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  • Central Hardin grad lost at sea

    A Central Hardin High School graduate who was lost at sea is remembered as a respectful person who loved his family and the military.

    Jon Gibson, a 1999 graduate, is presumed dead after the U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter on which he was a crewmember crashed Sunday, Sept. 22 into the Red Sea. Three crewmembers were rescued, but the search was suspended Monday for Gibson and another member, according to a news release from the U.S. Navy. Their survival after the amount of time that has passed is “extremely unlikely,” according to the release.

  • Five injured in Parkway crash

    Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Friday at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Tonieville Road.

    Olivia Curry, 23, of Buffalo, was driving a 1997 Toyota Camry on Lincoln Parkway about 4 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield. As she turned onto Tonieville Road, the Camry was struck in the passenger side by a 2007 Hyundai Sonata GL driven by Joyce Graham, 62, of Vine Grove.

    The Sonata was northbound on Lincoln Parkway at the time of the crash.

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  • Church of Christ to distribute free food

    A change has been made in the local food assistance program.

    One agency will distribute U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities in LaRue County.

    Families will get their food from LaRue County Church of Christ, 1136 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The food bank is open 8 a.m.-noon the fourth Friday of every month and 6-7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday evening.

  • $10,000 lottery ticket unclaimed

     Lincoln General Store on Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, sold a winning lottery ticket during its grand opening in July.

    The $10,000 winner of the Decades for Dollars drawing has not stepped forward.

    Regina McDowell, who co-owns Lincoln General with her husband Gary, said the Kentucky Lottery has confirmed the winning ticket was sold from their store. But, they don’t know the name of the person who bought it.

  • Honoring a fallen officer and friend

    Hodgenville Police Department held a candlelight service Monday to honor Officer Mark Taulbee who died Sept. 16, 2012.

    Taulbee lost control of his cruiser while in pursuit of a subject. He died of injuries sustained in the crash.

    Supporting Heroes helped to organize the service on Lincoln Square.

  • County plagued by farm accidents

    On. Sept. 11, emergency service workers were honored around the nation for their service in honor of Patriot Day. The holiday is held in memory of the 2,977 people killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

    In LaRue County, many local firefighters, EMTs and officers, spent a hot afternoon extricating a worker from a fallen tobacco barn on Mount Sherman Road.

  • Man injured in crash

    A Magnolia man was injured in a two-vehicle collision just before 6 p.m. Sept. 12.

    Wendell Talley, 78, was driving a 2000 GMC Sonoma on Hwy. 1079 and attempted to make a right turn onto U.S. 31-E. He pulled into the path of a 1991 Geo Metro driven by Jay Williams, 55, of Scottsville.

    The Geo, which was traveling south on U.S. 31-E, came to rest at the edge of the roadway.

    Williams said he saw Talley’s pickup and attempted to avoid the collision, but was unable to do so, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard.

  • Teens injured in crash

    Two teens were injured in a single-vehicle collision about 3:20 p.m. Sept. 12 outside Buffalo.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, 17-year-old Holden Blair was driving a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee south on North L&N Turnpike, when he met a red truck traveling on the wrong side of the road.

    Blair drove the Jeep into a ditch in an attempt to avoid the oncoming truck. The Jeep went into a spin, crossed the roadway and overturned on the opposite side of the roadway.

    The red truck did not stop, according to Williamson.