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  • Motorists strongly urged to stay off the roads tonight

    Despite the best efforts of road crews to clear and treat snow-covered roadways, motorists are still encouraged to stay off the roads tonight as the threat of refreezing increases.

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, road conditions are expected to worsen as temperatures fall to near zero tonight, especially in high elevation areas. Driving conditions will be slick and treacherous throughout the state.

  • Update on road conditions in LaRue County

    The majority of the roadways throughout LaRue County are now clear.

    Chris Jessie, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet information officer, said the main state highways in LaRue County are mostly clear. Those highways include the Lincoln Parkway, Hwy 31 and others. He said crews will be focusing on plowing secondary state highways in the county throughout the day and into tonight.

  • LaRue County government closings – Friday, January 22

    The LaRue County Courthouse and Hodgenville City Hall will be closed Friday, January 22 due to the snow storm.

  • School Closing - LaRue, Nelson, and Hardin County Schools will be CLOSED Friday, January 22

    LaRue County School Officials report- Due to the weather conditions, LaRue County Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow January 22, 2016. Make up days are scheduled for March 11, May 6, and May 19

    Also closed are Nelson and Hardin County Schools.

    Stay safe.

  • Winter storm warning issued for LaRue County

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for LaRue County until 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 23.

    The weather service says heavy amounts of snowfall will continue throughout the day on Friday before diminishing early Saturday morning. Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 14 inches are expected by Saturday morning.

    In addition to the snowfall, gusty winds of 30 to 35 MPH will be possible, causing reduced visibility for drivers along with blowing and drifting snow.

  • School Closing - LaRue County Schools will be CLOSED Thursday, January 21

    According to LaRue County School Officials - LaRue County Schools will remain CLOSED Thursday, January 21 due to the road conditions.

  • Drivers urged to use caution on snow-covered roads

    Roadways throughout LaRue County remain snow-covered after a winter storm moved across Kentucky Wednesday morning bringing accumulating snow throughout the county.

    LaRue County Emergency Management Director Dennis Wells encourages drivers to stay off the roads if possible as several roads throughout the county remain snow-covered. Wells said LaRue County road crews are currently treating county roadways with salt and that they are also plowing. He said rising temperatures throughout the day will increase the chances of the salt melting the snow on roadways.

  • Miss LaRue now Miss Ky.

    Miss LaRue County was crowned Miss Kentucky County Fair last Saturday at the Galt House Hotel and Convention Center in Louisville.

    Lacey Nicole Graham, 19, of Elizabethtown was crowned Miss Kentucky County Fair after competing with 88 other contestants in the pageant. The beauty pageant included an interview, opening number, swimsuit modeling and evening gown modeling.

    “Honestly, all I did to win was be myself and be completely confident in everything I did, whether it was during the interview or on stage.”

  • Woman killed in fatal accident

    A Tennessee woman was killed in a fatal accident last Tuesday on I-65 southbound at mile point 77 near Sonora in LaRue County.

    According to state police reports, Michael A. Williams, 69, of Old Hickory, Tennessee was traveling southbound on I-65 in a 2000 GMC truck when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and strike a rock wall.

  • Runs drastically increased for LaRue Co. Sheriff's Office

    The annual runs made by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office increased by 56 percent since 2013.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, his office responded to 3,951 runs in 2015 compared to 2,957 runs in 2014 and 2,227 runs in 2013. McCoy said those runs include non-injury vehicle accidents, injury vehicle accidents, traffic stops, DUI arrests, animal complaints, domestic violence complaints, panic alarms, prisoner transports, etc.