Local News

  • Seymour to leave Heritage Council

    Heath Seymour is leaving Elizabethtown after accepting a job out of state he said will offer more financial stability for his family.

    Seymour, executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council, has resigned to assume the role of executive director for Heart of Brevard in Brevard, N.C., a main street organization in western North Carolina near the South Carolina border.

  • Upton Days packs in family fun

    Ramona Cook traded Sonora, Calif., for Upton on Saturday morning.

    Just a few miles from this state’s Sonora, Cook was sampling Upton Days with family.

    “I have lots and lots of cousins here,” Cook said. She makes the lengthy trip roughly once a year and spends several months here reconnecting with her kin.

    “I’ve ate a lot,” she said, taking up her cousins on lunch and dinner dates during

  • Addiction and recovery

    Ten days after being transported Oct. 8 to Hardin County Detention Center, Charissa Earley sat quietly with counselors and fellow participants in the jail’s Substance Abuse Program.

    Though SAP participants Kelly and Heather shared their stories of addiction and recovery with two journalists, Earley only listened, silently wringing her hands in her lap. Last names are not being used for Kelly and Heather to protect their identities.

  • Man charged with abuse

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested after a 2-year-old girl in his care was found with bruising over parts of her body.

    The child’s mother also was arrested because, police said, she saw the bruising days earlier and did not seek medical attention for the child.

    Mark Anthony Tharp, 26, was charged Thursday with first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12. If convicted of the Class C felony, Tharp faces five to 10 years in prison.

  • Reflections in cardboard

    Sarah Granberg ministers to strippers and prostitutes and described herself as an “experiential” person who must witness grounding life lessons to appreciate how blessed she is.

    “I need very real experiences and not just, ‘Boy, Sarah, you’ve got it good,’” she said.

  • Festivals in West Point and Western Hardin County
  • Clarity walks it out

    Meredith Brown said she does not understand how anyone could support abortion after spending a few moments in the presence of an infant as she interacted with a 3-month-old girl.

    “You instantly fall in love,” she said.

  • Texas Congressman to tour Fort Knox

    Two U.S. Congressmen will be touring Fort Knox Monday.

    Rep. William “Mac” Thornberry, R-Texas, is making his first visit to the installation as the guest of Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green.

  • Annual college fair is Monday

    The annual Heartland Regional College Fair is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Central Hardin High School. The event is an open house that allows students to gather information about more than 40 higher education institutions, according to a news release from Hardin County Schools.

    The event is open to students and their families from all area high schools.

    It includes two financial aid sessions at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. in the library, according to the news release.

    Featured institutions include:

    • Asbury University
  • Ag department holds Kentucky Proud meal in Glendale

    The agriculture department has hosted similar dinners in Paducah, Hopkinsville and Madisonville and will hold another next month in Corbin, Commissioner James Comer said.

    According to Comer, the department is targeting mid-major cities and introducing participants to meals composed of 100 percent Kentucky products.