Local News

  • Results from kindergarten screener show half of students ready for school

    Students’ educational progress now is being tracked as soon as they enter the school doors, thanks to a new state screener for public schools’ youngest members.

    Results for the first statewide kindergarten-readiness screener show about half of the state’s incoming kindergartners are prepared for that level of school work without additional support. Locally, the majority of the results for the screener are similar to Kentucky as a whole.

  • Drug court allows graduate to change life

    Less than three years ago, Edward Razo was questioning his life choices after a drug deal gone wrong that left him shot in the leg and praying to God for his life.

    Razo at the time was on felony probation and he was given a choice – go to jail or commit to treatment.

    He chose the latter and last week, he and 15 others graduated from Hardin County Drug Court.

  • Rezoning request granted

    Elizabethtown City Council voted 3-1 Monday to rezone around 10 acres at 951 Nicholas St. from Residential-3 to Residential-6, a multi-family zone.

  • Snow blankets the area once more

    After snow blanketed the area Sunday night into early Monday, Blake Foster and friends filled their morning sledding at the dam at Valley Creek Reservoir in Elizabethtown.

    “This is the most snow we’ve had this year, so we had to take advantage of it,” said Foster, a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Hardin County, E'town schools closed today

    Hardin County Schools and the Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be closed again Tuesday.

    LaRue County Schools and Elizabethtown Christian Academy plan to operate on a one-hour delay today.

    Meade, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Nelson, Grayson and Hart county districts also have announced plans to be closed Tuesday.

    School were closed in districts in all adjacent counties Monday.

  • Weather results in some delivery issues
  • Photo: Frozen rail
  • Rolling Thunder to host chili cook off benefit

    With a need to increase its services to veterans, Rolling Thunder Chapter 4 President Mike Hill decided last year to add a chili cook off to the organization’s fundraising events.

    The event was so successful – raising more than $2,400 – the group decided to host another this year. The event begins at noon Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. It costs $5 and the meal includes chili, a hot dog, chips and drink.

  • Hendrickson aims to open in 1 year

    Hendrickson USA LLC should be fully operational in Elizabethtown by January 2015, spokesman Mark Slingluff said.

    The company, a global manufacturer and supplier of suspension systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, announced plans last week to place a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park on North Black Branch Road in Elizabethtown. The expansion into the city is expected to create 75 jobs as part of a $20 million investment.

  • 'We Pick for Food': Music teacher, students strum for others’ suppers

    Terry Strange has offered music lessons on “anything with strings” since 1978.

    It was interesting a few weeks ago how the meaning of those dozens of lessons each week took such a drastic turn, thanks to what one 5-year-old student noticed near Interstate 65. There, Stuart Owens saw a man holding a sign that read, “Will work for food.”

    It struck an emotional chord in the youngster and in the music teacher when Stuart told Stange what he saw.