Local News

  • All Fort Knox shelter animals adopted before euthanization deadline

    An animal caretaker at the Fort Knox Stray Animal Shelter said all of the facilities' adoptable animals were to be euthanized by 4 p.m. Friday if they were not adopted. 

    As of the deadline, all eligible animals were adopted, said Kyle Hodges, Fort Knox media relations officer.

  • Retired soldier honored for valor

    A soldier injured by a mortar blast during a deployment to Iraq in 2004 was honored for his valor Friday at Fort Knox.

    Retired 1st Sgt. Denis Viau was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor at Fort Knox Garrison Command headquarters Friday afternoon by Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Edwards.

    “I jumped at the chance to do this,” Edwards said.

  • Moore files resolution challenging gay marriage ruling

    A local lawmaker has challenged Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway to uphold and defend the state’s Constitution after a federal judge ruled a portion of Kentucky’s same sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

  • Junior Firefighters learn skills to serve, lead

    When Vine Grove firefighter Phillip Johnston drove Truck 6050 – a ladder truck – from the firehouse, eight teens with a thirst for knowledge, dressed in firefighting gear gathered around it.

    They were there as part of a junior firefighter program, through which participants can work toward certification in fire service and rescue. The experience participants receive applies to the 150 hours of training required for fire rescue certification, which can’t legally be completed until a participant is 18 years old.

  • Remington leaving E'town?

    Unconfirmed reports persist in Elizabethtown this week that Remington Arms Co. is relocating jobs and potentially closing its facility on Ring Road. The rumors follow an announcement Monday that the nation’s oldest gunmaker will expand its enterprise in Huntsville, Ala.

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  • Digging set on possible burial site

    Members of Elizabethtown Public Works department are to begin digging today at a site off East Railroad Street possibly containing human remains.

    The work is expected to begin by 9 a.m.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said investigation of the land Wednesday afternoon and evening revealed a “couple of different places on the site where the ground surface had been disturbed.”

  • Tennessee man arrested on sex abuse charge

    A Tennessee man is in the Hardin County Detention Center and charged with two sex crimes against a 15-year-old girl.

    Matthew Wayne Todd, 26, of Clarksville, Tenn. was arrested Wednesday and extradited to Hardin County by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department.

    KentuckyStatePolice is investigating the case. Spokesman Jeff Gregory said the alleged incident happened last November in Hardin County. Todd and the girl are not related, police said.

  • HMH records revenue slump

    Hardin Memorial Health officials on Wednesday said they need to trim expenses to match lower levels of incoming revenue.

    The health system’s budget is facing a $2.4 million shortfall seven months into the fiscal year. A revenue slump was recorded in January once the “bottom fell out” at the start of the year, said President and CEO Dennis Johnson.

  • Sleep Center to move to Cool Springs

    Hardin Memorial Health’s Sleep Center will settle into a new home later this year.

    The center is moving from the main hospital campus on North Dixie Avenue to Cool Springs Shopping Center on Ring Road next to Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging, said Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations.

    An exact date for the move has not been set, but it will be complete by April, she said.