Local News

  • Bardstown police officer shot, killed

    A Bardstown police officer, Jason Scott Ellis, was shot and killed sometime before 2:40 this morning as he was on his way home from work.

    Kentucky State Police officers are investigating the shooting, which happened on the Exit 34 ramp on the Blue Grass Parkway at Bloomfield Road. The officer was in uniform and was found outside his police car.

  • Wreck closes St. John Road, causes minor injuries
  • Muldraugh gaining state's largest storm shelter

    Kentucky’s largest storm shelter is under construction in Muldraugh and its designer said the building has the capability to withstand 350 mph winds.

    “I can’t imagine what type of force it would take to remove it from the ground,” said Jill Lewis Smith, president of Civic Consultants Inc. of Louisville.

    To put it in perspective, Smith said the winds emanating from the massive tornado that ravaged Moore, Okla., last week did not exceed 250 miles per hour.

  • Ky. 1136 bridge replacement work starts Tuesday

    Bridge replacement on Ky. 1136 over Western Kentucky Parkway is scheduled to begin Tuesday. The project requires closure of the road at the bridge, according to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet news release.

    During demolition and construction phases, motorists must access locations east of the bridge by using a detour: U.S. 31W Bypass north to U.S. 62 east to U.S. 31W south to Ky. 1136. Motorists on Ky. 1136 needing to access locations west of the bridge must use the same detour, but in reverse order.

  • Nashville couple killed in I-65 crash

    Investigating a single-vehicle crash off Interstate 65, authorities found two bodies 974 feet apart.

    The couple has been identified by Kentucky State Police as 75-year-old Claire R. Kahane and 78-year-old Charles S. Kahane of Nashville.

    Police said the woman was driving when their southbound Toyota left the road about four miles north of Elizabethtown's U.S. 62 exit. Police say her husband left the vehicle and was walking along the edge of a creek bed where he died.

  • Political event tabled until September 2014

    The Brushy Fork Debate, a series of political speeches and interviews conducted each fall at Optimist Park, will skip this year.

    With no contested races this fall, organizers hoped to bring in a number of statewide political figures to attract a crowd. With none yet committed, the decision has been made to instead focus on 2014 when many local races and Congressional seats are on the ballot, said Donna Broadway, the city’s events coordinator.

  • Full slate of Memorial Day ceremonies offered

    Agencies and organizations around Hardin County on Monday will formally recognize those lost to commemorate Memorial Day.

    American Legion Post 113’s annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony returns to American Legion Park in Elizabethtown while Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central and Fort Knox will host their own traditional ceremonies.

  • Woman trapped under her disabled vehicle has died

    Shannon Gales, who was critically injured Thursday night while trying to push her disabled SUV, died Saturday at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Kentucky State Police said the 1995 GMC SUV Gales was driving ran out of gas near the 200 block of Larue Lane in Elizabethtown. Gales, 25, and her passenger got out and attempted to push the vehicle to Gales’ mother’s house. Gales’ 2-year-old daughter was strapped in a car seat still inside the vehicle.

  • Radcliff Elementary students teach lessons in diversity

    A small huddle of students sat cross-legged on the gym floor as they listened to Rose Choi, 10, share details of her native culture.

    A year ago, Rose and her family immigrated to the United States from South Korea. Today, she and her brother are students at Radcliff Elementary School and her family owns Song’s Restaurant on North Wilson Road.

  • Census population estimates: E’town breaks into Ky.’s top 10

    Once perched on the periphery of Kentucky’s most populous cities, Elizabethtown’s size has reached a new level.

    The city has outgrown Henderson to become the state’s 10th largest, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday for the year ending July 1, 2012.

    Elizabethtown’s population has increased by 804 residents since the 2010 census, rounding out a population of 29,335 compared to Henderson’s 28,911, according to the estimates.