Local News

  • Helping Hand of Hope announces capital campaign

    Though a “for sale” sign still sits at the corner of Hutcherson Lane and South Wilson Road, Helping Hand of Hope is making strides to construct its new headquarters on the 1.8-acre parcel of land.

    The nonprofit purchased the land for $150,000 — the same price at which it sold its previous offices in the former First Presbyterian Church building to Elizabethtown — and on Monday, it an-nounced a capital campaign to raise money for a new building.

  • Horse-drawn hearse fulfills long-time undertaker's wishes

    Drivers in Elizabethtown might have spotted an unusual funeral procession Monday morning as they went about their day. But for Edward Y. Mason’s family, it was the perfect way to say goodbye.

  • Woman crashes truck in Hertz building

     A blue Dodge pickup truck crashed Monday through Hertz Rent-A-Car in Elizabethtown and knocked a hole in the building’s back wall.

    The pickup’s driver, Dominique V. Passmore, 19, of Elizabethtown, was southbound on North Dixie Avenue when she attempted to make a right turn onto the road leading to the rear of Movie Palace, Elizabethtown police said.

  • Singing group seeking members

    The Heartland Fillies are looking for new members to bring out their inner divas.

    The barbershop-style vocal group has an open house scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Shepherdsville Road in Elizabethtown The event is open to all area women who can carry a tune.

    Since 2008, the group has been belting out tunes from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and other eras. Members sing hymns, popular music, Christmas carols and other ditties that catch their interest.

  • Louisville man indicted for breaking into Vine Grove storage units

    Perry J. Probus Jr., 37, was indicted on two counts of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking less than $500, possession of burglar’s tools, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving stolen property less than $500 and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Country star to play SpringHaven benefit

    Country recording artist Mark Wills is looking forward to performing a small-venue show in Elizabethtown to help victims of domestic violence.

    He’ll put on an acoustic concert Saturday, March 2, at the Historic State Theater to raise money for SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program.

  • Elizabethtown was at center of 19th century diamond hoax

    Communities come to be known for many things, not all of which are praiseworthy.

    For some 19th century investors, Elizabethtown became infamous as the hometown of two tricksters responsible for what’s become known as The Great Diamond Hoax.

    The Hardin County Historical Society is selling numbered and signed copies of a new book recounting the historic scam. At its latest meeting, the Society also adopted the design for an interpretive marker that will be placed on Public Square in front of a building that likely was erected thanks to the ill-gotten riches.

  • Wild Rose, military helps prepare families for deployment

    Wild Rose Equestrian Center co-owner Karen Brown and her husband remember what it was like for them before and during deployment.

    Brown was in the military for three years, until she had to leave to support her husband’s 20-year military career and avoid the possibility of the couple being stationed in different locations.

    The Browns and local U.S. Army officials want to help area soldiers and their families avoid some of the stress that can be put on single and married soldiers with families.

  • Hardin County Distinguished Citizen: Former Habitat director to receive annual award

    Larry Mengel doesn’t drive his kids to and from sporting events or school, but he still drives a van. He calls his Toyota Sienna his “construction vehicle.”

    “That van is full of tools,” the retired U.S. Army colonel said. “I can build anything you want built or I can destroy anything you want destroyed out of the back of my van.”

  • Family celebrates milestone anniversaries

    Evelyn Fulkerson cried when her daughter decided to get married two weeks before her 16th birthday, the age she was when she married her husband.

    Evelyn’s husband, Bill, told their daughter, now Betty Walters, he would sign paperwork for her to marry her 17-year-old sweetheart if she stayed with the family long enough to help her pregnant mother until the birth of the youngest of nine children to survive infancy.