Local News

  • Overzone possible for downtown Elizabethtown

    A possible zoning change could address unique problems faced by property owners in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The city’s planning commission is expected to propose to Elizabethtown City Council that a commercial transition overzone in the area be adopted. It would not change downtown zoning but would provide flexibility by allowing changes to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Proposed pipeline creates concern

    Plans to run a pipeline across Kentucky to transport natural gas liquids show it likely would pass through southern Hardin County and possibly cross the Glendale industrial development megasite.

    Based on environmental concerns and potential hazards, opposition to the Bluegrass Pipeline project has developed in counties east of Hardin County. A company involved with the transmission project has sent a representative to discuss its plans with Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

  • UK students will assist in downtown planning

    Downtown Elizabethtown’s revitalization is receiving assistance from design students in Lexington this fall.

    Students from the University of Kentucky will travel to Elizabethtown in October to brainstorm ideas for revitalization of the area.

    Details of the project were shared Thursday at a downtown improvement meeting by Douglas Appler, an assistant professor of historic preservation at UK. 

  • Sonora 13-year-old is 'Jeopardy!' contestant

    A Sonora student has proven he is very good at giving answers in the form of a question.

    Skyler Hornback, an incoming eighth-grader at LaRue County Middle School, appears on an episode of “Jeopardy! Kids Week” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hornback was chosen as one of 15 children ages 10-12 to participate, from about 10,000 kids who tested online for a chance on the show.

    Skyler has watched the game show since he was very young.

    “I always just wanted to be on ‘Jeopardy!,’ it was just one of my dreams,” he said.

  • Elizabethtown brand campaign down to three choices

    Elizabethtown will not be welcoming the entire world.

    The logo using a blue figure standing atop a globe encircled by an Elizabethtown banner and carrying the phrase “Welcome World” attracted the smallest amount of support in online voting.

    The scoreboard has been wiped clean and voting resumes on the three remaining ideas today. To participate, go to www.brandetown.com. Round 2 ends at midnight Thursday.

  • Officers investigate death of man found on I-65

    Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers are investigating the death of a Louisville man found lying in the roadway near Interstate 65 mile-marker 98.

    Lashon Smith, 24, was unresponsive July 15 in the right lane of I-65 and airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where he was admitted in critical condition, according to a news release from CVE Region 2 in Louisville.

  • Crowds, Cruisin' and cars

    The annual celebration of of fancy paint jobs and suped-up engines came to downtown Elizabethtown this weekend.

    Cars and visitors lined the streets Saturday for Cruisin’ the Heartland. Vehicles on display varied greatly, from new and old models, and clean, shiny show cars to those used for racing.

    There were plenty of onlookers at the show, mingling with car owners.

  • Longtime trooper retires from Elizabethtown post

    “On my first night with my (field training officer), our cruiser was stolen,” said Lee, who lives in White Mills. “This was in the mountains in Lawrence County. We confiscated an elderly man and woman’s converted bread van that went to the flea markets full of glass and pursued (the) cruiser. It got crashed and shot all to pieces.

  • Radcliff man accused of imprisoning pregnant girlfriend

    A Radcliff man is accused of imprisoning his pregnant girlfriend and threatening to kill her Wednesday night inside a house they shared, police say.

    Ferdinand G. Gracia, 22, was arrested at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday and charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

    Gracia is a specialist assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Knox, said Kyle Hodges, spokesman at the U.S. Army post.

  • For some families, love of cars bridges the generations

    Kevin Sherrard was 14 years old when he and his father, LeRoy, purchased a yellow Chevy Nova. It not only was the first car he painted, but the first one he remembered working on with his father.

    “I painted it black,” said Sherrard, who now paints cars at David Fields Body Shop near Cecilia. “It was ready to go when I got my driver’s license. It started from there.”

    The list of vehicles they’ve worked on together is a long one, Sherrard said.