Local News

  • Traveling Vietnam Memorial headed to Nature Park

    A traveling tribute to Vietnam veterans and veterans of all wars will be on display in the Elizabethtown Nature Park in May.

    Glendale Lions Club is sponsoring a half-size traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., during the week of Memorial Day.

    Dan Tonietti, a Vietnam veteran and member of the Glendale Lions Club, is organizing the effort and presented the idea to the club, which was in full support.

  • Helping Hand of HOPE in need of donations, volunteers

    There still is plenty of opportunity for the community to make Christmas a little jollier for local children and families.

    Helping Hand of HOPE still needs donations and volunteers for its Hope for Christmas program, which will serve hundreds of Hardin County residents this year.

    Salvation Army, however, has felt the community’s generosity and has seen the vast majority of its Angel Tree recipients selected.

  • Weather woes cancel Celebration of Remembrance

    The holiday season offers time with family and friends to celebrate, but it also offers those who have lost a loved one a more difficult stretch of time to deal with their loss.

    For someone in mourning, the holiday season can be excruciating, remembering good times with relatives and friends, “who are no longer physically here with them any longer,” Hosparus Bereavement Coordinator Wanda Dobbins said.

  • Light Up Hodgenville going on despite forecast

    Saturday’s Light Up Hodgenville celebration will go on as planned despite the possibility of wintry weather.

    It begins with storytime in the Lincoln Museum at 5 p.m. Caroling on Lincoln Square starts about 5:30 p.m., but the singing will move to the Civic Center in case of inclement weather, where Santa arrives around 6 p.m. on the city’s 1934 fire truck.

    The mayor will flip the switch to light Lincoln Square at 6 p.m.

  • 3/1 soldiers return

    More than 130 soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division returned Thursday afternoon to Fort Knox from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    This was the second main body flight to return home for the 3/1.

    The unit has been operating in Zabul province in southern Afghanistan, which is an area larger than the state of Connecticut. Soldiers assisted Afghan security forces, government, and police forces in their transition to independent security and governance.

  • Flag retirement ceremony is Saturday

    Thomas Skaggs II of Radcliff will retire flags during a ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff to complete his Eagle Scout project.

    The Boy Scout in Troop 295 said he has collected about 50 flags for the ceremony. Collection sites were established at Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown city halls. Skaggs said he picked up the flags every other day.

    The ceremony is free and open to the public.

  • E'town woman now faces felony for attempting to sell 9-day-old

    An Elizabethtown woman, accused of twice attempting to sell her 9-day old daughter, now faces a felony charge.

    Leeanna Brown, 24, faces as many as five years in prison on a charge of selling a child for adoption. Brown originally was arrested early Wednesday morning with endangering the welfare of a minor. The initial charge was a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison.

    The child was born on Nov. 26.

  • Sports park construction contracts closed; bills paid

    Elizabethtown has closed out all contracts and paid its outstanding construction bills on the Elizabethtown Sports Park, Planning Director Ed Poppe told the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission on Wednesday morning.

    With a look of relief on his face, Poppe said it closes the chapter on development of the park while keeping the project just under the budget cap of $29 million. Poppe said the final cost to build the park was $28,960,701.61.

  • Bakers fold generosity in cakes

    For several area women, entering a cake in Vine Grove’s charity auction tonight is not about personal glory – it’s all about the kids.

    “It’s not the bragging rights. It’s to help and aid the fund,” Nan Filburn said. “The more money they get, the more children they can help.”

    The auction is part of the city’s annual A Dickens of a Christmas, which kicks off tonight with a town hall meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. at city hall.

  • Parrett to pursue re-election for second Senate term

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett said he wants to apply his common-sense approach to Frankfort for a second term.

    Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, filed for re-election Wednesday with the Kentucky Secretary of State as he vies to keep his seat in the 10th District, which includes all of Hardin County and a small portion of Jefferson County.

    He captured the seat in 2010 after ousting incumbent Elizabeth Tori, a Radcliff Republican who had served 16 years.