Local News

  • Photo: A sweet recognition
  • Howevalley-Vertrees Days set

    The small town of Howevalley will be buzzing with activity Saturday with the annual Howevalley-Vertrees Days festival.

    The annual event brings the community together each year with an array of activities catered to young and old. Funds raised go back into the community, said one of the event organizers, Barbara McCamish from the Howevalley-Vertrees Community Club.

  • State approves local asphalt projects

    Three Hardin County projects were included in the state Transportation Cabinet’s list of $26 million worth of asphalt work announced Wednesday.

    The longest is a 10.8-mile section of Flint Hill Road, also known as Ky. 720. The improvements will stretch from the county line to Ky. 84, the cabinet reported.

    Also, scheduled for resurfacing is seven-tenths of a mile of Ky. 222 beginning at U.S. 62 and extending southeast and a nearly five-mile section of Ky. 1375, known locally as North Long Grove Road, from U.S. 62 to Ky. 86.

  • Convoy honors responders, remembers loss

    Patti Cowherd was at work at Caritas Home Health Care attacks occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

    “When it came on the radio, we all quit what we were doing and we just cried,” she said.

    Cowherd was among residents who lined Dixie Highway from Elizabethtown to Fort Knox Tuesday to watch a convoy of first responders pass to remember about 3,000 who died following terrorist-orchestrated plane crashes that day at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa.

    The convoy was organized in appreciation of first responders.

  • Reunited with Foam 161

    Retired firefighter Alan Wallace said the work he did to help evacuate the Pentagon after the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, should not be classified as heroic because it is something cops and firefighters do every day around the country.

  • Major League Eating to headline Radcliff Days

    Radcliff is taking on a mouthful in October.

    The city has entered a contract with Major League Eating to host a professional competitive eating competition at City Park North, scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 5.

    The contest is the headlining attraction for a revamped Radcliff Days that is swapping venues this year to host local bands at the amphitheater and stage a mini Oktoberfest complete with a beer tent.

  • E’town seeks pool designs

    Finance Director Steve Park said there is a misperception circulating around Elizabethtown that the American Legion Park pool’s demise means an end to all city-sponsored aquatic ventures.

    Park and members of Elizabethtown City Council argued the old pool must go before the city has the financial resources and flexibility to explore new options.

    “We took action to at least get some action,” Councilman Marty Fulkerson argued.

  • Noon Rotary Club remembers 9/11
  • PHOTO: Giving new life to an old fence
  • County maintains property tax rates

    Hardin Fiscal Court accepted a recommendation by Judge-Executive Harry Berry to hold property tax rates steady for the sixth straight year during its Tuesday voting meeting.