Local News

  • Program to encourage ReStore donations

    A new partnership is planned to help build more houses for community members in need.

    The Hardin County Habitat for Humanity ReStore announced the launch of its Operation ReStoration program. The program is based on accepting donations from regional real estate professionals and companies for the ReStore on South Wilson Road between Radcliff and Elizabethtown.

    The professionals can donate home goods left behind after families move to reduce waste and increase the number of items for sale at the store.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake

    The last weekend of Bowl for Kids’ Sake has passed, but there still are a few pins left standing in the efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters to reach its goal.

    The Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser for the organization finished this weekend, and Kevin Clark, community engagement branch manager for the local BBBS, said the bowling event has put the organization well on its way to reaching its goal.

  • Man's crafty constructions draw interest in Glendale

    Anthony Sharp has put Easter decorations out on his lawn in Glendale.

    One is a fiberglass egg nearly as tall as a small child.

    The other is a pig ziplining with a pinwheel in each hand. He is modeled after Maxwell the Pig, a GEICO mascot.

    Sharp saw the pig in a series of commercials and was struck with the urge to craft its likeness.

    “He irritates some people, but I think he’s funny,” he said.

    Sharp learned to work with fiberglass as a student at East Hardin High School.

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  • Study abroad program gains popularity at ECTC

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has surpassed the rest of the state’s community college system with its number of students studying abroad.

    Interest in the study abroad program at ECTC is growing, and eight students will be traveling to various countries this summer. Last year, three students traveled abroad through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, a consortium for traveling.

    Faculty member Jim Murley has worked to increase the number of students interested in the program.

  • Trucks show local company's team spirit

    A local trucking company already has a reputation for bringing an artistic flair to the company’s fleet with bright, multicolored trucks and beds, and now Rockit Trucking in Elizabethtown is taking team spirit on the road.

    Owner Ricki Crain grew tired years ago of the existing yellow and orange trucks and logos. He inverted the colors on a truck and began incorporating more colors into his fleet after receiving a positive response.

  • Radcliff business owners think hyperlocal

    Sensing a void in Radcliff, a group of small business owners latched on to an idea for a group that would create networking opportunities and increase bottom lines.

    The independent business owners have affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance to expedite the legal process of drafting a charter and bylaws, launching the Radcliff Small Business Alliance to help those who do not have large pockets or significant influence held by chains and big box stores.

  • Guthrie gives government lesson at West Point School

    West Pointstudents received a lesson on the government from someone with first-hand knowledge.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, visited West Point Independent School on Friday to discuss the three branches of government and the separation of powers for students, some of whom will be tested on the subject in May during Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning assessment and accountability system test.

    Guthrie was challenged to take the test by one of the students, and he agreed to do so if he could get a copy of the heavily-guarded state exam.

  • Out of the blue: E’town grad turns passion into starring role on UK baseball team

    Judie Thomas knew her son had a deep-rooted passion for the game of baseball a long time ago. The last few years have confirmed that.

    When Micheal Thomas played T-ball, where players chase after a ball — any ball in the field — and many children are unsure of which direction to run or are more concerned with finding a patch of dirt, he was most content with approaching home plate and sliding headfirst.

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