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  • Neigbors, firefighters rescue horse caught in sinkhole

    Neighbors and firefighters combined forces to rescue a Tennessee Walking Horse Wednesday from a sinkhole on Plouvier Road.
    It wasn’t a large sinkhole in width, just big enough to trap the slender right back leg of “Velvet,” a horse owned by Carl and Jeannie Mattingly. It was, however, about four-feet deep.
    Neighbors aren’t sure how Velvet got out of her field or how long she was stuck in the hole. Clifford LaFollette said she wasn’t there when he drove past about midnight.

  • New Haven library branch delayed
  • Nelson County serviceman dies in Afghanistan

    A 2003 graduate of Nelson County High School died Feb. 7 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Patrick Ryan Carroll, 25, died in a suicide bombing attack while on patrol.

    Carroll was serving with the Army’s 319th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, in Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Schools closed Thursday: Winter Weather Advisory

    LaRue County schools dismissed early Wednesday and will be closed Thursday, Feb. 10, due to inclement weather.

    Roadways are getting slick and a pair of wrecks were reported just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 1 a.m. Thursday. Moderate to heavy snow will continue across south central Kentucky through the afternoon and taper off during the evening. Snow accumulations of up 2 to inches are expected.

  • Mobile home destroyed by fire

    Hodgenville and LaRue County firefighters battled a mobile home fire on Fairview Drive in Marcum’s Trailer Park early Feb. 3.
    The rental home, owned by Micky Stillwell, was a total loss, according to Fire Chief Jason Sadler. The flames appear to have started around a furnace and electrical panel, he said.
    A man who was staying at the trailer told firefighters that he was awakened by a smoke detector about 3:30 a.m.
    Another family in a neighboring mobile home was evacuated.
    No injuries were reported.

  • LaRue schools called off Tuesday

    LaRue County Schools were dismissed an hour early Monday after a combination of snow and freezing temperatures struck.

    Schools have been called off Tuesday also.

    The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hodgenville until 10 p.m.

    Slushy accumulations of 2 to 4 inches formed on grassy and elevated services.

    Colder air moved into the region this evening and is freezing roadways. Several accidents have been reported.

    Drivers are urged to use caution.

  • Home on Old E'town Road destroyed by flames

    The home of Sandy LaFollette on Old E'town Road, Hodgenville, suffered severe damage from fire Tuesday afternoon.
    No one was at home at the time the flames were reported about 3:30 p.m.
    LaRue County and Buffalo Fire Departments responded to the scene.

  • Kenzi Lewis earns golden ticket to American Idol

    A Hodgenville teen sang her way to Hollywood during a tryout for TV’s American Idol.
    Kenzi Lewis, 15, auditioned for the popular show at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., last summer with Etta James’ “At Last,” Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”
    A Facebook photo shows Lewis and family members leaving Ryman after getting her “golden ticket” to Hollywood.

  • Green County man dies after farming accident

  • Lost ring signifies life for those who seek it

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO

    HODGENVILLE - The white gold ring with a blue stone and Daniel Parker were inseparable.

    If it wasn't on his hand, it was attached to his key chain with his car and house key. At times the ring could be found around his neck.

    It was rare that the ring wasn't in some way with Parker.

    That 2001 State Duals Championship ring he earned as a freshman on LaRue County High School's wrestling team meant everything to him, his mother, Linda Ireland, said.