Local News

  • Cecilia shines

    With Thanksgiving behind them, Cecilia residents welcomed the Christmas spirit Saturday with a parade and caboose lighting.

    A 15-year tradition, Christmas in Cecilia kicked off with a parade that included several tractors and emergency vehicles as well as Santa Claus and other costumed Christmas-themed characters.

    Long-time Cecilia resident Bob Owsley said “our little town” wanted to kick off the holiday season with something similar to events in Louisville and Elizabethtown.

  • Collins makes debut in Kentucky Opera production

    It’s that time of year for elves to enter popular culture and shopping malls, but for one Hardin County middle-schooler, a particular elf has been her focus for a couple months. And this elf wasn’t one of Santa’s helpers.

  • Going Geek: The Rise of the Geeks

    Coming Sunday: A look at the collections and costumes of sci-fi enthusiasts.

    It’s sometimes said geeks will inherit the earth. Look around, the takeover might already be happening.

    Between the boys on “The Big Bang Theory,” geek chic fashion trends, computer technology and super hero movies breaking box office records, geek culture has gone mainstream.

  • Taking time for feasts, friends and family

    Eleven-year-old Skye Llyless lifted a forkful of mashed potatoes to her mouth Thursday at the former St. James Catholic Church school building on North Miles Street.

    Asked what her favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is, the West Hardin Middle School student smiled before answering, “I like it all.”

    Skye’s mother, Melissa Llyless, said the Elizabethtown family learned of the annual Thanksgiving dinner at St. James through the middle school’s family resource center.

  • Crossway to get new director

    A family move is bringing a leadership change to CrossWay Pregnancy Resource Center.

    Executive Director Maureen Wilcox compared passing on leadership of the organization she and her husband founded in 2001 to handing over the keys to a car to a newly licensed teenager.

  • Head-on collision shuts down South Dixie Highway

    Three people and a dog were injured Thursday night in a head-on collision on South Dixie Highway just south of New Hope Community Church.

    Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. to the 3400 block of South Dixie.

  • South Dixie Highway shut down in 3400 block

    Traffic on Dixie Highway south of Elizabethtown was shut down in both directions at approximately 8 p.m. from Dawn Street to Dee Street because of a head-on collision involving two vehicles.

    The road was expected to be closed for several hours as authorities investigate the Thanksgiving Day crash.

    Two passengers were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital while one was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Photo: Thanksgiving fun
  • Family finds hope in heartache

    A military family that lost the majority of its belongings in a roadside trailer fire said they are thankful today for the love poured on them by strangers as they transition to a new city.

    Daniel and Carollynne Moreno, newly transplanted in Elizabethtown, were en route to close on a house on Nicholas Ridge Drive last week when they received a call from the driver of the moving van. He informed them the trailer he was hauling burst into flames after a tire caught fire, destroying most of their belongings.

  • Tennis courts ready for play

    In just a little more than five months, a piece of land at Freeman Lake Park has turned into a tennis haven.

    On Tuesday night, lights were turned on and Bo O’Brien, the driving force behind a new tennis facility in Elizabethtown, was on the court to check it out.

    He was back Wednesday morning, playing for about two hours in a doubles match.