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Local News

  • 52-year-old man in car crash dies

    An Elizabethtown man died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of South Boundary Road and Ky. 313, according to Radcliff police.

    Joseph R. Culley, 52, was transported to University Hospital in Louisville but did not recover, police reported in a statement Thursday.

  • SpringHaven looking to expand

    SpringHaven Inc. is looking for more room to accommodate its clients.

    The domestic violence shelter is planning to add eight more bedrooms, four new bathrooms and a more user-friendly dining hall as part of an extensive expansion to upgrade its facilities, said Assistant Director Tanya Thomas.

    Thomas said the renovation is needed to offer more space for the women and children who call the facility home and create a better living environment.

    “We just need more space,” she said.

  • Vine Grove woman on threatened flight

    Kaela Vessels and her friends from Campbellsville University didn’t know until landing that their flight from Paris to Charlotte, N.C., was making news.

    The college senior from Vine Grove asked a flight attendant what area the plane was flying over as the U.S. Airways 787 plane reached the coast of the United States. She was surprised when she heard the answer — Maine.

  • Plugged in: Renovated Fort Knox welcome center makes visits easier

    After $80,000 and six months, the vision of Fort Knox’s new welcome center has come to fruition.

    The committee officially revealed its newly renovated center to the public Thursday afternoon, which was adorned with technological tools designed to ease visits and welcome visitors.

    “This is an effort to use technology to get people where they need to go and provide information,” said Will Fears, chief of Visual Information and project manager for the renovations.

  • Iowa man travels to Kentucky to meet his wartime rescuer

    Jim Daley was raised in Meade County and has spent almost all his life there.

    Barry Adams was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has spent almost all his life there.

    They met briefly a world away from home in Southeast Asia. Today, they plan to meet again for the first time in 43 years.

    Daley and his wife, Shirley, are coordinating a Memorial Day weekend reunion for his former Army unit, the 2nd Brigade, 8th Infantry. A notice about the gathering on Page 52 of the March issue of VFW Magazine caught Adams’ attention.

  • Radcliff launches fund for firefighter's family after child's death

    Radcliff Fire Department is huddling around one of its brothers in a time of need.

    The department and city have started a fund at The Cecilian Bank to benefit full-time firefighter Leroy Lewis, to help pay for funeral and medical expenses after his 9-year-old son was killed Tuesday and his wife and daughter were injured in a wreck near Battletown in Meade County.

  • Fort Knox provides cemetery access on holiday

    In honor of Memorial Day, Fort Knox will open its gates to all individuals interested in visiting the installation’s 121 cemeteries from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

    Most of the cemeteries have ties to former area towns such as Stithton, Grahamton, and Pitts Point, as well as rural church cemeteries and family graveyards. Additionally, some relatives of President Abraham Lincoln are buried on Fort Knox, including his grandmother, Bathsheba (Bersheba) Lincoln.

  • Duo celebrates a half century of service

    Snow did not stop them from coming to work and cancer merely slowed them down.

    Despite their individual trials, Ruby Parker and Thelma Dunn have not budged from their duties. After 50 years volunteering for the Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, they still tackle their jobs with an energetic flair.

    The two lifelong friends are quick with a laugh or a joke, describing five decades of local service modestly but with a note of gratefulness for the chance to meet new people and take their posts in the HMH gift shop on assigned Thursdays.

  • Museum event to feature military history

    Visitors at Fort Knox Saturday and Sunday can learn about military life from 1775 until the present.

    The Life of a Soldier living history event at the Gen. George S. Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox began when the museum opened in 1949 with demonstrations of captured German vehicles, uniforms and equipment.

  • Lockdown: Jail fortifies perimeter around minimum security building

    After four inmates walked away from Hardin County Detention Center’s restrictive custody building in the last six months, the jail staff increased security around the facility this week.

    “I just can’t take a chance anymore,” said Jailer Danny Allen, about adding strength to a building marked as minimum security.

    A week ago, two inmates, Vance Tate and Brandon Board, escaped by digging a hole in a gravel bed under the perimeter fence. Six months ago, Lonnie Ray Coy and Joshua Nunn executed a similar escape.