http://www.laruecountyherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Four injured when SUV slides into ravine http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/four-injured-when-suv-slides-ravine <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/snow_rescue.jpg" alt="Paramedics and firefighters carried a patient from a crash scene on Perkins Road to an all-terrain vehicle that would carry him to an ambulance. Four people were injured when their vehicle slid down an embankment into a creek. From left, Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins, Wade Clopton (Magnolia firefighter), 911 Coordinator Nathan Hall; right side, Hunter Thomas (Buffalo firefighter), Andrew Snyder (Magnolia firefighter) and paramedic John Slinger." title="Paramedics and firefighters carried a patient from a crash scene on Perkins Road to an all-terrain vehicle that would carry him to an ambulance. Four people were injured when their vehicle slid down an embankment into a creek. From left, Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins, Wade Clopton (Magnolia firefighter), 911 Coordinator Nathan Hall; right side, Hunter Thomas (Buffalo firefighter), Andrew Snyder (Magnolia firefighter) and paramedic John Slinger." align="left" hspace="6" width="92" height="85" /><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 10.8px; font: 10.0px 'Century Schoolbook'"> <br /> A Hodgenville couple and two children escaped serious injury when their vehicle plunged down a ravine Thursday on a snow-covered road.</p> I-65 cleared as dig-out continues http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/i-65-cleared-dig-out-continues <p> Just past noon on Thursday, Carl Hester rolled down the window of his minivan, exhausted and impatient after spending a long night stranded in deep snow with hundreds of other motorists on a rural, hilly stretch of Interstate 65 north of Elizabethtown, Ky.<br /> <br /> He and his fiance, sleeping beside him, were traveling from northern Ohio to Texas for a relative&#39;s surgery Wednesday night when the storm dumped up to 21 inches of snow, jackknifing trucks, sending cars sliding and turning the highway into a dark, frozen parking lot.<br /> <br /> Judge dismisses federal lawsuit http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/judge-dismisses-federal-lawsuit <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/car_williamson_lawsuit.jpg" alt="This photo, provided in a report in a civil suit filed against the LaRue County Sheriff’s office, shows the trajectory of shots fired into the vehicle driven by Thomas Earl Ferguson on Dec. 7, 2012." title="This photo, provided in a report in a civil suit filed against the LaRue County Sheriff’s office, shows the trajectory of shots fired into the vehicle driven by Thomas Earl Ferguson on Dec. 7, 2012." align="left" hspace="6" width="132" height="85" /><p> A wrongful death suit, filed in 2013 by the mother of a man shot and killed by a former LaRue County deputy, has been dismissed in federal court.<br /> Carolyn Chaudoin, administrator of the estate of Thomas Earl Ferguson, named former Deputy James Eric Williamson, the LaRue County Sheriff&rsquo;s office and LaRue County in a civil suit in U.S. District Court, western district, after her son&rsquo;s death.<br /> I-65, many local roads impassable http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/i-65-many-local-roads-impassable <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brian_boggs92772_n.jpg" alt="Brian Boggs took this photo of a wrecked semi on Bardstown Road near Boyhood Home at Knob Creek Thursday morning." title="Brian Boggs took this photo of a wrecked semi on Bardstown Road near Boyhood Home at Knob Creek Thursday morning." align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> Interstate 65 is impassable at this time through LaRue, Hart and Hardin Counties due to snow and stranded vehicles. Kentucky National Guard members are mobilized and responding. An emergency number is now setup for stranded motorists to request assistance: (270) 765-5978.</p> <p> Travelers who require immediate attention (only) will be taken to Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.</p> <p> Brief updates are available on the KYTC District 4 Facebook Page: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/kytcd4" title="http://www.facebook.com/kytcd4">http://www.facebook.com/kytcd4</a></p> Board of Adjustments gives sawmill operator until June 1 to correct issues http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/board-adjustments-gives-sawmill-operator-until-june-1-correct-issues <p> The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments has discussed the operation of a sawmill on Sonora Road in four meetings during the past year.<br /> Despite numerous complaints by neighbors&nbsp; &ndash; many of whom have attended every meeting &ndash; the board agreed Feb. 23 to give the owner of the sawmill, Mose Yoder, more time to make improvements at the site.<br /> LCHS senior honored as 'Black History Maker' http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lchs-senior-honored-black-history-maker <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/benjamin_locke_and_dad.jpg" alt="Benjamin Locke, left, was last week honored as a Black History Maker of Tomorrow at a ceremony in Louisville. He is shown with his dad, Darrell Locke. " title="Benjamin Locke, left, was last week honored as a Black History Maker of Tomorrow at a ceremony in Louisville. He is shown with his dad, Darrell Locke. " align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> Benjamin Locke, a senior at LaRue County High School, was honored Feb. 26 as a &ldquo;Black History Maker of Tomorrow.&rdquo;<br /> He and nine other students from Kentucky and Indiana won a total of $15,000 in college scholarships sponsored by McDonald&rsquo;s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The ceremony was held at Louisville Metro Hall.&nbsp;Sadiqa Reynolds, chief for community building, Louisville Metro Government and Judge Erica Lee Williams, Jefferson County District Court Judge were on-site to honor the recipients.<br /> Semi takes wrong turn in yard, blocks traffic http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/semi-takes-wrong-turn-yard-blocks-traffic <p> Monday morning commuters on Bardstown Road had to take an unexpected detour when a semi went off the roadway, blocking traffic, about 5:30 a.m.<br /> Chris Jessie, spokesman for the Transportation Cabinet, said the driver &ndash; who was from California &ndash; was following his GPS and decided to turn around between mile points 11 and 12.<br /> The driver attempted to turn around in Ovesen Heights, per the directions of his Tom-Tom, and became mired in a front yard. Other motorists were detoured along KY 210 and KY 470 for two-to-three hours.<br /> Woman charged with pointing gun at couple http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/woman-charged-pointing-gun-couple <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/carrie_bowen.jpg" alt="Carrie Bowen" title="Carrie Bowen" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;A Hodgenville woman is facing two counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly pointing a gun at a couple.</p> <p> According to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith, dispatch received a call at 1:41 p.m. Feb. 28 about an alleged altercation on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville. His report stated that Carrie E. Bowen, 42, was sitting in a parked car beside an automated teller machine at Lincoln National Bank on Shawnee Drive.</p> <p> Sheriff Russell McCoy said a car pulled up behind Bowen. When she didn&rsquo;t move, the driver blew the horn.&nbsp;</p>