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Today's News

  • Baptists see rise in baptisms, donations

    LOUISVILLE – Southern Baptist churches in Kentucky baptized more than 14,000 people last year, a turning point for the state’s largest religious organization that had been in a gradual decline for the past decade.

    The state’s 2,400 churches also reported an overall increase in membership, another sign that 2014 may have been a watershed year for the 750,000-member Kentucky Baptist Convention.

  • 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

  • Schools closed Thursday, Friday

    LaRue County Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday.

    Roads across the county are treacherous, with the LaRue County Sheriff's office and Kentucky State Police working wrecks attributed to slick roads.

  • 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.

  • TRACK: LCHS hosting All-Comers meet

    Update: Event canceled due to track conditions.

    The LaRue County High School track team will host an All-Comers meet on March 10. Teams participating include Grayson, Marion, Bardstown Bethlehem, Green, Meade, Elizabethtown, Nelson and Fort Knox.

  • 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.

  • Unay Marcum named Employee of the Month

     Unay Marcum has been selected as the February Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since March 1979 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Deaton named Employee of the Month

     Brittany Deaton has been selected as the March Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since March 2014 and is under the supervision of Shanda Hemmer in the jacket department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • Kentucky second in inappropriate teacher-student relationships

    Kentucky in 2014 had the second highest per-capita rate in the country of inappropriate relationships between school employees and students, according to a national study of media reports conducted by a former U.S. Department of Education official.

    Kentucky was just behind Alabama, which had the highest rate of cases in the country, and just ahead of Louisiana, said Terry Abbott, who was chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education during the George W. Bush administration.