Local News

  • Heroin use rises in Hardin County

    An old drug is sweeping through Louisville and portions of northern Kentucky, and local officials worry it soon will become a problem in Hardin County.

    Kentucky State Police analyzed 1,074 samples of heroin during the first three quarters of 2012, marking an increase of more than 100 percent since 2010 when 451 heroin samples were recorded.

    In northern Kentucky, heroin-related cases now exceed those involving pain pills, according to KSP.

  • Leading the way for KHSAA

    The Panthers are set to hang their first championship banner in more than a decade, while the neighboring Hawks will hang the school’s first ever.

    The Elizabethtown High School cheerleading squad was crowned state champion Saturday in the first Kentucky High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheer Championship. The LaRue County High School team was tops in its division as well.

    Elizabethtown placed first in the Class 1-A large division, beating second-place Louisville Mercy and third-place Belfry High School.

  • Photos: ECTC Super Sunday
  • March of Dimes kicks off campaign

    As Madi Carlberg toddled around the room, it was clear her success story also was one for the 75 years of March of Dimes projects and research.

    The local campaign for March of Dimes began Sunday at the Historic State Theater with a kickoff event to explain the fundraising process and to introduce the 2013 Ambassador Family.

    The local March for Babies is at 9 a.m. April 27 at Elizabethtown High School.

  • Cheer champs
  • Clients honor Lifeline staff for their care, support

    What began as a regular Friday meeting at Lifeline Home Health ended in bittersweet tears as the staff received a surprise visit from a former client.

    Robert Blevins and Catherine Jennette-Blevins recognized the staff at Lifeline Home Health in Elizabethtown by making each member a Kentucky Colonel after the team worked with the couple for almost a year with Blevins’ ailing mother-in-law. Jennette-Blevins surprised the staff Friday with the news.

  • Fort Knox MWR nabs Army recreation awards

    Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has nabbed three awards identifying it as the national standard in U.S. Army recreation programs.

    MWR received the Garrison Recreation Award for large installations in the Atlantic region, which qualified it to compete against and defeat roughly 37 other garrisons for the Army-level award for 2012. Mark Wicker, chief of the Community Recreation Division, said MWR won the award in 2006 and 2008 and won the regional award in 2011.

  • E'town MSA finishes 11th in GDP growth

    The Elizabethtown MSA is no longer the alpha dog when it comes to real gross domestic product growth.

  • USA Cares brings out Stars and Strikes

    Residents of Hardin County and beyond knocked down pins and raised money for USA Cares this weekend.

    The second USA Cares Stars and Strikes Bowl-a-thon has begun and continues for the next two weekends. The event raises money for military families in the area, and USA Cares officials hope to expand the fundraiser across the nation.

  • Hunsinger remembered as 'rare find'

    Colleagues of Chris Hunsinger say his abilities and, most of all, his pleasant demeanor will be greatly missed in Hardin County government

    Hunsinger, longtime planning director for Hardin County, died Thursday at University Hospital in Louisville after a lengthy illness. Hunsinger, 57, was planning director for 32 years and is remembered as an affable man who was well-suited to his job.

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry said Hunsinger was integral to the operations of the county.