Local News

  • Hardin man sentenced to federal prison

    A former U.S. Postal Service highway contract route driver from Hardin County was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 33 months in federal prison followed by a term of three years supervised release, for theft of mail and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

  • Emu spent time on the loose in E'town

    Drivers traveling Saturday morning on Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown may have noticed a strange sight: Police cars with flashing lights in pursuit of an emu.

    Virgil Willoughby, spokesman for Elizabethtown Police Department, said the department received a number of calls Saturday regarding the emu — a flightless bird native to Australia — with the first coming in at 10:41 a.m.

  • Traffic stop for Louisville man turns into 18 charges

    A Louisville man faces 18 felony, misdemeanor and traffic violations after police say he fled from a traffic stop Monday morning near Interstate 65 in Glendale.

  • Fort Knox organization recruits medical pros, chaplains

    Providing the most qualified medical professionals for the U.S. Army is the mission of the Army Medical Recruiting Brigade at Fort Knox.

    Under the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the Army Medical Recruiting Brigade seeks to sign up a wide range of medical personnel, from orthopedic surgeons to dietitians.

  • E'town donates land, receives donation

    Monday’s city council meeting in Elizabethtown leaned heavily on land transactions, be they donations or fulfillment of a long-established agreement.

    City officials approved donation of two properties on East Railroad Avenue to Hardin County Habitat for Humanity while accepting several acres of land in the city as a gift.

  • Bus crash documentary in editing phase

    A documentary about the tragic bus crash in Carrollton is in the editing phase.

    Shooting for “IMPACT: After the Crash” is finished except for a few possible additional segments, and editing is about halfway finished.

    Director Jason Epperson hopes to be ready for a private showing of the documentary by the 25th anniversary of the crash on May 14, 1988, that killed 27 and injured 34.

    “I can tell that this is going to be a very powerful project,” he said.

  • Black History Gallery looks to serve next generation

    Willie French was a child when some of the black leaders and groundbreakers featured today on the walls of the Black History Gallery were giving famous speeches, writing enduring literature, breaking sports barriers and making other contributions.

    To Willie French of Elizabethtown, those people and events aren’t only black history, they’re American history.

    “It’s the United States of America,” he said.

  • Local educator's memory honored with library display

    Tara Lewis-Tidwell remembers meeting Lottie Robinson in 1986, soon after she began working for the Hardin County Public Library.

    The woman looked at Lewis-Tidwell curiously and asked how long she had been working at the library and how many black children frequented the building.

    Lewis-Tidwell answered she mostly worked in the basement and wasn’t sure.

    It wasn’t long after that when she noticed many more black children filtering into the library, and she thinks Robinson’s advocacy in the community led to that.

  • Local pizza sales boom for Super Bowl XLVII

    The Ravens and 49ers weren’t the only ones scoring big Sunday.

    Super Bowl Sunday is the busiest day in the pizza industry, sometimes being matched by New Year’s Eve.

    Snappy Tomato Pizza on North Wilson Road in Radcliff had 15 delayed orders for 6 p.m. by 3 p.m. on game day, said Crystal Logsdon, part owner and general manager for the store.

    Employees try to promote sales for that day in the couple weeks leading up to the game with direct mail and door hangings, she said.

  • Glen Dale Home was part of the greater community

    Standing in knee-deep grass by what once was a paved walking track, tennis court and a swimming pool, I look over the abandoned campus of Glen Dale Children’s Home. Melancholy falls over me seeing what once was is now just tossed aside.

    Growing up in Sonora, we went to school with the kids who lived at The Home. They were a part of our lives growing up; some even were my teachers in elementary and high school.