Local News

  • Family members shoot each other in Meade

    Kentucky State Police responded just before 7 p.m. Wednesday to a double shooting in Meade County.

    Meade County Dispatch notified KSP of a fight in progress with shots fired at 7160 Battletown Road in Meade County. Prior to trooper’s arrival Post 4 was notified that two men had been shot.

  • Gaither Station Road closed again today

    For the second time this week, Gaither Station Road is closed today.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews are scheduled to pour concrete today for the eastbound decking of the overpass being built over Gaither Station. The work is part of the Ring Road extension that will connect it to the Western Kentucky Parkway.

  • E'town Christmas parade, celebration are on

    The Christmas Parade and downtown activities in Elizabethtown will continue as scheduled.

    Rain throughout the weekend threatened to disrupt the holiday tradition but organizers decided to go ahead after accessing the condition and forecasts this afternoon. The confirmation was given shortly after 3 p.m. on Elizabethtown city government's Facebook page.

  • Consultants offering advice for community events

    Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said she is working with Property Consulting Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm, to better market the city’s events, including the Heartland Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland.

    The firm already contracts with the city to market the Elizabethtown Sports Park and Vaughn said she is “piggybacking” off this opportunity to seek the firm’s advice on ways to strengthen the city’s sponsorship packages.

  • Community supports 14-month-old fighting cancer

    Community efforts begin today to support an Elizabethtown child battling cancer.

    The parents of 14-month-old Brooklyn Disselkamp took her to see a doctor the day after Thanksgiving, worried about a cold and lack of appetite.

    An ultrasound showed what doctors thought was a tumor on Brooklyn’s kidney.

  • Berry, Howard step down in Hardin County United

    Two local leaders are stepping back from the volunteer organization Hardin County United.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry issued a letter to members of HCU’s steering committee Wednesday asking them to accept his resignation as chairman, where he promoted the placement of a new leader no later than April.

    Berry does not plan to step away from the role until the committee fills the vacancy, he said.

  • Tourism authorizes funds to close out sports park construction

    Elizabethtown Planning Director Ed Poppe could not hide his frustration Wednesday morning during Elizabethtown Tourism Commission’s monthly meeting.

    Poppe has been trying to close the final 10 contracts on construction of Elizabethtown Sports Park and said he cannot fathom why some contractors have not filed invoices.

    “They haven’t been on site for four months and they can’t send me a bill for $2,000,” he said.

  • Radcliff's Christmas parade to return

    After a one-year hiatus, Radcliff’s Christmas parade returns this weekend with a revamped venue and route.

    The parade is part of the city’s Christmas at the Cabins celebration at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve on Wilson Road.

  • ESC soldiers big on reading

    Sgt. Daniel Schneider of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), sits down and is quickly surrounded.

    There are little fingers of little boys and girls pointed his way. They watch in anticipation, wondering what book will be selected. As Schneider begins to read, all eyes are on him.

    Schneider, a transportation management coordinator for the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), read last Friday to children at Pierce Elementary School Fort Knox as part of the 3rd ESC’s Partners in Education reading program.

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