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  • Two die in fire near Holy Cross

     Two people died as a result of a trailer fire near Loretto early Monday morning.

    Thomas Wayne Cundiff, 60, and his wife, Mary Rose Cundiff, 71, died in the fire that destroyed 6310 Holy Cross Road.

    The mobile home was a complete loss, according to the police.

    Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of the fire at 3:36 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6.

  • Winter Storm Warning

     According to the National Weather Service, significant snowfall is possible Sunday.

    A sharp cold front will bring accumulating snow to the Ohio Valley.

    A winter storm watch has been issued from Sunday morning to late Sunday night. Precipitation will begin as a light wintry mix before daybreak. Snowfall of 2 to 4 inches is possible over central Kentucky. The totals could change depending on the eventual track of the storm.

    Slick roadways are possible and drivers are urged to use caution.

  • Frigid air heading this way: Keep your family safe

    There is a deep freeze settling into Kentucky in the coming days with another cold shot predicted for Sunday evening and continuing into the early days of next week.

    Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope said there are steps to take to keep your family safe during extreme cold weather conditions that may require the use of supplemental heat in your home. “Right now is the time to consider the dangers of carbon monoxide,” said Swope.

  • Monday's Extension class canceled

    The LaRue County Extension office planned to hold a "soup and panini" class Monday, Jan. 6.
    The class has been scheduled due to predicted cold temperature. The National Weather Service predicts temps will be in single digits.
    Extension Agent Theresa Howard  said the class will not be rescheduled. A recipe booklet handout is available for anyone interested. Contact the Extension office at 270-358-3401 to obtain a copy.

  • Travelers advisory issued for area

    The National Weather Service has issued a travelers' advisory for LaRue County until 10 p.m. today.

    Despite less than an inch of snowfall, temperatures falling into the 20s has resulted in very slick road conditions due to black ice.

    As temperatures continue to fall into the upper teens this evening, untreated roadways will likely remain slick.

    Motorists are urged to use caution and take it slow.

  • KSP seizes Chief’s phone

    In June, Kentucky State Police seized numerous records and ordinance books from Hodgenville City Hall. The investigation culminated in the grand jury indictment of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, who charged on a combined 69 felonies last month – most dealing with the alleged misuse of the City’s gas card.

  • Santa’s Run assists 1,032

    The Santa’s Helpers had a record breaking year, providing food and toys to 1,032 people in LaRue County.

  • Bondurant remembered as friend and mentor

    Family, friends and colleagues of James “Jim” Bondurant paid their final respects Saturday at his funeral at the LaRue County Courthouse.

  • State’s gas tax decreases on New Year’s Day

    Kentucky’s “gas tax” on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol motor fuels will decrease by 1.5 cents per gallon on New Year’s Day, reflecting a drop in the calculated average wholesale fuel price.

  • Prescription drug drop-off box available

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012 called prescription drug abuse the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States. Between 1999 and 2009, the number of deaths nationwide from prescription painkillers such as hydrocodone and oxycodone nearly quadrupled, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.