Local News

  • E’town MSA named a ‘leading location’

    According to a new study published by Area Development magazine, the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has blacked the eyes of the recession.

    The Elizabethtown MSA finished 45th in the 100 Leading Locations for 2012 and placed 5th out of the top 20 southern cities ranked for economic and job growth.

    Columbus, Ind., took the top spot while Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Ga., was ranked 100. Lafayette, La., was the No. 1 southern city on the list.

  • Teenage girl dies in Meade County crash

    A 16-year-old girl died late Saturday when ejected from a pickup truck after it left Ky. 376 one mile west of Payneville in Meade County and the driver faces alcohol-related charges, Kentucky State Police reported.

    At approximately 10:20 p.m. Saturday, KSP said it was called to investigate a fatal crash involving a red 2007 Dodge pickup. Adam J. Hall of Webster was driving east on Ky. 376.

  • Scenes from the Women's State Am
  • Bonding at the barbershop

    Ross’ Barbershop in Radcliff was abuzz Saturday afternoon as regulars stopped in to chat and get a fresh cut or shave.

    But the shop also served as a channel to give back to a younger generation.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana hosted the first Grooming Men of the Future event in Hardin County at the shop in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha and other Greek fraternities. Serving as a recruiting tool, BBBS looked to attract more male mentors to the organization, said Ryan Bilbrey, an organizer for the event.

  • Three arrested in funeral-hour burglaries

    After months of distress and anger over the ransacking of her Sonora home and violation of her personal life as tragedy erupted around her, Normaline Skees felt elation Friday as she reflected on the arrest of suspects tied to the burglary.

    “Hopefully they’ll get them all,” she said.

  • Church breaks ground on Homeless Shelter

    The Rev. Towanda Hope’s vision of a homeless shelter in Hardin County should be operational by early 2013 and helping those who have nowhere else to go.

    Ground was broken Saturday morning on the Heart of Hope Homeless Shelter, which will be placed in the basement of Powerhouse of Praise & Deliverance Center in Radcliff.

  • Inmate escapes from Grayson

    A 22-year-old state inmate climbed a fence just after noon Friday and escaped from the Grayson County Detention Center on foot, Kentucky State Police reported.

    Joshua L. McDowell made his way to a Leitchfield restaurant where he solicited a ride from an 18-year-old by telling him his vehicle had broken down on the Western Kentucky Parkway, the KSP release said. While on the parkway, McDowell told the youth he was an escaped inmate and he was going to drive to Lexington.

  • Plunging for a playground

    With Maroon 5’s “Moves like Jagger” sounding across the Colvin Community Center campus, a small band of local politicians abandoned their professional demeanors in the baking sun for a dip in the pool.

  • Consumers playing with fire in hot, dry conditions

    You crouch and strike the ignition source. Set it to the fuse. Watch a crackle of fire race toward the tube of compressed black powder, magnesium, copper and strontium carbonate. A dull silence fills the evening air as both fire and fuse vanish into the tube.

    Then a shower of bright red, white and blue sparks flares from the tube as everyone around watches, cheering at the spectacle of a patriotic firework fountain.

    Why ruin this moment by getting hurt or accidentally causing a fire?

  • Gen. Jason Evans' promotion ceremony proves dedication

    Prichard Chapel filled Friday with family, friends and comrades of Adjutant General Jason T. Evans for his promotion from colonel to brigadier general at Fort Knox.

    Evans was selected for a promotion from a pool of 200 to 300 other colonels in the U.S. Army, making this promotion ceremony “more prestigious,” said Mark Edwards, public affairs officer.

    The committee made its decision based on performance, background and experience, Evans said.