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  • PHOTO: Car carrier overturns in Barren Run

    A car carrier truck driven by Johnny Key overturned about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Barren Run section.  The truck was carrying eight cars, according to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office. Seven remained on the truck; one was thrown off. No injuries were reported. Deputy Robby Brownfield investigated.

  • Business evacuated after semi catches fire

    A local business was evacuated Tuesday, June 11, after a tractor trailer caught fire in its parking lot.

    Richard Salyers, who was driving, said he was on his way to deliver a piece of machinery for R&D Railroad of Grayson. He realized he had a flat tire and pulled into the parking lot of Save-A-Lot, on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville.

    “I got out to take a look at it and the rear passengers’ tire was on fire,” Salyers said.

  • Dr. Preston joins Hodgenville practice

    After nearly 20 years of working at Magnolia’s Family Care Center, Dr. Steven Preston is ready for a change.

    Preston, who worked at the Mill Road clinic since the mid-1990s, left the practice earlier this month, according to Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations for Hardin Memorial Hospital, owner of the clinic.

    But he isn’t going far. He will begin practice at the Hodgenville Clinic with Dr. Glenn Catlett on July 1.

  • Thomas named Mother of the Year

    For the last several years, Patsy Hines Thomas has presented the Mother of the Year award at the LaRue County Fair.

    On Monday, she was on the other side of the podium accepting the award from Jean Thomas, vice president of the LaRue County Extension Homemakers.

    “Ms. Patsy” Thomas, described as an active volunteer for the county and area Homemakers Councils, Extension council and district board and Lincoln Days, was nominated by the South Fork Homemakers Club.

  • Gibson crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

    Patricia Ann Gibson, the 17-year-old daughter of Roger and Melanie Wells of Hodgenville, was crowned Miss LaRue County Fair Monday, after an evening of torrential rain, thunder claps and mud.

    She was named also “Most Photogenic.”

    Gibson – and 14 other contestants – were transported by trucks from one side of the LaRue County Fairgrounds to the Morrison building. Volunteers held umbrellas as they entered buildings to keep them dry.

  • E'town mayor died of heart attack

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker died suddenly Friday morning from a heart attack brought on by a cardiovascular disease, said Chief Deputy Hardin County Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger.

    Spangenberger pronounced Walker dead at 5:33 a.m. Friday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was 54.

  • Elizabethtown loses Mayor Tim Walker

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker died overnight.

    Elected as mayor in November 2010 in a three-way race, Walker was a local businessman, Elizabethtown High School graduate and served as a city councilman from 1997 until he became mayor.

    Known for his soft-spoken manner, Walker's method was to lead through concensus building.

    “Coming in I didn’t have a personal agenda,” Walker said of the one-year anniversary of taking office. “The agenda I came in with is I wanted to change attitudes.”

  • Dr. Berry remembered as a 'man of faith'

    Dr. Donald “Don” Lee Berry of Hodgenville passed away on June 7, after battling cancer for nine months.

    Dr. Berry had an active veterinary practice in LaRue County for more than 30 years.

    Before opening the LaRue County Animal Clinic in 1976, he graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine with a degree in veterinary science, and completed his undergrad at the University of Kentucky.

    He began his practice working with both large and small animals. He decided to work with only small animals in 2000.

  • New Hope man dies in mowing accident

    A 74-year-old New Hope man died Friday afternoon in a mowing accident when his lawn tractor overturned.

    Nelson County Deputy Coroner Brian Papenfuss said the accident occurred about 5 p.m. on Coon Hollow Road.

    Marvin S. Saunders was mowing his yard and got too close to a creek on his property, when he lost control of the machine and it rolled over, trapping him upside down beneath it. The deputy said the man apparently died of asphyxiation from the weight of the tractor pressing against his diaphragm. The cause of death was given as trauma.

  • Fair begins this weekend with horse and western show

    The 106th LaRue County Fair begins Friday, June 14 – several weeks earlier than usual – with the saddlebred horse show.

    Saturday, June 15, is the all new Western Night and Cowboy Sports featuring David Davis with his trick horses and the Kentucky Cowboy Mounted Shooters.

    Davis and his black and white overo horses appear at cowboy church services, horse shows, rodeos and training clinics, according to fair board member and show manager Tom Smith.