Local News

  • West Point evacuation remains in place


    Emergency officials continued to battle a chemical fire Thursday in southwest Jefferson County as displaced West Point residents remained cut off from their homes because of the potential for air contamination.

    The five-mile shelter-in-place restriction established following the fire at the train derailment site was lifted Thursday evening, according to Jody Johnson Duncan, a spokeswoman for Louisville EMA/MetroSafe. Air restrictions also were lifted, she said.

  • Preservation commission approves design guidelines


    The Historic Preservation Commission approved design standards and guidelines Thursday for construction and renovations in downtown Elizabethtown and authorized repairs to two properties at 69 Public Square and 100 East Dixie Ave. that makes up the city-owned former J.J. Newberry’s building.

  • Shelter-in-place orders lifted, West Point still under evacuation

    The five-mile shelter-in-place restriction established following a fire at a train derailment site in southwest Jefferson County has been lifted, said Jody Johnson Duncan, spokeswoman for Louisville EMA/MetroSafe, around 4 p.m. Thursday. Air restrictions also were lifted Thursday evening.

  • Caution: (Farm) Work Zone
  • Patton Museum hours changed

    The General George Patton Museum of Leadership’s hours of operation will be reduced and its centerpiece exhibit – the Gen. Patton Gallery – will be closed as the museum undergoes a $2.3 million transformation over the next seven months.

    Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Additionally, the museum is closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2.

  • Radcliff to receive new driver’s license software, cameras today

    Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky’s new driver’s license will require a one-day suspension of license-issuing activity in the Radcliff location of the County Circuit Court Clerk’s office today.

    Other operations of the Circuit Clerk’s office are not affected, and the office is open all day. Driver’s licensing operations will resume the following day, and new licenses will be available to Hardin County residents at the Radcliff location.

  • Diabetes expo is Monday

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is trying to raise awareness of diabetes and help people learn to prevent and deal with the condition during the fifth annual Diabetes Expo.

    The free event takes place Monday during American Diabetes Month and before World Diabetes Day Nov. 14.

    It is from 4-7 p.m. at the Pritchard Community Center on South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown to raise awareness about the growing prevalence of diabetes and help visitors learn about issues such as eating healthy, getting physical activity and monitoring the disease.

  • Fire forces evacuation of West Point, injures five

    A fire Wednesday at the train derailment site in southwest Jefferson County near the Ohio Valley Dragway led to the full evacuation of West Point and sent three workers to hospitals for treatment of burns.

    Jody Johnson Duncan, public information officer for Louisville EMA/Metrosafe, said five contractors with R.J. Corman were injured while working on the cleanup when residual traces of 1,3-butadiene from the derailed rail cars found an ignition source and caught fire.

  • Four challengers, five incumbents battling for E'town council spots

    Whatever the makeup of Elizabethtown City Council in January, most candidates agree the city must press efforts dealing with stormwater drainage, upgrading the city’s aging infrastructure, renovating downtown and attracting new jobs.

    Five incumbent council members hope to reclaim their seats while four challengers have emerged hoping to take advantage of Councilman Larry Ashlock’s departure.

  • Defendants deny allegations in ECTC lawsuit

    Defendants in a discrimination lawsuit against the Kentucky Community and Technical College System have denied allegations made by an Elizabethtown Community and Technical College employee.

    Defense attorneys filed a response after Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton granted an order to dismiss a large portion of the claims made by the employee, Bernice Bennett.

    The case now moves to the discovery phase, which is when the two sides exchange information pertinent to the case.