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  • Slick and getting worse

     If you can stay home - do so.

    LaRue County roads are extremely treacherous and numerous accidents have been reported. Icy conditions will not improve until temperatures rise.

    LaRue County Schools are closed.

    As of 9:45 a.m., about a dozen vehicles are off the roadway on Ky. 84. Law enforcement and wreckers are having trouble reaching the accidents.

    One officer said the ice appears to be re-freezing as soon as city and county road departments are applying salt to the roadways. 

  • Winter Weather Advisory: Icy mix expected

     The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for early Friday.

    A wintry mix of precipitation (sleet and freezing rain) is expected with minor accumulations of ice and snow.

    Travel will be impacted due to precipitation occurring during the morning rush hour.

    A winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

    Up to one-inch of snow accumulation and one-tenth of an inch of ice is possible.

  • Four injured in crash near Athertonville

     Four people were injured Monday evening in an apparent head-on crash near Athertonville.

    Two adults and two children were transported by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital. 

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

    Names and further details were unavailable at presstime.

  • Herald's Mr. and Miss Sweetheart, couples' contests have a few changes, plenty of chances to win

     It’s time to spotlight your little heartbreaker’s photo in The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Teen recovering from crash near Magnolia

     A LaRue County teen is recovering from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday, Jan. 15.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter dedicated

     The cages were empty, with food and water bowls at the ready. Now, the shiny new cages are full of meows and barks.

    Taylor County Animal Shelter dedicated its new building on Tuesday morning.

  • Social Security checks going electronic by March 1

     With less than two months until the March 1, 2013, deadline to pay all federal benefits electronically, the Treasury Department reported that five million paper checks continue to be mailed to federal beneficiaries each month. In Kentucky alone, more than 104,000 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income checks are sent each month.

  • Pharmacists - The Other White Coats

    It’s your doctor who diagnoses the problem, but your pharmacist is often the one who helps you start feeling better.

    Jan. 12 is National Pharmacist Day, time set aside to thank this often overlooked care provider.

    Tracking down the origin of the day of recognition proves to be difficult, with no information available as to who initiated it or when. It has, however, been a longstanding note on calendars listing unusual holidays.

  • Winter Storm Warning in effect

     LaRue County is under a winter storm warning.

    The National Weather Service has issued a warning for freezing rain and sleet which is in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday.

    Light precipitation will begin across the area later today. The intensity will pick up tonight and continue until early Wednesday.

    Up to an inch of sleet or ice is forecast from west of Bowling Green to Lexington Metro.

    Drivers are urged to use caution.

  • Sonora boy lands spot on Jeopardy

     The third time’s the charm for Skyler Hornback.