Local News

  • Helm remembered as anniversary of death approaches

    A local Civil War general is being honored this weekend as the 150th anniversary of his death approaches.

    Brig. Gen. Benjamin Hardin Helm is being remembered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Helm Family Cemetery on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown. The event is open to the public.

    The commemorative event is organized by the Hardin County History Museum to honor the life of the Confederate general from Hardin County and brother-in-law of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Via Colori to unleash color on downtown Elizabethtown Saturday

    The streets of downtown Elizabethtown offer themselves as a broad canvas for creative minds this weekend.

    The sixth annual Via Colori street painting festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. It is free to the public and corresponds with the monthly Second Saturday event downtown.

  • Lest we forget

    Fort Knox Fire Chief Marvin Gunderson Jr. relives the memories, horrific visions, angst and anxiety every September as he reflects on the thousands of lives lost when terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners 12 years ago and turned them into crude missiles.

    Of those were 343 firefighters who perished as they worked to rescue those trapped and injured in the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

  • Shooting victim testifies in jury trial of Big Spring robbery suspect

    During the early morning hours of Oct. 27, 2012, Jason Matz awoke to a strange knock on his door.

    “It was a louder knock than any normal Big Springer knocking on my door,” Matz said during testimony Wednesday in the jury trial of Steven Goodman, a Cecilia man accused in a string of robberies in the Big Spring community near the Hardin-Meade border.

    Matz said he was not expecting visitors around 7 a.m. on a Saturday, so he grabbed his .45-caliber pistol.

  • Musgrave shares lessons from his farm kid to spaceman journey

    Story Musgrave assisted in repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, but getting coffee delivered to him Tuesday night by a college president seemed to really impress.

    He was struck when Thelma White, president and CEO of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College offered him a cup that she brewed during his presentation at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    “They got the president cooking me coffee. I have arrived!” he said.

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  • Howevalley-Vertrees Days set

    The small town of Howevalley will be buzzing with activity Saturday with the annual Howevalley-Vertrees Days festival.

    The annual event brings the community together each year with an array of activities catered to young and old. Funds raised go back into the community, said one of the event organizers, Barbara McCamish from the Howevalley-Vertrees Community Club.

  • State approves local asphalt projects

    Three Hardin County projects were included in the state Transportation Cabinet’s list of $26 million worth of asphalt work announced Wednesday.

    The longest is a 10.8-mile section of Flint Hill Road, also known as Ky. 720. The improvements will stretch from the county line to Ky. 84, the cabinet reported.

    Also, scheduled for resurfacing is seven-tenths of a mile of Ky. 222 beginning at U.S. 62 and extending southeast and a nearly five-mile section of Ky. 1375, known locally as North Long Grove Road, from U.S. 62 to Ky. 86.

  • Convoy honors responders, remembers loss

    Patti Cowherd was at work at Caritas Home Health Care attacks occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

    “When it came on the radio, we all quit what we were doing and we just cried,” she said.

    Cowherd was among residents who lined Dixie Highway from Elizabethtown to Fort Knox Tuesday to watch a convoy of first responders pass to remember about 3,000 who died following terrorist-orchestrated plane crashes that day at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa.

    The convoy was organized in appreciation of first responders.