Local News

  • Traveling replica provides glimpse of Vietnam Memorial

    A half-size traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., will arrive in Hardin County later this week and be available for Memorial Day weekend.

    The wall will be dedicated during a 10 a.m. ceremony Thursday at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road, organizer Dan Tonietti said. Volunteers are expected to build the replica early Thursday morning.

    Robert Griffin, a former combat photographer during the Vietnam War who is helping organize the event, said a number of volunteers have been lined up to place the memorial.

  • Homeowners respond to planning commission resignations

    Homeowners close to Vulcan Materials Co.’s rock quarry in northern Hardin County stand by their stance that the quarry’s expansion is improper.

    The three homeowners who appealed the 5-0 decision by the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission to rezone more than 26 acres near the intersection of Battle Training and Bewley Hollow roads — Frank Humphrey, Gary Lawson and James Moore — say the commission erred in approving the request.

  • Dyer, Miller were suspended before resigning

    Before resigning, former Hardin County EMS Director Ira Dyer and former EMS assistant shift supervisor James R. Miller were suspended as county government conducted an internal investigation of the department once concerns were raised.

  • E'town authorizes flag sales at City Hall

    Elizabethtown City Council has softened its stance regarding the sale of city flags.

    The council voted unanimously to start selling flags with the city seal at City Hall to residents interested in obtaining one.

    Councilman Kenny Lewis made the motion, saying he has been contacted by several residents who would like to secure one of the flags to fly at their home or use in local functions. He said it is a good idea that should be implemented.

    Councilman Terry Shipp seconded the motion.

  • Missing Radcliff woman found in Danville

    A Radcliff woman reported missing Monday afternoon has been found in Danville at a Huddle House.

    According to Radcliff Police, Marion E. Walker, 82, was found safe and unharmed.

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  • 3/1 deactivation ceremony is Wednesday


    A colors casing ceremony, signifying the inactivation of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, will be held at Brooks Field parade grounds at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

    About 1,200 soldiers from the 3/1 will participate in the ceremony, which will feature a horse-mounted color guard and a fly over by Fort Knox’s 8th Battalion (Attack Reconnaissance), 229th Aviation Regiment. A salute battery also will fire a round in honor of every 3/1 soldier who died in combat since the unit arrived here from Fort Hood, Texas, in October 2009.

  • Cruse, Hornback trial date postponed

    After being removed from the Hodgenville mayor’s office, Terry Cruse will have his day in court — just not as soon as expected.

    In a motion hearing Monday in LaRue Circuit Court, a new trial date for Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback was set for Sept. 8. The original date was June 6.

  • County Clerk hopes to see pickup in voter turnout

    Every local election means a recap for Hardin County residents on voting policy, finding the right precincts and remembering procedure before hitting the booths.

    With a voter turnout of 24.5 percent in the last non-presidential election, outgoing Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said he hopes the turnout for today’s primary will be better.