Local News

  • Local artisan capitalizes from recognition

    When it comes to Early American Life magazine, Christa Smith is no stranger.

    Smith, 72, and an Elizabethtown resident, is an artisan who specializes in creating Bavarian folk art and primarily focuses on unique, intricate wedding boxes. She has been included in the magazine’s directory list seven times and her artwork has been featured four times, starting in 2008.

  • Local restaurant owner appointed to tourism commission

    One restaurant owner replaces another on the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the appointment of Steve Fulkerson to the commission on Monday, filling the unexpired term of Chris Flanagan, who resigned in June. Fulkerson’s term is set to end March 15, 2016.

  • Road work planned on Ky. 920

    Road work this week will close Ky. 920 near Meredith Lane beginning Wednesday for a pipe replacement. Drivers coming from Ky. 220 still will have access to Meredith Lane. Closure will be at the junction of Ky. 1357 at mile-marker 14.

    The road should be back open, weather permitting, on Saturday.

  • USA Cares featured on Fox Business this week

    A national military char­i­table organization headquartered in Radcliff will gain some television exposure this week.

    USA Cares President Peter Giusti and board member Richard Hopple will be guests on the Imus in the Morning radio show at 6:30 a.m. today. The show, hosted by radio and television personality Don Imus, is simulcast on Fox Business Network.

  • Early registration rolls out this week for The Color Run

    The Color Run is returning to Hardin County this fall after a successful first outing last year at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, moving north this time into Radcliff.

    Those eager to take part in the “Happiest 5K on the Planet” won’t have to wait much longer to register.

  • Music, smiles at benefit for Harig, Taylor families

    Music from the band Lifted played Sunday afternoon in the background as Abigail Daniel-Yunt painted the face of Xzandra Young.

    Alongside whiskers and a colorful nose, Daniel-Yunt added the words “Team Harig” to Young’s face, to show support for one of two families for whom the benefit concert at Central Hardin High School’s gymnasium was organized.

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  • Medicaid expansion could lead to jail savings

    A Medicaid expansion made possible by the passage of the Affordable Care Act could bring some savings to the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Jailer Danny Allen said county inmates soon will be eligible for coverage under the expansion, meaning those prisoners who need outside care would be treated at lower Medicaid rates.

  • Tornado watch covers much of Kentucky

    A tornado watch covering most of eastern Kentucky and stretching west beyond Bowling Green is in effect until 8 EDT tonight.

    LaRue, Nelson and Hart counties all are included in the watch area plus most of the Blue Grass Parkway and the southern half of Interstate 65. Hardin County is not part of the watch area at this time.

  • 'Time doesn't mean anything': Days since June 22 'a blur' for David, Tonya Taylor

    There are brief moments when Tonya Taylor gets a sense of what her life once was like.

    When she walks into the living room of the family’s cabin, she is immersed in what once was and never will be again. Everywhere she looks in the small room, she sees photographs of her children, Brice and Brianna, their loving smiles and sparkling eyes looking back at her.