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  • County Clean-Up Days set for March 25-26

    LaRue County Clean-up Days will be March 25 and 26 at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County High School.
    According to Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray, cleanup efforts have taken in about 87 tons of trash and 36.5 tons of recyclable material since 2008.
    The cleanup day is held in conjunction with Commonwealth Cleanup Week and focuses on recycling and providing citizens the opportunity to spruce up in time for the spring season.  

  • Saturday's Extension Expo will offer 70 commercial and service booths

    Need a free tree? A blood pressure check?
    Have a craving for a pork burger?
    Those are only a few of the attractions at Saturday’s 29th annual Extension Expo. The event will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the LaRue County High School gym.
    Seventy commercial and service booths will offer an array of information and giveaways.

  • FLOOD WARNING FOR LARUE COUNTY

    LaRue County is under a flood warning.

    The National Weather Service issued a severe weather advisory at 2:10 p.m.

    The NWS advises drivers to use caution in flooded areas.

  • College Street crash injures one

    A Hodgenville man is facing charges after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on College Street.
    Jason Milby, 36, of Campbellsville Road, told officers he did not recall the events leading up to the wreck which occurred just before noon. The pickup truck he was driving crashed into a utility pole, snapping it near the base. Crews from Kentucky Utilities, Windstream and Comcast spent several hours repairing the damaged lines.
    “There was lots of damage,” Acting Police Chief Steve Johnson said.

  • County is under a flood watch

    Much of Kentucky, including LaRue County, is under a flood watch issued by the National Weather Service.

    A slow-moving cold front will lead to significant rainfall totals moving through the region through Saturday. Widespread showers and a few thunderstorms covered the area late Friday and were expected to continue Saturday.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Knox soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
     According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., died Feb. 27, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
     

  • LaRue escapes worst of stormy weather

    LaRue County has had its share of stormy weather this week.
    Thursday night’s tornado warning and early Monday’s tornado watch by the National Weather Service sent many LaRue Countians seeking shelter. Others slept right through the advisories, the 70-miles-per-hour winds and the Hodgenville warning siren.
    Fortunately, no touchdowns were reported. Chris Jackson with LaRue County Emergency Management said a few limbs were downed, but overall, little damage was reported across the county.

  • CAPT. JOHN MOORE: 'Ordinary citizens’ perform heroically in Afghan war

    They’re called citizen soldiers, men and women who work regular jobs, but when called upon, they’re also trained professionals who protect America’s interests both home and abroad.
    Capt. John Moore, one of those citizen soldiers who lives on Round Top Road, is a member of the Kentucky National Guard, the 2123rd Transportation Company out of Richmond, that last month returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

  • Sunrise Manor Board considers contract with Signature Healthcare

    Work continues on the new $13 million Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.
    The state-of-the-art two-story building is expected to open July 18, according to Rondal Wright, chairman of the board of directors of LaRue County Geriatrics, Inc.
    But just as residents, workers and volunteers are gearing up to move into the new building, questions are flying about the future of Sunrise’s management. The Board has signed a letter of intent with Signature Healthcare LLC for potential oversight of the facility.

  • SUV driver involved in fatal crash had suspended license, police say

    Kentucky State Police have discovered that the woman who said she was driving the SUV involved in a deadly crash Wednesday actually was not behind the wheel.
    Traveling home from a family wedding in Florida, three passengers died after being ejected when their Nissan Pathfinder flipped along Interstate 65 north of Glendale.
    Victor A. Chacon, the new groom, was one of the three killed in the predawn wreck. The 26-year-old reportedly had agreed to leave his new bride briefly in Florida to help his family drive home to the Chicago area.