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Local News

  • Thro named UK general counsel

    A former Rebel is moving back to the Commonwealth to become a Wildcat.

    Elizabethtown native William Thro has been selected to become the new general counsel for the University of Kentucky. Thro is a graduate of East Hardin High School and a Hardin County Schools’ Distinguished Alumni.

    Thro begins Oct. 15. He is coming from the same position at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. He also has served as solicitor general for three attorneys general in Virginia.

  • Waking the dead

    Runners will need to loosen up their joints and boost their training regimens if they want to successfully outrun and evade zombies come November.

    Saunders Springs Nature Preserve will be infested with flesh-eating hordes by late fall during a zombie run coordinated by a Fort Knox soldier.

  • HCS approves working budget, includes staff raises

    Hardin County Schools expects a larger general fund, and staff will receive cost-of-living raises this school year.

    The district’s working budget was approved by the HCS board Thursday night. The general fund increased from projections of the tentative budget approved in May.

    The general fund is budgeted at $101.8 million, up from the tentative budget’s projection of about $95.6 million. Projected revenue from local taxes increased from one version of the budget to the next.

  • Downtown traffic now open

    Crews from the city of Elizabethtown with assistance from the Department of Highways have completed work on the roadway at the intersection of U.S. 31W and U.S. 62 just north of the town square.

    Both roads are now open. A waterline break closed the intersection Thursday.

  • An Unknown Journey: Wife's cancer fight a dose of reality

    There have been emotional swings in the 19-year marriage of David and Mary Jane Stillwell.

    There’s been life and death, laughter and tears.

    David has seen his wife at her best with her bubbly personality filling a room, along with anxious moments that are part of life with breast cancer.

    “It’s been one of the hardest things to deal with,” he said. “You always think of it happening to someone else or someone else’s family. When it hits you, it’s reality; it smacks you right in the face.”

  • Photo: Saluting a fallen comrade
  • Photo: Coming through, make way!
  • Baby shower supports military families

    Rebekah Bargowski is expecting her seventh child, but the Fort Knox resident never had a baby shower until Wednesday.

    Bargowski gave birth to her first son when she was 15. Her family chose not to celebrate.

    She was told with each successive child it wasn’t customary to have baby showers after the first baby.

    Operation Homefront of Tennessee and Kentucky gave Bargowski and 99 other expecting service members and spouses a military-wide baby shower Wednesday at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox.

  • Radcliff's fall festival returns today for second year

    Radcliff’s fall festival and parade will embrace the changing weather and leaves with a caravan of parade entries not seen since the days of the Golden Armor Festival.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said the city has attracted roughly 120 entries to its Saturday morning parade, about 99 of which are floats. The remaining lineup will be rounded out by local dignitaries, he said.

    “(This) is the biggest we’ve ever been since the Golden Armor Festival,” he said.

  • Water main leak closes portion of West Dixie Avenue

    West Dixie Avenue between North Mulberry Street and Public Square in Elizabethtown has been closed after a water main started leaking at the intersection of West Dixie and North Mulberry Street.

    Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes during the road closure and Elizabethtown officials expect low water pressure in the four-block area surrounding Public Square, according to a news release issued by the city Thursday afternoon.