Local News

  • E'town man dies from injuries sustained in Wednesday wreck

    An Elizabethtown man died Wednesday night at Hardin Memorial Hospital when he succumbed to injuries sustained earlier that day in a two-vehicle collision in Radcliff.

    Joseph R. Culley, 52, was in the passenger seat of a red Mitsubishi when the vehicle ran a stop sign around 3:17 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of South Boundary Road and Ky. 313, police said.

  • Cable barrier work begins Tuesday on I-65 stretch

    Median cable barriers are being installed beginning next week along a two-lane section of Interstate 65 from the Hart/LaRue County line extending north approximately six miles into Hardin County (mile markers 74 – 80).

    Once the work is completed, continuous cross over crash prevention measures will be in place from the current three-lane widening project in Barren County to just south of Elizabethtown.

    Work is expected to begin Tuesday, avoiding the Memorial Day weekend traffic.

  • Child Support Enforcement launches new website

    The Kentucky Child Support Enforcement Program launched a new website this month that will provide families secure access to cases and account information.

    According to a news release, the new website, csws.chfs.ky.gov/ csws, allows parents to apply for child support, locate a child support office, make payments and estimate a child support payment online.

  • 52-year-old man in car crash dies

    An Elizabethtown man died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of South Boundary Road and Ky. 313, according to Radcliff police.

    Joseph R. Culley, 52, was transported to University Hospital in Louisville but did not recover, police reported in a statement Thursday.

  • SpringHaven looking to expand

    SpringHaven Inc. is looking for more room to accommodate its clients.

    The domestic violence shelter is planning to add eight more bedrooms, four new bathrooms and a more user-friendly dining hall as part of an extensive expansion to upgrade its facilities, said Assistant Director Tanya Thomas.

    Thomas said the renovation is needed to offer more space for the women and children who call the facility home and create a better living environment.

    “We just need more space,” she said.

  • Vine Grove woman on threatened flight

    Kaela Vessels and her friends from Campbellsville University didn’t know until landing that their flight from Paris to Charlotte, N.C., was making news.

    The college senior from Vine Grove asked a flight attendant what area the plane was flying over as the U.S. Airways 787 plane reached the coast of the United States. She was surprised when she heard the answer — Maine.

  • Plugged in: Renovated Fort Knox welcome center makes visits easier

    After $80,000 and six months, the vision of Fort Knox’s new welcome center has come to fruition.

    The committee officially revealed its newly renovated center to the public Thursday afternoon, which was adorned with technological tools designed to ease visits and welcome visitors.

    “This is an effort to use technology to get people where they need to go and provide information,” said Will Fears, chief of Visual Information and project manager for the renovations.

  • Iowa man travels to Kentucky to meet his wartime rescuer

    Jim Daley was raised in Meade County and has spent almost all his life there.

    Barry Adams was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has spent almost all his life there.

    They met briefly a world away from home in Southeast Asia. Today, they plan to meet again for the first time in 43 years.

    Daley and his wife, Shirley, are coordinating a Memorial Day weekend reunion for his former Army unit, the 2nd Brigade, 8th Infantry. A notice about the gathering on Page 52 of the March issue of VFW Magazine caught Adams’ attention.

  • Radcliff launches fund for firefighter's family after child's death

    Radcliff Fire Department is huddling around one of its brothers in a time of need.

    The department and city have started a fund at The Cecilian Bank to benefit full-time firefighter Leroy Lewis, to help pay for funeral and medical expenses after his 9-year-old son was killed Tuesday and his wife and daughter were injured in a wreck near Battletown in Meade County.

  • Fort Knox provides cemetery access on holiday

    In honor of Memorial Day, Fort Knox will open its gates to all individuals interested in visiting the installation’s 121 cemeteries from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

    Most of the cemeteries have ties to former area towns such as Stithton, Grahamton, and Pitts Point, as well as rural church cemeteries and family graveyards. Additionally, some relatives of President Abraham Lincoln are buried on Fort Knox, including his grandmother, Bathsheba (Bersheba) Lincoln.