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  • LaRue under tornado watch

    LaRue County is under a tornado watch.

    The National Weather Service alert will be in effect until 10 p.m. EST. All residents are encouraged to be aware of changing weather conditions and be prepared to take cover if a warning is issued.

    Severe weather with damaging winds are expected this afternoon and tonight, according to forecasters. A squall line will pass through Kentucky bringing damaging straight line winds and the possibility of spawning tornadoes.

  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY - LIFTED

    A boil water advisory, issued by Hodgenville Water Works for customers on Polley Avenue, Vaughn Avenue, Kirkpatrick Avenue, Underwood Avenue, Williams Court and Shoffner Loop, was lifted at 1 p.m. Friday.

    The advisory was issued due to a water main break.

    For more information, contact Hodgenville City Hall at 358-3832.

  • 222 closed at bridge

    KY 222 remains closed over I65 due to a semi losing an oversized load on the bridge.  The weight of the load is complicating efforts to remove it.  Bridge engineers are on-site evaluating how to safely remove the oversized cargo.  The bridge/road will remain closed for at least the next 4 hours.
     
    Motorist wishing to travel across the bridge will have to either travel north or south on I65 to the nearest exit (Exit 91 for Northbound and Exit 81 for Southbound) and enter I65 toward their destination from that point.

  • Water bills show small increase

      Customers of LaRue County Water District No. 1 will see an increase in water bills. The minimum bill for the first 1,000 gallons increased from $14.93 to $15.02 – or 9 cents.

    The monthly bill for a residential customer using an average of 5,000 gallons of water per month will increase from $41.41 to $41.86. This is an increase of 45 cents or 1.1 percent.

    The increase occurred due to a rate increase passed on by the City of Bardstown, a supplier of the water district.

  • PHOTO: Dryer fire caused little damage

     Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters extinguished a dryer fire on Ford Road, Mount Sherman, about 11:30 a.m. Friday. The volunteers carried the smoking appliance outside from a main floor laundry room. Minor damage was reported.

  • Magnolia man injured in intersection crash

     A Magnolia man was injured Monday in a two-vehicle crash.

  • PHOTO: Single-vehicle crash in downtown

    James Dwayne Barnes, 41, of Magnolia, lost control of the 1998 Chevrolet Corvette he was driving on Lincoln Boulevard about 5:30 p.m. Monday. Barnes told investigating officer Eddie Dockery that he was attempting to pass a truck when the Corvette left the roadway. It jumped the sidewalk, ran through some landscaping shrubs and bricks and came to rest in the City of Hodgenville parking lot at the corner of West Water Street.

  • 31-E curve reconstruction complete

     The reconstruction of three curves on U.S. 31-E between Hodgenville and New Haven is complete.

  • Fire Run

     Hodgenville Fire Department responded to two car fires about 2 p.m. Nov. 9 on Greensburg Street – at the same residence. The vehicles were near a house. A City Police unit blocked the roadway while the firefighters extinguished the blaze.

    No injuries were reported.

  • Police search for missing Bardstown teen

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Bardstown boy who has been missing since Oct. 15.

    Corey Wade Bogard, 16, is missing but believed to still be in the area, Nelson County Sheriff’s Detective Jonathan Snow said.

    He said Bogard went missing after he was supposed to go back to his uncle’s house from his aunt’s house.

    “His uncle has custody of him, and he also resides part of the time with his aunt,” Snow said.