Local News

  • DVD release delays local showing of 'Lee Daniels’ The Butler'

    Showings of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” at the Historic State Theater are on hold as the popular movie’s DVD release date has been delayed.

    Because the theater doesn’t have reel-to-reel capabilities, Director Emily West said for it to play at the State, a DVD must be available.

    West said she still intends to show the movie, which was not shown in Hardin County’s first-run theaters, when it becomes available.

    According to the website Movies.com, the DVD is set for a Jan. 14 release.

  • EPD gets involved in efforts to clean up historic neighborhood

    Although she’s lived in Elizabethtown for more than 25 years, Patricia Crandall knew little about the Haycraft area when she moved into a house on East Poplar Street in July 2012. Her son, Kameron Ridings, was more familiar with the neighborhood’s history.

    When Ridings learned he and his mother were moving to East Poplar, he said he wasn’t “crazy about it at the time.” According to Ridings, when the family relocated to Elizabethtown in 1986, the Haycraft area was the part of town to avoid.

  • Toys for Tots Run expects thousands

    The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves is revving up for its annual Toys for Tots Run in Hardin County.

    The event, which typically attracts between 2,000 to 2,500 participants on motorcycles and other vehicles, is set for Nov. 24 in the Staples parking lot in Elizabethtown, said Sgt. Eugen Lowe, Toys for Tots coordinator at Fort Knox.

    Registration begins at noon and runs until 2 p.m., Lowe said. In addition to motorcycles, classic cars and other motor vehicles are welcome.

  • Man arrested in connection to October pursuit

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday in Meade County three weeks after police say he led officers on a pursuit on Nicholas Street that reached speeds of more than 80 miles per hour.

    James F. Jackson, 43, is charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, reckless driving and improper registration plate. Four of the endangerment charges involve police officers.

  • Let Christmas Shine celebrating 25th year

    What started 25 years ago is still helping students seeking a career in the medical field thanks to the Let Christmas Shine program by the Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

    Along the way, dozens of students have been awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship money that comes from this program. All proceeds go directly to scholarships.

    “We’ve been able to give a lot of scholarships over the years,” said Mary Lou Givan, historian for the auxiliary.

  • Christmas parade deadline approaching


    Those wanting to participate in Elizabethtown’s Christmas parade need to act soon.

    The deadline to post an entry into the parade is Friday. Entries must have a Christmas theme. Applicants can download an entry form through Elizabethtown’s Facebook page or obtain one by calling Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn at 270-765-6121.

    Vaughn said the city is looking to accept around 30 entries after attracting about 25 last year

  • E'town, Radcliff nab state tourism honors

    Tourism in Hardin County was represented strongly this year at the annual Kentucky Travel Industry Association Traverse Awards.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau and Radcliff-Fort Knox Convention & Tourism Commission took home two awards each during the gala, which was held earlier this month at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau won first place for best marketing campaign for the Elizabethtown Sports Park. The campaign also claimed a judge’s choice award.

  • Photo: Jack Frost making more appearances
  • 19th Engineers headed to Kuwait for 9 months

    The 19th Engineers Battalion is preparing for its fourth deployment since reactivating at Fort Knox in 2005.

    The battalion cased its colors Thursday morning at Fort Knox’s Brooks Field as roughly 450 soldiers are set to depart for a nine-month tour to Kuwait.

    Lt. Col. John Lloyd, battalion commander, said the unit will be utilized for road construction,  infrastructure improvements and upgrades to several facilities and camps in the country. The engineers also are expected to provide support for some forward operating bases in Afghanistan, he said.

  • Area bracing for rough winter? Almanac right so far

    The day the area saw its first blanket of snow, albeit slight on Tuesday, was on target with the 2013-2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac which predicted snow showers and cold weather Nov. 12-14.

    Tuesday was Nov. 12.

    If the almanac is right, there will be more snow showers sometime over the last three days of the month, too. A warming trend and wet weather was predicted for this weekend, too.