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  • LaRue County 9-11 what’s your emergency?

    When a person thinks of the LaRue County Detention Center, several things may come to mind – but 911-dispatch is probably not one of them.
    Located in a small room at the entrance of the jail, is an office that answers the high-pitched 911 calls of those in need. Whether it is fire, police or medical attention, dispatchers – more formally known as telecommunicators – are on the receiving end of emergency calls.

  • Dinky's free magic show is Sunday

    Dinky Gowen will present his 18th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday.
    The free event opens at 2 p.m. at LaRue County Park and Recreation. The two-hour program is suitable for all ages and will include magic, ventriloquism, comedy and generous door prizes.
    Gowen said he and his “show girls” will have lots of “new tricks up their sleeves.”
    Magician Aaron Harp of Radcliff and formerly of Hodgenville, a 10-year veteran performer, will present the “Seeing is Believing” portion of the show.

  • Fundraiser planned for ill child

    A fundraiser for a seriously ill child will be held Saturday morning in the Hodgenville Elementary School cafeteria.

    Mallory Williams, the 5-year-old daughter of Jenny George, is a kindergarten student at HES. She’s had numerous medical problems including cystic fibrosis and recurrent pneumonia since birth, according to family members. She has undergone treatment in Cincinnati, National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver and Vanderbilt.

  • Two injured in Bailey Road crash

    Two men were injured in a crash on Bailey Road just after 7 p.m. Sunday.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Lucas H. Carman, 21, of Buffalo, was driving a 1996 GMC pickup west on KY 1192 about four miles east of Mount Sherman, when he lost control of the vehicle.

    The truck’s tires dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway. Carman overcorrected and the vehicle left the roadway on the right side, causing it to overturn.

    Carman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries.

  • KY 222 closed due to flooding

    KY 222 in LaRue County has been closed due to flooding following heavy rain across the region. Water is over the road between four and five miles east of KY 84, according to the Department of Highways.

  • One Knox site links returning soldiers with assistance

    Community members are invited to welcome home soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division through use of a website designed to provide multiple ways for residents to thank those who have served.
    The website, www.oneknox.com/welcomehome, was launched by One Knox in conjunction with the organization’s Army partners and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council.

  • Lera Williams dies at age 111

    By James Roberts
     

    Lera Williams, who was unofficially the oldest living Kentuckian, has died.

    Williams died Friday, Nov. 25, at the age of 111. Originally from Cumberland County, Williams moved to Campbellsville in 1928.

    Kitty Dixon of LaRue County, a friend of Mrs. Williams, said they often talked about what they thought heaven would be like, as well as what Williams thought of living for so long.

  • New Haven Christmas Parade is Sunday

    The City of New Haven will host its 7th annual Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. Sunday.

    The theme is “My Best Christmas Ever.”

    Santa Claus will ride through the parade and later visit with children at City Hall. Each child in attendance will be presented with a small gift.

    Cookies and drinks will be served.

    Anyone interested in participating in the parade should call Joanie or Linda at 549-3177.

  • PHOTO: KSP hopes to 'cram the cruiser' for the holidays

  • PHOTO: Car strikes wall in front of City Hall

    A 1988 Mercury Mystique driven by Jimenel Carmona of Sonora and a 1992 Volvo driven by Delbert J. French of Hodgenville collided Monday in front of Hodgenville Civic Center. According to Hodgenville City Police, Carmona failed to stop at a stop sign and struck French’s vehicle. The Volvo struck the steps in front of the Civic Center. Neither driver was injured.