Local News

  • Cold temperatures linger through week

    An arctic air mass is returning this week, bringing with it frigid temperatures and little precipitation.

    Fort Knox Lead Meteorologist Mark Adams said the air mass comes from the polar region around northern parts of Canada and above.

    “I don’t see a warming trend until Saturday into Sunday,” Adams said.

  • Heartland Festival gets new look

    The Heartlland Festival in the Park will get a new look this year.

    The festival will only include a concert and parade Aug. 29. Previously, there were a number of events at Freeman Lake Park throughout the festival.

  • Murder trial set to begin today

    A murder trail for Kyle David Thompson is set to begin today, but more inclement weather in the coming week could cause an issue.

    Accord­ing to Com­­mon­wealth’s Attorney Shane Young, jury selection is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today.

  • Identity theives target your children as well

    Your child may seem like an unlikely victim for identity theft, but that is not the case.

    Identity thieves consider kids easy targets. Why? Because children have clean credit reports and they don’t review their reports. Thieves often can use their identities for years.

  • Some schools scheduled to reopen Monday

    After missing all of last week, Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools plan to reopen Monday on a one-hour delay.

    Neighboring public schools in LaRue, Meade, Nelson and Bullitt counties also are planning to operate on a one-hour delayed schedule Monday.

  • Indictments


    Hardin County grand jury returned one indictment last week.

    • Marcus S. Garcia, 26, Elizabethtown, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance — heroin.

    The following are accepting rocket docket plea agreements for felony charges:

  • Officials: Icy weather creates fewer problems than previous snow

    Ice, sleet and rain Friday night and throughout Saturday on top of already existing heavy snowfall didn’t seem to have any major negative effects on Hardin County motorists, with few exceptions, officials say.

    One of those exceptions occurred on Interstate 65.

  • Thousands lose power after temperatures drop

    More than 23,000 Hardin Coun­ty residents were without electricity Thursday night into Friday morning when temperatures dipped to an overnight low of 13 below zero.

    According to electric company officials, outages began as early as 10:30 p.m. Thursday and continued until mid-afternoon Friday. Electricity was restored to all residents by 4 p.m.

  • Few use warming shelter at Pritchard Community Center

    As pockets of Hardin County lost electricity Thursday night and into Friday, many seeking warmth found it at community centers.

    Calvin Rustin, 44, rested Fri­day morning on a cot inside Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. His belongings consisted of a coat and a copy of the Bible he received Sunday from Warm Blessings soup kitchen.

  • Radcliff residents seek warmth at shelter

    When thousands of northern Hardin County residents, including many in Radcliff, were left without electricity overnight Thursday into Friday, city officials saw the need for a community warming shelter.