Local News

  • Task force collects $80,000 worth of marijuana plants

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force cut around 40 marijuana plants worth approximately $80,000 Monday from a property on Buckles Road near White Mills.

    According to Task Force Director Ron Eckart, each plant could produce about a pound of marijuana, which could be worth up to $2,000 for the “home-grown Kentucky” product.

  • Police still searching for three after drug bust in LaRue

    A crack down at every level of a crack-cocaine drug ring in LaRue and Hardin counties has landed a total of 12 people in jail, but police are looking for three more.

    Greater Hardin County Nar­cotics Task Force Director Ron Eckart said police still are searching for three Hodgenville residents — Brandon T. Weathers, 33, Shanna L. Shanks, 41, and Rickey D. Martin, 56.

  • Campaigns weigh in on military cuts

    Kentucky’s secretary of state has endorsed a letter-writing campaign launched locally to oppose proposed cuts to soldiers and civilians at Fort Knox.

    Alison Lundergan Grimes said Fort Knox is not just an economic engine locally, but important to the financial health of the entire state.

  • Brashear chases country music dream

    Ryne Brashear never imagined he would pursue performing country music for a living. When he was a kid, Brashear said, he dreamed of playing baseball. Now, at 22, the 2010 Central Hardin High School graduate is getting a small taste of what fame in the music industry is like.

  • Central Kentucky Community Foundation establishes partnership with Clarity Solutions for Women

    The Central Kentucky Com­­­munity Foundation has partnered with Clarity Solutions for Women to begin an endowment fund. The fund is meant to be a long-term benefit to Clarity, a nonprofit organization in Elizabethtown which offers specialized services and education to meet the needs of families and women affected by unwanted or unexpected pregnancies.

  • Road work planned on Ky. 920

    Road work this week will close Ky. 920 near Meredith Lane beginning Wednesday for a pipe replacement. Drivers coming from Ky. 220 still will have access to Meredith Lane. Closure will be at the junction of Ky. 1357 at mile-marker 14.

    The road should be back open, weather permitting, on Saturday.

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  • E'town approves bid for pool demolition

    Elizabethtown City Council has found the firm to demolish the pool at American Legion Park.

    The council approved a low bid of $68,600 from Radcliff-based Skyler Construction on Monday during a special-called meeting.

  • Local artisan capitalizes from recognition

    When it comes to Early American Life magazine, Christa Smith is no stranger.

    Smith, 72, and an Elizabethtown resident, is an artisan who specializes in creating Bavarian folk art and primarily focuses on unique, intricate wedding boxes. She has been included in the magazine’s directory list seven times and her artwork has been featured four times, starting in 2008.

  • Sale of E'town water system finalized

    Elizabethtown City Council adopted an agreement with Hardin County Water District No. 2 during a special meeting Monday, authorizing the sale of its municipal water system to commence toward closing.