Local News

  • Wreck shuts down I-65 lanes while crews clean egg mess

    Two southbound lanes on Interstate 65 were shut down Monday as cleanup crews worked a wreck scene involving a passenger car and semi truck carrying a load of eggs.

    Doug Finlay, deputy director of Hardin County Emergency Management, said the car and truck collided around 2:40 a.m. near the 98-mile marker. The truck flipped and rolled into a creek.

    The car’s driver was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville while the truck driver was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital and later released, Finlay said.

  • March brought return of Purple Martins

    For some, March means basketball and St. Patrick’s Day.

    The month had others turning their eyes toward the sky for the return of Purple Martins.

    The birds are the largest of the swallows in North America and are totally dependent on man-made housing east of the Rocky Mountains.

    Males have a full dark-purple color. Females have a grey breast.

    Russell Sallee of Elizabethtown saw in 2007 the first pair of Purple Martins to settle overnight in the area he set up for them.

  • Survivors strut their stuff Saturday for Relay for Life

    Old Navy raised money and celebrated overcoming cancer by making survivors the stars of the runway.

    The store hosted a fashion show fundraiser Saturday for Relay for Life, featuring cancer survivors as the models in the show. The Old Navy Relay team raised $676.33 through a bake sale, raffles and donations made to vote on the top models and outfits for the event.

  • Behind the brass

    Before Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald says goodbye to Fort Knox, a piece of the post the public has rarely seen was opened as a parting gift to the community.

    For what’s thought to be the first time ever, Quarters 1, otherwise known as the home to Fort Knox commanding generals and their families was open to the public Sunday. Visitors were able to take a tour through the historic home, now occupied by McDonald and his wife, Connie, for about another week before Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Smith moves in and takes command of the post.

  • PHOTO: Moo-ving along
  • Radcliff animal shelter seeing rise in cat dropoffs

    Monica Wilcox said she is overwhelmed as her animal shelter in Radcliff has become bombarded with cat dropoffs.

    The manager of Woodland Wildlife, Wilcox is asking pet owners to be more considerate of the animals they discard and the shelters that are trying their best to take care of those animals by finding them homes.

  • Senior Life: Medication safety and usage

    Another rite of passage in the aging process has happened – relying on a medication regimen to maintain my health. It seems as each year passes, a health condition comes along that requires a pill to keep it at bay.

  • Pine Valley Country Club to be sold

    Hardin Circuit Court has ruled in favor of South Central Bank in a foreclosure suit against Pine Valley Country Club Inc. and the properties soon will be up for public bid.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard ruled South Central Bank is owed more than $2.2 million on three notes Pine Valley Country Club Inc. took out with the bank. Howard ordered the properties sold together at a master commissioner’s sale, scheduled for 10 a.m. April 19 at the Hardin County Justice Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Red and blue converge for Saturday's Final Four game

    The atmosphere Saturday in Hardin County was friendlier than one might expect during a Cards and Cats match-up with a trip to the championship game on the line.

    Fans donned their blue and red best Saturday night to watch the Final Four showdown between the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky men’s basketball teams. Beef O’Brady’s and 3 Putt Willie’s were packed with fans of both teams cheering side-by-side.

  • Rolling art show