Local News

  • EPD plans free shred event

    As part of its proactive policing practices, Elizabethtown police have organized a free community shred event that could help residents avoid identity theft.

    The Saturday morning program will be conducted by A-Plus Shredding, which is setting up its mobile shredding equipment in the Walmart parking lot off North Dixie Avenue. Securitas Security Services USA also is partnering in the effort.

  • HMH acquires E-town Ortho

    In its continuing efforts to prepare for ramifications of the Affordable Care Act, Hardin Memorial Health has acquired another local practice.

    HMH has closed on the purchase of Elizabethtown Orthopedics at 1113 Woodland Drive for $1 million, according to a property transfer listing.

  • FBI bank robbery suspect arrested in Clarkson

    Acting on information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, police arrested a Clarkson resident believed to be a bank robber known as the Elmer Fudd Bandit.

    Todd Berkley, 39, was arrested around 2 a.m. Friday in an apartment on Renfrow Street in Clarkson. Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons and Deputies Buck Meredith and Adam Cottrell approached the apartment from the front while Kentucky State Police Troopers Brad Riley, Jason Drain and Sgt. Kevin Bertram waited at the back.

  • Local parties stirring voters

    With a close result expected in the presidential election today between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, local parties in Hardin County have mobilized efforts to stir voters.

    The Hardin County Democratic Party is doubling efforts locally in an attempt to defy predictions that Romney will take the county while the Hardin County GOP has joined forces with Romney’s campaign to sway a battleground state.

  • High voter turnout expected

    Voter turnout expectations are high for today’s election thanks to the battle for the White House.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said turnout will be heavy if absentee voting is any indication.

    More than 1,400 absentee votes had been cast by Monday morning by those who went to the county clerk’s office and signed affidavits saying they woul not be in town on Election Day.

  • White Mills bridge rededicated, celebrated

    White Mills residents celebrated the return of a community centerpiece this weekend.

    The repaired White Mills bridge was rededicated Sunday after being closed for more than a year because of structural issues.

    Residents gathered at the bridge to hear a proclamation declaring the day “White Mills Bridge Day” by Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

  • West Point evacuation lifted

    The West Point evacuation order has been lifted, said Doug Finlay, deputy director of Hardin County Emergency Management.

    The railroad cars have been stabilized, he said. The 1.2-mile evacuation that had emptied the Hardin County town was lifted along with a five-mile "shelter in place" requirement.

  • Radcliff recommends afternoon detours

    Daily commuter traffic in Radcliff often creates backlogs. The issue has been magnified by the closure of U.S. 31W in southern Jefferson County.

    It’s a circumstance of north meets south as all Fort Knox commuters, regardless of their home destination, are clogging Radcliff’s main thoroughfare. Fort Knox employees from Jefferson County are passing south through Radcliff to reach Ky. 313 to access northbound Interstate 65.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters taps Clark as branch manager

    After years of volunteerism, Kevin Clark is helping the community on a full-time basis.

    Clark is the new community engagement branch manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Elizabethtown office. Clark comes to BBBS with a background as a longtime volunteer with many organizations.

    Clarkhas worked in marketing and became acquainted with the organization through his career. When the opportunity to work for Big Brothers Big Sisters became available, he knew it was a chance to do some good. He wanted to impact children in a positive way.

  • Holiday Marketplace ‘sweeps’ patrons off their feet

    Susan Peek was looking to sweep shoppers off their feet this weekend at the annual Holiday Marketplace.

    The Elizabethtown Junior Women’s Club hosted the marketplace at Pritchard Community Center. Vendors gathered to sell Christmas decorations as well as a variety of crafts and food.

    Peek was one of those vendors. This was her first year at the marketplace. Among her items were handmade brooms and knitted caps, both of which she has made for years from products on her farm, Talotam Hollow.