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  • Tractor pull rescheduled

     The Third Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull has been rescheduled due to forecasted inclement weather.

    The event, originally scheduled for October 10 and 11, will now be held on October 17 and 18 at 6 p.m. It will still take place at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.

  • Tornado watch for county

    More than half of Kentucky's 120 counties are under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service's Louisville office.

    Counties included are:

    ANDERSON BATH BOONE
    BOURBON BOYD BOYLE
    BRACKEN BREATHITT BULLITT
    CAMPBELL CARROLL CARTER
    CASEY CLARK ELLIOTT
    ESTILL FAYETTE FLEMING
    FLOYD FRANKLIN GALLATIN
    GARRARD GRANT GREEN
    GREENUP HARDIN HARRISON
    HART HENRY JACKSON
    JEFFERSON JESSAMINE JOHNSON

  • Woman injured in ATV crash

     A 28-year-old Nelson County woman is improving after being listed in critical condition following an ATV accident early Wednesday morning.

    Jessica Blair, of New Hope, was a passenger riding with a friend in the Mount Sherman area when she was thrown from a Polaris Ranger ATV.

    The accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. Blair was transported by ambulance to the LaRue County EMS station and then flown by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital with head injuries.

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  • RESCHEDULED: Doing good with golf

    The 7th Annual St. Jude Charity Barbecue Dinner Auction & Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, October 11 (event was canceled due to weather - it is rescheduled for Oct. 25) at the LaRue County Country Club.

    The event, organized by Tommy Locke and a group of his friends, came about because of Locke’s history playing men’s softball.

  • Break-ins plague city

    Hodgenville residents are encouraged to take extra care to lock up valuables after a spate of break-ins last week.

    Items were taken from four vehicles on College Street, Hutcherson Heights and East Forrest early Wednesday, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson. Two of the vehicles were unlocked.

    The vehicle on East Forrest was locked – but that didn’t deter the thief, said Johnson. The car’s owner had left her wallet in the floorboard where it could be seen.

  • Lincoln Days showcases ‘the best’

    Saturday morning’s windy conditions put a chill on the opening events of the 43rd annual Lincoln Days Festival. Participants in the Little Abe and Little Sarah contests shivered onstage, the ladies held on to their pioneer bonnets, men chased their runaway hats, and volunteers kept a close watch on swaying booths, trashcans and speakers.

    Lincoln Days President Rob Thurman said a strong wind blew through Lincoln Square about 9 p.m. Friday and flipped over booths. Vendors walked around the square afterwards, securing their competitor’s booths.

  • WATCH: Tyler Adams gets dunked by Terry Davenport
  • Firefighter injured, truck damaged in cornfield fire

    About seven acres of a cornfield was scorched Sunday afternoon, the latest in a series of field fires that have kept firefighters busy.

    The field, owned by Jan and Jane Wright and located on Carter Brothers Road, had been harvested. The fire appeared to have started near the center of the field.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler said the volunteer firefighters reached the area quickly, however, the wind caused numerous problems.

    “When it changed direction, it came at us in a fury,” he said.

  • ‘I am.’ Students learn about personal safety

    “Who is responsible for your personal safety?” Dale Dobson, head of farm safety for the Department of Agriculture was met with silence. “The answer should be ‘I am.’”

    More than 1,000 LaRue County students, including all eighth graders and high school students received a hands-on lesson about the dangers of drunk driving.