Local News

  • Ky. 1600 bridge scheduled for demolition

    Demolition of the old Ky. 1600 bridge will require closure of the U.S. 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown from the Ky, 1357 intersection to the U.S. 31W intersection Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

    The closure is part of the Ky. 361 — Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector — project as construction of the bypass interchange continues.

  • Burn bans lifted in E'town, Radcliff

    The cities of Elizabethtown and Radcliff have lifted the burn and fireworks ban.

    Rain over the last few days allowed both cities to lift the bans Friday. The cities will accept applications for outdoor burning permits at both main fire stations.

    A burn ban remains in Vine Grove. County government lifted its burn advisory earlier this week.

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  • E’town Sports Park opens Saturday

    Elizabethtown Sports Park becomes Elizabethtown Fun Park on Saturday as the nearly $30 million multi-sports facility hosts its opening day for the public.

    The free event is from noon to 5 p.m. and features an array of events and attractions.

    “We’ll open the gates and the public will get to see what we have,” said Janna Clark, sports and sales director for Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau. “Kids will be able to run the bases on the fields, there will be Punt, Pass and Kick and a soccer challenge.”

  • Brushy Fork brings parties together

    Despite his Republican activism, Pete Countryman often has visited current and past representatives of the local Democratic party branch.

    That’s how Countryman started talking to local Democrats in December about his disappointment in the low turnout at last year’s Brushy Fork debates in Vine Grove and the need to improve the upcoming Sept. 15 event.

  • Storm warning issued for Hardin County

    A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Hardin County. The National Weater Service's warning continues until 9:30 p.m.

    Meade, Grayson, Hart, Bullitt and LaRue counties also are under similar storm warnings. The storms are delivering heavy rain, frequent lightning, high winds and reports of hail.

    Resdients are advised to take precautions including remaining away from windows until the storm passes.

  • Pavillion closed at Lincoln Birthplace

    The picnic pavilion at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park has been closed to public use until further notice because of structural issues found by park staff.

    Staff will examine the pavilion structure to determine its condition and evaluate possible solutions.

    This closure includes the pavilion and grills located next to it. It doesn’t affect  restrooms, parking or the rest of the picnic area.

    While the pavilion is closed, picnic tables that were inside of it will be relocated in the picnic area.

  • Olympic coach to speak about successes and hardships

    A week before touching down in London for the 2012 Olympics, Greco-Roman wrestling coach James Johnson is making a pit stop in Hardin County.

    Johnson is speaking to the military community and others about overcoming adversity and the importance of mentoring at noon Friday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. His appearance is a free event sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.

  • Utilities scam victimizing state residents

    Utilities fraud is sweeping across the region, striking residents as close as Bowling Green.

    Scammers call claiming their intended victims can have utilities bills paid by bailout money from the Obama administration by using a routing number in exchange for personal information such as a Social Security number.

    However, the routing number is fake, and scammers are committing identity theft.

  • E’town event to focus on healing, spirituality

    A festival focused on spirituality and alternative healing is making its first appearance in Elizabethtown this weekend.

    The Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Pritchard Community Center.