Local News

  • Pursuit of airline service on hold

    A push to attract a passenger airline service to Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport has stalled, Airport Board Chairman Joe Yates said.

    Yates said the airport board has made no strides on landing an airline with a connection to a major hub in several months and was unsure when traction may regain on the project. Likewise, Yates said the airport is not currently employing the services of consultant Luke Schmidt, who previously assisted the board in drafting plans for an airline.

  • 3rd ESC command sergeant major dies

    Command Sgt. Maj. Karl A. Roberts Sr., senior enlisted adviser of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), died Monday of natural causes while on leave at his residence in Georgia.

    Roberts, 51, a native of Hawkinsville, Ga., is survived by his wife, four sons and two daughters.

  • Empty plates honor domestic violence victims

    Twenty-seven empty purple plates were laid out at an empty table Tuesday evening at the main pavilion in Freeman Lake Park.

    In the center of each of those plates was a circular paper bearing the name of one of the 27 women killed between Oct. 1, 2012, and Sept. 30, 2013, in Kentucky as a result of domestic violence.

    One of those 27 women lived on Fort Knox. Another was from Hart County. One woman was four months pregnant and another was killed with her 12-year-old daughter. Several never lived to see their 25th birthday.

  • Holocaust survivor speaks to North Hardin Christian students

    North Hardin Christian School students have a personal story of struggle to carry with them on an upcoming trip to Germany.

    A group of students from the school are traveling to Germany in March and, to prepare, the students heard from Fred Gross, a survivor of the Holocaust who lives in Louisville. Gross spoke Monday night to some of the students at the General George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership about his family’s experiences escaping the Nazis.

  • Scouting alternative could be established locally

    A new adventure program for young men designed as an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America could have a chapter in the White Mills area next year.

    Trail Life USA is a national Christian character, adventure and leadership program founded this year. Like the Boy Scouts, it focuses on honing skill sets through outdoor experiences and helping young men grow into positive role models.

  • Transition overzone enacted

    Elizabethtown City Council enacted an ordinance Monday that gives flexibility to some properties in and around downtown.

    The ordinance establishes a commercial transition overzone for specific properties on North Mulberry Street, West Dixie Avenue and West Poplar Street. Planning Director Ed Poppe said it impacts smaller, older lots in or near the downtown area that cannot physically meet current zoning standards and regulations, such as building setbacks. It does not change the use of any properties, he said.

  • Radcliff man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

    Travis C. Boyette, 24, was arrested in June after police said he forced sexual contact and attempted to have intercourse with the alleged victim against her will. He was indicted that same month on charges of attempted first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault.

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  • Munfordville woman pleads guilty in pursuit

    A Munfordville woman accused of leading Elizabethtown police officers and state troopers on a high-speed pursuit through Hardin and Hart counties pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jamie N. Daugherty, 29, accepted an agreement through the rocket docket program. She pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree criminal mischief, speeding, two counts of disregarding a traffic control device and three counts of disregarding a stop sign.

  • Memorial service set for Fort Knox soldier

    A Duke Brigade memorial service in honor of fallen Fort Knox soldier Spc. Angel L. Lopez is at 10 a.m. Friday at Prichard Place Chapel on post. The Fort Knox community is invited to attend.

    Lopez was a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Company A, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

    Lopez, 27, of Parma, Ohio, died Oct. 5. Among his survivors are his wife and two children.