.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Partake in the power of purple

    Your preferred hue may be lavender, lilac, magenta, mauve or violet, but Elizabethtown Relay for Life wants to see those shades of purple splashed all over Elizabethtown early next month.

    From May 5-9, Relay for Life will be hosting Paint the Town Purple, a contest now in its fourth year, which encourages residents and business owners to decorate their homes and businesses in inventive ways to raise cancer awareness.

  • From triumph to tragedy and back again: E’town couple returns to Boston Marathon

    The thrill of finishing the Boston Marathon last April quickly gave way to horror for Rick Torres and his wife, Leslie, of Elizabethtown.

    The rush of overcoming the 26.2-mile trek for Rick was erased by two explosions near the finish line, which could be heard and seen from their nearby room at the Marriott Copley Place hotel.

    Three were killed, hundreds injured. Perceptions of the venerable race were forever twisted in waves of screams, smoke and shrapnel.

  • Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown celebrates 110 years

    When the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown founded its organization 110 years ago, the women began a long line of community service today’s members carry on.

    “It’s important we give back to our community,” club treasurer Judy Meyer said as she organized checks to various community organizations early last week.

    The club will celebrate its anniversary with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. The public is invited to attend.

  • Sprucing up the woodlands

    While some children were spending their Saturday playing soccer or sleeping in, students from Woodland Elementary School in Radcliff gathered to help spruce up a nature preserve.

    Each spring, students, parents and faculty volunteer their time to get the facility, including an outdoor classroom, ready for spring as part of the Spruce Up the Woodlands event for Earth Day.

    “It was much needed after winter,” said Sonja Beardsley, president of the school’s parent teacher association.

  • Elizabethtown man arrested on robbery charge

    An Elizabethtown man charged with robbery was taken into custody after police apprehended him Thursday night.

    Carl Larone Hobson, 37, of the 700 block of Hawkins Drive, was charged with second-degree robbery and probation violation for a technical violation.

    Elizabethtown police responded to a fight in progress call on Crimson Creek Court.

    The woman told police Hobson grabbed her neck, choked her and threw her to the ground, according to a citation.

  • Four Hardin County residents arrested on manufacturing meth charges

    Four Hardin County residents were arrested on manufacturing methamphetamine charges in two separate cases Thursday night into Friday morning.

    John Andrew Grimes, 35, of the 400 block of Wonderland Cavern Road in Cecilia, and Michael Eugene Jewell, 34, of the 6000 block of South Dixie Highway in Glendale, were taken into custody after Hardin County sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle Jewell was driving.

  • Road plan includes money to extend Ring Road

    With legislative approval for right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation, Ring Road’s western end likely could be extended to link with Interstate 65 and U.S. 31W possibly sometime in 2017.

    “I never thought about it being that soon,” Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger said. “That would be awesome.”

    Since last September, Ring Road has been open to the Western Kentucky Parkway. That intersection is only eight-tenths of a mile across fields to Interstate 65.

  • Radcliff, Fort Knox officials to discuss housing

    Officials from Fort Knox and Radcliff city government have scheduled a meeting Tuesday to discuss area housing issues.

    According to Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, the meeting will include representatives from Fort Knox’s garrison command, two council members and himself. Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus also confirmed the meeting. Neither were sure if Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs would attend.

  • HCS school lunches will go up a dime next school year

    Hardin County Schools had food issues to resolve Thursday on the board’s meeting agenda.

    School lunch prices again will be increased by a dime next school year. Full-price meals for students will cost $2.40, up from $2.30 this year. A federal regulation that was part of the 2011 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids establishes a formula for meal prices and requires the district to implement annual 10-cent increases.

    Based on family income, many students in the district qualify for free lunches or reduced-price meals, which are set next year at 40 cents per day.

  • North Hardin junior invited to two military academy summer programs

    A North Hardin High School student will get a glimpse of how he wants his future to look when he attends two prestigious summer military academies.

    Hunter Maxwell is one of 1,000 invited to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience in June and one of approximately 2,550 students invited to the U.S. Naval Academy’s Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

    The high school junior said it is the next step to fulfilling his future goals.