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Today's News

  • Four injured when SUV slides into ravine

    A Hodgenville couple and two children escaped serious injury when their vehicle plunged down a ravine Thursday on a snow-covered road.

  • 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.

  • Judge dismisses federal lawsuit

    A wrongful death suit, filed in 2013 by the mother of a man shot and killed by a former LaRue County deputy, has been dismissed in federal court.
    Carolyn Chaudoin, administrator of the estate of Thomas Earl Ferguson, named former Deputy James Eric Williamson, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and LaRue County in a civil suit in U.S. District Court, western district, after her son’s death.

  • I-65, many local roads impassable

    Interstate 65 is impassable at this time through LaRue, Hart and Hardin Counties due to snow and stranded vehicles. Kentucky National Guard members are mobilized and responding. An emergency number is now setup for stranded motorists to request assistance: (270) 765-5978.

    Travelers who require immediate attention (only) will be taken to Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Brief updates are available on the KYTC District 4 Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kytcd4

  • Board of Adjustments gives sawmill operator until June 1 to correct issues

    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments has discussed the operation of a sawmill on Sonora Road in four meetings during the past year.
    Despite numerous complaints by neighbors  – many of whom have attended every meeting – the board agreed Feb. 23 to give the owner of the sawmill, Mose Yoder, more time to make improvements at the site.

  • LCHS senior honored as 'Black History Maker'

    Benjamin Locke, a senior at LaRue County High School, was honored Feb. 26 as a “Black History Maker of Tomorrow.”
    He and nine other students from Kentucky and Indiana won a total of $15,000 in college scholarships sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The ceremony was held at Louisville Metro Hall. Sadiqa Reynolds, chief for community building, Louisville Metro Government and Judge Erica Lee Williams, Jefferson County District Court Judge were on-site to honor the recipients.

  • Semi takes wrong turn in yard, blocks traffic

    Monday morning commuters on Bardstown Road had to take an unexpected detour when a semi went off the roadway, blocking traffic, about 5:30 a.m.
    Chris Jessie, spokesman for the Transportation Cabinet, said the driver – who was from California – was following his GPS and decided to turn around between mile points 11 and 12.
    The driver attempted to turn around in Ovesen Heights, per the directions of his Tom-Tom, and became mired in a front yard. Other motorists were detoured along KY 210 and KY 470 for two-to-three hours.

  • Woman charged with pointing gun at couple

     A Hodgenville woman is facing two counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly pointing a gun at a couple.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith, dispatch received a call at 1:41 p.m. Feb. 28 about an alleged altercation on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville. His report stated that Carrie E. Bowen, 42, was sitting in a parked car beside an automated teller machine at Lincoln National Bank on Shawnee Drive.

    Sheriff Russell McCoy said a car pulled up behind Bowen. When she didn’t move, the driver blew the horn. 

  • Daylight Saving Time Begins

    Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Job Fair held for students

    According to a Forbes Magazine article quoting data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker today stays at each job for 4.4 years. The expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that.

    Information from National Longitudinal Surveys shows on average, younger baby boomers held an average of 11.3 jobs from ages 18 to 46. Men held 11.4 jobs and women held 10.7 jobs.