Local News

  • Butler won't seek new term

    Dwight Butler, who has spent 19 years in the House of Representatives out of the 18th District, announced Tuesday he will not seek another term. He would have represented the 10th District following the state’s redistricting effort.

    “After much careful consideration and numerous discussions with my family, I’ve made the decision to not seek re-election as state representative for the 10th District,” he said in a statement.

  • Central grad lost at sea

    A Central Hardin High School graduate who was lost at sea is remembered as a respectful person who loved his family and the military.

    Jon Gibson, a 1999 graduate, is presumed dead after the U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter on which he was a crewmember crashed Sunday into the Red Sea. Three crewmembers were rescued, but the search was suspended Monday for Gibson and another member, according to a news release from the U.S. Navy. Their survival after the amount of time that has passed is “extremely unlikely,” according to the release.

  • E’town officials to travel to Japanese sister city

    Three city councilmen will travel to Japan next month to further relations with Elizabethtown’s sister city.

    Marty Fulkerson, Kenny Lewis and Terry Shipp will represent Elizabethtown during a weeklong visit to Koori Machi, Japan, which is north of Fukushima and has a population of around 15,000, according to Elizabethtown’s official website. They depart Oct. 5.

  • Vine Grove man indicted after joint drug investigation

    A Vine Grove man indicted Thursday on eight drug-related charges was the subject of a joint investigation with three area law enforcement agencies.

    Kevin Salmon, 49, was arrested last month on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Church uses sign to encourage return of stolen mower

    Near the intersection of Ky. 86 and Ky. 1375, sits a large piece of wood listing the Ten Commandments.

    Just a few feet away, a marquee reads “Bring our lawnmower back.” Someone broke Commandment No. 8: Thou shalt not steal.

    A White riding lawnmower was taken from beside a building that once housed a family and served as a worship space, until a fire May 29, for the small congregation of Franklin Crossroads United Christian Church.

    The sign in front of the charred building is meant to spur the recovery effort.

  • Local woman on staff of new TV series

    Driving around her California home, Amy Hubbs spots pictures of a co-worker on billboards, buses and video displays. She considers her situation exciting and surreal.

    In the volatile Hollywood job market, Hubbs is excited about landing a writing position on a new situation comedy — particularly one with big-name stars and extensive promotion.

    “The network is really pushing it,” she said.

  • Guthrie, Thornberry tour Fort Knox

    As a haven for U.S. Army recruiting, ROTC and human resource functions, Fort Knox’s future is secure as it stands squarely at the center of the Army’s mission, said U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas.

    Thornberry, vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, toured the post Monday as a guest of U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, and fielded questions from the media at Radcliff City Hall following the tour.

  • PAWS turns shelter over to county

    Homeless animals in the area soon will have a larger, more modern facility to wait for permanent homes.

    The PAWS Shelter Foundation turned over the newly constructed animal shelter on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown to Hardin County Animal Control on Monday.

    Area leaders and foundation members gathered to see Foundation President Deedie Layman hand over the keys to the facility to Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    Gates for kennels have been ordered and other equipment is planned to be brought to the new facility before it is operating.

  • Local students can participate in See You at the Pole

    Several local schools will host See You at the Pole events Wednesday, allowing students to partake in a global day of prayer with fellow Christians. See You at the Pole was created in 1990 and is a student-led event, according to the National Day of Prayer website. The following times are from Valley Creek Baptist Church.

    Local events include: 

    • Elizabethtown High School - 7:15 a.m. at the flagpole
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