Local News

  • Christmas in the Country set for two Saturdays this month

    Glendale’s quaint take on Christmas cheer is returning to Main Street this weekend.

    Historic Glendale’s Christmas in the Country kicks off at noon Saturday with a parade that will include an appearance by Santa Claus in a horse-drawn carriage, said Robin Brooks with the Glendale Merchants Association, which sponsors the event.

    “It’s a really nice day in Glendale,” she said of the event.

  • Families displaced in duplex fire

    Elizabethtown Fire Department is investigating a duplex fire at 211 Terry Court that left two mothers and nine children without their homes just a few weeks before Christmas.

    Fire investigator Jeremy Goodman said Tuesday afternoon he had narrowed the origin of the fire to a handful of causes. The fire was unusual, he said, because of the time frame in which the blaze escalated.

  • Vine Grove City Council address water line bid at meeting

    Vine Grove’s infrastructure is in need of repair and Monday night the city council discussed the bidding process for the project.

    The $1.2 million project to refurbish the water system is funded by a Base Realignment and Closure grant. Currently the system contains two-inch galvanized pipes in some areas, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    A pre-bid meeting is at 10 a.m. Friday. The meeting is for city officials to answer questions from contractors concerning the project.

  • Dickens event to move if inclement weather hits

    Vine Grove’s annual A Dickens of a Christmas will move indoors Friday if cold or inclement weather arrives as forecasted.

    As of Wednesday, a wintry mix of precipitation is expected Friday with temperatures in the lower 30s dropping to the lower 20s later in the day.

    If moved, events scheduled to take place in Jenny’s park will be at the Community Center in City Hall at 300 W. Main St., said Jackie Johnson, city clerk.

  • Eastview woman arrested on animal cruelty charges

    A woman living at an Eastview home on Sonora Hardin Springs Road was arrested Monday night and charged with animal cruelty when police found what appeared to be a “religious sacrifice” with two dead chickens, a goat head and a dead turtle at the residence.

    Evilia Macias Farias, 40, was arrested by Kentucky State Police. Police went to the home on a search warrant for possible drug activity, KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory said, but no drugs were found.

  • Goodman sentenced to 30 years for role in robbery

    More than a year after her store was robbed, Carolyn Edelin said if Steven Goodman had asked for help, the events of Oct. 27, 2012, may have turned out differently.

    “If he had come to my store that morning and asked for help, he would have got it,” Edelin said Tuesday during Goodman’s sentencing hearing in Hardin Circuit Court. “He did not have to take the route that he did.”

  • Beyond camouflage

    If you have noticed a jazz-themed Scion xB rolling around Fort Knox, you’ve seen Chief Warrant Officer 2 Toni Graves’ artwork.

    Graves, who works in support operations for 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), designed the car as a mobile advertisement for his passion: painting.

    He creates canvas paintings, murals and airbrush art on motorcycles, helmets and more. He’ll paint “whatever paintable surface someone wants something painted on,” he said.

  • Dashing won't end at Christmas: E'town revives New Year's 5K

    Elizabethtown’s prescription to shake off the nightcap of New Year’s Eve is returning to downtown New Year’s Day.

    South Central Bank’s 2014 New Years Dash 5K Run/Walk rolld out at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Kerr Office Group on 117 N. Main St., which is where the race will commence, Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said.

  • E’town lands deed to University Drive Park

    Elizabethtown received an early Christmas present Monday from the Central Kentucky Community Foundation.

    The foundation, formerly the North Central Education Foundation and the Heartland Community Foundation, donated nearly 17 acres of property it owns known as University Drive Park to Elizabethtown.

  • Woman's Club to host Christmas Tea

    Next weekend will bring a spot of holiday cheer to Elizabethtown.

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown is hosting its annual Christmas Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at Pritchard Community Center. Tickets for the event are $20 per person and money raised will be used for club projects.

    The tea started more than 10 years ago and was organized in partnership with the Heritage Council, club president Betty Sue French said. The club began hosting its own tea in 2011.