Local News

  • Local fire departments take part in Crusade for Children

    Fourteen local fire departments raised $170,883.55, as of Sunday, this year for the WHAS Crusade for Children campaign.

  • Restaurant, hotel taxes exceed $3 million

    Elizabethtown’s hotel and restaurant taxes have combined to generate more than $3 million in the 2013-14 fiscal year, and that trend likely will not recede, according to city and tourism officials.

    Elizabethtown’s proposed budget estimates the restaurant and hotel taxes together will bring in roughly $3,120,000 for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. Of that figure, $2.6 million is made up of restaurant tax money.

  • Families soak up sunshine at Children's Fair

    Families came to Freeman Lake on Saturday to enjoy the sunshine and mild temperatures for the 19th annual Children’s Fair.

    The free event is sponsored by the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors, Quicksie 98.3 and 94.3 the Wulf. More than 30 vendors helped provide activities, games and food.

    Bounce houses, snacks, games and freebies could be found throughout the event where every child who played a game won a prize.

    The Bratcher family decided to check out the event after receiving a flier from school.

  • Elizabethtown mare gives birth to rare twins

    He might as well have bought a lottery ticket.

    That’s what Danny Benning­field’s veterinarian told him when his 4-year-old mare, Blue, gave birth to healthy twin foals early Thursday morning. With a body unequipped to carry multiples, a mare birthing twins is considered extremely rare.

    “When I came out and saw two colts instead of one, I knew it was highly unusual,” Benningfield said. “I didn’t realize how rare it was until I did a little reading and talking to my vet. It’s very exciting to be a part of this.”

  • Man shoots at neighbors, releases dogs, police say

    An Elizabethtown man has been indicted this week for five counts of wanton endangerment after police say he discharged his gun at neighbors and then released his dogs to attack responding officers.

    A Hardin County grand jury indicted Jerry L. Wilkins, 74, on four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.

  • Vietnam veterans hold a state convention

    The Kentucky State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America held its convention this weekend in Elizabethtown over two activity-filled days.

    Veterans were picked up Friday in Radcliff’s trolley, ate lunch at the dining facility on post, had a guided tour of Fort Knox, stopped at the PX, and visited Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central, Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum, the Hardin County History Museum and saw the Hardin County Veterans Tribute.

  • Tourism board member resigns

    Chris Flanagan, owner of the Elizabethtown Chick-fil-A restaurant, has resigned from the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission after seven years of service.

    Flanagan resigned Wednesday in response to a state law, which states a member appointed by the mayor must live in the jurisdiction of the commission. If no restaurant association exists in an area, the mayor is given the role of making the appointment.

  • Country artists flock to Hardin County

    If the upcoming concert season is any indication, Hardin County has gone country.

    The lineup of summer concerts ranges from up-and-coming country artists to older stars and current chart toppers.

    The concerts kick off Saturday at Summer Blast in Radcliff with Collin Raye. A constant on country radio stations in the 1990s, Raye had hits such as “Little Rock” and “One Boy, One Girl.”

    According to WKMO 99.3 radio personality Mac Daniels, country artists appear in Hardin County for several reasons.

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  • Pusey Museum revamped

    The Brown-Pusey House has redeveloped its museum dedicated to the belongings of Dr. William Allen Pusey, focusing less on the items he owned and more on what those items represent and what stories they tell of the time period.

    The change comes as the his­to­ric home’s caretakers are attempting to catalog all the objects and papers in their possession, feeding the information into a computer database that will put history a few keystrokes from their grasp. Zoey Larson, curator of the museum, said about 5,000 items already have been cataloged.