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  • School board considers make-up days

    The LaRue County Board of Education made the decision at their Nov. 17 meeting to accept a proposed 2015-16 school calendar.

    The calendar included two make-up days that would be used in the case of inclement weather or other cancellations. Those days are March 11 and May 6. Board member Price Smith suggested the board add two more days: Dec. 22 and 23.

    Smith said he felt the additional days would help keep the schools from having to go into the first week of June if the area has another winter like last year.

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  • Ribbon-cutting held for bed and breakfast

    All the Way Plumb Bed and Breakfast is a new lodging option for visitors to the area.

    Owners Mike and Kaye Smith added four spare bedrooms on the second floor of their home located at 4213 Tanner Road – and a suite on the top floor.

    Mike, a former woodshop teacher at LaRue County High School, said the business’s name comes from a carpentry term. When something is “plumb,” it’s exactly where it needs to be. So, he said he and Kaye have always told each other “I love you all the way plumb.” The name evolved from there.

  • I-65 reduced to one lane

    Northbound I65 will be reduced to one lane beginning mid-day Monday from the Hart County Rest Area to just north of Munfordville (mp 59-65) for resurfacing of the right lane through the construction zone, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Delays are possible, especially Monday afternoon.

    This work is needed in order to repair several potholes through the section and should be complete by 6am central time on Tuesday.

    Southbound traffic flow should not be affected.

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  • Snowy weather closes school, causes problems for motorists

    LaRue County Schools were closed Monday after the first snowfall of the season blanketed roadways.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crews began salting roadways late Sunday as temperatures dropped and rain turned to snow.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office stayed busy working non-injury accidents throughout the evening and early morning.

    Deputy Robbie Brownfield responded to a collision outside Mount Sherman Sunday night. Two vehicles struck cattle that were on Ky. 61. Dark and rainy conditions likely contributed to the crashes.

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