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  • 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.

  • Slick roadway contributes to White City crash

    Snow began falling about 8 a.m. Thursday in LaRue County, making road conditions treacherous in some areas.

    Slick roads may have been a factor in a two-vehicle collision that occurred about 8:24 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 31-E (Bardstown Road) and Ky. 84 (Howardstown) in White City.

  • Sheriff’s audit referred to Attorney General

    The State Auditor released last week the remainder of audits from the LaRue County Sheriff’s office between 2011 and Feb. 28, 2013.

    Audits for the period of April 16, 2011 to April 15, 2012, and March 1, 2013 to April 15, 2013, were released last month by the Auditor of Public Accounts.

    Stephenie Hoelscher, a spokesperson for the state auditor’s office said a certified public accountant was contracted to do the audit – and it is not unusual for a CPA to do the work.

  • Grand jury to hear more charges

    The felony charges of former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback continue to plod through the court system.

    Circuit Judge Charles Simms III, who is overseeing the cases, is determined to resolve them soon. The trial is set to begin Feb. 23 in Nelson County.

  • Calorie counts could be costly to consumers

    In an effort to combat obesity, the Food and Drug Administration issued a new regulation that would require all chain restaurants, theaters, amusement parks and grocery delis to disclose calorie contents of the food they offer to patrons, which could lead to increased prices on food consumed at these establishments.

  • ‘Shoeper Bowl’ goal is to collect 6,000 pairs of shoes

    Dewayne Gibson, pastor of Parkway Baptist Church, is looking ahead to an exciting Shoeper Bowl as well as Super Bowl Feb. 1.

    Shoeper Bowl is the name for a drive, sponsored by Sports Reach and Audience One, to collect 6,000 pairs of shoes for distribution in countries where Sports Reach ministers. Feb. 1 is the culmination date.

  • Fire Run

    No fire

    Hodgenville Fire Department responded to a report of a possible explosion and structure fire at 10 p.m. Jan. 10 on Miami Court. The homeowner later reported a shelf had fallen off the wall.

  • House damaged by utility room fire

    The home of Edna Mae Owens was damaged Jan. 15 by a fire that began in a utility room.

    Hodgenville, LaRue, Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters were dispatched to a brick house on North Summit Avenue about 8:20 p.m.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the utility room – containing washer, dryer and electric panel – was reached by going outside the main house. The room was extensively damaged; however, the main house escaped most of the smoke and water damage.

    “There was some damage in the kitchen area,” said Sparks.