Local News

  • 10-digit dialing becomes mandatory

    Starting Saturday, those with a 270 area code will have to dial 10 digits to make local calls.

    The mandatory move comes at the behest of the Kentucky Public Service Commission, which developed a new area code, 364, in the region as the inventory of existing 270 numbers dwindles with the proliferation of wireless technology and economic activity. Dialing 10 digits is required to differentiate between the two area codes.

  • More Duke Brigade soldiers return from Afghanistan

    Annalise Jannetta eagerly waited for the doors to Fort Knox’s Natcher Physical Fitness Center to open Thursday, and for her husband, Mark, to enter.

    With family and friends of nearly 120 soldiers of the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division gathered to welcome the soldiers home from deployment in Afghanistan. Another 120 soldiers returned Friday evening.

    Jannetta said she was excited to see him again after his first deployment.

  • Radcliff man arrested on various sex charges

    A Radcliff man was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with various sex crimes against a teenager.

    James R. Ogg, 31, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. If found guilty of the felony counts, he faces up to five years in prison.

  • Tax returns done for free

    A free income tax return preparation service returns Tuesday to the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown.

    The service is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in partnership with the IRS and provides free tax return preparation by volunteers. The service is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    Appointments are required, said Janice Landi, AARP tax service representative, and time slots are filling up.

  • Local church hosts Gospel Musical to celebrate Black History Month

    When Pam Harper and the rest of the scholarship committee at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown set out to establish an event for Black History Month, they settled on a gospel musical – 28 years ago.

    This week the musical returns at 7 p.m. Friday to the church with the theme “Lighting the Way to Our Educational Future.” The free event also helps raise money for the church’s scholarship fund and is co-sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Big Dawg goes Big Blue

    John Hardin High School senior Matt Elam is staying home.

    After nearly a year of Kentucky and Alabama battling for the prized recruit, Elam chose Kentucky on Thursday afternoon, announcing his decision in front of family and friends at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin to accommodate the number of media members in attendance.

    To do something unique, Elam slipped on a Kentucky helmet after announcing his decision.

    “I thought the helmet thing would be kind of nice,” Elam said.

  • Two die in head-on LaRue County crash

    A head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in front of the LaRue County Country Club in Buffalo claimed the lives of two men.

    Anthony Worner, 36, of Buffalo and Thomas Underwood of LaRue County were killed when their vehicles collided around 4 p.m. Underwood was pronounced dead at the scene. Worner was pronounced dead later that day at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Elam picks UK over Alabama

    After months of speculation and a whirlwind recruitment, John Hardin senior Matt Elam picked Kentucky over perennial national power Alabama on Thursday afternoon, announcing his decision in the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.

    Elam was going to make his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in San Antonio, but decided to postpone the announcement. He took an official visit to Alabama on Jan. 17, and then attended Kentucky’s basketball game last Saturday against Georgia in Lexington.

  • City, class finalize spot for Walker memorial

    A memorial dedicated to the legacy of late Mayor Tim Walker has found a home at the Elizabethtown Nature Park.

    Representatives from Walker’s 1977 graduating class at Elizabethtown High School have agreed on a location near the traffic circle inside the park, which is a highly visible area.

    “You can’t miss it,” Councilman Ron Thomas said.

  • Mega site not yet target for Volkswagen

    Volkswagen has announced plans to anchor an auto manufacturing plant in North America, but the company has shown no interest yet in the Glendale mega site, according to local economic development officials.