Local News

  • Wreath ceremony at cemetery adds companion event

    Veterans alive and deceased are being honored during two wreath-laying ceremonies Saturday.

    Based on the annual wreath laying at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, a ceremony also is planned Saturday at the newly opened Hardin County Veterans Tribute at Elizabethtown Nature Park.

    The new event is set to begin at noon at the tribute site with a short program and prayer, and includes laying of wreaths at each of the sculptures there.

    It is organized by the Veterans Tribute steering committee and open to the public.

  • Meals program offers help to hundreds of military families

    The holidays are a time for giving but can prove burdensome for people who want to give their families the best without depleting their wallets.

    For 300 local military families, Christmas came a little early Thursday as they received packages of groceries a received a respite from holiday-related tension.

  • Flu impacts state, local schools

    The number of flu cases in Kentucky has hit the highest category possible, according to the state health department.

    The level of influenza has been declared widespread by the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Locally, school systems are seeing the virus, along with other illnesses, in all schools, causing a minor drop in attendance rates.

    Having widespread flu is unusual for this time of year, said Wendy Keown, director of outreach services at Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Flu season typically peaks in February or March, she said.

  • Area police spread Christmas cheer

    Without assistance from Shop with a Cop, Elizabethtown resident Stacy Hodge said her young sons would have received very little or nothing for Christmas.

    “Words can’t explain how grateful I am,” Hodge said Thursday as she, Bobby, 8, and Javier, 5, shopped in the boys’ clothing section at Walmart in Elizabethtown with Elizabethtown Police Sgt. Brian Graham.

  • Local paranormal investigation to be featured on The Biography Channel

    An Elizabethtown haunt and the team that explored it are scheduled to appear tonight on The Biography Channel.

    A local paranormal investigation team is expected to be featured on the program “My Ghost Story” at 9 tonight based on research done a couple of years ago at the Hardin County Attorney’s office.

    Kurtis Collins of Radcliff was one of five researchers who responded to a call from a friend whose husband worked there.

  • '48 Hours' working on story about Brent Burke trials

    A CBS film crew was in Hardin County this week capturing shots for an upcoming segment of “48 Hours” related to the Brent Burke criminal prosecution.

  • Woman injured in head-on collision near ECTC

    An Elizabethtown woman was injured Thursday morning in a head-on collision on College Street Road when a vehicle with a foggy windshield crossed the center line.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said a 16-year-old driver was eastbound on the College Street Road bridge.

  • Babysitter sentenced to 35 years in toddler's death

    The death of Layla Marie Johnson, 2, was felt by each person who attended Thursday’s sentencing for the toddler’s babysitter, Ashley N. Chapman, said Teresa Henry, Chapman’s mother.

    Sobs from family members of Layla and Chapman filled the courtroom during the 45-minute sentencing. As the families read letters to the court, tears filled the eyes of many in the courtroom, including the clerks and prosecuting attorney.

  • Absentee voting starts for wet-dry vote in E'town

    City residents away from Elizabethtown during a special wet-dry vote on Jan. 8 still can ensure their voices are heard on the issue of expanded alcohol sales.

  • Salt stockpiles soaring after last year's mild winter

    A mild winter and low snowfall totals last year has proved advantageous for local public works crews.

    Stockpiles of salt are stored and ready for the first blast of winter as prices have fallen across the board. Heftier supplies of salt are available because of less demand.

    Ronnie Goodman, county road supervisor, said his department only used 22 1/2 tons of salt last season because of warmer winter temperatures and the cultivation of its own brine.