Local News

  • Wreck snarls traffic on I-65 near Elizabethtown

    Traffic is backed up for several miles on northbound Interstate 65 because of a semi crash.

    The Transportation Cabinet says the northbound lanes are blocked north of Elizabethtown near mile point 97.

    The road is expected to be closed into the early evening hours. Traffic is reportedly backed up at least three miles.

  • One person killed in trailer fire today

    A woman in her 60s has died in a morning fire today in a trailer on Pickerell Lane. The residence is located between Rineyville and Flaherty.

    A number of area fire agencies arrived at the scene to find the trailer engulfed in flames. An emergency call came in around 9 a.m. to respond to the fire.

  • Photo: Keeping a watch
  • Cold temperatures linger through week

    An arctic air mass is returning this week, bringing with it frigid temperatures and little precipitation.

    Fort Knox Lead Meteorologist Mark Adams said the air mass comes from the polar region around northern parts of Canada and above.

    “I don’t see a warming trend until Saturday into Sunday,” Adams said.

  • Heartland Festival gets new look

    The Heartlland Festival in the Park will get a new look this year.

    The festival will only include a concert and parade Aug. 29. Previously, there were a number of events at Freeman Lake Park throughout the festival.

  • Murder trial set to begin today

    A murder trail for Kyle David Thompson is set to begin today, but more inclement weather in the coming week could cause an issue.

    Accord­ing to Com­­mon­wealth’s Attorney Shane Young, jury selection is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today.

  • Identity theives target your children as well

    Your child may seem like an unlikely victim for identity theft, but that is not the case.

    Identity thieves consider kids easy targets. Why? Because children have clean credit reports and they don’t review their reports. Thieves often can use their identities for years.

  • Some schools scheduled to reopen Monday

    After missing all of last week, Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools plan to reopen Monday on a one-hour delay.

    Neighboring public schools in LaRue, Meade, Nelson and Bullitt counties also are planning to operate on a one-hour delayed schedule Monday.

  • Indictments


    Hardin County grand jury returned one indictment last week.

    • Marcus S. Garcia, 26, Elizabethtown, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance — heroin.

    The following are accepting rocket docket plea agreements for felony charges:

  • Officials: Icy weather creates fewer problems than previous snow

    Ice, sleet and rain Friday night and throughout Saturday on top of already existing heavy snowfall didn’t seem to have any major negative effects on Hardin County motorists, with few exceptions, officials say.

    One of those exceptions occurred on Interstate 65.