Local News

  • Family trapped for hours in I-65 snarl

      At least one LaRue County family got stuck for hours in a traffic snarl on Interstate 65 during last week’s winter storm.

  • Thor thumps area with 24-inches of snow

    Interstate 65 and the Bluegrass Parkway became impassable late Wednesday as Winter Storm Thor hit the area.
    Governor Steve Beshear declared an emergency and Kentucky National Guard members were mobilized. Between 16 and 24-inches of snow hit LaRue County, just days after another winter storm struck. Drifts were up to three-feet.
    “Two significant winter storms nearly back-to-back are rare in Kentucky, and pose a challenge for our emergency management teams, road crews and local emergency responders,” Gov. Beshear said.

  • PHOTO: Flood warning


    Warmer temperatures mean the 24-inches of snow dumped on the area last week is melting. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the area. The ground was saturated before the snowfall as shown in the above photo. John Gentry submitted the photo of Knob Creek flooding Thursday on Blanton Road. Rain is predicted for the rest of the week.

  • Officer suffers heart attack while on duty

    Hodgenville Officer Terry Grunden suffered a heart attack Saturday night while on duty. He was transported to Hardin Memorial by LaRue County EMS.

    As of Sunday morning, he is in CCU. The family is requesting no visitors at this time.

    HPD is updating his status on their Facebook page.

    Grunden joined HPD in January 2014. The 16-year veteran is from Radcliff and formerly worked with Vine Grove Police Department.

  • 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.