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Today's News

  • LaRue Schools postponed today

    LaRue County is part of a winter storm warning that lasts through the day Tuesday.

    Classes have been canceled today for LaRue County Schools.

    Snowfall began around 9 p.m. Monday and this system is expected to bring as much as 4 inches. There is a chance that temperatures may warm briefly resulting in a chance over to light rain but snow will resume in the late afternoon or evening. Forecasters expect light snow on Wednesday as well.

  • Convenience store helps cancer patient

  • Sunrise quarantine may lift this week

    H1N1 is the virus everyone’s been talking about this flu season.

    But it’s a plain old stomach bug, also known as norovirus, that has shut down visitation at the local nursing home.

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is under quarantine – absolutely no visitors – as it tries to eradicate the virus, said administrator Daphne Loyall.

  • Down a slippery slope

    LaRue County was blanketed with about four inches of snow over the weekend. It began falling about 5 p.m. Friday and snowed through the night. The snow was powdery and drifted as high as six feet deep in some sections.

    Rising temperatures Saturday afternoon helped road crews get a handle on the situation.

    State, county and city snowplows were out in full force. Major roadways were cleared first, with both lanes of Lincoln Parkway and Bardstown Road cleared by 1 p.m.

    Sunday morning, Campbellsville Road still had a few slick spots.

  • Skipping breakfast is a big mistake

    Skipping breakfast can spell disaster. A study that randomly assigned overweight people to a weight program found that those who consumed breakfast lost significantly more weight over a 12-week program. This could be because those who skip breakfast tend to select more calorie-dense foods later in the day, than those who regularly eat breakfast. A healthy breakfast is the one meal that people should be encouraged to eat even if they are not hungry.

    This information is from the Web site foodandhealth.com:

    Practical solutions to manage your weight 

  • Peace Officer Act celebrates 10 years

    The Peace Officers Professional Standards Act celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009. The Act requires standardized, detailed and ongoing training for its officers.

    Basic recruits, before they hit the streets, undergo a strict 18-week basic training regimen at one of four Kentucky facilities. Kentucky’s primary training is handled in Richmond.  The Kentucky State Police has its own academy as do Lexington and Louisville.

  • State Duals canceled for second year

    For the second year in a row, the wrestling State Duals were canceled due to inclement weather.

    The second-ranked LaRue County Mat Hawks, along with 15 other teams, were to battle for the title Saturday at Lexington Henry Clay. LaRue County was expected to draw one of the top four seeds. The team has won four championships in 1999, 2001, 2006 and 2007; finished third in 2000, 2004 and 2005; finished fourth in 1998 and 2002; and placed fifth in 2003.

  • Free smoke detectors available

    Those who are interested and in need of a free smoke detector can call Chris Jackson at LaRue County’s Office of Emergency Management at 358-9903 to set up an appointment to have a smoke detector installed.

     

  • Preliminary hearing set for twins

    Preliminary hearings for two Elizabethtown men charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment are set for Feb. 3 in LaRue District Court.

    Twins Jeremy Finch and Joshua Finch, 25, were charged after they allegedly fired a total of 12 shells outside a residence at 136 Browns Court Jan. 19. At least six of the rounds struck a vehicle.

    Three people were inside the home when the alleged incident occurred, according to Hodgenville Police Chief John Cottrill.

    Both men were lodged in the LaRue County Jail.

  • Fiscal Court passes waste tire resolution

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 26 passed a resolution asking the state’s Environmental Protection Cabinet to spend funds only in places where they were stipulated to be spent.

    County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told members of the LaRue County Fiscal Court that the resolution applies specifically to money set aside for waste tire removal.