Local News

  • 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.

  • Retired teacher recruits students for ‘little’ project

    When Kate Bateman received a call late last fall from Radcliff business owner Terry Shortt, she was told he had a “little” project he wanted to discuss with her.

    Now the following spring, that “little” project is taking shape, with help from North Hardin High School art students, as a mural on a wall of the Asian Buffet in Radcliff welcoming those traveling from Fort Knox on Wilson Road. The group began painting Saturday.

  • Lee, Fonda meet again in primary

    For the fifth time since 2006, incumbent Jimmie Lee is challenged in the 25th District Democratic primary by Glenn Fonda.

    In the most recent election in 2012, Lee finished 1,496 votes ahead of Fonda, who mustered only 76 votes in a three-way race. Lee received 1,572 votes, teacher Kendrick Bryan, who is running for a seat on Fiscal Court, was second with 377 votes.

  • Warriors in Transition receives $150K for guesthouse

    An upcoming renovation at Fort Knox may bring wounded warriors closer to their families during a time when they need it most.

    The Fort Knox Warriors in Transition Asso­ciation received a $150,000 donation that will go toward providing free lodging for families visiting wounded soldiers.

    WTA Montana members donated the money after meeting with local WTA members and hearing about plans to renovate the St. George House at Fort Knox into a guesthouse. The guesthouse would be an accommodation for families who have trouble affording temporary lodging at hotels.