Local News

  • End of government shutdown restores local services

    More than two weeks after the federal government froze some services and furloughed around 800,000 workers at its height, Congress reached a bipartisan deal Wednesday that ended the government shutdown and extended the nation’s debt limit through Feb. 7.

  • Wreck victims identified

    All of the people involved in Tuesday afternoon’s two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 220 have been identified.

    There were five people in one vehicle and one in the other.

    A vehicle driven by Lamar Jones, who spent five years on the Radcliff Police force and is a former Muldraugh police chief, collided with a vehicle driven by Amber D. Sharpe, 22, at the intersection.

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  • E'town man charged with breaking into home, stealing Xanax

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with breaking into a Hawkins Drive residence and stealing a number of Xanax pills.

    According to an arrest citation, Michael Dale Hagans, 31, was found “asleep and unresponsive on the couch” at his Rhodes Drive residence. Beside Hagans on an end table were 16 Xanax tablets, a bag containing what appeared to be marijuana and rolling papers. Next to Hagans on the floor was a smoking pipe, according to the citation.

  • Crossing Festival blossomed from humble beginnings

    It hasn’t always been this way in Glendale, when 20,000 or so visitors from Hardin County and beyond swarm into the tiny town for a Saturday every October, making any parking place a valued commodity.

    The Glendale Crossing Festival started in 1976 as a bicentennial celebration. Back then, booths selling arts and crafts or food were sprinkled along Glendale’s streets.

    Festival chairwoman Sheree Vance, who has been involved with the festival since 1980, said back then, crowds were smaller and visitors could expect to browse 10 to 15 booths.

  • Officials: Seed planted in Koori Machi

    Councilman Kenny Lewis said those who hosted his Elizabethtown delegation during a one-week trip to sister city Koori-machi told them Japan was crying as they prepared to return to the U.S. last week.

    City officials said they feel a stronger bond with their Japanese counterparts after visiting and “planted a seed” welcoming more Japanese industry to Elizabethtown should they decide to expand into the U.S.

  • Amish saw mill stirs controversy

    The Hardin County Planning and Development Commission is considering a request to rezone 42.6 aces of farmland on New Glendale Road west of Sonora from rural residential to agricultural, which the property owners hope will qualify them for a conditional use permit to run a commercial saw mill.

    Amish resident Albert Miller and Cecilia area logger Dean Pence have filed an application to legally continue work at the saw mill, which fashions timber into barrel staves that Pence provides to Brown-Forman in Louisville.

  • Brotherly love: Preparing to donate bone marrow to brother

    At the end of the month, Jack Adams will fulfill a dream straight out of the comic books.

    “I’m going to be a superhero!” the 3-year-old shouted Wednesday in his living room.

    Jack’s referring not to a Halloween costume, but to the bone marrow he will give to his brother, Sam, whose acute lymphoblastic leukemia returned this summer. He first was diagnosed in November 2009 and finished treatment in March.

  • Benefit set for Saturday for Kristie Allen

    It has been almost two years since Beverly Allen drove to Buffalo to check on her daughter, Kristie, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends.

    Not long after she walked inside the house, she discovered Kristie’s body in a bedroom. The man accused of her murder fled in her daughter’s car. He was apprehended quickly but has yet to go to trial.

    Allen, 28 at the time of her death, is buried at the back of Red Hill Cemetery. Her resting place is noted by a plain metal marker supplied by the funeral home.

  • Hospital wins national consumer choice award

    Hardin Memorial Hospital has been recognized for quality health care services.

    The hospital has nabbed a consumer choice award from the National Research Corp., an organization that helps health care providers measure and improve services through surveys and analyses weighing customer experiences and preferences.

    Broken down by state, the annual awards represent the most-preferred hospitals in markets around the U.S. based on consumer surveys from more than 270,000 U.S. households, according to the National Research Corp.