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  • Back roads slick, schools closed

     Main roads are mostly clear after a dusting of snow fell overnight. Some back roads, parking lots and sidewalks are icy.

    Schools in LaRue and Hardin counties are closed today.

    Early morning classes at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are canceled today. ECTC will open at 10 a.m. today.

    The military post at Fort Knox also announced a two-hour delay for employees today unless your job has been defined as weather essential. 

  • Tornado watch issued for LaRue

    A storm front promising to bring strong winds also could lead to creation of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms overnight.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch across the western half of Kentucky, including LaRue County.

    The tornado watch will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Wednesday. The public is advised to be alert to changing conditions and keep emergency provisions including a portable radio and flashlight at hand.

  • Four recovering after Athertonville crash

     Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Jan. 21 in Athertonville.

  • Reward offered in hit-and-run

     Bobby Wright dropped by his office at Wright’s 210 for a couple of hours Monday afternoon. The 73-year-old, recovering from recent surgery, was tired of being housebound, said his daughter, Susan Howard.

  • John Veague: Hoofing it for 10 years
  • Friday's icy weather led to wrecks, closures

     Freezing rain kept emergency crews busy Friday, beginning about 6 a.m. and lasting into the evening. Local roadways turned into a solid sheet of ice, closing schools, delaying court proceedings and causing headaches for anyone who had to be out on them.

  • PHOTO: Looking Back at LaRue

     UPDATE: Two people have identified the people in this photo. Barbara Cox, who now lives in Louisville, and Ron Walters, confirmed Robert Lee Walters of Magnolia is in overalls. He passed away in 1955. The man sitting on the fender is his son, Arthur Lee Walters of Magnolia. Both are buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

  • Cheerleading competition, basketball game rescheduled

    Tonight’s LaRue vs. Caverna basketball game has been postponed until Saturday, due to icy roads. The Lady Hawks play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Hawks at 8 p.m. at Caverna.

    The inaugural KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships, scheduled for Saturday (Jan. 26), have been postponed until Feb. 23 at WKU’s Diddle Arena.

    Updated event information is available at the KHSAA website at khsaa.org.

    Local crews continue to work wrecks around the county and residents are urged to stay off the roadways.

  • LaRue students perform in 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'

     Three LaRue County Middle School students will perform in the PAC's Missoula Children's Theatre's Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs.

    Haven Renfrow, Alexia Trumbo and Airyl Heath are LaRue County students. Renfrow is a bat; Trumbo is the queen; Heath is one of the Black Forest creatures.

    The three were selected from among 173 kindergarten through eighth-graders who auditioned.

  • Slick and getting worse

     If you can stay home - do so.

    LaRue County roads are extremely treacherous and numerous accidents have been reported. Icy conditions will not improve until temperatures rise.

    LaRue County Schools are closed.

    As of 9:45 a.m., about a dozen vehicles are off the roadway on Ky. 84. Law enforcement and wreckers are having trouble reaching the accidents.

    One officer said the ice appears to be re-freezing as soon as city and county road departments are applying salt to the roadways.