Local News

  • Contest looking for outstanding senior volunteers

    A contest aiming to find the state’s outstanding senior volunteers is taking nominations, and the winner will be in line for a shot at being named the nation’s most outstanding senior volunteer.

    The program, called Salute to Senior Service, is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, and will gather a list of nominees to find the state representative.

    Nominations and voting on the contest is open now to March 1. You can nominate your pick and cast a vote at www.salutetoseniorservice.com.

  • Judge reviews several documents in Cruse, Hornback case

    Landmark News Service

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III held an “in camera review” Monday of several documents involved in the investigation of Hodgenville City Hall.

    The judge is determining whether written, text and Internet communications of a “purely private nature” between Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback will remain confidential.

    An in camera review is closed to the public and press and allows the judge to review documents in private to determine if they will be made public.

  • Residents’ purple profiles support World Cancer Day

    On Tuesday, purple seemed to be the color of choice for some area residents and their profile pictures on Twitter and Facebook.

    Chevrolet’s Purple Your Profile campaign donates $1 to the American Cancer Society for every profile picture changed, up to $1 million.

    Even though the task was relatively simple, the act was significant for some area families. It was a small way to draw attention to the plight of those affected by cancer.

  • Fort Knox lands first female CG

    In a change of command ceremony scheduled for early March, Fort Knox will install its first female commanding general in its 96-year history.

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, who is commandant of the U.S. Army’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., will succeed Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith as commanding general of the Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox.

  • Man accused of stealing money from sick child’s charity

    A Louisville man has been charged with stealing thousands in cash from an Elizabethtown family and a Louisville bar.

    Police say he claimed he would organize a Jason Aldean concert to benefit a local child fighting leukemia. The concert never materialized and the country singer was unaware of it, according to police.

  • Charged with rape of child, E'town man will be tried in September

    A trial date has been set for an Elizabethtown man accused of raping a minor.

    The trial for Keith Andrew Patterson, 51, begins Sept. 17. The date was set Tuesday afternoon at a pre-trial conference in Hardin Circuit Court.

  • Via Colori to resume

    The Via Colori street painting festival in downtown Elizabethtown is on again.

    New Beginnings Family Services, which provides therapeutic foster care for abused, abandoned and neglected children, has been awarded the festival’s licensing rights, vacated in January by Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services, formerly the Advocacy and Support Center.

    Dusty June Finch, community outreach coordinator for New Beginnings, said the agency’s board of directors was in the process of signing and finalizing the agreement.

  • Budget proposal would slash tourism funds

    Local tourism officials said a proposal to strip $9 million from a restricted tourism fund over the next two years could greatly limit the state’s ability to market its attractions to the world.

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s two-year budget proposal includes a provision to take $6 million from the restricted tourism, meeting and convention marketing fund in 2015 and another $3 million in 2016 and move that money into the state’s general fund.

  • Three residents attend workshop for Senate candidate

    Three area residents attended a full-day organizational workshop Saturday in Lexington with other key supporters for Alison Lundergan Grimes’ U.S. Senate campaign.

    Bob and Dottye Moore and Ron Morgan of Hardin County were among 150 supporters in attendance, according to a news release.

  • Retirement reception