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  • Disaster unemployment assistance available to storm victims

     Kentuckians in the 21 counties, including LaRue County, who have lost work or whose businesses were damaged due to severe weather that occurred Feb. 29-March 3, may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance.

    The deadline to apply is April 16, 2012.

    Farmers and self-employed people who normally are ineligible for unemployment insurance benefits also may qualify for disaster unemployment assistance, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • FEMA workers will show identification

     Survivors of the Feb. 29 and March 2 tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding and storms in Kentucky should be on the alert for scam artists who may approach you in person, by telephone or via the Internet.

    • Be alert when your doorbell rings. People going door-to-door to damaged homes or telephoning disaster survivors and claiming to be building contractors could be frauds. If visitors or callers solicit personal information such as Social Security or bank account numbers, or for money, they are not legitimate.

  • New Haven Library to open by late April

    Patrons of the New Haven Library can expect the new location to open by late April. Challenges presented by the construction have caused a delay in the grand opening and inadvertently gone slightly over budget.
    Librarian Director Sharon Shanks reported to the library board Thursday the unforeseen expenses resulted from complications in the construction of the parking lot for the New Haven Library. Initially bid at  $990,000, the library is currently over by $20,534.84.

  • Three easy steps to FEMA sign-up

    Survivors of the recent Kentucky tornadoes who suffered damage should register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, even if they have insurance or aren’t sure they’re eligible for help. 

  • Friends of the Library to recruit at Expo

     A new chapter of the Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization created to support and celebrate the LaRue County Public Library, has been formed by a group of concerned citizens in Hodgenville.

  • Three injured in crash outside Buffalo

    A two-vehicle crash on Greensburg Road left three people injured Friday afternoon.
    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Russell McCoy, Joe Milby, 40, of Greensburg, was traveling westbound near the 2500 block of Greensburg Road when he lost control of the Ford pickup he was test-driving from Hutcherson Auto Sales.
    The truck struck a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette driven by Melinda Howell, 62, of Greensburg Road, in the right side.
    The pickup then flipped several times and landed on its top according to McCoy.

  • Summary of LaRue's Feb. 29 storm damages

    LaRue’s damages from Feb. 29 tornadoes
    According to E-911 Coordinator Chris Jackson, 35 separate buildings were damaged or destroyed by the Feb. 29 tornadoes.
    Sixty-seven individuals were displaced during the storms.
    Summary
    Tanner Road – Barn destroyed, roof damage, outbuilding destroyed
    Kyle Street – Roof damage
    Marcum Lane – Roof and outbuilding damaged

  • Extension Expo offers information and giveaways

     The 30th annual Extension Expo will be held Saturday in the LaRue County High School gym.

  • FEMA, senator visits storm-damaged areas

     LaRue County suffered more than $1 million in damages during the Leap Day tornadoes. Despite the widespread damage that occurred from Tanner Road to Stiles Ford Road, however, it is small compared to what eastern counties can claim.

  • LaRue County eligible for FEMA assistance

    Minutes after The LaRue County Herald News went to press Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that LaRue County storm victims are eligible for federal assistance.

    Frankfort received notice Tuesday that President Barack Obama authorized relief for residents of LaRue, Grayson, Ohio, Russell and Trimble Counties. This brings the total number of counties receiving federal aid to 21.