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  • 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.

  • Kentucky Press Association honors: Herald takes third in State

    The LaRue County Herald News staff collected several awards last week at the Kentucky Press Association Advertising and Editorial Awards in Louisville.

    The Herald took third place in General Excellence in the mid-sized weekly category.

    Editor Linda Ireland had three first-place entries: Best General News Story – “Mayor removed after 12-hour hearing”; Best Feature Story – “Like a Rock”; and Best On-Going/Extended Coverage Story – coverage of mayor’s ouster.

  • Employers offer assistance to job-seeking veterans

    Where Opportunity Knox is bringing its breakfast program, “Veterans: A Workforce and Talent Solution,” to Hardin County, providing tools and insights to help companies of all sizes hire veterans.

  • Free income tax preparation offered through AARP
  • Marion County man killed in farming accident

    A Marion County man was killed after he became trapped in a grain bin at 911 Merrimac Road in Bradfordsville around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21.

    Joseph Gary Blanford, 64, of Holy Cross, had climbed into the bin to attempt to unclog the auger when the soybeans caved in on top of him, causing him to be buried in the soybeans, according to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Blanford was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney at the scene. Dabney said Blanford died as a result of asphyxia.

  • Missouri suspects spotted near New Haven

    Local police and the FBI are on the lookout for two men with ties to a kidnapping in Missouri who were last seen near Bardstown.

    Police announced that they’re looking for the suspects, who are considered armed and dangerous, after a stolen van involved in the abduction was found wrecked on the Bluegrass Parkway Thursday.

    At press time, both suspects were still at large and authorities say it’s unknown if the suspects are still in Kentucky.