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  • Man dies after crash on Parkway

    An 80-year-old Hodgenville man died Thursday, June 19, after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash near mile-marker 120, about four miles west of White Mills on the Western Kentucky Parkway.

    Kentucky State Police said Harold L. West, who was driving a pickup truck, was unresponsive at the scene. He was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown and then airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where he later passed away.

    Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville handled arrangements. West’s obituary is on 3A. 

  • Court ruling could affect murder case

    When a U.S. Supreme Court ruling was announced in late May, it opened the door for a possible defense in a local murder case.

    Defense attorneys for Abdullah White, who is charged with murder in the death of Kristie L. Allen, 28, were granted a continuance Monday in LaRue Circuit Court. With the trial now set for Oct. 27, the defense has time to research whether the Supreme Court ruling in Hall v. Florida is relevant.

  • Louisville Civic Orchestra to bring free concert to LaRue

    Come 7 p.m., Sept. 20, LaRue Countians will have the opportunity to hear the Louisville Civic Orchestra perform in a free concert at a site in this county.

    “The beauty of these instruments imparts an enjoyment that lasts a lifetime,” said local pianist and music teacher Diana Aubrey who is coordinating the visit.

    “The good thing is you don’t have to have all this classical knowledge to enjoy it.”

  • United Way hosting Day of Action

     The United Way of Central Kentucky’s mission is hosting a region-wide Day of Action on Saturday, June 21.

    The goal is to recruit hundreds of volunteers for a record-setting day of service at numerous local nonprofit agencies, schools, and churches throughout Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue, and Meade Counties. The event will promote an environment for individuals, families, and company teams to give back, and an opportunity to bring together our region in order to LIVE UNITED.

  • Turner Cottrell to attend IFAL

    Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for 92 high school juniors the emphasis on education continues. These students, from 60 counties across the state, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 29th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), held in two locations this month.

    Turner Cottrell is LaRue County’s representative. He will attend IFAL at the University of Kentucky.

  • Man dies after tractor accident

    A Nelson County man known locally as a UPS delivery driver fell victim to a farming accident Sunday.

    Marion Ray Spain was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m. outside his residence at 3017 Icetown Road just outside Boston, Ky.

    Spain, 56, was mowing a ditch when he ran over a rock at an angle, which overturned his small tractor and pinned him underneath it. Two people arrived at the scene and unsuccessfully tried to free him.

  • LACE awards recognize service

    The LaRue County Adult and Community Education (LACE) Council recognized four individuals at their annual awards meeting on June 3 for outstanding service to our community. Awards were presented by Marsha Duncan, LACE Council Awards Committee Chairperson.

  • Post 4 troopers honored

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown had its Trooper of the Year and Detective of the Year recognized in May at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Senior Trooper Michael Garyantes and Detective Jason Propes were honored.

    Garyantes is an 11-year veteran of KSP and has been assigned to Post 4 his whole career.

  • Library's summer reading program kicks off

    Every year, LaRue County Public Library hosts a summer reading program. It is open to all children from preschool to 13 years old.

    The goal of the program, according to Crystal Packard, youth service librarian, is to prevent “the summer slide” and to encourage kids to enjoy reading.

    This year, the program is called “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and each week will have a different science theme. The group will meet at 11 a.m. every Tuesday for preschool, and 5 p.m. for school-age children.

  • Hodgenville named a safe city

    Hodgenville has been ranked as the third safest city in the state.

    The ranking of the top-50 safest cities was compiled by Safewise, a home security agency, from 2012 data.

    Cities were chosen based on their level of reported violent (murder, rape, aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny, theft). The data was collected from FBI reports and numbers were calculated as occurrences per every 1,000 people.