Local News

  • Christmas parade deadline looms

    Elizabethtown will be finalizing entries for its annual Christmas parade later this week.

    Participants must submit applications by Saturday to be considered for the parade, which is set for Dec. 8 in downtown Elizabethtown.

    Sarah Vaughn said the city had less than 20 entries as of Monday afternoon and will accept between 30 and 35 parade entries. Each entry will be evaluated for appropriateness, she said.

  • Dine out Dec. 4 to help those in need

    There’s another reason for Hardin County residents to dine out besides avoiding one more meal of leftover turkey.

    Helping Hand of Hope is partnering with some Hardin County restaurants to have the second Great Eat Out event to raise money for its Hope for Christmas project.

  • Fairness Campaign appears before E'town council

    A statewide push to end discrimination in the workforce and public sector reached Elizabethtown City Hall.

    An assembly of local residents in support of a fairness ordinance filled the Elizabethtown City Council chambers Monday evening.

  • City Council mulls stop sign request

    Elizabethtown City Council discussed installing a four-way stop at the intersection of Dolphin Drive and Mary T. Meagher Drive in response to a series of complaints from local residents and businesses.

    Mayor Tim Walker said several crashes have occurred at the intersection in the last few years, including three this year. Walker also reported complaints about numerous near collisions.

    The problem appears to be an assumption by those traveling on Mary T. Meagher Drive that Dolphin Drive traffic must stop, Walker said during Monday’s council discussion.

  • Car hits construction worker on Ring Road sidewalk

    A construction worker was injured Monday when he was struck by a vehicle while standing on a Ring Road sidewalk near Freeman Lake.

  • PHOTO: One wheel shy
  • E'town area in income growth top 5

    In the aftermath of the Base Realignment and Closure initiative at Fort Knox, fears of a significant economic dropoff for the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area appear to be unfounded.

    The area fell from the top spot in personal income growth but retained a top five ranking out of 366 MSAs nationwide for 2011, lagging just behind the Clarksville, Tenn., MSA.

  • Lawyers to hold meeting about train derailment claims

    A Louisville law firm in conjunction with another firm in Paducah is hosting a town meeting Friday in West Point to discuss legal claims related to the Oct. 29 train derailment.

    According to Jones Ward law office in Louisville, the meeting is open to all West Point area residents, business owners and local officials.

    The meeting is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Music Ranch USA at 409 South St.

  • White Mills bridge lighting returns to form

    After being reduced to a few Christmas-themed lights last year, the annual White Mills bridge lighting returned to scale Sunday night.

    The bridge reopened in September after being closed for more than a year because of an act of vandalism resulting in several thousand dollars worth of electrical damage, said Tim Dennis, minister of White Mills Christian Church.

    Close to $600,000 in state funds were used to repair the historic iron bridge, he said. According to Dennis, an arrest never was made.

  • Going geek: Common interests build community, friendship

    On Sunday afternoons battle rages in Radcliff City Park. Dressed in combat array and period garb, men and women fight with ancient skills and foam weapons while building communal ties and treasured friendships.

    One of the most positive aspects in geekdom is the sense of community that develops among people who are fans of the same thing. It can start with something as simple as a shared understanding of geek language and end up a friendship.