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Local News

  • SANTA LETTERS ONLINE

     Santa letters, written by LaRue County children, are available online. 

    Click on "special sections" on the blue line above. Then, click on "LaRue Santa."

  • Joel Ray back in (Christmas) spirit

    “Wise men came from a fire.”

    The punch line may have fallen flat if anyone else had spoken it. But the audience at the Lincoln Jamboree chuckled appreciatively when it came from the lips of emcee and owner, Joel Ray Sprowls.

    Sprowls and the Jamboree Gang hosted the 56th annual Christmas show Saturday night. He has been at the helm of the country music show for the special evening of traditional country and Christmas songs all but one of those years – 2009.

    He is still recovering from the stroke that kept him off the stage.

  • Two injured in Sunday wreck

    Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 6:29 p.m. Dec. 19.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 responded to a call of an injury accident in the 2300 block of Ky. 210.

    Robert Townsend, 74, of Elizabethtown was driving a 1999 Nissan Altima, leaving a residence at 2332 Hodgenville Road, according to KSP. As Townsend pulled onto Ky. 210, he failed to yield the right-of-way to a westbound 2007 Honda Pilot driven by Lindsey Driscoll, 24 of Elizabethtown.

  • Driver escapes injury when truck overturns

    No injuries were reported when a box truck overturned Dec. 14 on Tanner Road.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy, the 2001 International truck was driven by Paul Stephenson, 37, of Georgetown.

    The vehicle, owned by Ben Tire Distributors, ran off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected, according to McCoy. It flipped on its side and slid across the roadway, coming to rest in a field.

  • Man charged with trafficking in methamphetamine

    Joshua Wayne Parrett, 34, of Hodgenville, was charged Dec. 15 with trafficking in methamphetamine by Elizabethtown City Police.

    According to ECP, an officer “observed a suspicious truck with a car hauler style trailer at the water tower on Valley Creek Road. Due to recent thefts at the tower and other thefts in the area, (the detective) made contact with the driver.”

  • Schools closed Friday

     A winter storm warning that began at 4 p.m. Wednesday ended at 1 p.m. Thursday.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville issued the warning for LaRue County for an ice, sleet and snow mixture. The main roads are mostly clear; however, many roads are still slushy and drivers are advised to use caution.

    Side roads and driveways are apt to be treacherous. Temperatures are expected to rise this afternoon.

    Schools were closed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday due to inclement weather.


     

  • Weather advisory for Wednesday

     A winter storm warning is in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday through 1 p.m. Thursday.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a warning for LaRue County for an ice, sleet and snow mixture.

  • LaRue Schools receive Grissom Award

    Because of its progress in narrowing the achievement gap between disabled and non-disabled students and in including the disabled in regular classrooms, the LaRue County School District received the second annual Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award from the Kentucky Board of Education Dec. 8 in Frankfort.

  • Five injured in crash

    Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the end of Lincoln Parkway at the intersection of Ky. 1618 and Campbellsville Road.

    An Equinox van driven by Amanda Tackore, 41, of Canmer, was stopped at the intersection and pulled into the path of a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Stephanie Ridings, 29, of Hodgenville. The pickup struck the van and both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the roadway.

    Emergency crews extricated the injured and assisted with traffic control.

  • SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY

      As wintry weather enters the area, road crews have been busy clearing snow from roadways in LaRue County.