Local News

  • Are you bold enough to take the Penguin Plunge?

    While some residents are looking forward to the day when cold temperatures are a thing of the past, one group may not mind so much if they hang around for a few more weeks.

    The Hardin County Junior Achievement Chapter will host its third annual Penguin Plunge on March 1 to benefit Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. followed by a costume parade at 10:30 a.m.

    Participants, or penguins, must be at least 17 years old and raise at least $50 to take the plunge. They can pre-register or sign up the morning of the event.

  • Winter 2014: Area plagued by frigid temperatures, more snow

    With another modest covering Sunday night into Monday morning, the area’s snowfall totals continue to grow with more than four inches this month.

    To complicate the situation, the previous snow has not melted because of cloud cover and freezing temperatures, but a warming trend is expected later in the week.

    “We haven’t seen the sun, except for (Monday),” said Mark Adams, meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Fort Knox.

  • Pet owners should be mindful of cold

    While the snow and cold temperatures can be an inconvenience for Hardin County residents, it can be much more than uncomfortable for pets left to spend too much time outdoors.

    The number of calls to Hardin County Animal Control regarding animals left in the cold has increased in the past month as temperatures have stayed low and snow has blanketed the county. Each winter, Animal Control confiscates animals they’ve found left in the cold without adequate shelter, Director Jerry Foley said.

  • YMCA officials address city pool needs

    Officials with the steering committee pursuing a Hardin County YMCA said the facility should meet and even may exceed the needs of Elizabethtown residents longing for a new municipal pool.

    The committee briefed Elizabethtown City Council on the YMCA’s progress Monday while discussing a collaboration with the city to provide aquatic services.

  • Radcliff woman arrested on theft charges

    A Radcliff woman is scheduled to appear Friday in Hardin District Court to answer to multiple charges she faces for items stolen from Wal-Mart in Radcliff.

    Crystal Marie Meeker, 31, of Illinois Road, was arrested Sunday night on several charges stemming from taking clothes and other items from the store. She also is charged with conspiring with another individual to return items to the store that weren’t purchased there in exchange for gift cards totalling more than $330. Another cart with $122.59 worth of items was denied by Wal-Mart officials.

  • Event to commemorate civil rights march

    Local residents are invited to commemorate a step forward for human rights that took place half a century ago.

    Residents are invited to participate in the 50th anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort at 10 a.m. March 5. Participants will gather at Second Street and Capital Avenue at 9:30 a.m. to walk to the State Capitol, according to a news release from the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

  • Local company builds national dog monument
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  • Council reviews possible valve replacement at Saunders Springs

    In a work session Monday, Radcliff City Council discussed the possibility of replacing a valve in a pond at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve.

    If the valve, which is estimated to be more than 50 years old, needs replacing, the council will have to add it to the agenda for an upcoming meeting because the item was not part of the budget. Mayor J.J. Duvall said the determination on whether the valve will need to be replaced will be made when the weather clears.

  • A return to the past

    Pritchard Community Center was blanketed Saturday with muzzleloaders, antique knives and horns.  

    Laid out across tables from numerous vendors were mementoes of a simpler time in America’s history as the 18th Century Market Fair returned this weekend, bringing collectors, hunters and shooters to revisit a period now hundreds of years removed.