Local News

  • Big Dawg goes Big Blue

    John Hardin High School senior Matt Elam is staying home.

    After nearly a year of Kentucky and Alabama battling for the prized recruit, Elam chose Kentucky on Thursday afternoon, announcing his decision in front of family and friends at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin to accommodate the number of media members in attendance.

    To do something unique, Elam slipped on a Kentucky helmet after announcing his decision.

    “I thought the helmet thing would be kind of nice,” Elam said.

  • Two die in head-on LaRue County crash

    A head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in front of the LaRue County Country Club in Buffalo claimed the lives of two men.

    Anthony Worner, 36, of Buffalo and Thomas Underwood of LaRue County were killed when their vehicles collided around 4 p.m. Underwood was pronounced dead at the scene. Worner was pronounced dead later that day at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Elam picks UK over Alabama

    After months of speculation and a whirlwind recruitment, John Hardin senior Matt Elam picked Kentucky over perennial national power Alabama on Thursday afternoon, announcing his decision in the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.

    Elam was going to make his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in San Antonio, but decided to postpone the announcement. He took an official visit to Alabama on Jan. 17, and then attended Kentucky’s basketball game last Saturday against Georgia in Lexington.

  • City, class finalize spot for Walker memorial

    A memorial dedicated to the legacy of late Mayor Tim Walker has found a home at the Elizabethtown Nature Park.

    Representatives from Walker’s 1977 graduating class at Elizabethtown High School have agreed on a location near the traffic circle inside the park, which is a highly visible area.

    “You can’t miss it,” Councilman Ron Thomas said.

  • Mega site not yet target for Volkswagen

    Volkswagen has announced plans to anchor an auto manufacturing plant in North America, but the company has shown no interest yet in the Glendale mega site, according to local economic development officials.

  • Relay for Life offers survivors, caregivers night at the movies

    Relay for Life Elizabethtown is hosting a free showing of “We Bought a Zoo” at 6:30 p.m. today at the Historic State Theater for cancer survivors, caregivers and those who have lost a loved one to cancer.

    “We Bought a Zoo,” a 2011 film starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, tells the story of a family that moves to renovate and re-open a failed zoo.

  • Fires damage homes in Sonora, Stephensburg

    ement just a few hours apart Wednesday afternoon.

    As firefighters stretched hose, sprayed water and placed ladders to an upstairs window, flames continued to roll out of the eaves and a large hole in the roof of a house on Main Street in Sonora while family, friends and the curious gathered in a side yard to watch the efforts to stop the blaze.

  • State Theater to be busy with 'The Butler'

    Seats, and maybe sidewalks, will be filled for upcoming showings of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

    The Historic State Theater is expecting a busy weekend for the movie, which will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The film was not shown at theaters in Hardin County when it was released in August.

  • Firefighters rescue collie from icy water
  • Allegro renovates apartments