Local News

  • Coal train derails in northern Hardin Co.

    Crystal Eaddy stared in disbelief Thursday at the coal spilling onto a hillside in her backyard from a railway car flipped on its side.

    If it were not for the heavy tree line at the top of the hill, Eaddy said it’s possible the derailed train car could have crashed through her house at 131 Red Hawk Drive. She and her family moved there less than a month ago.

    “That is extremely scary,” Eaddy said.

  • Pastor finds comfort in church

    Renee Hudgell’s first assignment as a pastor is making history in West Point.

    The woman who residents say is the town’s first female pastor passed her one year anniversary leading the congregation of West Point United Methodist Church in June.

    Even growing up active in the United Methodist Church, Hudgell never saw herself as a pastor.

  • Hope for Haiti

    A church-based mission group is hosting its second fundraiser Sunday to purchase parts and equipment for clean water systems it installs in the impoverished nation of Haiti.

    The Living Waters for the World Haiti team is hosting the Hope for Haiti celebration Sunday at Memorial United Methodist Church on North Miles Street in Elizabethtown.

    The program starts with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction at 4:30 p.m. followed by a barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m.

  • Local students attend Boys, Girls Nation

    Two local students represented the state at a national leadership program.

    Alex Russett, a senior at North Hardin High School, and Anna Huffman, a senior at Central Hardin High School, served as Kentucky representatives at Boys and Girls Nation this summer. The programs, which are mock legislative sessions, are for students selected from Boys State and Girls State earlier in the school break.

  • 15 coal cars off track near Red Hill Road crossing

    A Paducah & Louisville Railway train derailed overnight. Officials say 15 coal cars are off the track and five overturned.

    "No hazardous material," said Doug Finlay, Hardin County Emergency Management director. "It's not near any waterways."

    The overturned rail cars spilled coal onto hillsides immediately behind homes on Red Hawk Drive in a subdivision between Radcliff and Vine Grove off Hill Street.

  • HMH to host 'roof-raising' event

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is undergoing a transformation and wants to involve the public.

    The hospital is hosting a “Raising the Roof Celebration” at 10 a.m. Monday on the North Dixie Avenue campus. There, it will unveil artist renderings of two floors that will be built on the existing property as part of an expansion of private rooms and be known as the “North Tower.”

  • Photo: Wilson Road work continues
  • E'town Lions host chicken barbecue

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club annual chicken barbecue is a local tradition and a vital benefit.

  • Locals win spots in talent show

    At the beginning of the year, 12 of Erika Gaines’ students decided to pursue a spot in the Kentucky State Fair talent competition in Louisville.

    This weekend, 12 of her students are competing.

    That is the largest number of students Gaines, a vocal instructor in Glendale, has sent to the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semifinals competition. Eleven of the students are from Hardin County.

  • Brandenburg man charged with robbery

    Police arrested a 22-year-old Brandenburg man Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted another man and drove off in the man’s pick-up truck.

    Zachary L. Miller faces charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree fleeing or evading police, fourth-degree assault and giving an officer a false name.

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded at 1:11 a.m. Friday to Helmwood Plaza Drive and Diecks Drive in reference to a robbery, according to a news release.