Local News

  • Flu activity widespread

    Health officials are urging area residents to seek flu vaccinations as illness continues to spread.

    The level of flu-like illness is rising in the area and state. Kentucky’s flu activity level has increased from regional to widespread, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

  • Polar vortex aftermath: Paying for the pipes

    Following the polar vortex that swept the area Monday and Tuesday, area residents and businesses are dealing with the aftermath – mainly property damage from burst water pipes.

    Local insurance companies have started processing claims and restoration companies have been fielding an onslaught of calls.

    “Most of the calls are regarding pipes,” said Radcliff State Farm agent Huck Heighter. “A lot of them have their water pipes in the ceilings and many aren’t well insulated.”

  • Bob Wade Sr., farmer, county leader, dies

    When Richard Preston decided to leave his career in science for farming in 1977, Bob Wade Sr. extended a helping hand.

    For many who knew the man, it was typical Bob Wade.

    “He was always a tremendous help,” said Preston, who grows corn, soybeans and wheat in Hardin and Grayson counties. “He always went out of his way to help me.”

    Wade died at his home Wednesday morning at age 79.

  • E’town locks onto logo

    After months of planning, interviews and discussion, Elizabethtown has a new brand.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau unveiled the new design Wednesday, a large, cursive green E and the word Elizabethtown followed by the tagline “The City of Big Surprises.”

    The tagline is a modification of “Small city. Big surprises” which was included in the logo preferred by online voters. ETCB Executive Director Sherry Murphy said the words did not connect with everyone involved.

  • Louisville’s Fischer stumps for local tax initiative

    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said a local option sales tax is an “exercise in democracy” and an exercise in allowing local communities to identify and pay for their own needs.

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  • Temporary barriers set on I-65 in Hart County

    Crews worked overnight to set a barrier wall in the construction area where Interstate 65 is being widened from four lanes to six continues in Hart County. 

    The Transportation Cabinet's district office reports that a temporary, inside barrier wall was being erected on southbound lanes. Lane shifts are set up on the southbound approach to the project and on approach to overpasses for U.S. 31W, CSX Railroad and Green River near Munfordville.

    Reduced speed limits are in effect and fines are doubled when workers are present.

  • Frigid air leaves pipes frozen, lingering problems

    The arctic blast blanketing large pockets of the U.S. in snow and sub-zero temperatures has brought new headaches for Hardin County residents beyond how many layers of clothing are needed to stay warm.

    A rash of calls came into water departments and districts this week as burst pipes, frozen plumbing and ice-coated water meters became a primary concern for residents.

  • Court-martial set for Fort Knox shooting

    The general court-martial of a U.S. Army sergeant charged in the shooting death last April of a civilian employee on post is scheduled for this week at Fort Knox.

    Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs faces a court-martial hearing Thursday and Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day.

    A general court-martial is the most serious level of military court, according to Fort Knox officials. It typically consists of a military judge, prosecutor, defense counsel and a panel of service members who will act as a jury.

  • Berry to pursue fourth term

    Harry Berry will pursue a fourth term as Hardin County’s judge-executive.

    Berry, a Republican, is entering his 12th year in office and said he wants to continue promoting sound fiscal management of the county and help mold its future in the wake of the Base Realignment and Closure initiative’s impact on Fort Knox. He filed paperwork Tuesday morning to seek another term.