Local News

  • Chamber ornament features Cruisin' The Heartland

    Area residents can adorn their Christmas trees with images of some of the sweetest rides to roll along the streets of Hardin County.

    The 2011 Christmas in Hardin County ornament features the event Cruisin’ The Heartland with Comcast.

    The event draws vintage cars and enthusiasts from throughout Kentucky and surrounding states to admire each others cars and remember times when those classic models roved the roads in greater numbers. It was hosted for the second time this past summer.

  • Mobile pantry volunteers needed

    The holidays are a time of increased need and increased giving.

    For Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, it also means moving a lot of inventory.

    The holiday season is when the food bank takes in the most food, including individual donations and edible but not sellable items from groceries and businesses.

    November through January also is the time of year when the need for assistance reaches its peak.

  • Mistrial declared in Steven Gray case

    After deliberating for more than seven hours, jurors were unable to reach a verdict on charges against Steven Gray, a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students.

    Judge Kelly Mark Easton declared a mistrial in the case around 6 p.m. Monday.

  • E'town approves maintenance agreement for veterans tribute

    After discussions and modifications, a maintenance agreement now is in place between Elizabethtown City Council and the Hardin County Veterans Tribute Committee.

    The council approved an agreement Monday that places responsibility for general maintenance on the city and establishes a trust fund for use for more detailed repairs, such as cleaning and replacing of structures at the tribute, which will be constructed at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road.

  • Making a splash on local streets

    Heavy rain around the area over the last two days has closed a number of roads in the region.

    • As of 4 p.m. Monday, the eastbound lane of Ky. 210 just west of Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown between mile marker 1 and 2 has been closed.
    • Radcliff officials closed a portion of South Wilson Road between Fairmont Road and Shelton Road. The road will resume traffic when water levels recede, said Bryce Shumate, city spokesman.

    Other roads closed in the region are as follows:

  • Two injured in LaRue County wreck

    Two men were injured in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday evening when their vehicle overturned on Ky. 1192 in LaRue County.

    About four miles east of Mt. Sherman, a 1996 GMC pickup dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway just after 7 p.m. Sunday, Kentucky State Police say. When the driver overcorrected, the vehicle left the road and overturned, the police news release said.

    Lucas H. Carman, 21, of Buffalo, Ky., had been driving west on Ky. 1192. He was ejected from the truck, said police, who reported his injuries as life-threatening. 

  • LongHorn Steakhouse headed to E'town

    Elizabethtown residents soon may have a chance to dine in a restaurant inspired by the American West.

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission granted conditional approval for a development plan for Western-themed  LongHorn Steakhouse adjacent to Towne Mall.

    The steakhouse will be at 1614 N. Dixie Ave., which is the site of a former Blockbuster video store.

    The restaurant, once constructed, is projected to be 6,242 square feet, Elizabethtown Planning Director Ed Poppe said in an email.

  • Restaurants partner with Helping Hand program

    Part of the money you spend Tuesday eating at various Hardin County restaurants could be going toward a holiday program with Helping Hand of Hope.

    Six area restaurants are participating Tuesday in the Great Eat Out.
    Helping Hand of Hope Executive Director David Dozer said this is a way, “To put the merry back in Christmas.’’

    A portion of the proceeds benefits the program. The percentage varies by restaurant, said Sheri Reynolds of Americorp Vista, who works with the group.

  • ECTC, youth groups come together for holiday concert

    Four Elizabethtown musical groups are collaborating for a melodic tribute to the season.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a free holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Morrison Gallery in the Administration Building of the campus. The concert features ECTC’s Choristers and Concert Band, as well as the Central Kentucky Classical Christian Choir and the Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning Youth Orchestra. The groups will sing together and individually.

  • Senior life: Important Medicare Part D enrollment dates to remember

    The calendar says it’s Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. For most of us that means the beginning of another month, a whirlwind month filled with holiday planning, shopping and festivities.
    Others, especially those who are eligible for and receiving Medicare benefits, should be reminded the deadline for the Medicare Part D program (prescription drug program) is fast approaching. The enrollment period for 2011 ends Wednesday with the new benefit year to begin in January. This is a drastic change in the Part D program; in years past, enrollment has ended Dec. 31 of each year.