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  • Bluegrass Pipeline ruling could affect second pipeline's future

     

    The right to eminent domain could very well be the determining factor in whether Kinder Morgan will succeed in its plans to repurpose one of its gas pipelines to carry natural gas liquids.

    After filing its formal request Feb. 13 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Kinder Morgan's subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, began its task of informing landowners along the 964-mile route from Ohio to the Gulf Coast of its intentions.

  • Flood watch in effect

     LaRue County is under a flood watch, according to the National Weather Service.

    Another round of heavy rainfall is on the way. The watch is in effect from late Thursday to Saturday morning.

    One-to-three inches of rain is predicted to fall on already saturated ground. Flooding of low-lying and poorly drained area is anticipated.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore reminds residents of Greensburg Street and those living on the north end of town to be watchful of possible sewer backups.

  • Orchard owner remembered as 'content'

     A Buffalo man was found dead Tuesday, March 3, at his home near Mount Tabor Baptist Church.

    James E. Bennett, 76, had gone to a pond on his property earlier that day to clean out a drain. When he did not return to the house, family members looked for him.

    Bennett was found about 7 p.m. in the pond, which was several hundred yards from the house, according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Wesley Warren.

    Warren said a preliminary autopsy was inconclusive. Results of a full autopsy will be available in four-to-six weeks.

  • TLC teens bolt from facility during winter storm

    Three juveniles decided to take snow days off at The Life Connection during last week’s winter storm.
    Winter Storm Thor dumped more than 20-inches of snow on the area beginning Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, two teenagers walked away from the for-profit residential treatment facility on Bud’s Lake Road near Sonora.
    “Someone in the neighborhood called and said they saw two juvenile males walking in the road (Ky. 357),” said LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy. “(The boys) said they were looking for a Petro’s or Subway.”

  • Family trapped for hours in I-65 snarl

      At least one LaRue County family got stuck for hours in a traffic snarl on Interstate 65 during last week’s winter storm.

  • Thor thumps area with 24-inches of snow

    Interstate 65 and the Bluegrass Parkway became impassable late Wednesday as Winter Storm Thor hit the area.
    Governor Steve Beshear declared an emergency and Kentucky National Guard members were mobilized. Between 16 and 24-inches of snow hit LaRue County, just days after another winter storm struck. Drifts were up to three-feet.
    “Two significant winter storms nearly back-to-back are rare in Kentucky, and pose a challenge for our emergency management teams, road crews and local emergency responders,” Gov. Beshear said.

  • PHOTO: Flood warning

     

    Warmer temperatures mean the 24-inches of snow dumped on the area last week is melting. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the area. The ground was saturated before the snowfall as shown in the above photo. John Gentry submitted the photo of Knob Creek flooding Thursday on Blanton Road. Rain is predicted for the rest of the week.

  • Officer suffers heart attack while on duty

    Hodgenville Officer Terry Grunden suffered a heart attack Saturday night while on duty. He was transported to Hardin Memorial by LaRue County EMS.

    As of Sunday morning, he is in CCU. The family is requesting no visitors at this time.

    HPD is updating his status on their Facebook page.

    Grunden joined HPD in January 2014. The 16-year veteran is from Radcliff and formerly worked with Vine Grove Police Department.

  • I-65 cleared as dig-out continues

    Just past noon on Thursday, Carl Hester rolled down the window of his minivan, exhausted and impatient after spending a long night stranded in deep snow with hundreds of other motorists on a rural, hilly stretch of Interstate 65 north of Elizabethtown, Ky.

    He and his fiance, sleeping beside him, were traveling from northern Ohio to Texas for a relative's surgery Wednesday night when the storm dumped up to 21 inches of snow, jackknifing trucks, sending cars sliding and turning the highway into a dark, frozen parking lot.

  • Governor urges caution, patience during snow cleanup

    FRANKFORT - After declaring a state of emergency for the Commonwealth earlier today, Gov. Steve Beshear met with state emergency management officials and the Kentucky National Guard this afternoon at the Boone Center in Frankfort as part of his monitoring of the recent winter storm.