Local News

  • Playing Powerball: Ticket sales increase with record payout

    The employees at Vine Grove Valero have been promised cars, houses and vacations.

    Jamie Maddle, manager of the gas station and convenience store on Knox Avenue, isn’t sure whether any of her customers will one day win the lottery and make good on those plans.

    One thing she can count on is printing a lot of tickets when one of the lotteries sees its jackpot soar, like Powerball’s record payout for tonight’s drawing. The amount was listed at $500 million Tuesday afternoon and would be a record payout for that lottery.

  • Foley retires after 25 years with Animal Control

    Jim Roberts witnessed Gerald Foley’s fondness for animals one winter day as Foley met him in Public Square in his truck and motioned for Roberts, who was on foot, to cross the street.

    As he passed, Roberts, Hardin County’s deputy judge-executive, looked into the truck and saw a dog sitting beside Foley. When he asked him why the dog was riding shotgun, Foley said he was sheltering the animal from the weather.

  • Breakfast with Santa swapping venues

    As Elizabethtown readies itself for its annual holiday celebration, one Christmas staple is changing venues.

    The annual Breakfast with Santa event is moving from the Historic State Theater to the Brown-Pusey House this year with the jolly old elf setting up outdoors.

    Twylane Van Lahr, executive director of the Brown-Pusey House, said the Dec. 8 breakfast moved because city festivities are corresponding with the monthly Second Saturday event and because of prior bookings at the State Theater.

  • KSP collecting donations for Cram the Cruiser

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is collecting donated food items for the third annual Cram the Cruiser.

    The statewide effort continues through Dec. 14 after which the nonperishable items will be distributed to families in each post’s area, according to KSP.

    In 2011, Post 4 collected more than 3,500 pounds while, statewide, KSP collected 49,668 pounds.

    Post 4 spokesman Norman Chaffins said the Elizabethtown post’s goal this year is to reach more than 7,000 pounds, which would double last year’s collection.

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  • Glasgow construction worker in 'fair condition' after being hit by car

    A construction worker who was injured Monday when he was hit by a vehicle is listed in “fair condition” in a Louisville hospital.

    Steve E. Ward, 52, of Glasgow was struck around noon Monday while standing on a sidewalk near Freeman Lake, according to Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • County planning director honored for farm, city relations


    The director of the county’s planning and development commission has been recognized for his work helping both urban and rural residents.

    Chris Hunsinger was named the 41st recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for Farm-City Relations.

  • Radcliff boy who ignited February fire returns home from hospital



    A 7-year-old Radcliff boy with autism who caught his bed on fire Feb. 20, returned home to his family in time for Thanksgiving after spending nine months in hospitals.

    Since the fire in February, Nickolas May has been admitted to five hospitals, including Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, said Verneda Wood, Nickolas’ mother. He returned home Nov. 20, Wood said.

  • Weather official: Hardin County due for a cold winter

    After several mild winters, a Fort Knox weather official says central Kentucky is “due for a cold one.”

    According to Monday weather forecasts, the Hardin County area had the possibility of its first snowfall of the season overnight.

  • Christmas parade deadline looms

    Elizabethtown will be finalizing entries for its annual Christmas parade later this week.

    Participants must submit applications by Saturday to be considered for the parade, which is set for Dec. 8 in downtown Elizabethtown.

    Sarah Vaughn said the city had less than 20 entries as of Monday afternoon and will accept between 30 and 35 parade entries. Each entry will be evaluated for appropriateness, she said.