Local News

  • I-65 cleared as dig-out continues

    Just past noon on Thursday, Carl Hester rolled down the window of his minivan, exhausted and impatient after spending a long night stranded in deep snow with hundreds of other motorists on a rural, hilly stretch of Interstate 65 north of Elizabethtown, Ky.

    He and his fiance, sleeping beside him, were traveling from northern Ohio to Texas for a relative's surgery Wednesday night when the storm dumped up to 21 inches of snow, jackknifing trucks, sending cars sliding and turning the highway into a dark, frozen parking lot.

  • Governor urges caution, patience during snow cleanup

    FRANKFORT - After declaring a state of emergency for the Commonwealth earlier today, Gov. Steve Beshear met with state emergency management officials and the Kentucky National Guard this afternoon at the Boone Center in Frankfort as part of his monitoring of the recent winter storm.

  • 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.