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  • LaRue County Fair moved to June 14-22

    The longest-continuously running county fair in Kentucky will be one of the earliest this year.
    The LaRue County Fair, historically held the first week of August or the last week of July, is scheduled for June 14-22.
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison, president of the LaRue County Fair Board, said the earlier date made it possible to book “a better carnival.”
    Kissel Brothers Shows will supply 14 to 15 carnival rides, games and food booths.
    Morrison said the company is comparable to the carnivals at Nelson and Hardin County Fairs.

  • Shooting victim in stable condition

    A LaRue County man is in stable condition after being shot in the chest Sunday evening.

    Dennis Locke was transported by air ambulance to University Hosptial in Louisville following what police described as a “family dispute.”

    The LaRue County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police and LaRue County EMS responded to the scene about 7:30 p.m. on L&N Turnpike near Buffalo.
    As of Monday morning, no charges have been filed.

  • Police at scene of shooting

    The LaRue County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police and LaRue County EMS have responded to the scene of a reported shooting on L&N Turnpike near Buffalo.
    Emergency services were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

    One person has been taken to the hospital.

  • Sonora man bags a remnant of LaRue history

    Billy Dale Butler is a history buff. He enjoys looking through old buildings for the random antique find and going to estate sales.
    He never knows what he’ll find or what condition it will be in.
    A couple of months ago, the Sonora man came across a vintage item that looks as fresh as the day it was made.
    He was browsing in a Peddlers Mall and found a corn meal sack from Buffalo Roller Mills.

  • Looking for a bargain?

    Renaissance Recycling Center is filled with the noises of crunching paper, the clinking of cans thrown into boxes and the crushing of glass. Every now and then, a still-usable item finds its way into one of the bins.
    For Jill Gray, LaRue County’s solid waste coordinator and manager of the recycling center, those items are gold.

  • LaRue inmate injured by falling tree

    A LaRue County Detention Center inmate was injured April 9 while working with a state road crew.
    Daniel Hargett, 30, of Pendleton County, suffered minor cuts and a puncture wound to his chin when he was struck by a falling tree, according to LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill.
    Hargett was working with the crew, cutting down trees, on the Lincoln Parkway connector road near Hodgenville Elementary School, when a tree fell on top of another tree. The second tree “flew up” and hit him in the face.

  • Water to be shut off Friday evening

    Water will be turned off about 9 p.m. Friday in the area of College Heights and Patterson Avenue in Hodgenville.

    The City of Hodgenville plans to notify each resident who will be affected.

  • Power outage blamed on downed wire

    Much of LaRue County was without electricity for about an hour Thursday night.

    City police stayed busy, checking on businesses that were attempting to close for the evening – and monitoring inoperative traffic signals.

    The cause, as determined by LG&E and KU officials, was a downed wire in a substation located in Hardin County. The line fell on the capacitor bank inside the substation causing an emergency shut down, similar to a kicked breaker within a home. 

  • Man dies in mobile home fire

    A Mount Sherman man died Saturday evening in a mobile home fire on Greensburg Road near Mount Sherman.
    Terry Sageser, 56, was found in a hallway between a bedroom door and an outside door, according to LaRue County Coroner Todd Skaggs.
    Sageser was cooking something in a skillet in the kitchen, Skaggs said. It appeared that a grease fire started and got out of control.
    “It got away from him and spread,” he said.
    Sageser became disoriented and attempted to “get away from the fire,” retreating to the back of the mobile home.

  • Lincoln Park plans clean up day

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host a “Park Clean-Up Day” 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 27. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register for the event by calling the park’s visitors center at 270-358-3137.