Local News

  • PSC: Improper use of generators is dangerous

     With a winter storm bearing down on Kentucky today, the Kentucky Public Service Commission is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting ice accumulations of more than half an inch in parts of Kentucky, making this the worst ice event since January 2009. Strong winds tonight are expected to put further strain on ice-coated trees and power lines.

  • KSP urges caution during winter storm

     The Kentucky State Police is cautioning motorists about the impending winter storm that is crossing through the state today. A mix of ice and snow will make traveling conditions very difficult. Citizens are asked to refrain from contacting local posts about current road conditions. 

    Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov.

  • Schools closed Monday and Tuesday

    UPDATE: LaRue County Schools are closed Monday, March 3, and Tuesday, March 4, due to icy road conditions.

  • Alzheimer's disease: Class deals with diagnosis, prevention, warning signs

    For those who have loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia, or perhaps wonder if they themselves could be showing signs of the disease, help is at hand.
    On March 6 from 1-3 p.m., the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville is hosting a presentation on “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”

  • Pipeline plans delayed one year

    Developers’ plans to complete the Bluegrass Pipeline have been postponed.

  • Pipeline from fracking fields stirs controversy in the Bluegrass State

    STAMPING GROUND, Ky. — The land agent first came knocking on Vivian and Dean House’s door in July. They sat on the patio of the retired couple’s 85-acre farm in this Central Kentucky town and chatted.
    The guy was friendly, the kind of guy Dean could talk to about fishing.
    He put the couple at ease and told them his company was interested in running a pipeline through their land. They were later offered more than $165,000 to sign easements.

  • Looking Back: Lincoln Museum volunteers, 1989
  • Bluegrass Pipeline delayed until 2016

    Developers’ plans to complete the Bluegrass Pipeline have been postponed.

    The same day the Kentucky House of Representatives held its first hearing on legislation that would prohibit builders of natural gas liquids pipelines from acquiring easements through condemnation, and Gov. Steve Beshear said he favors such limits, the Tulsa, Okla., energy company Williams announced it has delayed its deadline for finishing the project from late 2015 to mid-to-late 2016.

  • Wide load slowing traffic through Kentucky

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is alerting motorists to an oversized load slowly traveling from Tennessee to Ohio.

    Diamond Heavy Haul, of Shandon, Ohio, is transporting a 480,000 pound boiler. It entered the Commonwealth from Tennessee on Wednesday on Interstate 24 and headed east toward Barren County via U.S. 68, William H. Natcher Parkway and I-65.

    The load is to continue along the following Kentucky routes:


    ·        I-65 north to Martha Layne Collins/Bluegrass Parkway east

  • Rescue teams called to lake

     LaRue County emergency service teams turned out in force Sunday evening after dispatch received a call about a hole in the ice at McDougal Lake.