgenville woman injured in Willisburg crash

     A Hodgenville woman is recovering from a two-vehicle crash that occurred April 26 in Washington County.

    Judy D. Howell, 68, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus SE west on KY 1754 in Willisburg when she collided with a 2004 Freightliner driven by Harry L. Hampton, 59, of Mayslick. Hampton was driving north on Hwy. 555, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to the police report, Hampton told police that Howell did not stop at the intersection.