Local News

  • Fort Knox drafts a historical trail map for visitors

    As Fort Knox prepares to ease restrictions on access for visitors in the coming months, it also has developed a new tool to celebrate its history.

    The post now will offer historic driving trail maps featuring 21 historical sites on post. The maps will be available at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership as well as the new welcome center at Chaffee Gate once renovations there are completed, said Kyle Hodges, a public affairs officer at Fort Knox.

  • Howevalley High alumni hosting reunion

    Graduates of Howevalley High School are urging alumni to gather in spring to say goodbye to the building they grew up in.

    The Howevalley High School alumni association is hosting a banquet for all former students of the school at 5 p.m. April 28 at Howevalley Elementary School. With a new building planned to replace Howevalley, this likely will be one of the last years to have reunions in the former high school building, said Bob Woosley, president of the association.

  • JROTC cadets compete in invitational

    North Hardin High School was littered with the sounds of JROTC cadets on Saturday morning.

    The halls were full as units lined up ready for their turn in a competition that continues to grow, attracting teams from numerous states.

    North Hardin, John Hardin High School and North Park Elementary School played host to the annual Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Paul C. Gray JROTC Invitational, now named after a former JROTC teacher at North Hardin, on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Ag commissioner talks farm safety at Dixie Fire School

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer spoke Friday of the need to infuse youth into the farming industry because the average age of a farmer is increasing with time.

    “It’s a dangerous occupation, but it’s the most vital,” Comer told a small group gathered at the Regional Postsecondary Education Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • ECTC celebrates brave women for International Women's Day

    The gutsy, bold actions of local women were celebrated Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    ECTC hosted the international event That Takes Ovaries, a women’s empowerment movement, to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday. Women and men gathered in the Regional Postsecondary Center to discuss and celebrate the bold actions of themselves and women they know.

  • Contract awarded for White Mills bridge repairs

    The state is ready to move forward on repairs to the White Mills bridge.

    The contract for the work was awarded last week to Adelphi Inc. DBA G-Force Contracting at the low bid of $763,857.20, which was lower than an engineer’s estimate of $829,528.50. Euro Paint LLC offered the other bid at  $856,792.50.

    The contract also includes two bridge painting projects in Grayson County.

  • Focus on finance: Retirement reasons for updating life insurance

    Question: When, if ever, should I look at updating my life insurance?
    Answer: As you approach or begin retirement, there’s much to look forward to for you and your spouse. The easing of stressful work, relaxation time and enjoyment of things long put off may come to mind. Insuring for replacing your income for children, their education and upbringing are gone. And life expectancy statistics put many years ahead of you to enjoy.

  • Custer woman dies in Friday crash

    A housewife and mother was killed and her teenage son was injured Friday in the latest in a rash of deadly car crashes in Hardin County over the last few months.

  • Custer woman dies in single-vehicle wreck

    A woman is dead and her son is in the hospital after a single-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon at the intersection of St. John and Howevalley roads in northwestern Hardin County.

    Sarah Martin, 32, of Custer was dead at the scene, according to Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger. He said Martin's 1996 Jeep Cherokee left the road, "spiraled" and overturned multiple times before coming to a stop. A Kentucky State Police statement said Martin overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle at about  2:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Families reflect on the fallen

    The unveiling of the Duke Brigade Memorial at Fort Knox left Jim and Ann Gould coping with a barrage of emotions.

    Their son, Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, was killed in combat Feb. 27, 2011, while serving with the 2-2 Infantry Battalion with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

    Jim Gould said the U.S. Army has provided shelter and comfort to his family since his son’s death and his name now is immortalized at the site of the memorial, where it can be viewed for years to come.