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  • Crews work to stay ahead of the cold

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway district road crews continue plowing and salting roadways this afternoon following the morning's newest round of snow - the second this week - and are preparing for a new, lighter round later today.

     

    Crews in most districts are racing against time and temperature. Their challenge is to get roadways cleared before pavement temperatures drop too low for de-icing substances to be effective.

     

  • Cox's Creek woman drowns in cistern

    Nelson County first responders battled freezing temperatures and hazardous roads Monday while responding to a drowning at a Cox’s Creek farm on Whitesides Road.

    Nancy Dugan, 56, was found drowned in a cistern on her farm at 1845 Whitesides Road.

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said in a press release that foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday at the state medical examiner’s office, after which a preliminary report on the cause of death is expected.

  • Teen injured in crash

    Austin Lewis, 18 of Magnolia, wrecked his 2005 Nissan Altima Tuesday, Feb. 10, on Tanner Road in Hodgenville. According to Deputy Brian Smith, Lewis had left school and was headed to work when the accident occurred. Smith said the vehicle rolled “two to three times before coming to a rest upside down on the side of the road. Lewis was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital complaining of neck pain.

  • Winter's blast hit fast

    The President’s Day Snowstorm dumped almost a foot of the fluffy stuff on the area in a short period of time beginning early Monday. And it was still coming down as The LaRue County Herald News was being printed.

    The newspaper was “put to bed” several hours early in an effort to ease the remainder of the production and delivery process.

    Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency just before 5 p.m. Monday.

  • News of Record: Feb. 18, 2015

    Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Lisa Dawn Buchanan, 43, and Randall Cleveland Morgan, 43, both of Hodgenville

    Bailey Kay Brown, 19, and Anthony Michael Carothers, 26, both of Hodgenville

    Susan Nicole Wease, 22, of Upton, and Steven Ray Wheeler, 31, of Hodgenville

    Margaret Elizabeth Lyons, 55, of Buffalo, and Michael David Sego, 44

    Agnes Marie Riggs, 57, and Johnny Jeffrey Riggs, 56, both of Hodgenville

  • Happy 206th Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

    LaRue County celebrated its most famous son on Thursday. Abraham Lincoln’s 206th birthday celebration took visitors across the county of his birth, as events took place throughout the day.

    Things got started at 10 a.m., as a group gathered for a wreath-laying at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, in front of the traditional cabin. Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd presenters were onhand. Longtime Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre spoke during the ceremony.

  • Discovery of headstone may cause revisionist Lincoln history

    DECATUR – A recently uncovered headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur could rewrite part of the family history of Illinois' most famous figure.

    That headstone belongs to Mary Hanks, who was the second cousin of Abraham Lincoln. While history books say she was born in 1824 and was buried in 1843, the headstone suggests she was instead buried in 1813, which would make her the oldest recorded burial in Decatur and perhaps the oldest in the entire state of Illinois.

  • Fire department makes run at Landmark

    The Hodgenville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 806 Landmark Drive at 10 p.m. Saturday.

    The smoke, it turned out, came from a heater. Several people left their apartments until the smoke cleared.

  • Schools closed Wednesday, Feb. 18

    LaRue County Schools will be closed Wednesday.

  • Reported drowning in a well in Cox's Creek

    The Nelson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they are investigating the death of an unnamed 57-year-old woman who apparently drowned in a cistern at a farm in the 1800 block of Whitesides Road in Cox's Creek.

    A press release from Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said foul play is not suspected.