Local News

  • Bullion connector opens today

    Traffic will be directed Friday to the new Bullion Boulevard Connector in northern Hardin County although the road work is not complete.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews will direct motorists to the new access road designed to carry commuter traffic from Ky. 313 to Fort Knox.

    Although traffic is being routed onto these new lanes, work on the project still is underway. This switch is needed to complete several remaining construction items, particularly at the Ky. 313 and Red Hill Road intersections, according to a cabinet news release.

  • Attorney for Hodgenville mayor files injunction

    Ron Mather, attorney for Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse, has filed an injunction to postpone tonight’s public hearing for Cruse’s possible removal.

    According to Nancy Lasley, secretary for Mather, the injunction was filed in LaRue Circuit Court Thursday afternoon and is awaiting a ruling.

    “I would like to have the hearing done in a fair manner in a fair amount of time,” Mather said Wednesday night in an interview. “We would like more time to prepare.”

  • Hodgenville tries to appoint ethics board

    In a special meeting one day prior to a public hearing for possible removal of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse for violations of city ordinances, the code of ethics and Kentucky law, the mayor attempted to recommend nominees for the city’s board of ethics.

    However, because all council members were not personally served 24-hour prior notice of the meeting, the recommendations never happened.

  • 88 Fort Knox employees receive separation letters

    About one-third of Fort Knox Community Schools’ employees received letters Monday notifying them of a change in their employment with the school system effective June 28.

    Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools division chief for human resources Bryan Weekley said 100 letters were sent to affected employees.

  • Loss of limbs not end of life for amputees

    Ricky Gabehart was looking ahead to a union with his customized leg prosthesis this week, years after he lost his left leg above the knee.

    Gabehart, a Campbellsville resident, walks with a limp on a beginner’s leg, which is a basic prosthetic with limited function and mobility. He has had to make due, though, since he lost his leg in 2010 after a trucking accident in Memphis, Tenn. His insurance has rejected his ongoing pleas to purchase a fully functioning prosthetic.

  • John Hardin student ties for second in congressional art competition

    In his first art competition, Holden Yates, 17, proved he is a contender.

    Yates, a senior at John Hardin High School, tied for second in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition launched in the 2nd Congressional District by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green. Yates tied for second with Jodi Nishijima of Greenwood High School in Warren County.

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  • Local writer donates audio collection to library

    Sam Himes lives with schizoaffective disorder, but he wants to show others that one can create art and have a stake in society without the stigma of mental illness holding him or her back.

    “We all have a voice,” Himes said Wednesday afternoon. “Everyone has a voice. I don’t think having a mental illness should stifle your creativity.”

    Himes, a local writer who lives in the Elizabethtown area, donated a collection of songs and poetry to the Hardin County Public Library this week titled “Awakening: Songs and Poems.”

  • Domestic violence victim thanks donors, volunteers of United Way

    When Alisha West left home to escape an abusive relationship, she found refuge at SpringHaven Domestic Violence program.

    She recounted the experience Tuesday to a crowd of donors and volunteers at United Way of Central Kentucky’s fourth annual Thank You Event at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    “No one expects to be a victim of domestic violence,” she said.

    She was pregnant, alone and harassed, but SpringHaven, a United Way sponsored program, was her beacon of hope.

  • State commission grants utility sewer rate increase for Radcliff

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission announced in a news release Tuesday it has accepted a settlement that will increase sewer rates for Hardin County Water District No. 1, affecting approximately 8,800 customers in Radcliff.

    The commission granted the district an additional $571,464 in revenue from sewer operations in Radcliff.

    The increase is estimated at 16 percent for a typical residential customer and could go into effect Thursday.