Local News

  • Officials: Plan for wet weather Halloween night

    As Halloween night draws closer, weather forecasters are calling for showers and thunderstorms throughout most of Thursday, including during the scheduled hours for trick-or-treating.

    With the chance for severe weather in mind, Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate encouraged parents to plan carefully.

    “Timing can be a big issue,” he said.

  • Candy exchanges offered at local dental offices

    Two local dental practices will be bringing smiles to the faces of soldiers while saving the smiles of local children.

    The offices will offer a candy exchange to children and their parents interested in swapping their sweet treats for a reward. Kool Smiles will give out toys while Proctor Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is paying by the pound.

  • EPD to host Shred Day

    Elizabethtown Police Department is hosting a document shredding event Saturday at Wal-Mart.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., residents can bring any paper they need shredded to the parking lot of the Wal-Mart off North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, according to a news release. Locally owned Brenco Document Shredding will destroy the documents with its “mobile shredding unit.”

  • Berger: Perspective on downtown must change

    Mayor Edna Berger said Elizabethtown’s perspective on downtown redevelopment needs to change.

    The city can ill afford to continue spending thousands on the purchase of downtown buildings only to turn around and give them away for practically nothing, she said. And simply throwing money at the Heritage Council and expecting magical results is not enough, she added.

  • Road closure postponed until weekend

    Plans to close a state highway for a movie crew has been rescheduled for this weekend.

    Originally set to begin today and continue through Thursday morning, the closure of Ky. 333 at Ky. 2199 now will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and last until 3 a.m. on Monday.

  • Radcliff relocates Armor sculpture

    A monument established in 1992 to honor the U.S. Army’s armored forces has been relocated and will be reinvigorated as a tribute.

    Radcliff has moved the sculpture – a triangle-shaped design symbolizing Armor sitting atop a black granite base — from City Hall to a landscape bed along the Wilson Road ramp off North Dixie Boulevard.

  • Federal permit issued for distillery in Hardin County

    Since his family closed its concrete products manufacturing company, Brent Goodin’s business interests have been quite diverse. They are about to become even more so.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Youngster shares his blessings

    Jack Thomas didn’t want a phone or video game for his Oct. 9 birthday. He decided he wanted to help other kids, including some classmates at Morningside Elementary School.

    So instead of inviting friends and family to his Elizabethtown home, bringing gifts and money to celebrate turning 11 years old, the fifth-grade student instead asked for Pop-Tarts, Ramen noodles and peanut butter crackers.

  • Restored barracks to be outfitted for Dec. 6 grand opening

    As Mike Weaver continues his mission to restore a World War II barracks as an attraction on the museum grounds at Fort Knox, he continues to collect new allies.

    One of the latest to come to his aid is 74-year-old Paul Greenwell of Morganfield, who recently provided period plumbing fixtures for the restoration.

  • Allegro hosts workshop about aging, decisions that come with it

    Allegro Senior Living is hosting a workshop Tuesday night aimed at helping seniors and their loved ones face the challenges that arise with aging and the resources that can help.

    The workshop, titled “Aging and the Resources to Help with those Difficult Decisions,” begins at 6 p.m. at the retirement community on Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown.