Local News

  • Kroger crash 'could have been terrible'

    As he often has done over the years, Arlie Cleary was in Kroger shopping with his wife Wednesday afternoon.

    While Betty Cleary finished up, he started to walk toward a seating area near the front of the store on Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown. That’s when a wine-colored 2006 Lincoln Town Car came crashing through the front of the building, shattering glass in its path and striking two stunned shoppers.

  • Local salt stocks sink

    The onslaught of ice, freezing rain and snow this winter has kept local road crews busy and left some departments scrambling to find more salt supplies.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 4 office in Elizabethtown and Hardin County’s road department are surviving the weather with salt to spare, but several local cities warned Thursday of a stock shortage.

  • Birthplace to celebrate 205 years of Lincoln

    President Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday is Wednesday and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville is celebrating with special events.

    Historically, this part of Kentucky always has celebrated Lincoln’s birth, Park Superintendent Bill Justice said.

    “I have found in my brief time here that people — some of them from out of the area — are attracted to the park on Lincoln’s birthday because of their personal connection to the 16th president and to the man,” he said.

  • Indictments handed down in counterfeit case

    Four Georgia residents arrested for passing a number of counterfeit $100 bills in the area were indicted in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Sharaka Y. Robinson, 33, of Cartersville, Ga., Corey M. Snelson, 34, of East Point, Ga., Charles A. Ellis, 46, of Decatur, Ga., and Abdul J. Ali, 31, of Atlanta, were indicted on complicity to commit first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    The charge is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, if found guilty.

  • Local organizations host Painting with a Purpose

    Couples and friends looking for Valentine’s Day plans are invited to spend a tacky and charitable evening together with local businesses.

  • Photo: Take this ice and shove it
  • ECTC to host Super Sunday

    Super Bowl Sunday is fast becoming a distant memory for everyone outside of the Seattle area, but locally, another Super Sunday is on its way.

  • Hardin County cancels classes Friday; EIS open on delay

    Hardin County Schools has canceled classes for Friday, meaning the district is one of many to miss the entire week because of weather conditions and slick roads.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be in session Friday but will start one hour later than normal. St. James School, Elizabethtown Christian Academy and Meade County Schools also will operate Friday on an hour delay.

    Other area schools closed Friday are Breckinridge, Grayson and Hart county districts.

  • Leaders optimistic about post-3/1 Fort Knox

    Local officials and community leaders expressed optimism in the wake of news that the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Team will stand down by the end of the year, pointing to the still-healthy economic impact expected from Fort Knox once the brigade leaves.

    Area leaders also pledged continued pursuit of a replacement for Ireland Army Community Hospital, the oldest hospital in the U.S. Army, after the Defense Health Agency canceled a contract for a $265 million ambulatory health center once it was announced the brigade would stand down.

  • UPDATE: Kroger crasher booked, charged with felonies

    The Elizabethtown woman who ran her 2006 Lincoln vehicle into the front of the Kroger on Dolphin Drive Wednesday afternoon in Elizabethtown now faces a number of felony charges.

    It is the second time June A. Blocker has driven a vehicle into a Kroger store. She also was charged in 1999 on Towne Drive.

    Blocker, 52, is charged with two felony counts of first-degree assault, two felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one felony count of first-degree criminal mischief. She faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.