911 service 'hit or miss'

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Dispatch center supplies alternate numbers for emergencies

By Linda Ireland

911 service in LaRue County has been partially restored.

According to dispatch, “most” landline 911 calls are being routed correctly. Cell phone 911 calls are “hit-and-miss.”

The system went down about 11 p.m. Saturday when it appeared a direct lightning strike hit the phone lines. The surge knocked out the trunk cabinet that controls the phone system.

For emergencies, call:

Hodgenville Police Dept (270-358-3013)

LaRue County Detention Center (270-358-9876 must push extension number 3)

Hardin County Control (270-737-5669) or

Kentucky State Police Post 4 (270-766-5078).

When calling, provide address location, call back number, name, and briefly what the emergency is.