Local News

  • Fort Knox to host town hall meeting

    Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, is hosting a town hall meeting July 30 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will provide an update on Fort Knox and address lingering concerns about the post.

  • E'town pays tribute to Walker at Founders' Day

    Founders’ Day always will be Tim Walker’s creation, and it will be celebrated in Elizabethtown July 4 for years to come, said newly appointed Mayor Edna Berger on Sunday night to a large throng of onlookers at Freeman Lake Park.

    Before darkness descended over the lake, officials paused the festivities to pay one more tribute to the man many believe could have won as many mayoral terms as he wanted to serve.

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  • Fair attendance challenges record

    Hardin County Fair attendance for the week was among the best ever, including what officials think is a record high for Friday turnout.

    Fair board President Larry Jaggers said Friday was one of the best nights the fair has ever had and likely set a record for paid attendance.

    Preliminary numbers indicate paid attendance that night was nearly 5,700, compared to the previous Friday high of about 4,900, Jaggers said.

    “We were pretty pleased,” he said.

  • E'town man charged with selling marijuana

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana after a traffic stop.

    Radcliff police arrested Joshua W. Richardson, 22, early Monday morning near the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 313.

    Richardson was pulled over when an officer saw his rear license plate wasn’t illuminated, according to citation.

  • Terry Shipp appointed to E'town council

    A month after the death of Tim Walker, Elizabethtown City Council is once again whole.

    The council voted to unanimously appoint local business owner, Terry Shipp, 56, to fill the remainder of Edna Berger’s two-year term, which ends in December 2014. Berger vacated the council position last week after she was appointed mayor.

  • Guthrie says 3/1 deactivation may be politically motivated

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie believes the U.S. Army’s decision to deactivate the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, could be political in nature and has asked officials in President Barack Obama’s administration to divulge the data used to reach the decision.

  • Area sees decline in weekly wage

    While total wages earned continues to grow in the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area, the average amount of money a worker brings home each week is shrinking, according to recent figures published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    The average weekly wage for the MSA, which contains Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties, is $752, a reduction of $14, or 1.8 percent, from the fourth quarter of 2011 to the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the BLS.

  • Eastview author explores history, relationships

    An Eastview author and poet is asking readers to follow her into the depths of a turn-of-the-century asylum.

    Sherry Logsdon is preparing for the launch of her first novel, “Asylum,” which is expected to be available this summer.

    Christian company WinePress Publisher is in the process of making arrangements for printing, so a release date is pending.

    The book, which is set from 1896 to 1920, begins with protagonist Isobel being hired as the head matron for Helsley House Insane Asylum.

  • Founders' Day thrives on second attempt

    The second run for the second Founders’ Day Festival was not plagued with the problems of the first attempt, which was rained out July 4 and postponed.

    A surf rock riff sounded off the Freeman Lake bandstand compliments of the 100th Army Band, and a modest crowd started trickling in the park shortly after 5 p.m.

    Some were armed with lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and coolers for the Elizabethtown festival and others formed long lines to filter into the multi-colored bouncy houses, slides and castles.