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  • 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.

  • Flood warning issued for Rolling Fork River

    A flood warning for the Rolling Fork River near Boston will continue through Friday afternoon.

    The warning comes after three days of rainfall throughout the county.

    “In Nelson County, a good number would be a little over 3 inches of rain over the last three days,” said Mike Callahan, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.

    Callahan predicted possible flurries or sprinkles overnight Tuesday, but said the precipitation would likely come to an end after that.

  • American chestnut trees planted at Birthplace

    The Lincoln Memorial Building provided a backdrop for a historic tree-planting at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.
    Officials from the Kentucky Division of Forestry, American Chestnut Society and the National Park Service gathered Tuesday to plant a pair of American chestnut trees.
    The American chestnut tree was once as prolific as the common weed at the Birthplace – and across the eastern United States. It was the “keystone species” in 188 million acres of eastern forests, according to the ACS.

  • Saturday lineup features Santa, carolers, bazaar and home tours

    Christmas will arrive early in downtown Hodgenville Saturday with several activities available for the family.
    Events begin at 2 p.m. with a tasting party at Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The party ends at 3:30.
    The Club will offer holiday home tours 2:30-5:30 p.m. Four decorated homes are on the tour. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any Club member or on the day of event.

  • Shooter identified in Heying Lane deaths

    The deaths of three people in a LaRue County shooting Tuesday have been ruled homicides, with one of the deceased the suspected killer.

    Barbara Walker, 51, Elizabethtown, David Walker, 51, Elizabethtown, and Steve L. Bottoms, 55, Radcliff, were found dead when Kentucky State Police arrived on scene near the intersection of KY 1517 and Heying Lane between Hodgenville and Sonora.