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Today's News

  • KSP begins Operation RAID

     The Kentucky State Police will initiate a six-month fall, holiday and new year enforcement campaign called Operation R.A.I.D (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted Drivers from Kentucky's Roadways).

    The campaign began Nov. 1 and will conclude April 30, 2013. The high visibility campaign will focus enforcement efforts toward aggressive, impaired and distracted driving behavior, in order to save lives by reducing the number of fatal and incapacitating crashes, on all roadways within the Commonwealth.

  • COLUMN: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

     Have you noticed that you are more tired lately, more thirsty than usual (dry mouth – so you carry water or other beverage with you all the time), going to the bathroom more, maybe eyes straining a little more to see clearly? 

    Could you have diabetes and not know it? 

    Statistics say that about one third of people in the state of Kentucky has diabetes and are unaware of it. Who are these people? Could it be you? What are your risk factors? 

  • Man dies after wreck

     A Hodgenville man died Oct. 26, hours after being in a single vehicle crash.

    Edward Jackson Renfrow, 32, was driving a 1997 Honda Acura just after midnight in the 900 block of Howardstown Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The Honda ran off the edge of the roadway and rolled several times.

    Renfrow was ejected from the vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield.

    Renfrow was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by LaRue County EMS. He died later that day.

  • PHOTO: Chick-fil-a donates sandwiches

     Chick-fil-a donated 130 chicken sandwiches to the Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. The program often serves meals to 70 or more patrons weekdays at 5:30 p.m. at the kitchen. Additionally, each Monday and Thursday volunteers deliver meals to 31 seniors who have mobility problems, no longer drive and are shut in. Warm Blessings volunteer Linda Funk, right, is pictured receiving the donation from Chick-fil-A Training Director Ashley Chaudoin.

  • PHOTO: Mother Goose on the loose

     Virginia Napier, LaRue County Bookmobile librarian, dressed as Mother Goose for her rounds on Halloween. She visited area elementary schools and childcare centers giving out treats to the kids on Oct. 31. She plans to have a Mother Goose program at the library. 

  • LG&E crews work to restore gas service

     LG&E experienced an isolated natural gas outage in LaRue County late Tuesday.

    Crews have been out since 4 a.m. Wednesday working to repressurize the lines, according to Liz Pratt, spokesperson for LG&E. The outage is affecting the Buffalo and Magnolia areas.

    “Crews are going door-to-door to re-light pilot lights,” she said. “We are starting first with customers who have called (and notified us of the outage).”

    Ninety percent of service has been restored as of Thursday.

  • PHOTO: Tennis tourney raises $2,000

     The LaRue County Elite Open Tennis Tournament held Oct. 20 raised $1,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and $1,000 to purchase tennis equipment for elementary and middle school physical education programs. Superintendent Sam Sanders is fourth from left.

  • Don't step on that stink bug

     As the temperature drops, many insects will search for shelter for the winter months—many times in private residences. This year, people may notice a new insect coming indoors.

    This insect is the brown marmorated stink bug, and University of Kentucky entomologists already are receiving calls from homeowners concerning its appearance and offensive odor, said Ric Bessin, extension entomologist with the UK College of Agriculture.

  • 'Like' KHEAA to enter iPad drawing

     Kentucky residents have another chance to win a third-generation iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in November. The contest runs through midnight on Dec. 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page, answer one question about college, and “like” KHEAA on Facebook. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • Road crew prepared to battle ice and snow

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews are prepared to combat ice and snow on Kentucky roadways.

    The cabinet has nearly 2,000 KYTC employees standing by to treat and clear more than 60,000 lane miles of roads.