Local News

  • Water main broken in Vine Grove

    A broken water main in Vine Grove has caused the city to be placed on a boiled water advisory Monday.

    The water main broke at the corner of Oak Street and Ky. 144, likely because of the age of the line, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said.

    That break at about 4 p.m. caused water loss that officials expected to last at least three hours. The water loss is from the broken main and other lines that have to be shut off while fixing it has affected much of the city, Johnson said.

  • Village post office opening in Buffalo

    A village post office is set to open in Buffalo where the traditional post office has been closed since July 5 because of a brown recluse spider infestation.

    The new site is the 42nd village post office to open this year in the Kentuckiana District of the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Deadly wreck brings murder charges

    An Elizabethtown couple is dead and a Hodgenville man charged with murder following a Sunday night wreck in which police believe alcohol played a factor.

    Johnie M. Dennis, 75, and Luevenia Dennis, 71, were dead at the scene Sunday at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Roundtop Road near Elizabethtown, said Kenneth Spangenberger, Hardin County chief deputy coroner.

  • Local leaders concerned about redistricting proposal

    A Kentucky House of Representatives redistricting proposal has some local officials concerned about what that plan would mean for the northern part of Hardin County.

    The biggest impact on Hardin County likely would be splitting up Radcliff to add enough population into surrounding districts.

    Vine Grove also would give up at least some of its voters to the district of Dwight Butler, whose area currently includes Breckinridge and Hancock counties and parts of Bullitt, Daviess and Hardin counties.

  • A photo with the heroes
  • State installs rumble strips on highway shoulders

    Major roadways in Hardin and LaRue counties have been outfitted with new rumble strips as part of a regional effort in more than a dozen counties.

    In Hardin County, the rumble strips have been installed along stretches of shoulder on Interstate 65 and the Western Kentucky Parkway, said Andrea Clifford, an information officer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 office in Louisville, which handled the contract.

  • Couple remembers decades of state fair

    One of the oldest photos taken during Lois and Russell Hodge’s marriage of nearly 60 years is against a moon and stars backdrop at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Lois Hodge of Glendale was three months pregnant when the couple first attended the fair together.

    The experience was one that might have scared another couple away from returning.

  • UPDATE: E'town couple killed in Lincoln Parkway wreck

    An Elizabethtown couple were killed in a wreck Sunday at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Roundtop Road.

    Johnie Dennis, 75, and Luevenia Dennis, 71, were pronounced dead at the scene, said Kenneth Spangenberger, Hardin County's chief deputy coroner.

    Earl Richardson, 46, of Hodgenville is charged with murder in their deaths, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Richardson was traveling south on Lincoln Parkway when he collided with the passenger side of the Dennis' 2004 Nissan Sentra, according to a news release from Post 4. 

  • Winning Elizabethtown brand chosen

    The concept that “big things come in small packages” now applies to Elizabethtown’s brand strategy.

    Online voters have chosen a new logo and slogan for the city, which features a pentagon formed out of the letter E nestled above the city’s name. The winning tagline reads “Small city. Big surprises.”

    The brand came out on top in the final week of voting against a streamlined Elizabethtown logo with the tagline “The Best of E-thing.”

  • Barbecue supports local causes

    Peyton Blair, 2, bounced on her toes as she watched Elizabethtown Lions Club representatives pile her plate with barbecue chicken, coleslaw and baked beans.

    Her mother, Dawn, of Elizabethtown, smiled down.

    “You like chicken,” Dawn said.

    Dawn and Jeff Blair brought Peyton and their son, Nick, a third-grader at Morningside Elementary School, Saturday to enjoy the club’s annual barbecue chicken fundraiser.