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  • School closed Tuesday

    LaRue County Schools are closed Monday and Tuesday due to the winter storm.

    Significant snowfall is expected throughout today.

    Some areas could get up to a foot of snow.

    Travel will be treacherous with some roads nearly impassable. Have an emergency kit of blankets, food, water and flashlights if you must travel.

    Local officials ask that you stay at home if possible.

  • School closed - Winter storm warning

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for central Kentucky.

    LaRue County Schools will be closed Monday.

    Significant snowfall is expected tonight and Monday.

    A winter storm will spread accumulating snow into the Ohio Valley beginning late this evening. Snow will be heavy at times. Especially on Monday morning. By Monday evening total accumulations will exceed 4 inches across most of the region. Some areas could get up to a foot of snow.

  • Boil water advisory for Hodgenville (lifted)

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville.

  • Alexander Walters: From slave to spiritual leader

    Alexander Walters was born in Bardstown in 1858, the son of two LaRue County slaves. His first breath came in the floor of the kitchen of what is now the Talbott Tavern in Bardstown. At the time, it was called The Donahoe Hotel.

    The future didn’t hold much promise for the little black baby born that August morning, the sixth of eight children.

    Unbeknownst to those gathered, that baby would grow up to become a leader, not only in Kentucky, but across the United States, Europe and Africa. However, his roots remained firmly planted in the Bluegrass State.

  • United Way offers grant training Feb. 17

    In an effort to combat poverty in the region, United Way of Central Kentucky is offering Community Investment Grants to nonprofits wishing to advance their missions.

    In order to apply for the grants, a representative from each nonprofit program in United Way’s five-county service area of Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue or Meade counties, seeking funding must attend mandatory training.

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  • Charter bus carrying Bullitt cheerleaders involved in crash

    A charter bus carrying Bullitt Central High School students to a cheerleading competition in Orlando, Florida, was struck early Thursday morning by a suspected drunken driver near Atlanta.

    Renee Wright, cheerleading coach at LaRue County High School, said the squad’s charter bus and other charter buses including Bullitt Central’s stopped in East Ridge, Tennessee, about an hour and a half prior to the crash that night to relieve drivers.

    Wright said the Bullitt Central bus left about five minutes before them.

  • Anthem reports data breach

    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s recent data breach could affect Kentuckians who are insured through the health care giant, but it’s a threat that could be difficult to track.

    The hackers took personal information that could be used to set up credit cards or establish other credit accounts in a person’s name. But until the person actually makes a charge using the stolen identity, there is little local police can do.

  • Fund established for family involved in fatal crash

    A fund has been set up to assist a family whose toddler died last week in a car crash.

    Spencer Avery, 2, son of Tiffany and Nathan Avery, of Munfordville, was pronounced dead at the scene by Hart County Coroner Reggie Pettit.

    The two-car collision occurred about 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, on U.S. 31-W south of Munfordville. Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • KSP Hotline

    The Kentucky State Police Post 04 in Elizabethtown covers eight counties: Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckenridge, LaRue and Grayson.

    Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.