Local News

  • Long resigns from tourism commission

    Jim Long’s time with the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission has come to an end.

    Long announced his resignation, effective immediately, to Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday following a presentation on recent activity at the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau.

  • Meth deemed cause of mobile home fire

    Two Elizabethtown residents arrested following a fire in December at a Woodland Mobile Home Park trailer have been indicted in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Christopher Lee Humphrey, 30, and Jennifer Nicole Hazelwood, 24, each face charges of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, complicity to commit first-degree criminal mischief and complicity to commit first-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

    The grand jury also indicted Humphrey for second-degree persistent felony offense.

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  • Drug cases lead indictments

    The Hardin County grand jury returned 18 indictments last week, many of them involving drug possession.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young said the high number of indictments could be contributed to a backlog of cases.

    Traditionally, the court system slows down in December, Young said, which creates an influx of cases during the first few weeks of January.

    According to state law, the grand jury must indict a defendant within 60 days or he or she is released from jail.

  • Second Saturday receives state recognition

    Second Saturday in Elizabethtown has been recognized at the state level.

    The Kentucky Travel Industry Association awarded the monthly downtown event the Judge’s Recognition Award as part of its 2013 Spring Top 10 Festivals & Events, according to a KTIA news release.

    The awards are chosen by an impartial panel of judges based on numerous criteria, including popularity, impact on local tourism economy and cultural and historical significance, according to the KTIA.

  • Shredding business offers work to disabled

    Brandon Borders always liked working with his hands.

    At 21 years old, the Breckinridge County resident was looking for a job that would let him perform manual labor and earn money for himself. That was complicated by his Tourette syndrome, bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    Borders’ Communicare representative paired with an Elizabethtown business to find a job where he can lift heavy objects and stay active the way he wants while earning a paycheck, despite his challenges.

  • Helping Hand of Hope announces capital campaign

    Though a “for sale” sign still sits at the corner of Hutcherson Lane and South Wilson Road, Helping Hand of Hope is making strides to construct its new headquarters on the 1.8-acre parcel of land.

    The nonprofit purchased the land for $150,000 — the same price at which it sold its previous offices in the former First Presbyterian Church building to Elizabethtown — and on Monday, it an-nounced a capital campaign to raise money for a new building.

  • Horse-drawn hearse fulfills long-time undertaker's wishes

    Drivers in Elizabethtown might have spotted an unusual funeral procession Monday morning as they went about their day. But for Edward Y. Mason’s family, it was the perfect way to say goodbye.

  • Woman crashes truck in Hertz building

     A blue Dodge pickup truck crashed Monday through Hertz Rent-A-Car in Elizabethtown and knocked a hole in the building’s back wall.

    The pickup’s driver, Dominique V. Passmore, 19, of Elizabethtown, was southbound on North Dixie Avenue when she attempted to make a right turn onto the road leading to the rear of Movie Palace, Elizabethtown police said.

  • Singing group seeking members

    The Heartland Fillies are looking for new members to bring out their inner divas.

    The barbershop-style vocal group has an open house scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Shepherdsville Road in Elizabethtown The event is open to all area women who can carry a tune.

    Since 2008, the group has been belting out tunes from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and other eras. Members sing hymns, popular music, Christmas carols and other ditties that catch their interest.