Local News

  • E'town woman dies in head-on crash

    An Elizabethtown woman was killed and her young son hospitalized late Monday afternoon in a head-on collision with a van near the intersection of Springfield and Valley Creek roads.

    Dawn Wilbur, 29, was killed when her westbound Honda Accord on Valley Creek Road, police say, crossed the yellow line and into the path of a Ford Aerostar van driven by Jonathon C. Bergner, 46, of Elizabethtown.

  • Shoplifting leads police to meth lab

    What started Monday afternoon as a case of tracking down a shoplifter in Elizabethtown turned into much more in Eastview.

    A meth lab was discovered buried in mud.

    “I’ve seen them everywhere,’’ said Detective Rob Green with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force. “I’ve just never seen one buried in the mud from someone who was on the run.’’

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  • County budget approved

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a budget for the county’s upcoming fiscal year during its meeting Tuesday.

    The $29 million budget was first proposed last month and closely mirrors the budget for the current fiscal year. Fiscal Court members unanimously approved the budget with no discussion Tuesday.

    It is the second-lowest budget in eight years, adding an additional $161,000 in expenses.

  • Foreigner set for Friday; packed park expected

    When classic rock group Foreigner takes the stage Friday night at Freeman Lake Park, Elizabethtown City Councilman Kenny Lewis fully expects the group to be welcomed by 5,000 fans — capacity for the event.

    “As far as I can tell at this point, tickets sales have gone really well,” he said. “I don’t have exact numbers, but we will do even better this week if the weather will improve. We’ll have good sales at the gate; We always do.’’

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  • Kopp selected as HCS associate superintendent

    Hardin County Schools has selected one its own to take over an open associate superintendent slot.\

    Mark Kopp, director of secondary instruction, curriculum and assessment for Hardin County Schools, has been hired as associate superintendent for instruction.

    Kopp begins July 1 and replaces Robert King, who will become principal of Brown Street Alternative Education Center.

    Kopp said he wanted to move into the position because of the instructional leadership in Central Office and the schools, and the great teachers he works with every day.

  • Coroner, EPD seek positive ID in death

    Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee and Elizabethtown police are trying to positively identify a man whose badly decomposed body was found at a residence last week on Sunrise Lane in Elizabethtown.

  • Meadow View student to attend summer conference

    The skill-building will continue into summer for one Meadow View Elementary School student.

    Eugena Kim, a fifth-grader, will be travel to Washington, D.C., this summer to take part in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, along with more than 250 other students from across the country.

    The conference is one of the programs available through the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, which works to improve leadership skills in young people and allows them to meet high-ranking leaders in the nation’s capital.