Local News

  • Police seize 900 pounds of marijuana from Taylorsville home

    Area police seized nearly a half ton of marijuana and more than $11,000 in cash Monday night when officers busted a “stash house” in Taylorsville near the Nelson-Spencer county line.

    Hector M. Serrano, 25, and Gabael S. Suarez, 22, each face a charge of trafficking in marijuana more than 5 pounds in connection to the bust. Police believe they entered the country illegally.

  • Best of both worlds: Farm-City Day features town tour

    The annual Farm-City Day serves as a bridge between two worlds in Hardin County. Former Hardin County Sheriff Martha Thomas has attended for years, and does what she can to promote the event, she said.

    “It helps foster good relationships between the city and the county,” she said.

    Tuesday’s annual Farm-City Day began with glimpses of Elizabethtown facilities and ended with recognizing Thomas for her work in the county. Participants also heard from a supporter of a local food movement.

  • Town & Country space to gain new tenant

    A club specializing in the sale of natural, locally grown food is relocating to the site of a former downtown staple.

    The Heartland Whole Life Buying Club is leasing the former Town & Country clothing store building on Public Square in Elizabethtown and will open Nov. 30 in its new home on, said Serena Erizer, a club founder.

  • Extension of Towne Drive to open in time for holidays

    A new access point to Towne Mall will be open to shoppers in time for the busy holiday season rush.

    Robert Bush, director of stormwater management for Elizabethtown, has announced the city will release newly extended Towne Drive to traffic next week once final paving and striping wraps.

    Bush said the final layers of asphalt should be placed Thursday and Friday with the city allowing the roadway to cool over the weekend.

  • Annual Holiday Marketplace offers variety this weekend

    Christmas is seven weeks from today and the gift-buying season begins for many this weekend with the annual Holiday Marketplace Arts and Crafts Show at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    The two-day event, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club, features numerous booths with a Christmas theme including wreaths, personalized ornaments, decorations, candy and clothing.

    Leanna Milby, president of the club, said one of the big draws for visitors is the variety offered by vendors.

  • Feeding America earns new vehicle

    Members of Feeding America, Kentucky Heartland’s three-person agency service team soon will travel the organization’s 42-county area in a new vehicle — thanks to supporters and Toyota.

    A national program called “100 Cars for Good” is providing 100 vehicles for nonprofit organizations through an online vote Oct. 1-Nov. 19.

    While Feeding America officials don’t know how many votes they received or if they finished in first or second place, they know they won a car.

  • Sentencing reset for December in Big Spring shooting

    The formal sentencing of a Cecilia man accused in a series of robberies last October near the Hardin-Meade county line has been continued until December.

    Steven C. Goodman, 22, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. However, Goodman, who is serving time at Northpoint Training Center in Burgin for unrelated charges, was unable to appear.

    Judge Ken Howard continued the sentencing until Dec. 3.

  • PHOTO: Wind at his back

    LaRue County High School student Felicia Hornback, who won first place last week during the first Farm Foto Assignment photography contest, is a junior.

  • North Miles widening coming to an end

    Although weather delays slowed construction, state highway officials said an end to the widening of North Miles Street in Elizabethtown is near.

    The bulk of the construction — undertaken to widen the corridor of North Miles between Pear Orchard Road and Ring Road — should be finished by the end of the week, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 office in Elizabethtown.

    Jessie said crews should finish the final layer of paving by Friday if rain does not further alter the schedule.