Local News

  • Flood warning issued for Rolling Fork area

    Residents along the Rolling Fork River in Boston are under a flood warning today. The flood stage is 35 feet and the National Weather Service is predicting that crest at 40.2 feet.

    The flood warning continues from Saturday morning to Tuesday afternoon. The NWS report says property impact typically occurs in the area when river levels reach 40 feet. Water will cross low spots on some county roads and some homes in the flood plain will be cutoff.

    This crest should compare to previous flooding of 40.3 feet on Dec. 1, 2011, the weather service said.

  • Founders' Day now set for July 14

    The July 4 Founders' Day celebration in Elizabethtown will get another shot on July 14 at Freeman Lake Park.

  • Hardin County Fair Schedule

    All Times EDT

    NOLIN RECC Day $1 Off Coupon Night
    Entry Day for Exhibits ........................10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    4-H Entry Day .....................................10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    FFA Entry Day .............................................1:30 - 7:00 PM
    Culinary Department...............................................4:30 PM
    Flower Department Judging.....................................4:30 PM

  • Rainy day means feeding frenzy
  • Homecoming Days lives up to name in White Mills

    Every year, once familiar faces around the tiny town of White Mills show up for the annual Homecoming Days celebration.

    Some families plan reunions around the two-day event. Others make plans to leave their out-of-state homes and travel back to where they grew up. Some come from just minutes away from other points in Hardin County.

  • Rineyville home awarded to veteran's family

    Ashley Durbin peered inside the front windows Tuesday of the Rineyville house that is scheduled to soon become her family’s home.

    Her son and daughter scurried around the porch to get their own looks while her husband, Brett, looked on.

    The Bardstown family still hadn’t seen the inside of the 3-bedroom, 1,760-square-foot house that was given to them by a charity that provides assistance and awareness for veterans in need.

  • Blame it on the rain: Fourth of July dampened by weather

    A holiday hailed for its family traditions and public celebrations of American freedom was derailed slightly Thursday when a band of rain couched in the region, dropping buckets of rainfall and forcing delays to several events.

    Elizabethtown and Rineyville postponed their celebrations and fireworks displays Thursday while Fort Knox scaled back its activities from Brooks Field to Sadowski Center. Fireworks tents also felt the chilly touch of the rain, but some vendors said their regular customers were soldiering on and making purchases despite the dreary weather.

  • Founders' Day, Rumble Over Rineyville postponed due to weather

    Because of persistent rain showers, Elizabethtown and Rineyville has been forced to reschedule their July 4th celebrations.

    Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said a new date for the Founders' Day Celebration should be firmed up by Friday.

    "We don't know yet," Vaughn said. "We've got to figure that out."

    The city initially announced it would reschedule the Founders' Day events Friday, July 12, but Vaughn said doing so would put it in direct competition with the weeklong Hardin County Fair.

  • Soaking up the sun

    Fort Knox has unveiled the installation’s latest green initiative.

    Officials hosted a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning for the largest solar array on a military installation east of the Mississippi River.

    Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, commander of Cadet Command and Fort Knox, said the U.S. Army and Fort Knox are interested in reducing their carbon footprint and being more environmentally responsible, finding new ways every year to be greener and more efficient.

  • Man arrested after assaulting probation and parole officer

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Wednesday after he struck a probation and parole officer attempting to detain him before running away, police said.

    Quintin D. Lackey, 30, is charged with third-degree assault, first-degree escape and first-degree fleeing or evading police.

    Trent VanMeter, supervisor of District 5 of the Division of Probation and Parole, said Lackey was detained at the Probation and Parole Office in Elizabethtown for parole violations.