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  • Second pipeline eyes central Kentucky

    On Friday, the Kentucky Senate addressed the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline.

    The pipeline, if built, will carry natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania to the Gulf of Mexico, cutting a swath through central Kentucky. Natural gas liquids are the byproduct of natural gas drilling, and contain flammable materials like propane and ethane.

    The Senate’s resolution, introduced by Senator Jimmy Higdon in special session, asks for two things:

  • Traffic snarled by schools

    An accident on Interstate 65 has diverted traffic - lots of it - through Hodgenville via Lincoln Parkway and U.S. 31-E, just as schools are letting out.

    Traffic is backed up to South Fork Church on U.S. 31-E due to a tractor-trailer crash.
    Law enforcement urges drivers to use caution in the area.

  • Traffic detoured on I-65

    Northbound Interstate 65 is closed at mile point 56 in Hart County. A semi crash occurred earlier today, initially reducing the interstate to one lane. 

    The vehicle’s cargo includes used batteries.

    Due to safety concerns, northbound traffic is now being detoured off I-65 at Cave City (Exit 53), onto KY 70 east, to US 31W north, to KY 218 west and rejoin the interstate at Horse Cave (Exit 58).

    Closure is expected to last 4-5 hours as the cargo is unloaded and the semi removed. Southbound traffic is not affected at this time.

  • New 911 director takes 'one day at a time'

    LaRue County’s new 911 director of communications is taking things “one day at a time,” since beginning work July 23.

    Nathaniel “Nathan” Hall was appointed to the position one day after the death of Chris Jackson, LaRue County’s longtime 911 coordinator.

    Jackson had been battling cancer for a couple of years and taken a turn for the worse not long after Hall interviewed for the job.

    Jackson, involved in choosing his successor, recommended Hall for the job, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.

  • Foster mom's family offers support during illness

    Lenora Hoover of Mount Sherman was diagnosed with malignant fibrous histiocytoma, a form of sarcoma – a soft tissue cancer – in August 2012.

    By October, 22 tumors had formed in her left leg going down to the bone.

    The cancer cells spread within a matter of weeks to her lungs, through her bloodstream. Doctors have told her she has between three months to a year to live.

    Hoover’s case is one of thousands – but the life she has led and still fights to lead is one in a million.

  • Two killed on Lincoln Parkway
  • Train derails in Hardin County

    A train derailed overnight in northern Hardin County near the border of Vine Grove and Radcliff. Officials say 15 coal cars are off the track and five overturned.

    "No hazardous material," said Doug Finley, Hardin County Emergency Management director. "It's not near any waterways."

    The overturned rail cars spilled coal onto hillsides immediately behind homes on Red Hawk Drive in a subdivision between Radcliff and Vine Grove off Hill Street.

  • LaRue talent winners to compete at Kentucky State Fair

    Three women qualified for the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semi-finals at the
    Kentucky State Fair by placing in the LaRue County Fair Talent  
    Contest. 
    Antonia Boyles, Sarah Casewell and Kailie Gary  will compete Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • Correction/ Clarification -August 14, 2013

    William S. Natcher was identified incorrectly as “senator” in last week’s newspaper.

    He was the U.S. representative from the 2nd Congressional District.
     

  • County, family history revealed in LaRue’s biography

    LaRue County’s official historian, James D. LaRue Jr., has compiled a lifetime of notes and research into a biography about his family’s matriarch.

    His book, “Mary Brooks: Portrait of a Kentucky Pioneer, Granny Woman, Family Matriarch,” covers the life of Mary Brooks who was born in 1766 in Virginia and died in 1843 – the year LaRue County became an official county of Kentucky.