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  • CHOO! CHOO! Thomas the Tank Engine arrives in New Haven

    Thousands will flock to New Haven during the next two weekends to take a ride on the big, blue train engine with a smile on his face. Thomas the Tank Engine will roll into the Kentucky Railway Museum for the 10th year in a row Saturday.

    “Beginning this weekend, we're probably looking at drawing close to 14,000 people. It is the largest event that we do here,” said Lynn Dawson, marketing director at the Kentucky Railway Museum.

  • Boston man dies in Nelsonville wreck

    A Boston man died Thursday morning from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle car accident on KY 52, Nelsonville Loop.

    Theodore Vittitow, 76, was traveling west toward Boston at about 5:19 a.m. when he failed to navigate a curve in the road. His vehicle, a 1991 Chevy S10 pickup, ran off the left side of the road, down a ditchline, and stuck a large tree, according to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.

    Vittitow suffered possible chest, neck and back injuries, and was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

  • Valedictorian, Salutatorian named

    Two students have been named for their academic achievements throughout their high school careers.
    Andrew Skaggs, the son of John and Lisa Skaggs, has been named Valedictorian.
    Skaggs will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and intends on going to the University of Louisville Speed School to pursue a master’s degree in chemical engineering.
    His activities in high school were Varsity Soccer, speech and debate team, Academic Team, the Future Problem Solving Team and youth group.

  • Sparks fly in council meeting

    A LaRue County Middle School site based council meeting led to a heated debate last month.
    LaRue County Middle school teacher Eddie Paden addressed the council as a parent, with concerns he has regarding field trips and rewards that have taken place at the middle school during the 2010-2011 school year. Also addressed was the amount of budgeted money for registration and mileage used to attend professional development conferences.

  • Inmates hit the road

    The LaRue County Detention Center signed a contract this year with the Kentucky Transportation Department to assist with state road clean up.
    According to Melinda Reynolds, Class D Coordinator for LCDC, a Kentucky state law regulating how far trees must be trimmed away from state roads initiated the contract implementation.

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers Joplin relief effort

    Bluegrass Cellular Inc. is offering customers a way to donate to the urgent relief efforts in Joplin, Mo., stemming from the deadly tornado that tore through the city on Sunday, May 22, destroying thousands of homes and businesses.

  • Magazine names E’town metro area among best in nation for job growth; statistics include LaRue County

    The area has earned a new economic recognition.
    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 16th in the nation when an online journal of information related to urban issues, New Geography, posted its annual ranking of the best cities for new jobs. The rankings included all 398 statistical areas for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment data.
    LaRue County is included in the EMSA.

  • Disaster recovery centers open in Jefferson and Hardin Counties

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency opened Disaster Recovery Centers in Jefferson and Hardin counties on Friday, May 27, to help people affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
    Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA will be available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

  • New Haven man sues hospital after tick bite leads to medical issues

    The walls in Robert McMullan’s home off Monk’s Road near New Haven serve as a scrapbook of sorts. Hundreds of pictures, pamphlets, album covers and flyers line the walls, telling the story of McMullan and all those he has met.

  • Local Legion Riders travel to D.C. for memorial ceremony

    Elizabethtown resident Tom McGrew foresees an emotional time ahead as he travels to Washington, D.C., to attend Memorial Day weekend ceremonies in which he likely will participate.
    McGrew, a member of the motorcycle group American Legion Riders Lincoln Memorial Post 87 in Hodgenville, will be part of a delegation that will attend a wreath-laying ceremony Saturday.
    Kentucky is one of four states sending delegates from chapters of American Legion Riders to the Memorial Day weekend ceremony. The other states are New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.