Local News

  • Tornado warnings issued

    A series of storm warnings were issued today for counties across the region. The storm front delivered lightning, hail and high winds. The front also spawned funnel clouds and isolated tornadoes.

    The afternoon was packed with repeated alerts as warnings were issued for parts of Breckinridge, Meade, Grayson, Hart, Nelson, LaRue and Hardin counties from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

    Additional incidents of threatening conditions remain possible. A tornado watch covers most of Kentucky until 9 tonight.

  • Friends, family honor former Radcliff veteran and POW

    As three flags fly at half staff outside Vine Grove Baptist Church today, the Rev. Larry Vance will recall a memorable conversation with Morgan French, a former Radcliff resident, veteran and prisoner of war who died Feb. 25 in Plano, Texas.

    During his 40 months as an American POW in Japan during World War II, the Japanese guards lined French and his fellow prisoners up in the recreation area, according to Vance. The guards took out pistols and began to randomly shoot prisoners.

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  • The day after: Residents clean up, reflect upon storms

    Glendale’s C.J. Shepard can’t believe the run of bad luck her family has had beginning with the death of her husband 14 months ago.

    Since then, she had to care for her mother after a wreck, her brother died and an electrical fire in her outbuilding caused thousands of dollars of damage to items stored there, including three vehicles.

  • White Mills bridge work expected to be awarded next week

    Hardin County Magistrate Dwight Morgan and his family have fond memories of the White Mills bridge.

    His wife grew up nearby and his father-in-law took horses to the bridge during summers to offer rides for extra money. Morgan’s grandchildren also have visited the bridge to see the water rise.

    Morgan may have even ended up on the bridge with his wife a few times during their courtship.

    “I’ve probably stole a kiss on that bridge one time,” he said with a chuckle.

  • Another round of 'rough' weather on the way

    A second round of volatile weather is headed to the area today and the threat of more tornadoes is a strong possibility.

    “It could be just as bad as what we had Wednesday,’’ said Kevin McCormick, a meteorological technician at Fort Knox Weather Operations. “I am sure there will be some sort of tornado watch out in the area. It could be a pretty rough day.’’

  • Schools show growth in most areas on EXPLORE, PLAN

    The yearly release of schools’ EXPLORE and PLAN test data showed growth in a majority of subject areas for the 2011-12 school year. PLAN test data, in particular, revealed success for most local high schools.

    The EXPLORE and PLAN tests are precursors to the ACT and cover the same four subject areas — English, math, reading and science. The EXPLORE is taken by eighth-graders and the PLAN is taken by high school sophomores.

  • Homes, buildings damaged in Hardin, LaRue counties

    Mike Freeman was sitting at his computer writing a paper for a class when he heard the wind howling hard and loud against the walls of his trailer near Elizabethtown.

    That noise was followed by what he described as the sound of an explosion as a nearby building housing a small, used car parts shop was torn apart by a tornado within view of his trailer park.

  • Incredible Colon exhibit returning to E'town

    The Incredible Colon is returning to Towne Mall in Elizabethtown this weekend as part of Colorectal Awareness Month.

    The oversized inflatable exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the mall and is sponsored by Hardin Memorial Health, Lincoln Trail District Cancer Council and the Kentucky Cancer Program.

  • Warm air, southwesterly winds trigger volatile weather

    At least one tornado touched down in the Hardin-LaRue county area Wednesday morning as southwesterly winds brought a low-pressure storm system into areas of central Kentucky.

    A National Weather Service team confirmed Wednesday afternoon a funnel cloud that touched down in east Elizabethtown was an EF2 tornado packing winds of 125 miles per hour. The winds caused power outages and extensive damage to homes, buildings and roadways in the area.