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  • LCHS Scholars work on Habitat project

     Two LaRue County High School students helped construct a house in Louisville this summer through  Habitat for Humanity.

    Caleb Canter and Tyler Skaggs, both of Hodgenville, were among a group of Governor’s Scholars at Bellarmine University to spend four weeks on the service project.

    The Governor’s Scholars Program, which provides incoming high school seniors with a diverse learning experience on college campuses,  is in its 30th year of partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

  • New flea market reports moderate success

     LaRue County’s only flea market has met with moderate success since it opened in May at the LaRue County Fairgrounds on Greensburg Street.

    As many as eight bargain booths have been utilized on Saturdays, according to fair board members Tom and Phyllis Smith who organized the event.

    The flea market is located at the old horse barn.

    Saturday, about six people had a variety of items at their booths ranging from toys to antiques.

  • Sanders sentenced to five years for wanton endangerment

     Jason Clay Sanders, 41, Hodgenville, was sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court last week to five years in prison for seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    He was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including having no contact with witnesses.

  • Woman may face charges after altercation in Buffalo

     A Buffalo woman may face charges after she allegedly drove a vehicle into a LaRue County constable’s cruiser and attempted to run over two officers.

    The woman’s name has not been released by officers as the case remains under investigation.

  • Ivy Stanley selected as community development coordinator in Greensburg

     After a year-long search, the City of Greensburg refocused its future with an enthusiastic new community development coordinator.

    Mayor Lisle Cheatham introduced Ivy Stanley at the July 18 Chamber of Commerce meeting.

    “With the background we were looking for, Ivy really filled the boat in things that were important to us,” he told community business leaders. “She has the ability to get out and work with groups that we’ve got in our community and the ability to market us digitally on the Internet.”

  • Long named Mother of the Year

     Linda Gail Long of Hodgenville was named LaRue County’s Mother of the Year Monday at the LaRue County Fair.

    Long was referred to as an “every day hero” by Renee Skaggs, who nominated her for the award.

    Skaggs said Long “has become a champion for awareness of childhood cancer. She has been involved with a national foundation by distributing information about bone marrow donor drives and helping with fundraisers.”

    Long and her husband Todd have two children, Austin and Ashley.

  • Carnival worker injured during set-up

    The Derby City Amusements carnival was shut down Monday by state officials after one of its workers was injured while setting up a ride.

    Ronald Brown, a 38-year-old carnival worker from Campbellsville, was standing on a “giant slide” that was being moved into place by a semi truck about 2:15 p.m. The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, backed the vehicle into an electric line near the entrance of the LaRue County Fairgrounds off Greensburg Street, according to workers.

  • PHOTO: Storm strikes Magnolia

    A strong storm passed through LaRue County Thursday evening, dropping up to 4-inches of rain in some areas. The Tonieville section was without power for a couple of hours. A few people lost trees and limbs. Above, a large tree narrowly missed two homes on Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia.

  • Van and car collide in Ovesen Heights

    Five people escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning.

    Candace Karr, 22, of Cox’s Creek, was driving a Ford Windstar van southbound on U.S. 31-E near Ovesen Heights Baptist Church about 7:20 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    Karr attempted to make a left turn into a driveway and reportedly did not see a northbound 1997 Toyota Camry driven by Janice Hagan, 54, of Hodgenville. The Camry struck the van in the passenger side, according to McCoy.

  • Park walking trails closed

    Tuesday, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park announced trail closures for the picnic area.
    The walking trails will be closed Wednesday, July 25 to Saturday, July 28 to remove hazardous trees.
    “We know these trails are popular, and we regret inconveniences caused by these trail closures,” Superintendent Bill Justice said. “Our highest priority is the safety of our visitors and employees. For their safety we ask that people respect these closures.”
    The picnic area itself remains open.