UNITED STATES
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
                                September 9, 2005

                           DIRECT GENERAL CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

        Tennessee                          000-50360             62-1564496
(State or other jurisdiction of    (Commission File Number)    (IRS Employer 
       incorporation)                                        Identification No.)

                  1281 Murfreesboro Road
                   Nashville, Tennessee                     37217
         (Address of principal executive offices)         (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (615) 399-4700

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 7.01       Regulation FD Disclosure.

         On September 9, 2005, Direct General Corporation (the "Company") issued
a press release regarding Hurricane Katrina. A copy of the Company's press
release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.

Item 9.01       Financial Statements and Exhibits.

         (c)    Exhibits.

                The following exhibit is furnished herewith and made a part

                Exhibit No.     Description
                ----------      -----------

                  99 --         Press Release dated September 9, 2005


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:    September 9, 2005

                                        DIRECT GENERAL CORPORATION

                                        By:/s/ Ronald F. Wilson 
                                           Ronald F. Wilson