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  • Officer improving, moved to rehab hospital

    Hodgenville City Officer Dennis Wells, who was seriously injured Jan. 3, is improving.
    Wells, 55, was struck by a pickup truck as he directed morning traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School. He suffered a broken leg and hip and bleeding in the brain. He was flown to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment.
    Wells was transferred to Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Elizabethtown where he began treatment Monday, according to Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • 2010: Year-end review

    Jan. 6 – Troy Eugene Tarter charged with rape of teen; Tommy Turner in line for KACo presidency; pizza and electronics stores opening in Hodgenville; Mat Hawks defeat sixth-ranked Union County. Deaths: John Edward Brey, Elizabeth Davis Druen, Edna Thomas Gardner, Melva Kathleen Burba Heath, John Michael Ovesen, Kathleen Morris Roberts, Cerena Brown Simmons, Edward Lee Mardis

  • Light snow, slick roads

    The National Weather predicted light snow early Friday for the LaRue County area and it arrived right on time - just as many people were trying to drive to school or work.

    Roads are slick and emergency crews are responding to several fender benders. One injury accident has been reported on Glendale Road.
    Drivers are urged to use caution as flurries continue. Up to an inch of snow is expected to accumulate.

    A winter weather advisory has been issued until 7 p.m.

  • New Year ... New You

    It’s that time of year when most of us look to make changes in our lives, a do over as such. Whether it’s diet and exercise, finances, stopping bad habits, etc., we look to try to improve ourselves with great intentions.
    We want to help you with those resolutions. Starting next week, we will focus on the New Year.... New You. We are offering our readers the opportunity to call or e-mail questions to us about select subjects that you would like help on for the new year.

  • Concert honors Elvis, raises funds for animal shelter

    Elvis Aaron Presley was born in a two-room house in Tupelo, Miss., on Jan. 8, 1935.
    It would be difficult to count the numerous tributes that will be held around the country in honor of The King’s birthday. But you don’t have to travel to Graceland to get a dose of “Hound Dog.”
    A tribute concert and fundraiser for a no-kill animal shelter will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Officer struck at school crossing

    Hodgenville City Officer Dennis Wells was hospitalized Monday after being struck by a pickup as he directed traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Wells, 55, parked his cruiser and set the emergency lights flashing before taking his usual spot near the school that morning, according to Deputy Matt Darst.

    Wells also was decked out in full reflective gear, including flashlight, flashing armbands, gloves and vest, when he took his normal place near the school. He was struck about 7:30 a.m.

  • Grand jury to hear charge of reckless homicide

     

    Charges of reckless homicide that resulted from a Nov. 22 crash will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Brian Christopher Smith, 27, of River Road, was the driver of a pickup truck that crashed head-on into a fertilizer truck on that date, according to Deputy Russell McCoy.

    Smith was attempting to pass a box truck when it struck the fertilizer truck, McCoy said.

  • Volunteers complete 44th annual Santa Run

    There is something priceless about the expression on a child’s face when they receive a gift – a really good gift – they weren’t expecting.

    On Christmas Eve, 17 LaRue County children were presented with brand new bicycles through the generosity of a “secret Santa” and the Santa’s Helpers program. 

    Their smiles brought bigger smiles – and a few tears – to the volunteers who work year-round to create Christmas for our community.

  • White Christmas in LaRue County

    It has been many years since LaRue County enjoyed a white Christmas.

    The snow began falling after dark Dec. 24 and continued as snow showers through Sunday. Accumulation was about 2-inches.

    Main roads appear to be clear; however, side roads may be icy. Several non-injury accidents have been reported.

    The National Weather Service predicts a gradual warming trend with temperatures reaching the mid- to upper-40s by New Year's Eve.

  • Santa Bus makes its 44th run Christmas Eve

    For 44 years, the local Santa’s Helpers organization has spent every Christmas Eve distributing new and gently used toys and clothing to children and food baskets to those in need.

    The project headed by Snookie MorrIson, have five stops planned Friday, Dec. 24 for its Santa Bus, a refurbished school bus.

    Here's the schedule of stops: