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  • Shelter available at courthouse

     With the impending severe weather predicted the LaRue County Courthouse is available for storm shelter through noon on Saturday, March 4, 2012.

     
    Anyone needing shelter from the storms is encouraged to assemble inside the main courthouse at 209 West High Street, Hodgenville, KY. If you have questions or concerns, contact the judge executive’s office at 270-358-4400.  

  • Boil Water Advisory issued after workers hit line

    Residents and businesses in the south end of Hodgenville had some interruption in water service last week, followed by a boil water advisory.

    Workers installing a fiber optic cable drilled into a water line about 3 p.m. Feb. 28 near the intersection of S. Lincoln Boulevard and Lincoln Parkway, according to Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    The advisory took in areas south of McDonalds to Miller Road, Lincoln Drive and Bluegrass Drive.

  • TORNADO SAFETY TIPS

    The National Weather Service is predicting more severe weather in our area today.

    TORNADO SAFETY TIPS

  • National Guard assisting law enforcement at KC Estates

    Local officials, with the assistance of the National Guard, are cracking down on sightseers in the areas that were hit in Wednesday’s storms.

    Wednesday afternoon and evening, several attempts were made to enter the damaged homes in KC Estates by unauthorized people. Hodgenville City Police intervened. However, despite televised reports to the contrary, no arrests were made.

  • Officials confirm tornado

     The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down in LaRue County about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Wind speeds are estimated at 111 to 115 miles per hour.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse have signed a declaration of emergency.

    According to Chris Jackson, LaRue County’s 911 coordinator, 19 homes and one business have significant damage with the bulk of the damage occurring in KC Estates off Lincoln Boulevard.

  • Roads closed, traffic signals out after storm

     2:10pm  

    Latest Road Update From District 4

     

    * Closed – KY 3211 in Taylor County just north of US 68 due to High Water

    * Closed – KY 210 just east of Etown in Hardin County 

    * Closed – Shoulders of Lincoln Parkway near storm crossing just east of Etown to prohibit traffic from stopping/parking (Driving lanes are open) Unnecessary traffic asked to detour

    * Closed – US 31E just north of LaRue County High School (power lines)

  • EXTENSIVE DAMAGE FROM STORM

    A series of storms have caused severe damage to the Stiles Ford Road and Woebegona Way areas in Hodgenville. Firefighers and law enforcement are on scene assessing damage and attempting to limit the number of sightseers.

    About 10 homes were damaged along Lincoln Boulevard and Woebegona. One was lifted off its foundation.

    A new home on Stiles Ford was damaged while construction workers were inside.

    Despite early televised reports, schools were not damaged.

  • UPDATE: BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED

        The boil water advisory that was issued by Hodgenville Water Works has been lifted  as of 9:15 a.m. March 1. The advisory included customers beginning at South Lincoln Boulevard and McDonalds including Miller Road, Lincoln Drive and Bluegrass Drive.
     
       

     

  • Child dies after two-vehicle crash

    A child died early Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 31W and KY 84 in Sonora.
    At 3:17 p.m., a GMC Jimmy, driven by Gustavo Salinas, 41, of Louisville, was traveling eastbound on Ky. 84, according to Kentucky State Police spokesman Norman Chaffins. The GMC pulled into the intersection and into the path of a 1993 Peterbilt dump truck that had the right-of-way in the intersection.

  • Slick roads contribute to crash

    Slick roads were a contributing factor in a single vehicle accident last Wednesday.
    Nathaniel Atwell, 18, of Hodgenville was driving a 1995 Ford F-150 “towards town” on Greensburg Street around 6 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a telephone pole, according to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    “At that time water was pooling on the roads,” said Johnson.
    LaRue County EMS responded to the scene where Atwell refused treatment and transport.
    Sgt. Marcus Jackson investigated.