Local News

  • Concert relives rock hits

    Residents from Hardin County and outlying towns descended Friday night upon Freeman Lake Park to relive the live concerts of Queen, Aerosmith and AC/DC.

    The fitted white pants, open vests and wild hair of players in the tribute bands representing the classic acts tried to capture the time, and pounding drums and a guitarist hopping across the stage on one foot harkened back to that energy and sound.

    The audience members covered the lawn on blankets and folding chairs as they listened to the bands Absolute Queen, Toys in the Attic and Highway to Hell.

  • Rineyville Days festival brings ‘close-knit’ community together

    The Goldhardt family celebrated its first year living in Rineyville by attending the town’s annual celebration, Rineyville Days.

    The festival began Friday and continued with food, rides, booths and games Saturday.

    Jon, a kindergartner at Rineyville Elementary School, looked forward to the games and rides.

    “I like that everybody’s nice around here,” he said.

    Their father, Dave, was glad the community hosted a parade and festival because it seemed kid-friendly.

  • Conductor demonstrates exercise ideas at Atria

    Atria Elizabethtown, a local independent and assisted living community, celebrated Active Aging Week.

    More than 125 Atria communities across the nation participated in the Presidents Active Lifestyle Award challenge for the past six weeks. Because of the large number of PALA participants at Atria Elizabethtown, the community won a visit from Conductorcise creator Maestro David Dworkin.

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  • Autopsy completed; officials await toxicology report in Hodgenville drowning

    An autopsy of a Hodgenville man found Thursday in a pond was completed Friday morning in Louisville, and according to officials, preliminary findings reveal no evidence on the body suggest foul play.

    James Everett Martin, 43, was discovered Thursday morning floating in a pond in front of the LaRue County Maintenance building, which is across the street from LaRue County Middle School and LaRue County High School.

    Martin had been missing since Sept. 22 and was being investigated as a missing person by Kentucky State Police, according to a news release.

  • Radcliff requests delay on solid waste plan

    The state Energy and Environment Cabinet granted a two-month extension on Hardin County’s update of its waste management plan at the request of Radcliff city government.

    The five-year update was due Monday and sent Wednesday by courier to satisfy that deadline, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

    Radcliff, a second-class city, was asked to sign-off on its participation in the plan. Mayor J.J. Duvall and members of city council have raised questions regarding participation.

  • Williams on Sheriffs' Association board


    Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams has been elected to serve on the 2013 Board of Directors of the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association.

    “Sheriff Williams is most deserving and has always represented Kentucky sheriffs in a positive manner,’’ said KSA Executive Director Jerry Wagner.

    Williams was elected at a recent Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association conference.

  • Picnic area at Lincoln Birthplace to undergo changes

    Visitors next year to the picnic area of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will see some changes.

    Located across from the park’s main visitors center, the picnic area “is being updated and made into a more accessible-friendly site” according to a news release from the park.

  • Accountants to discuss Affordable Care Act

    Three staff members from a regional accounting firm will conduct a public meeting next week in Hardin County to discuss anticipated tax implications of the Affordable Health Care Act.

    The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in the meeting room at Nolin RECC off Ring Road in Elizabethtown. It will include discussions of the impact on businesses as well as individual taxpayers, according to the CPA firm of Mountjoy Chilton and Medley. The program will be brought by Steve Lukinovich, Cris Miller and Barry Pennybaker.

  • Veteran seeks solid footing

    After a back injury bounced him from the U.S. Army, Adam Tobias found himself in an economic wilderness.

    He looked healthy, but back problems left him with a limited pool of employment opportunities. He could not stand for long periods so factory work was not an option. Similarly, strenuous physical labor was out of the question.

    “When I got out in June 2010, the job market was really volatile,” the 32-year-old former Army sergeant said Wednesday. “It has recovered some, but it was horrendous then.”