Local News

  • Rural Development check supports home repairs


    The state director of the USDA Rural Development will be in Elizabethtown today to present a check and highlight support for home ownership opportunities.

    The local Habitat for Humanity will conduct a home dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. today at the residence of Norma Jent at 1432 Middle Creek Road. Thomas G. Fern will present $5,000 from Rural Development for a new water heater, new windows and a new roof. Habitat volunteers are providing the labor.

    Other local officials are expected to be on hand for the 10-minute ceremony.

  • Elizabethtown selects new mayor

    Meeting for the third time in 15 days, the Elizabethtown City Council appointed Edna Berger to serve as mayor.

    A heart attack overnight June 14 took the life of Mayor Tim Walker, who had served just over half of the four-year term. Berger, a 68-year-old business woman, will complete the term and serve until the general election in November 2014.

    Walker's death created an unprecedented circumstance in the city's 216-year history. All previous mayors completed their term and no one ever had been appointed to the position.

  • Radcliff work session canceled for Tuesday

    Radcliff has canceled today's 1:30 p.m. work session at City Hall.

    City Clerk Ashley Russo said a light agenda and the absence of some officials ultimately led to the decision to cancel. It will not be rescheduled.

    Russo said items intended for discussion at today's meeting will be addressed during the city's monthly voting meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16.

  • Preparing for good times at the Hardin County Fair

    Though the Hardin County Fair doesn’t begin until today, workers were scattered across the fair grounds Sunday afternoon preparing for the week ahead.

    At the horse show ring, Leslie Tharpe decorated the judge’s box while her husband, Brian, dragged gravel in the track to prepare for a miniature horse show tonight.

    While Leslie Tharpe hung decorations to make the box more festive, Shelby Floyd did some landscaping around the outside, planting shrubbery which will be removed when the fair concludes Sunday.

  • UPS to sponsor mud volleyball fundraiser

    UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Elizabethtown is sponsoring a mud volleyball tournament Saturday at Freeman Lake Park to benefit United Way of Central Kentucky.

    Organizer Scott Tabor said about six teams were registered as of Friday. With only two courts available, he said the tournament is limited to eight teams with a maximum of eight players per group.

    Team registration is open to the public.

    According to Tabor, one court will be in the mud while the loser’s bracket will play in sand.

  • Two injured in wreck in Breckinridge County

    Two Hardinsburg residents were seriously injured Saturday morning in a two-vehicle collision at the insertion of U.S. 60 and Ky. 992.

    Breckinridge County dispatch contacted Kentucky State Police Post 4 at 11:09 a.m. EST requesting assistance in responding to an injury collision at the intersection, according to a news release from the Elizabethtown post.

    According to police, Bradley Keller, 50, of Roseville, Mich., was driving a 2007 Freightliner west on U.S. 60. Autumn Emery, 20, of Hardinsburg was south on Ky. 992 and attempting to turn east onto U.S. 60.

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  • Woman charged with attempting to assist assault suspect

    An Elizabethtown woman is charged with assisting a man police say assaulted a probation and parole officer and then ran away.

    Ashleigh N. Wright, 25, was arrested Wednesday afternoon near East Poplar Street on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment — probation officer and second-degree hindering apprehension or prosecution.

    Wright is accused of helping Quintin D. Lackey, 30, of Elizabethtown, who police said shoved a probation and parole officer attempting to adjust the man’s handcuffs.

  • Fair tradition spans 50 years

    Hardin County is celebrating 50 years of rides, cotton candy, games, livestock shows and tractor pulls.

    County fairs existed before the summer of 1963, but they were more loosely organized, fair board President Larry Jaggers said.

    “We know there have been fairs in Hardin County for years and years and then some more years,” he said.

    In 1963, 10 Hardin County residents decided to reorganize the fair under the bylaws that still govern it today, Jaggers said.