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Today's News

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Tips on storm damage repair

    If you are on the hunt for a reputable contractor after severe weather rolled through the area yesterday, be aware of those who may try to take advantage of your situation: The home repair rip-off artist who may overcharge, perform shoddy work, or skip town without finishing your job.

    BBB urges homeowners to use extreme caution when dealing with “door-to-door” or “out of state” solicitors who offer “quality work at great prices.” The BBB offers the following tips for consumers who may be facing major repairs after a disaster hits home:

  • KSP scholarship offered

    The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications from Kentucky high school seniors who are interested in qualifying for $1,000 scholarships that can be used for education expenses beginning in the fall of 2012. To be considered, students must complete and submit all application materials, which are available on the KSP website at www.kentuckytstatepolice.org, by April 1.

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue visits Frankfort

     Members of the Leadership LaRue County class visited Frankfort in February. From left, Jessica Davis, Jeremy Hinton, Faith Miller, JoAnna Hinton, Allison Shepherd, Adam Gordon, Beth Turner, Diana Leathers, Nedra Jurcak, Clint Williams and Patti Donahue. The class is sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Hawks too much for Taylor

        After Wednesday night’s first Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament quarterfinal, Kelton Ford thinks he has put one myth to rest.
        The scouting report on the LaRue County junior guard might need to include one more item: just as deadly from the outside as he is driving to the hoop - especially when you don’t guard him tightly like the Taylor County Cardinals.

  • Mumford named medical director for Passport

     Dr. James Mumford has accepted the position of medical director for Passport Health Plan. He is joining the Plan’s medical affairs team and will be responsible for improving the Plan’s quality and clinical processes. Dr. Mumford was most notably a previous surveyor for the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

  • Officials confirm tornado

     The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down in LaRue County about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Wind speeds are estimated at 111 to 115 miles per hour.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse have signed a declaration of emergency.

    According to Chris Jackson, LaRue County’s 911 coordinator, 19 homes and one business have significant damage with the bulk of the damage occurring in KC Estates off Lincoln Boulevard.

  • PHOTO: Sen. Carroll Gibson

     FRANKFORT – Senate Majority Whip Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, discusses legislation with Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Roads closed, traffic signals out after storm

     2:10pm  

    Latest Road Update From District 4

     

    * Closed – KY 3211 in Taylor County just north of US 68 due to High Water

    * Closed – KY 210 just east of Etown in Hardin County 

    * Closed – Shoulders of Lincoln Parkway near storm crossing just east of Etown to prohibit traffic from stopping/parking (Driving lanes are open) Unnecessary traffic asked to detour

    * Closed – US 31E just north of LaRue County High School (power lines)

  • EXTENSIVE DAMAGE FROM STORM

    A series of storms have caused severe damage to the Stiles Ford Road and Woebegona Way areas in Hodgenville. Firefighers and law enforcement are on scene assessing damage and attempting to limit the number of sightseers.

    About 10 homes were damaged along Lincoln Boulevard and Woebegona. One was lifted off its foundation.

    A new home on Stiles Ford was damaged while construction workers were inside.

    Despite early televised reports, schools were not damaged.

  • East Hardin Rebeleer reunion planned

    Some people might feel a tinge of nostalgia when they hear the phrase, “Rebeleers, sound off!” It’s the cheer for the East Hardin High School band. Angela Carter wants to hear from those who remember.

    Carter, a 1975 graduate of East Hardin High School, is planning a reunion of the East Hardin Rebeleer Band from 4 to 11 p.m. June 16 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The reunion is open to any member, parent or volunteer who worked with the program. Carter hopes many Rebeleers with fond memories will want to catch up.