Local News

  • Fort Knox Celebrates Freedom event called off

    Because of Thursday’s inclement weather forecast, the Fort Knox Celebrates Freedom event and fireworks show has been canceled. A scaled down July 4 celebration now will take place at the new Sadowski Center on post from 4 to 8 p.m.

    The new event, dubbed the Sadowski Freedom Party, will feature free skating, games, contests, a cash bar and live performances by '70s, '80s and '90s rock and roll cover band MidnightRadio. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue sandwiches, chips and soft drinks will be available while supplies last.

  • Scheduled area firework shows


    • Founders’ Day, postponed
    • Rumble Over Rineyville, postponed
    • Friday

    • Homecoming Days at White Mills, 9:30 p.m.


    • Stephensburg Fire Department, at dark
  • Concert format could become staple at Summer Blast

    Spirits were high and country artist David Lee Murphy was starting to hit his musical stride Saturday night during Radcliff’s Summer Blast festival when a burst of rain dragged the night to a jarring halt.

  • Kosair pediatric center relocating in August

    Candy Cook said a new Norton Healthcare facility on Ring Road near American Legion Post 113 will cater to more than the physical needs of the children who pass through its doors.

    "You don’t just deal with the patient,” she said. “You treat the whole family. If you have a sick child, everyone is involved with it.”

  • Competency hearing set in hatchet slaying

    A competency hearing has been set in the case against an Elizabethtown man accused of slaying a 20-year-old father with a hatchet last June on Magers Drive.

    Jamie B. Wagers, 25, was indicted in last August on charges of murder, attempted murder, tampering with physical evidence and violation of an emergency protection order in connection with the June 16 death of Christian F. Higdon of Clarkson.

  • Political Plunge expected to return this summer

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall plans to resurrect the Political Plunge this summer as soon as a sweltering patch of hot weather drifts into the area.

    Duvall held the first plunge last June at the Colvin Community Center pool, where more than a dozen local and state politicians and other community leaders took their turns on the diving board to raise money for charity and find a wet reprieve from the scorching sun.

  • Photo: Working in the trenches
  • Contractor falls from ladder at Radcliff wastewater plant

    A contracted worker fell 18 feet into an empty basin Tuesday morning at Hardin County Water District No. 1's wastewater treatment plant on East New Street.

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the fire department responded at 9:07 a.m. to the plant in reference to a fall. According to the chief, the man was painting while standing on a ladder, which slid away from the wall and caused him to fall.

  • License requirement dropped for Vine Grove Farmers Market

    Vine Grove Farmers Market vendors who meet certain requirements no longer need to buy business licenses.

    The city ordinance that required a $75 license was changed Monday night in a 3-1 vote at Vine Grove’s city council meeting.

    A resident brought the long-standing requirement to city officials’ attention last year, saying it wasn’t being enforced among farmers market vendors.

  • VIP tickets available for Tracy Lawrence concert

    Country fans have binged on offerings by Trace Adkins at Fort Knox and David Lee Murphy in Radcliff this summer, and the Nashville theme continues in late August at Freeman Lake Park.

    VIP tickets are on sale for the Aug. 24 headlining concert by Tracy Lawrence, who played Elizabethtown once before in 1996. Advance tickets are $25 and $35 on the day of the concert if tickets remain, Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said. Five hundred VIP tickets are available, she said.