Local News

  • Area events to celebrate July 4

    After rain dampened most activities last year, Independence Day will be celebrated Friday all over the Hardin County area.

    The third annual Founders’ Day festival returns to Freeman Lake while Fort Knox will host its annual celebration. Rumble over Rineyville also returns this year after last year’s rainout with an expanded lineup of activities.

    Founders’ Day

  • Fort Knox soldiers care for pets at county shelter

    On a typical day, Spc. Jalesa Ruiz would be sitting at her desk in an office on Fort Knox doing a tracker for “some outrageous thing.” On Monday, her job required a little less work and a little more play as Ruiz and nine other soldiers volunteered with dogs at the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

    “It’s something different,” Ruiz said. “It gets us out of the office.”

  • WKU riders plan outings in Hardin County

    The dozen members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Western Kentucky University biking cross country to raise $100,000 for Alzheimer’s research arrived Monday afternoon in Elizabethtown and will meet with locals today at two locations.

    The cyclists will be making a visit to Shoney’s restaurant on U.S. 62 off Interstate 65 in Elizabethtown from 7 to 9 a.m. today and will head north on U.S. 31W to Colton’s Steakhouse from roughly 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Septic tanker overturns on Ky. 222

    An employee of Sam’s Septic Tank Cleaning Service & Repair was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with injuries when a tanker truck he was in overturned on Ky. 222 near Glendale.

    Kentucky State Police said the tanker truck, carrying septic tank waste, overturned after it was forced off the road by an oncoming vehicle in a curve along Ky. 222 near the Western Kentucky overpass. Police responded around 3:36 p.m.

  • Moped traffic stop leads to drug charges

    A traffic stop for driving a moped without a headlight Sunday night led to felony drug charges for an Eliza­bethtown man.

    Elizabethtown police stopped a moped driven by George Aubrey, 36, of the 200 block of Metts Court, when an officer observed Aubrey driving the vehicle with only a flashlight taped to the front of it to serve as a headlamp.

  • Road to be closed longer than expected

    Bridge repairs on Ky. 391 will now close the road over Otter Creek in Hardin County at mile point 1.2 another week after locating more deteriorated concrete than expected, according to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 news release.

    Residents on the southern end of Ky. 391 must access the road from Ky. 1600 and residents on the northern side must access the road from Ky. 1500/Ky. 144. Repairs were expected to be finished by Monday.

  • Brother of teen killed by wreck injured

    A Hardin County couple grieving after the June 23 death of their 17-year-old daughter now faces another child clinging to life.

    Brice Taylor, 20, brother of Brianna Taylor, who died a week ago from injuries suffered in a wreck, was in critical condition late Monday afternoon at University Hos­pital in Louisville after suffering a severe head injury when an ATV he was driving struck a deer early Monday morning on Springfield Road.

  • Brother of Brianna Taylor injured in four-wheeler crash

    Brice Taylor, the 20-year-old brother of Brianna Taylor who died last Monday from injuries suffered in a car wreck, is listed in critical condition with head injuries at University Hospital in Louisville after an ATV accident early today.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Taylor was riding a four-wheeler on Springfield Road heading to Valley Creek Road around 12:30 a.m. when the ATV struck a deer, flipping the vehicle and sending Taylor off the ATV. He was not wearing a helmet and struck his head on the pavement, police said.

  • Friend pens moving tribute with 'The Spirit of Number 5'

    “I wanted to sing something sad, that wouldn’t be right. That wouldn’t represent you. You were always smiling, you had a beautiful smile. The spirit of number 5 will live on. ...”

    When he heard news of her death, Tyler Davis was left with the same emptiness was felt by those who knew and loved Brianna Taylor. An overwhelming cast of shock, disbelief and sadness swept over him and hundreds of others as her young life was cut short before she reached the age of 18.

  • Red Cross flows through local couple’s blood

    Bobby Thompson’s military career took him and his wife, Sharon, all over the country and world, but the one constant in their lives was the American Red Cross.

    “She used to be the colonel’s wife,” Bobby said. “Now I’m Sharon’s husband. Best job title I’ve ever had.”

    Sharon is retiring this week after almost 45 years of service, nearly 25 of which she logged in Elizabethtown at the Red Cross office on West Dixie Avenue.