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  • Road to be closed longer than expected

    Bridge repairs on Ky. 391 will now close the road over Otter Creek in Hardin County at mile point 1.2 another week after locating more deteriorated concrete than expected, according to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 news release.

    Residents on the southern end of Ky. 391 must access the road from Ky. 1600 and residents on the northern side must access the road from Ky. 1500/Ky. 144. Repairs were expected to be finished by Monday.

  • Brother of teen killed by wreck injured

    A Hardin County couple grieving after the June 23 death of their 17-year-old daughter now faces another child clinging to life.

    Brice Taylor, 20, brother of Brianna Taylor, who died a week ago from injuries suffered in a wreck, was in critical condition late Monday afternoon at University Hos­pital in Louisville after suffering a severe head injury when an ATV he was driving struck a deer early Monday morning on Springfield Road.

  • Brother of Brianna Taylor injured in four-wheeler crash

    Brice Taylor, the 20-year-old brother of Brianna Taylor who died last Monday from injuries suffered in a car wreck, is listed in critical condition with head injuries at University Hospital in Louisville after an ATV accident early today.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Taylor was riding a four-wheeler on Springfield Road heading to Valley Creek Road around 12:30 a.m. when the ATV struck a deer, flipping the vehicle and sending Taylor off the ATV. He was not wearing a helmet and struck his head on the pavement, police said.

  • Friend pens moving tribute with 'The Spirit of Number 5'

    “I wanted to sing something sad, that wouldn’t be right. That wouldn’t represent you. You were always smiling, you had a beautiful smile. The spirit of number 5 will live on. ...”

    When he heard news of her death, Tyler Davis was left with the same emptiness was felt by those who knew and loved Brianna Taylor. An overwhelming cast of shock, disbelief and sadness swept over him and hundreds of others as her young life was cut short before she reached the age of 18.

  • Red Cross flows through local couple’s blood

    Bobby Thompson’s military career took him and his wife, Sharon, all over the country and world, but the one constant in their lives was the American Red Cross.

    “She used to be the colonel’s wife,” Bobby said. “Now I’m Sharon’s husband. Best job title I’ve ever had.”

    Sharon is retiring this week after almost 45 years of service, nearly 25 of which she logged in Elizabethtown at the Red Cross office on West Dixie Avenue.

  • Belk welcoming mobile mammography center

    Belk department store has invested roughly $6 million into a mobile mammography center that will make an appearance at its Towne Mall location next month.

    The Go Mobile Mammo­graphy center will visit the store from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 7 and 8. Store Manager Matthew Bargoil said the center will be able to screen up to 65 people.

    “It’s very exciting,” he said.

  • Criminal summons served on Hodgenville police chief

    Another LaRue County official has a criminal court appearance scheduled.

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson has been served a summons following a Kentucky State Police investigation into his conduct. A misconduct accusation is connected to a previous investigation that led to criminal charges against former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Johnson faces charges of first-degree official misconduct and second-degree hindering a prosecution or apprehension.

  • Medical helicopter lands on North Dixie
  • Motorcyclist flown to Louisville after wreck
  • Hodgenville police chief served criminal summons

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson has been served a criminal summons following a Kentucky State Police investigation into his conduct.

    Johnson faces charges of first-degree official misconduct and second-degree hindering a prosecution or apprehension.

    According to the complaint, an officer said that during KSP’s investigation into former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback, Johnson contacted Cruse on Dec. 16 and 17 and advised “him to lay low and get out of town.”