Local News

  • Pet owners take extra care during summer heat

    It’s easy for pets to suffer from heat exhaustion during the dog days of summer.

    With temperatures nearing triple digits, veterinarians recommend pets be kept in an air-conditioned environment during the hottest part of the day, which typically is between noon and 4 p.m. If they are outdoor pets, it’s good to keep them in shaded areas.

    “Focus on outdoor activities either early in the morning or late in the day,” said Jennifer Welser, chief medical officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners.

  • Famed film producer to appear nearby

    BLOOMFIELD — A leading film and television producer will be making a public appearance at a business owned by his family in Nelson County.

    Jerry Bruckheimer, who has a home in Bloomfield, will conduct a book signing July 5 at Nettie Jarvis Antiques and the adjacent Old Sugar Valley Country Store.

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  • Clarity Solutions for Women welcomes new leader

    Clarity Solutions for Wo­men will see changes in the near future with a new source of leadership.

    Laura Dickinson was selected as executive director of the nonprofit and will be moving from California to Elizabethtown with her family to fill the position next month.

    Dickinson said she wanted to remain in nonprofit work and the Elizabethtown opportunity was her first choice for the job.

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  • Teenager airlifted to Louisville after wreck

    A collision on Shepherdsville and Bluegrass roads resulted in injuries to both drivers involved Saturday afternoon.

    Steven Hart, 46, was taken to the Hardin Memorial Hospital by ambulance after a 17-year-old driver failed to yield to his right of way, striking his GMC Bravado.

  • Local high school juniors attend WKU ASSET Program

    Five high school juniors in the five-county area returned from the highly selective 2014 ASSET Conference at Western Kentucky University held June 15-19.

    Brittany Brangers, Taylor Brooks, Erin Masterson, Tatiana Rogers and Clayton Ryan set out for five days to Bowling Green to attend the conference aimed at students interested in a future in agriculture.

  • United Way places volunteers for Day of Action

    The United Way of Central Kentucky kicked off its third annual Day of Action on Saturday, assigning volunteers to selected agencies.

    “It’s very exciting to see this many people stepping up to make a difference in the community,” said Medley Byers, a volunteer from Volunteers In Service to America. “It demonstrates that we live in a place that has a lot of generosity and caring.”

  • Sheriff candidate: NAACP event could lead to confrontation

    Comments made by sheriff candidate Harry Braxton Jr. about the annual Freedom Fund banquet raised eyebrows after he said his appearance may lead to confrontations because of his political views and the presence of alcohol.

    Braxton, a Republican and U.S. Army veteran, went further in discussing his concern regarding an “ambush” when posting a statement on Facebook. Because the NAACP event is at Fort Knox, he “can’t carry my pistol to ‘equalize’ things if someone attacks me,” Braxton wrote Wednesday.

  • KSP names new arson investigator for Post 4

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 has a new arson investigator.

    Steve Lowery, formerly with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and Rad­cliff and Vine Grove police departments, was sworn-in Monday during a ceremony at KSP headquarters in Frankfort. In addition to his police experience, Lowery has been a Vine Grove volunteer firefighter for 24 years.

    He said the KSP position was a great opportunity to combine his experience in both fields.