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  • Storm victims urged to complete SBA loan application

    Survivors who received an application for a Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan after registering for federal disaster assistance should complete and return it as soon as possible.

    Returning an SBA loan application may provide a survivor with funds for home repair and reconstruction. It also may direct the survivor to Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery grants that do not have to be repaid.

  • LaRue County eligible for public assistance through FEMA

    LaRue County is among 14 counties that are eligible for reimbursements to county and local governments to assist in storm recovery.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide reimbursements to county and local governments to repair public infrastructure or to remove storm debris. Deadly storms and tornadoes tore through Kentucky on Feb. 29 and March 2.

    As damage assessments continue, more counties may be approved for similar aid.

  • New Haven man injured in crash

    A New Haven man was injured in a Marion County crash about 2 p.m. March 20.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Thomas Calvin Newton, 54, of Loretto, was driving a 2002 GMC pickup north on KY 49 and attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of Loretto Foodland.

    Newton’s vehicle turned into the path of a 1998 Nissan driven by Michael F. Hayslip, 61, who was traveling south on KY 49.

    Both were wearing seatbelts; Newton was uninjured.

  • Storm victims should watch for letter from FEMA

     Some Kentucky disaster survivors may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency which indicates more information is needed to determine eligibility for FEMA disaster assistance.

    Any letter you receive from FEMA should be read carefully.

    Here are some common reasons why FEMA may need additional information from survivors:

    • The applicant did not provide complete insurance information;

    • The applicant did not provide proof of occupancy or ownership of the damaged property;

  • Crash at intersection causes brief road closure

     A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Phillips Lane caused a brief road closure March 9. 

  • Woman injured in wreck on Old E'town Road

    A two-vehicle accident near Walters Cabinets on Old Elizabethtown Road left one injured Monday afternoon.
    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Smith, a 2003 Chevy Impala driven by Kathy Herring, 54, of Hodgenville was attempting to turn left onto Tonieville Road when she was rear-ended by a 2005 Dodge Neon driven by Lindsay Floyd, 58, also of Hodgenville.
    According to Smith, Herring was complaining of neck pain and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. She was treated and released.

  • Kentucky Angus Association honors Shaw family

    The Shaw family, well-known among the state’s cattle breeders, was honored March 2 at the 2012 Kentucky Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet as “Family of the Year.”
    Jim Shaw of Hodgenville has been raising and showing Angus cattle since 1975 when he acquired a small herd from the estate of a family member.

  • County Clean-up Days set for March 23-24

    LaRue County Clean-up Days will be held March 23-24 at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County Middle School.
    The event is held in conjunction with Commonwealth Cleanup Week, an annual weeklong event implemented by the Energy and Environment Cabinet, which aims to provide citizens the opportunity to spruce up just in time for the spring season.
    Last year during the Commonwealth Cleanup week, 219 bags of litter, 69 batteries, 2,288 tons of trash, 4.8 tons of steel and 303 pounds of other metals were collected in LaRue County alone.

  • Extension Expo draws more than 900

    A record-setting crowd attended the 30th annual Extension Expo Saturday.
    About 968 people visited the 70-or-so booths set up in the LaRue County High School gym, according to the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Office.
    “The largest crowd we had previously was about 800,” said Office Assistant Sue Ann McCandless.
    The Extension staff had an idea the Expo might turn into a bustling event when the first visitors arrived about 9 a.m. – an hour before booths were scheduled to open.

  • Free legal aid advice available to storm victims

     A toll-free legal aid line is now available for survivors of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding affecting 21 Kentucky counties including LaRue between Feb. 29 and March 3.

    The number to request disaster-related legal assistance is (877) 625-9839.

    The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.