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Local News

  • Pilot killed as plane crashes into motel in Grayson County

    By DeAnna Lasley
    Landmark News Service

    A small plane crashed into Pine Tree Inn at Falls of Rough around midday Friday, killing the pilot. A 15-year-old neighbor is being credited with helping rescue the hotel’s owner.

    The plane exploded into the north side of the owner’s residence at the rear of the building where it connects to the inn. The inn’s owner, Tyonia Bruner, was inside when the plane hit.

  • Magistrate asks friends to vote 'no' on alcohol question

    A Hardin County official is encouraging his friends to vote “no” in any local option on alcohol sales Tuesday in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove.

    Magistrate E.G. Thompson, who doesn’t live in any of the three towns, posted Thursday on Facebook, “Many of us live in the unincorporated areas of Hardin County and do not get to vote; still, we can encourage those who can to VOTE NO!”

  • Nationally known conservative speaks on P'Pool's behalf

    One of the lead lawyers in a court battle to block implementation of federal health reform visited Elizabethtown in hopes of helping elect an ally in his efforts.

    Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general of Virginia, encouraged about three dozen people at a backyard gathering Thursday to support Todd P’Pool’s candidacy for Kentucky attorney general.

  • Two Hardin County schools receive donations from Windstream

    Two Hardin County elementary schools received donations this week through the Windstream Foundation’s SchoolsWIN campaign.

    G.C. Burkhead Elementary School and Lincoln Trail Elementary School each received $1,000 checks presented to them by representatives from the Windstream Classroom Caravan, a mobile program traveling across the country this fall to award schools with donations, said Brooke Cochran, a representative who presented a check to Lincoln Trail.

  • A historic promotion: First black woman named major general

    Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson might never have gotten involved with the U.S. Army if she hadn’t needed a science credit at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

    She was wandering through a gym considering booths advertising classes when she saw one for military science. She asked the man attending the booth whether the class counted as a science credit. It did.

    About 30 years later, Anderson stood in front of soldiers, political officials and area residents and was promoted as the first black woman to become a major general in the Army.

  • E’town man dies from injuries sustained in motorcycle wreck

    An Elizabethtown man died from injuries sustained in a wreck Wednesday evening on North Mulberry Street near Denny’s Restaurant.

    According to a news release from Elizabethtown Police Department, James M. Duffy, 61, and passenger Karen W. Marinko, 57, were traveling westbound on Mulberry on a motorcycle while Daniel Cook, 68, was driving a Mercury Grand Marquis eastbound. All motorists involved are Elizabethtown residents.

  • Amateur radio group to participate in national emergency drill

    HARDIN COUNTY

    Hardin County Amateur Radio Emergency Communications will participate in the nationwide Simulated Emergency Test Saturday and Sunday.

    The local group is comprised of volunteer amateur radio operators who provide "trained, licensed and equipped radio operators as needed in time of national and local emergencies," according to a statement.

    The annual Simulated Emergency Test allows local amateur operators to train for emergency situations.

  • Annual animal blessing set for Saturday

    The Rev. Dennis Cousens likely will have to speak above the excited barks of members of his 10 a.m. congregation Saturday.

    He will preside over the annual Blessing of the Animals service in the back parking lot of St. Christopher Catholic Church on Wilson Road in Radcliff.

    “So far, we’ve never had bad weather and had to go inside,” he said. “I’m not sure what I’d do.”

    The annual blessing will follow the typical style that it has since it began taking place at the church eight years ago.

  • Lincoln Days celebrates birthplace of the 16th president

    This weekend kicks off the 36th annual Lincoln Days, Hodgenville’s two-day celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace.

    The event attracts thousands and boasts activities that “really are unique to Lincoln Days,” said Jeff Hughes, president of Lincoln Days Celebration Inc. The unique events include contests such as Lincoln look-alikes and professional rail splitting.

    This year’s festival features no new events but plenty of old favorites, he said.

  • Airplane drops crop cover in Hardin County

    An Owensboro commercial pilot was sowing crop cover for Cecilia Farm Services via airplane over Hardin County crops this week.

    Flying a yellow Grumman Ag Cat, pilot Rick Houston sowed crop cover in Cecilia on Wednesday, and Thursday he could be seen in eastern Hardin County near Boston, said Greg Thomas, manager of Cecilia Farm Services.

    Houston said he’s been a crop duster for 37 years and works with a lot of different farm services in Kentucky.