Local News

  • Hundreds walk for Alzheimer's

    Hardin County residents and beyond turned out in hundreds to find a cure for a disease that causes crippling memory loss.

    The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s was Saturday morning at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Almost 400 participants registered for the walk by Friday, far surpassing the goal for the event.

    Elizabeth Betts, relationship manager for the association, said it was “amazing” the community showed up in such large numbers to support the cause.

  • Focus on finance: Tax credits for small businesses

    Question: As a small business owner in today’s economy I need all the help I can get. Are there any tax credits that can help me out?

  • Lincoln Days is a festival with Presidential flair

    Downtown Hodgenville was filled Saturday with spectators, vendors and Abraham Lincoln look-alikes for the annual Lincoln Days festival.

    Festival-goers stepped in and out of stores on the square, bought treats such as kettle corn and stopped to watch women compete for the best portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln.

    Linda Brewer won that competition, which was her first time portraying the former first lady.

  • Faces & Places Scenes from five days in Hardin County
  • Grand jury returns nearly 60 indictments

    The grand jury returned nearly 60 indictments in September, including an indictment against a Cecilia man accused of assaulting his mother.

    Dwayne C. Haynes, 49, was arrested Aug. 13 on charges of assault and unlawful imprisonment.

  • Former soldier returns to promote suicide prevention

    Former U.S. Army Capt. Brian Kinsella ended the week on familiar soil.

    Kinsella told Col. Bruce Jenkins, Fort Knox garrison commander, that his grassroots organization, Stop Soldier Suicide, wants to build a network between soldiers and mental health providers willing to provide pro bono care for those with suicidal tendencies.

    After traveling 3,700 miles of a more than 5,000-mile cross-country motorcycle ride, Kinsella arrived Friday afternoon at Fort Knox to share the message to struggling soldiers and veterans around the country.

  • Voter registration deadline is Tuesday

    Time is running out for those who still have not registered to vote in next month’s general election.

    The registration deadline is Tuesday.

    Registration can be done by visiting the county clerk’s office at 14 Public Square.

    Those eligible to vote must be 18 before the election, a U.S. citizen and live in Hardin County to vote in local races. A photo ID is needed.

    Among the races on the ballot this year are for president of the United States, school board and city councils.

  • Battle of Elizabethtown monument set to be dedicated Saturday

    The Battle of Elizabethtown will be immortalized on Public Square this week.

    The dedication of the Civil War monument is at 10 a.m. Saturday on the square in front of Town & Country, Hardin County History Museum President Susan McCrobie said.

    Designed by Keith Monument Co., the memorial marker was purchased through donations from The Cecilian Bank and Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau, according to a news release.

  • Shooting investigation still open

    The investigation into a Meade County accidental shooting that resulted in the death of a Vine Grove teen has not been completed as investigators wait to conduct a final interview, according to the Meade County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff Butch Kerrick said Friday deputies wanted to complete a final oral interview with Louis Dercqu, 18, of Radcliff.

    According to law enforcement, Dercqu accidentally shot Shelby Langley, 19, while the two were cleaning guns Aug. 30 at a Meade County residence.

  • Farm safety devices lead to decrease in agriculture fatalities statewide

    Hardin County Extension Agent Matt Adams said Kentucky has seen a decline in agriculture and farm-related fatalities with the expansion of seat belts and rollover safety devices on farm equipment.

    According to data Adams obtained from the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, the state recorded 12 agriculture-related fatalities in 2010 and nine in 2009. Statistics for 2011 were not available, he said.