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  • I-65, many local roads impassable

    Interstate 65 is impassable at this time through LaRue, Hart and Hardin Counties due to snow and stranded vehicles. Kentucky National Guard members are mobilized and responding. An emergency number is now setup for stranded motorists to request assistance: (270) 765-5978.

    Travelers who require immediate attention (only) will be taken to Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Brief updates are available on the KYTC District 4 Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kytcd4

  • Transportation Cabinet bracing for winter storm

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway district road crews are preparing for yet another winter storm set to hit the state today and continue into Thursday morning.

  • More information released about Kinder-Morgan pipeline project

    As Kinder Morgan continues to take steps toward abandoning a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, the company has provided more information than ever before about the project.

    Recently, the Marion County Clerk’s Office received a DVD from Kinder Morgan that contains 53 files with more than 5,000 pages of information.

    Those records include a copy of the 34-page abbreviated application that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

  • Flood warning issued

     The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for central Kentucky.

    Brooks Road, near Hall-Gaddie bridge, is impassable due to rising water, as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Aetna-Furnace Road in Magnolia, Ky. 222, Cruse Road and Maxine Road are also affected.

  • Winter storm warning issued

     The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow for LaRue County.

    The winter storm warning is in effect from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 1 p.m. Thursday.

    Rain will change to snow Wednesday afternoon, becoming heavy that evening and night. The snow will end Thursday morning.

    Accumulations of 5 to 12 inches are possible.

    Snow rates may be intense, resulting in rapid accumulations.

    Wind gusts of up to 20 mph Wednesday could result in scattered power outages and downed trees.

  • Daylight Saving Time Begins

    Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.

  • Four injured when SUV slides into ravine

    A Hodgenville couple and two children escaped serious injury when their vehicle plunged down a ravine Thursday on a snow-covered road.

  • Semi takes wrong turn in yard, blocks traffic

    Monday morning commuters on Bardstown Road had to take an unexpected detour when a semi went off the roadway, blocking traffic, about 5:30 a.m.
    Chris Jessie, spokesman for the Transportation Cabinet, said the driver – who was from California – was following his GPS and decided to turn around between mile points 11 and 12.
    The driver attempted to turn around in Ovesen Heights, per the directions of his Tom-Tom, and became mired in a front yard. Other motorists were detoured along KY 210 and KY 470 for two-to-three hours.

  • Law enforcement logs numerous calls during winter's worst week

    Local law enforcement answered numerous calls during the period Feb. 16-23, when Winter Storm Octavia dumped more than a foot of snow on the county.
    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office went on 92 runs, ranging from non-vehicular accidents, motorist assists, domestic altercations, obstruction in roadway, snowdrifts in the roadway, a hit-and-run, and welfare checks.
    Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office has started a Facebook page (LaRue County Sheriff’s Office) that has information on road conditions and arrests.

  • Boston man injured in Lyons Station crash

    A Boston man was injured in a collision around 8 a.m. Monday morning at the intersection of Lyons Station Road and U.S. 31E in New Haven.

    Michael Ramsey, 33, of Bardstown, was driving east on Lyons Station and didn’t stop at the intersection, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office media notice.

    Ramsey’s 2000 Chevy Malibu struck a southbound 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by David Newman, 67, of New Haven.

    Ramsey told the investigating officers that he was unfamiliar with the road and the glare of the rising sun obscured his vision.