Local News

  • EPD arrests two in connection to car and garage break-ins

    Police responded to a series of early morning burglaries Wednesday in Elizabethtown in the areas of Diecks Drive and Pine Valley Drive.

    Two suspects were arrested after police responded at 2:04 a.m. to the area of Pine Valley Drive at St. Andrews Way in regards to someone breaking into vehicles and attempting to enter a garage, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release.

  • Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by GOP on Saturday

    Local residents have a chance to  dine with some of their Republican representatives this weekend.

    The annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a fundraiser for the Hardin County GOP, is at 5 p.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, speaks along with Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and State Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown. Mike Phillips, vice-chairman of the local GOP and organizer of the event, said voters will be able to hear an update on what’s happening on state and federal levels.

  • Single-vehicle wreck leaves two injured in LaRue County

    Two Hodgenville residents were injured in a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning on Dan Dunn Road in LaRue County.

    Christina Murphy, 40, of Hodgenville was traveling north in a Chevrolet Malibu when she said a white pick-up truck ran her off the roadway, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    She hit a patch of gravel, causing her to overcorrect and run off the west side of the roadway, police said. The vehicle came to a rest in an embankment.

  • Regional ambulance services enduring long waits for pay

    Members of the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association and representatives from two Medicaid managed care organizations met Wednesday afternoon in Elizabethtown to discuss problems with receiving Medicaid payments that could shut down ambulance services in rural areas if left unsolved.

    Last year, Kentucky launched a managed care system in an effort to save money, bringing in three Medicaid managed care organizations new to Kentucky — Coventry Cares, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan and WellCare.

  • Life settles locally a week after tornadoes

    One week after tornadoes ripped through Hardin and LaRue counties damaging and destroying structures in their path and injuring a woman, Sheri Lunn still is trying to find her parents a permanent place to live.

    Lunn and her parents had trailers at Pine Tree Mobile Home Park on Hodgenville Road near Elizabethtown.

    Lunn and her daughter moved from California to a trailer across from her parents less than a month before the tornado tore apart the trailer her parents owned. There was no insurance on the home.

  • Domestic dispute victim in fair condition

    An Elizabethtown woman seriously injured during a domestic violence incident Sunday morning was listed in fair condition Wednesday at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Maila G. Kennedy, 42, was bleeding from the neck when Elizabethtown police responded to the 200 block of Kimball Drive. Kennedy’s husband, James W. Kennedy, was found in an upstairs bedroom with self-inflicted stab wounds to the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC lands in Cards country

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command once again witnessed the University of Louisville women’s basketball team take its licks last week, but this time it was on the hardwood instead of in the hard woods of the Dunagan Teamwork Development course at Fort Knox.

    After putting the Cardinals through rigorous teamwork drills on post in October, the logistics unit held a courtside seat last Wednesday as the basketball team ran through warmups and playing drills at Cardinal Arena in preparation for the Big East Tournament.

  • The Road to War: Know your role

    Sgt. 1st Class Steven Barthmaier knows there are certain aspects of a soldier’s lifestyle one should not jostle with.

    “There’s three things you don’t want to mess with, with a soldier,” Barthmaier said in his office in late February. “You don’t want to mess with their pay, you don’t want to mess with their mail and you don’t want to mess with their meals.”

  • Cat Scratch Fever to infect Fort Knox

    Rock ‘n’ roll wild man Ted Nugent plans to unleash his guitar-heavy brand of music on Fort Knox this summer, and he’s bringing some friends.

    Nugent will be joined by classic rock standouts Styx and REO Speedwagon to form the Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express Tour, which storms into Godman Army Airfield on June 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m., said event coordinator Mark Wicker.

  • HCS collecting for tornado victims

    Several schools in the Hardin County Schools district are collecting items or raising money to help the tornado victims in eastern Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Woodland Elementary School at 6000 Woodland Drive in Radcliff is selling T-shirts with profits benefiting the American Red Cross. T-shirt orders must be turned in to the Family Resource Center by March 16.

    Heartland Elementary School at 2300 Nelson Drive in Elizabethtown is collecting nonperishable food items, underwear and socks of all sizes, 2XL and larger clothing and personal hygiene items.