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  • Upton man dies after being struck by train

    An Upton man was killed Monday, Jan. 26, in Hart County when the 1981 Chevrolet El Camino he was driving was struck by a CSX train.

    According to a Kentucky State Police press release, John Schafer, 61, was westbound on Walnut Grove School Road in Bonnieville when his car became disabled on the railroad tracks for an unknown reason. Schafer was unable to avoid being struck by the northbound train.

    Schafer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County coroner. Schafer was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision, the press release said.

  • Dispatch launching CodeRED

    In the event of an emergency, such as a tornado, severe thunderstorm, winter storm, flash flood, chemical road spill, or boil water advisory, every minute counts in alerting the public to the potential danger.

    LaRue County is about to launch a system called CodeRED that will instantly relay such information through email, text messages, and home or cell phones.

    Nathan Hall, LaRue County’s 911 coordinator and deputy emergency management director, expects to have the system operable this month.

  • Legal Aid Society offers clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 to make your reservation.

    Divorce Clinic – 9:30 a.m. Feb. 13 and March 12. Clients will receive assistance from attorneys in filling out all of the necessary paperwork to file for a divorce.

  • Justice named interim superintendent at Vicksburg

    Bill Justice has been named interim superintendent at the Vicksburg National Military Park effective Feb. 8. Justice has served as superintendent of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville since 2011. He previously worked at Natchez National Historical Park.

    During Justice’s four-month assignment at Vicksburg, Stacy Humphreys will be acting superintendent at the Hodgenville Park for February and March; Brian Ludwig will be acting superintendent in April and May.

  • Clarification

    Glenda Dohn took the photo of cows on her father’s farm in last week’s “Snow Day” photo page. Donnie Pearman submitted the photo.

  • Toddler killed in car crash

    A two-year-old was killed in a two-vehicle collision Sunday near Munfordville, according to The Glasgow Daily Times.

    The child was a passenger in a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Anita Bingle, 44, of Cave City, according to a press release from Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green.

    The state police received a call about 1:25 p.m. Sunday regarding a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 31-W south of Munfordville.

  • Upton man struck by train

    An Upton man was killed Monday, Jan. 26, in Hart County when the 1981 Chevrolet El Camino he was driving was struck by a CSX train.

    According to a Kentucky State Police press release, John Schafer, 61, was westbound on Walnut Grove School Road in Bonnieville when his car became disabled on the railroad tracks for an unknown reason. Schafer was unable to avoid being struck by the northbound train.

    Schafer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County coroner. Schafer was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision, the press release said.

  • New Haven firefighters dedicate decades to community

    You don’t find the time to be a volunteer firefighter. You make it. And New Haven’s volunteers have been making that time for much of their lives.

    The average age of a firefighter in Kentucky is about 30, with about seven years of service. The average age of a firefighter in New Haven is 51 and with an average of 30 years of service under his belt.

  • Attorney Darryl Isaacs seriously injured while biking

    Attorney Darryl Isaacs, who has marketed himself as the "Heavy Hitter" and the "Kentucky Hammer" and been described as Kentucky's most recognized lawyer, has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident.

    Isaacs, 50, who was struck by a motorist Jan. 19, is recovering at University of Louisville Hospital, where spokesman David McArthur said Tuesday he was in fair condition.

  • Johnson returns to work in ‘limited capacity’

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson was suspended with pay earlier this month after being charged with official misconduct.

    He returned to work last week in a “limited” capacity, according to Mayor Kenny DeVore.

    His job duties include public safety and code enforcement. His police powers are restored in emergency situations or when requested by acting-Chief Marcus Jackson or Mayor DeVore – or if he witnesses a crime.

    Mayor DeVore said he “ran it by the attorneys” before bringing Johnson back to the force.