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  • Bardstown OB/GYN has his medical license suspended

    A Bardstown obstetrics/ gynecology doctor's medical license was suspended last month, with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure alleging poor judgment and complications during and after surgery, a 44 percent "complication rate" at Flaget Memorial Hospital, and citing past restrictions placed on the physician's privileges to operate at Flaget.

    An emergency order issued May 26 prohibited Dr. James T. Dodge, D.O., from "performing any act which constitutes the 'practice of medicine,'" which includes any diagnosis or treatment.

  • Woman injured in car vs. tractor trailer crash

    A Gamaliel woman was injured Friday in a car vs. tractor trailer collision at an intersection on Campbellsville Road.
    According to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy, Linda Harris, 53, was driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Ky. 470 and attempted to cross the intersection with Ky. 210. The vehicle pulled into the path of a tractor trailer driven by Philip McCoy, 54, of Somerset. The tractor trailer, owned by Ready Mix Concrete of Somerset, was unable to avoid the collision and struck the car on the front passenger side, Deputy McCoy said.

  • Saxton's Cornet Band to perform at park

    The Saxton’s Cornet Band of Kentucky will perform a free concert July 4 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The historically-accurate group plays brass band music from the Civil War era from both the North and South. The instruments are from that era and musicians wear authentic uniforms of the period.

  • Hodgenville woman injured in crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday during a crash Friday on East Dixie Avenue between Bishop Lane and New Glendale Road.

    John Grimm of Elizabethtown was pulling out of the E’town Motel in his 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee because traffic stopped to wave him across one lane, according to police.

    Grimm didn’t see Vanessa McCoy of Hodgenville southbound in the left lane in her 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, according to police.

  • Part of mud run proceeds will offset teen's medical expenses

    A teenager was seriously injured during a mud run competition at the Green County Fair June 16.

    The Greensburg Record-Herald reported that a spectator, Michael Landon Burton, 16, of Green County sustained head and arm injuries when an off-road vehicle went out of control, went airborne and crashed into the stands. He was transported to Jane Todd Crawford Hospital and later taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    Part of the proceeds from a July 2 mud run at LaRue County Fairgrounds will be donated to the Burton family to offset medical expenses.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

     Gov. Steve Beshear June 22 recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Knox soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
     
    According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. James W. Harvey II, 23, of Toms River, N.J., died June 20 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
     

  • Door-to-door scammers hit Upton area

    The Better Business Bureau has received reports of two men selling “Sylvan” books door-to-door in Hardin County. The men are wearing name tags to look like official representatives of Sylvan Learning Center of Elizabethtown and one even told a consumer he was “an exchange student from Florida,” trying to legitimize sales.

    The books are being sold for $130 with the promise of being hand-delivered in August. Sylvan is in no way affiliated with these men and doesn’t sell books door-to-door at any time.

  • Billy Howell, former funeral director, dies

    Billy Howell, 72, former director of Hodgenville’s Billy Howell Funeral Chapel, lost his battle with cancer June 21. He died about 10 a.m., according to friends.
    His Celebration of Life service is 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY.  Visitation begins at noon Saturday at the funeral home.
    Howell, who started racing stock cars in 1962, was named to the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2010.

  • Construction to begin on New Haven Library

    The Nelson County Public Library signed a contract with EH Construction of Bardstown June 15 for the construction of two new library branches in New Haven and Bloomfield at a cost of $1,933,369.

  • PHOTO: Vaughn named Detective of the Year

    Kentucky State Police Det. Jonathan L. Vaughn, center, a resident of Hodgenville, was named Detective of the Year for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown by Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown, right, and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, left, on May 24 in Frankfort. A 10-year KSP veteran, Vaughn is a 1997 graduate of LaRue County High School. He is the son of the late Jimmy Ray Vaughn of Magnolia and the late Janalyn Vaughn of Hodgenville.