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  • CRASH UPDATE: Child improves, released from hospital

    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury has returned home from a Louisville hospital less than a week after being involved in a small plane crash, a family friend said Saturday.

    His parents, Joshua and Jamie Marksbury are still hospitalized.

    The crash remains under investigation, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

  • Plane crash survivors remain hospitalized

    Three members of a LaRue County family involved in a Monday afternoon plane crash remain hospitalized in Louisville.

    Pilot Joshua Marksbury, 31, his wife, Jamie, 32, and their son, Jacob, 4, were injured when the single-engine plane crashed shortly after take-off next to  Abraham Lincoln Elementary School on U.S. 31E.

    Jimmy Shaw, brother of Jamie Marksbury, said Thursday afternoon all three family members remain in Louisville hospitals. He said he preferred not to discuss specific injuries.

  • Motorists should use caution during 31W construction

    Motorists traveling the US-31w Bypass in Elizabethtown should be aware of ramp closures beginning next week. The closures will affect those wishing to travel north on the bypass from the US 62 interchange and the Interstate 65/Western Kentucky Parkway interchange area.

    On Sunday, Aug. 21, contract crews will begin reconstruction of the northbound bypass access and exit ramps from US 62. These closures will last through Aug. 30.

  • Teen injured in Bardstown Road crash

    A Hodgenville teen was injured Friday in a near head-on vehicle collision on Bardstown Road.
    Warren P. Banks, 22, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon south on U.S. 31E in the Ovesen Heights community about 4:10 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.
    Banks was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway and failed to yield right-of-way to a 2001 Mitsubishi passenger car driven by Dakota R. White, 17.
    White’s vehicle traveled through two yards and struck some rocks before coming to rest in a yard, Darst said.

  • Plane crashes near elementary school

    Three people were injured when a small plane crashed beside Lincoln Farm Road about 3:30 p.m. Monday. All three were flown to Louisville hospitals.
    Police say the single-engine plane was operated by Joshua Marksbury, 31, of Buffalo. Also on board were his wife, Jamie, 32, and 4-year-old son Jacob.
    A witness said the plane took off from a small airfield across from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. It was headed in the direction of the school when it crashed.
    Huel Vincent, who lives in a rental cabin near the airfield, saw it take off.

  • Three injured in plane crash

    Three people were injured when a small plane crashed on Lincoln Farm Road about 3:30 p.m. Monday. All three have been flown to Louisville hospitals.

    Police say the plane was operated by Joshua Marksbury of Buffalo. Also on board were his wife, Jamie, and 4-year-old son Jacob.

    Joshua Marksbury is listed in critical condition. Jamie and Jacob are in fair condition, police say.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Hodgenville’s final Free Movie Night is 7 p.m. Saturday with a showing of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

    The 2008 film stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett runs 166 minutes. It’s a bizarre story about a man who ages backwards.


    The boil water advisory that was issued for several areas in Hodgenville was lifted about 9 a.m. Friday.

    Water samples were OK'd through tests, according to city officials.

    The advisory went into effect Wednesday, Aug. 10 after a water main break.

  • Boil Water Advisory continues

    A boil water advisory has been issued for Lincoln Boulevard, Forest Avenue, Maple, Churchill, Polly, Kirkpatrick, Hill, KC Estates, Strange Road, Tanner, Peak and Old Sonora Road in Hodgenville beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.

    Until further notice, boil all water for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

    The advisory continues in effect, city officials said Friday.
    Crews worked until 1 a.m. Thursday to repair a broken water main.

  • Pvt. Juan Rojas graduates from basic training

    Pvt. Juan Pablo Rojas Jr. graduated from U.S. Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on Aug. 4. He will continue his advanced training at Fort Leonard Wood.
    He is the son of Juan and Teri Rojas of Hodgenville.