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  • E'town approves Hall of Fame lease

    Elizabethtown City Council has agreed to lease property at 133 W. Dixie Ave. across from the Hardin County History Museum to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    The authorization gives the hall access to an interim facility where it can set up operations for the next three to five years and relocate its office space from Pritchard Community Center once the building is remodeled.

    Exact details of the lease were not outlined Monday because an agreement has not been formalized.

  • Cleanup ongoing at derailment site in northern Hardin Co.

    Cleanup remains underway at a train derailment site behind a subdivision between Vine Grove and Radcliff.

    The Paducah & Louisville Railway 88-car train carrying coal derailed Thursday morning and 15 cars and two locomotives left the tracks, according to P&L.

    Of those 15 cars, five overturned, dumping coal down the embankment immediately behind the residences on Red Hawk Drive in northern Hardin County.

    Bonnie Hackbarth, P&L spokeswoman, said coal cleanup was expected to begin Monday and would take several days.

  • Boil water advisory issued in Vine Grove

    A broken water main in Vine Grove caused the city to be placed on a boil water advisory Monday.

    The water main broke at the corner of Oak Street and Ky. 144, likely because of the age of the line, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said.

    That break at about 4 p.m. caused water loss officials expected to last three hours. The water loss from the broken main and other lines that had to be shut off while fixing it affected much of the city, Johnson said.

  • Water main broken in Vine Grove

    A broken water main in Vine Grove has caused the city to be placed on a boiled water advisory Monday.

    The water main broke at the corner of Oak Street and Ky. 144, likely because of the age of the line, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said.

    That break at about 4 p.m. caused water loss that officials expected to last at least three hours. The water loss is from the broken main and other lines that have to be shut off while fixing it has affected much of the city, Johnson said.

  • Village post office opening in Buffalo

    A village post office is set to open in Buffalo where the traditional post office has been closed since July 5 because of a brown recluse spider infestation.

    The new site is the 42nd village post office to open this year in the Kentuckiana District of the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Deadly wreck brings murder charges

    An Elizabethtown couple is dead and a Hodgenville man charged with murder following a Sunday night wreck in which police believe alcohol played a factor.

    Johnie M. Dennis, 75, and Luevenia Dennis, 71, were dead at the scene Sunday at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Roundtop Road near Elizabethtown, said Kenneth Spangenberger, Hardin County chief deputy coroner.

  • Local leaders concerned about redistricting proposal

    A Kentucky House of Representatives redistricting proposal has some local officials concerned about what that plan would mean for the northern part of Hardin County.

    The biggest impact on Hardin County likely would be splitting up Radcliff to add enough population into surrounding districts.

    Vine Grove also would give up at least some of its voters to the district of Dwight Butler, whose area currently includes Breckinridge and Hancock counties and parts of Bullitt, Daviess and Hardin counties.

  • A photo with the heroes
  • State installs rumble strips on highway shoulders

    Major roadways in Hardin and LaRue counties have been outfitted with new rumble strips as part of a regional effort in more than a dozen counties.

    In Hardin County, the rumble strips have been installed along stretches of shoulder on Interstate 65 and the Western Kentucky Parkway, said Andrea Clifford, an information officer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 office in Louisville, which handled the contract.

  • Couple remembers decades of state fair

    One of the oldest photos taken during Lois and Russell Hodge’s marriage of nearly 60 years is against a moon and stars backdrop at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Lois Hodge of Glendale was three months pregnant when the couple first attended the fair together.

    The experience was one that might have scared another couple away from returning.