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Local News

  • Flood warning issued for Rolling Fork River

    A flood warning for the Rolling Fork River near Boston will continue through Friday afternoon.

    The warning comes after three days of rainfall throughout the county.

    “In Nelson County, a good number would be a little over 3 inches of rain over the last three days,” said Mike Callahan, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.

    Callahan predicted possible flurries or sprinkles overnight Tuesday, but said the precipitation would likely come to an end after that.

  • American chestnut trees planted at Birthplace

    The Lincoln Memorial Building provided a backdrop for a historic tree-planting at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.
    Officials from the Kentucky Division of Forestry, American Chestnut Society and the National Park Service gathered Tuesday to plant a pair of American chestnut trees.
    The American chestnut tree was once as prolific as the common weed at the Birthplace – and across the eastern United States. It was the “keystone species” in 188 million acres of eastern forests, according to the ACS.

  • Saturday lineup features Santa, carolers, bazaar and home tours

    Christmas will arrive early in downtown Hodgenville Saturday with several activities available for the family.
    Events begin at 2 p.m. with a tasting party at Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The party ends at 3:30.
    The Club will offer holiday home tours 2:30-5:30 p.m. Four decorated homes are on the tour. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any Club member or on the day of event.

  • Shooter identified in Heying Lane deaths

    The deaths of three people in a LaRue County shooting Tuesday have been ruled homicides, with one of the deceased the suspected killer.

    Barbara Walker, 51, Elizabethtown, David Walker, 51, Elizabethtown, and Steve L. Bottoms, 55, Radcliff, were found dead when Kentucky State Police arrived on scene near the intersection of KY 1517 and Heying Lane between Hodgenville and Sonora.

  • Bridge at Howardstown reopened Wednesday

    The KY 84 bridge at Howardstown on the LaRue-Nelson County line was reopened to traffic Wednesday, Nov. 23.

    Contractors have corrected the critical issues which closed the bridge on Oct. 30, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Motorists should still use caution and be prepared for potential temporary lane closures when approaching the bridge as contractors move equipment and complete the project.

  • Case against teacher given to Commonwealth Attorney

    The case against a LaRue County High School teacher being investigated by Kentucky State Police has been submitted to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Hardin County for review, according to KSP.
    “The decision to prosecute will be up to them,” said Trooper Norman Chaffins, media relations officer, via email.
    According to school officials, the teacher was suspended with pay on Sept. 19.
    Superintendent Sam Sanders said he has not spoken with KSP since Oct. 24.

  • One Knox eases transition for returning soldiers

    One Knox, a community based organization formed in 2006, was originally founded as a direct response to help the region respond the best way possible to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
    Since BRAC has concluded, the focus has shifted now to the redeployment, or homecoming, of nearly 3,500 troops of the 3/1 Brigade.
    Representative of the 3/1 Brigade, Capt. Chad Lorenz, spoke Wednesday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon regarding homecoming, support and community involvement in the redeployment of the brigade.

  • Hodgenville City Police offers tips for safe holiday

    With the holiday shopping season approaching, Hodgenville City Police are reminding shoppers to take extra care in protecting their valuables.
    Chief Steve Johnson offers these suggestions:
    • Park in a well lit area.
    • Do not leave packages or belongings in your vehicle in plain view. Store valuables and gifts in a locked trunk to deter crimes of easy opportunity.
    “People walk through parking lots stealing stuff out of (unsecured) cars,” Johnson said.

  • Santa's Helpers begin Christmas drive

    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children of all ages for Christmas.
    They are in need of new and used toys and batteries to be given away.
    For pick up, call Morrison at 270-234-3313 or drop off items at Santa’s Shop at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.
    Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Grill or Magnolia Mall.
     

  • Numerous crashes on Bardstown Road

    A LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital following a single vehicle accident on Bardstown Road, just past Forrest Hills, Monday.
    Deputy Brian Smith, 27, of Magnolia, was responding to a two-vehicle injury accident near the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek just after 3 p.m. when he lost control of his cruiser. Wet pavement is thought to be a contributing factor.
    “According to a witness it appears he flipped end-over-end,” said Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.