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  • Looking Back: Lincoln Museum volunteers, 1989
  • Bluegrass Pipeline delayed until 2016

    Developers’ plans to complete the Bluegrass Pipeline have been postponed.

    The same day the Kentucky House of Representatives held its first hearing on legislation that would prohibit builders of natural gas liquids pipelines from acquiring easements through condemnation, and Gov. Steve Beshear said he favors such limits, the Tulsa, Okla., energy company Williams announced it has delayed its deadline for finishing the project from late 2015 to mid-to-late 2016.

  • Wide load slowing traffic through Kentucky

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is alerting motorists to an oversized load slowly traveling from Tennessee to Ohio.

    Diamond Heavy Haul, of Shandon, Ohio, is transporting a 480,000 pound boiler. It entered the Commonwealth from Tennessee on Wednesday on Interstate 24 and headed east toward Barren County via U.S. 68, William H. Natcher Parkway and I-65.

    The load is to continue along the following Kentucky routes:

     

    ·        I-65 north to Martha Layne Collins/Bluegrass Parkway east

  • Rescue teams called to lake

     LaRue County emergency service teams turned out in force Sunday evening after dispatch received a call about a hole in the ice at McDougal Lake.

  • Judge: City Hall correspondence will be open

     LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III ruled last week to unseal additional documents in the cases of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback.

  • Baby Lincoln marker donated to Park

     About 200 years ago, a grieving father scrabbled to find a limestone rock suitable to mark the grave of his infant son.

  • Concerts to benefit Addie

     A Louisville bar is hosting two benefit concerts next month — one of which features a prominent country star — to help recoup financial losses for an Elizabethtown toddler fighting cancer.

    Nick Nowinski, owner of Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, has booked country musician Gary Allan for a show at 6 p.m. March 25. Doors open at 4 p.m. and an opening act takes the stage at 5 p.m., he said.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline future still unclear

    It’s still unclear whether the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline project will move forward, officials from Boardwalk Pipeline Partners indicated during Monday morning’s fourth quarter earnings call.

    Several analysts asked during the call whether the project will still progress, and one asked if the company would know in the first half of the year, but officials only repeated that they are still in discussions with customers and that a decision will be made based on customer commitment and regulatory approval.

  • Family loses home to fire

    Rodney and Magen Baird Thompson lost their East Leafdale Road home to a fire Thursday, Feb. 6.
    The flames broke out about 9:30 a.m. and the efforts of Buffalo, LaRue and Magnolia firefighters were hampered due to the freezing temperatures and slick roadways.
    The home was a loss, according to Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins. The fire was fully involved when the volunteers arrived – and the flames had burned through the roof and the center of the house. Rodney Thompson was asleep at home when the fire broke out and was wakened by the smoke.

  • Wild, wintry weather closes schools, snaps lines, endangers salt supply

     About 900 LaRue Countians were without electricity at the height of last week’s ice storm.