Local News

  • E’town Sports Park opens Saturday

    Elizabethtown Sports Park becomes Elizabethtown Fun Park on Saturday as the nearly $30 million multi-sports facility hosts its opening day for the public.

    The free event is from noon to 5 p.m. and features an array of events and attractions.

    “We’ll open the gates and the public will get to see what we have,” said Janna Clark, sports and sales director for Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau. “Kids will be able to run the bases on the fields, there will be Punt, Pass and Kick and a soccer challenge.”

  • Brushy Fork brings parties together

    Despite his Republican activism, Pete Countryman often has visited current and past representatives of the local Democratic party branch.

    That’s how Countryman started talking to local Democrats in December about his disappointment in the low turnout at last year’s Brushy Fork debates in Vine Grove and the need to improve the upcoming Sept. 15 event.

  • Storm warning issued for Hardin County

    A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Hardin County. The National Weater Service's warning continues until 9:30 p.m.

    Meade, Grayson, Hart, Bullitt and LaRue counties also are under similar storm warnings. The storms are delivering heavy rain, frequent lightning, high winds and reports of hail.

    Resdients are advised to take precautions including remaining away from windows until the storm passes.

  • Pavillion closed at Lincoln Birthplace

    The picnic pavilion at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park has been closed to public use until further notice because of structural issues found by park staff.

    Staff will examine the pavilion structure to determine its condition and evaluate possible solutions.

    This closure includes the pavilion and grills located next to it. It doesn’t affect  restrooms, parking or the rest of the picnic area.

    While the pavilion is closed, picnic tables that were inside of it will be relocated in the picnic area.

  • Olympic coach to speak about successes and hardships

    A week before touching down in London for the 2012 Olympics, Greco-Roman wrestling coach James Johnson is making a pit stop in Hardin County.

    Johnson is speaking to the military community and others about overcoming adversity and the importance of mentoring at noon Friday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. His appearance is a free event sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.

  • Utilities scam victimizing state residents

    Utilities fraud is sweeping across the region, striking residents as close as Bowling Green.

    Scammers call claiming their intended victims can have utilities bills paid by bailout money from the Obama administration by using a routing number in exchange for personal information such as a Social Security number.

    However, the routing number is fake, and scammers are committing identity theft.

  • E’town event to focus on healing, spirituality

    A festival focused on spirituality and alternative healing is making its first appearance in Elizabethtown this weekend.

    The Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Pritchard Community Center.

  • Photo: Laying concrete in Radcliff
  • Cities, county, hospital show support for YMCA

    Heavyweights of Hardin County government have thrown their support behind bringing a YMCA to the county.

    Mayors of most cities in Hardin County, the Hardin County judge-executive and representatives from Hardin Memorial Hospital met Wednesday morning at Hardin County Schools’ central office to sign a community commitment pursuing a YMCA.

  • Fort Knox soldier cashes in on lottery at Radcliff store

    Sometimes acting on a whim can pay off. In Master Sgt. Jeff Davis’ case, his impulse landed him $40,000.

    Davis, who won money Saturday from the Kentucky Powerball drawing, said he hadn’t bought a ticket in at least three years when he purchased three that day at a Radcliff convenience store from a kiosk machine.

    “That’s actually what caught my eye. I didn’t know they had machines like that,” he said. “And I thought, ‘Eh, I haven’t bought one in a while. Why not?’”