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  • Couple killed while working on car

    A LaRue County couple died Sept. 3 when a car they were working on fell on them.

    John Andrew Muir Jr., 56, and Chong Muir, 71, were found dead by their son, Danny Allen Muir, about 7:45 p.m. at their Munfordville Road home in the Tanner community.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin, there were signs the couple had changed the oil in their son’s 2001 Chevrolet Impala and may have been working on the brakes. One of the wheels had been removed and it appeared the car had slipped off a small ramp.

  • Couple killed when car falls on them

     A LaRue County man returned home after work Tuesday night to find his parents trapped underneath a vehicle.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin, John Muir, 56, and Chong Muir, 71, were found dead around 7:30 p.m. at their Munfordville Road home in the Tanner community

    The couple was working underneath a Chevrolet Impala when it apparently fell and trapped them, he said. They had changed the oil in the car and may have been working on the brakes when the car slipped from a brace.

  • Water line repair leads to more headaches

    An attempt to improve water pressure at local schools led to a punctured line and a boil water advisory being issued last week.

    Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback said a leak in a water line across from LaRue County High School was causing pressure problems at the schools. While workers were attempting to repair the leak Wednesday, they hit another water line.

  • Village Post Office opens in Buffalo

    Representatives from the U.S. Postal Service held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 27, for the Buffalo Village Post Office.

    The VPO is located at Y Not Stop, 2202 Greensburg Road.

    Todd Morris, owner of the convenience store, agreed to place the post office boxes at Y Not Stop after Buffalo Post Office was closed on July 5 due to a brown recluse spider infestation.

    The VPO will continue to operate even after the regular post office re-opens, said Roland Moore, VPO coordinator for the Kentuckiana district.

  • Artist takes skill from large canvas to small

    As a body repair man, Tommy Gardner mixes various textures and colors of paint every day in his shop about a couple of miles out of Hodgenville off U.S. 31-E.

    He also works with paint in a very different way, however, when he applies his skills to canvas instead of autos.

    “For me, painting cars is a job; painting on canvas is a passion,” said Gardner. “While working on cars, I find myself duplicating and replicating, but I can be as creative as my imagination will allow when I get my oils out.”

  • Rock recovering from farming accident

    A LaRue County farmer is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a silage chopper.

    Gary Rock was working in a field on Slack Road in Roanoke about 7 p.m. Thursday. He was using a self-propelled chopper to cut corn stalks when the equipment apparently jammed.

    The machine uses a belt to pull the corn stalks into the cutter. The stalks are cut into small pieces so they can be stored in a silo.

    Rock apparently kicked or pushed the clog with his foot, according to his son-in-law, Chris Loyall. He was pulled into the cutter.

  • Woman drowns in Rolling Fork

    A Lyons Station woman died late Saturday when she was swept away in a flash flood.

    Valerie Jean Holt, 28, and some other people were at a cabin in the Ginseng area of LaRue County off Wayne Ennis Road, said Emergency Management Director Dennis Wells.

    Several inches of rain fell and created a flash flood in the low-lying area.

    The group attempted to leave on four-wheelers, said Wells.

  • I-65 crash creates traffic snarl on 31-E

    A crash on Interstate 65 on Aug. 26 sent an unprecedented number of vehicles onto Lincoln Parkway and U.S. 31-E.

    LaRue County Chief Deputy Russell McCoy estimated more than 500 semi trucks ended up on 31-E about the time local schools let out, creating a snarl that backed up traffic for miles.

  • Woman's body found

    A search and rescue effort ended Sunday afternoon in LaRue County when emergency personnel found a missing women dead.

    911 Director Dennis Wells said Valerie Holt, 28, of Lyons Station, and a man were riding a four-wheeler at Otter Creek near Wayne Ennis Road when they lost control in a flash flood.

    The water swept the four-wheeler away, he said, and Holt disappeared under the water. The man was was able to get out of the water, Wells said.

  • Rescuers looking for missing woman