Local News

  • Fire damages brick church in Franklin Crossroads

    Possibly triggered by lightning, a fire today damaged approximately three-fourths a building that had been housing a family and serving as a worship space for a small congregation.

    The Franklin Crossroads United Christian Church building on the 4300 block of Hardinsburg Road, caught first at about 12:30 p.m. The red brick structure formerly served as home to Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church and later Bethel Full Gospel Church.

  • Region baseball postponed until Wednesday

    Today's scheduled 5th Region Baseball Tournament at Elizabethtown High School has been postponed until Wednesday because of heavy midday rain.

  • Cemeteries attract families, historians

    Dennis Scott of Camby, Ind., has been tracing his family’s history for several years.

    That effort and his father’s advancing age brought them on a three-hour trip Monday to Cedar Creek Cemetery for the first time in 34 years.

    The cemetery is one of the old burial spots that belonged to churches that no longer exist and small towns that have since become part of Fort Knox. The installation opens the cemeteries for public access every Memorial Day.

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  • Duffield re-enactor lives history, faith

    Arthur Shutt III is “Union, by God.”

    The Vine Grove resident knew he wanted to put on a blue coat after being introduced to Billy Morris, who before his death was one of the driving forces behind the annual Civil War Days at Fort Duffield.

    Morris thought Shutt’s interest in history would make him a good addition to the re-enactors there who act out the daily lives and skirmishes of soldiers and officials from the Civil War to show visitors what life was like then.

  • Community honors military, takes in parade

    Stew Cox and Bob Hines of Elizabethtown think of the people with whom they served in the military every Memorial Day.

    Cox, who fought in Korea, said the day is about honoring those who allowed Americans to have the freedoms they enjoy.

    “They were invincible, weren’t they?” he asked Hines, who wore a hat identifying him as a Vietnam veteran.

    “We thought we were at the time,” Hines said.

  • Re-enactors bring history to life

    Union and Confederate soldiers popped from behind trees to fill the air with gray smoke and deep bangs from their rifles Sunday.

    The gunfire occasionally was punctuated by the thunder of a cannon that shook the ground and dulled the hearing of onlookers along the top of a hill above the fighting.

    “You couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn,” called one Union soldier manning a cannon as his comrade shook his bottom in the direction of the enemy.

  • Officer has passion for roadway safety

    James Richardson knew from the time he graduated high school he wanted to be in law enforcement.

    While that career might summon aspirations of murder investigations or busting drug rings, Richardson had a different goal.

    He has spent the past 14 years — the last eight as a patrolman with Elizabethtown Police Department — cracking down on traffic violations.

    “Since I was 19, that’s all I’ve done is write speeding tickets,” he said.

  • Cost of volunteering at schools going up

    Volunteers in Hardin County Schools who work in concession stands, go on field trips with students or help in classrooms now will pay a price for their assistance.

    Recent state budget cuts to the Administrative Office of the Courts has forced Hardin County Schools and other districts to find ways to cover the cost of mandatory criminal background checks for school volunteers. HCS will require school district volunteers to pay $10 each year to cover the cost of filing a background check.

  • Annual job fair scheduled today at Pritchard

    Those in Hardin County and the surrounding area seeking a specific job opening or just wanting to survey the field can do so at a Regional Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown

    Sponsored by the Lincoln Trail Career Centers and Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the fair will host more than 40 employers offering various positions.

    Among the jobs are nursing, sales and management, law enforcement, customer service, college instructors, accounting, manufacturing and caregivers.