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Today's News

  • White Christmas in LaRue County

    It has been many years since LaRue County enjoyed a white Christmas.

    The snow began falling after dark Dec. 24 and continued as snow showers through Sunday. Accumulation was about 2-inches.

    Main roads appear to be clear; however, side roads may be icy. Several non-injury accidents have been reported.

    The National Weather Service predicts a gradual warming trend with temperatures reaching the mid- to upper-40s by New Year's Eve.

  • Texting while driving? Prepare to be fined

     Kentucky State Police is preparing for Jan. 1 when they will begin issuing citations for violations of the texting law that went into effect July 15, 2010. The law (KRS 189.292) prohibits drivers from texting while their vehicle is in motion. For drivers who are under 18, the law goes a step further by prohibiting both texting and cell phone use for this age group.

    KSP Public Affairs Branch Commander Lt. David Jude said the new law was designed to place the drivers' focus back on the road instead of an electronic device.

  • McCorkle and Newby honored by Nationwide

    MCCORKLE

    Antonella McCorkle has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 1975 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trousers department.

    NEWBY

    Mi Yang Newby has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 2008 and is under the supervision of Shirley Cobb in the trousers department.

  • Santa Bus makes its 44th run Christmas Eve

    For 44 years, the local Santa’s Helpers organization has spent every Christmas Eve distributing new and gently used toys and clothing to children and food baskets to those in need.

    The project headed by Snookie MorrIson, have five stops planned Friday, Dec. 24 for its Santa Bus, a refurbished school bus.

    Here's the schedule of stops:

  • Cracker Barrel considering Bardstown location

     Cracker Barrel is sitting down at the table once again in Bardstown to discuss a possible restaurant on Old Filiatreau Lane.

    The national restaurant chain has submitted a set of site plans for the eatery with the Bardstown Development Review Board. It previously considered building a restaurant in the same location in September 2007.

  • SANTA LETTERS ONLINE

     Santa letters, written by LaRue County children, are available online. 

    Click on "special sections" on the blue line above. Then, click on "LaRue Santa."

  • Driver charged with reckless homicide

    The driver of a truck involved in a fatal collision last week has been charged with reckless homicide.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said Brian Christopher Smith, 27, of River Road, knew the brakes on his pickup were faulty before the Nov. 22 crash occurred – but continued to drive it. The wreck resulted in three injuries and one death.

    Smith was also charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license and failure of non-owner to provide insurance, according to McCoy. Warrants for contempt of court and theft by deception were served also.

  • Eusebius and Singh plan wedding

    Arpita Eusebius and Arpan Andrew Singh announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Mohit and Rieta Eusebius of Noida, India. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2007 from Delhi University, India; masters in psychology degree from St John's College, Agra, India in 2009 and is pursuing her masters of arts in counseling degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore.

  • Bluegrass Cellular announces new district manager

    Bluegrass Cellular Inc. has hired Jason Raymer as District Manager. In his new role, Raymer is responsible for the strategic management of multiple retail locations in the northern area including Hardin, LaRue, Nelson, Spencer counties and more.

    Raymer brings several years of retail sales and management experience to his new position. He is accountable for managing and training staff, coordinating promotional events with community organizations and attaining monthly sales quotas at seven local retail stores. 

  • Fifth-grader collects food for holiday baskets

    The sign above Gatlin Constant’s display in the foyer at Hodgenville’s IGA on Saturday mornings says a lot about the 11-year-old: “Help Me to Help Others.”

    For almost seven years, the lad has dedicated himself to giving to those in need.

    “He has the biggest heart of any kid I’ve ever met,” said Renee Wright, one of his fifth grade teachers at Hodgenville Elementary School.