Local News

  • Attorneys expected multiple days for Hodgenville mayor's hearing

    The public hearing for possible removal of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse on Thursday night at the city’s civic center was continued to another date after hearing only one witness, which was no surprise to either party.

  • Locals hungry for fresh produce at Hardin County Farmers Market

    As the Hardin County Farmers Market begins its season, vendors are out to sell farm-fresh products and customers are ready to find local produce.

    Lois Strader sold jams, relishes and wooden products Saturday morning. Later in the season, she will have vegetables, fresh fruits and, “the good Lord willing,” fresh figs, she said.

    Everything sold at the market has to be raised by farmers or bought from a market member, she said.

  • Faces & Places: Cecilia Farm Service

    With wet fields outside and hot coffee inside, Cecilia Farm Service is a welcoming pit stop for farmers this time of year.

    This past week, they rotated through the store throughout the morning. Some arrived early, some showed up later.

    The length of their stay ebbs and flows with the workload of each season and weather conditions, said manager Greg Thomas.

    Why do they congregate at Cecilia Farm Service? Thomas figures most farmers enjoy catching up with each other. The other reason is free coffee.

  • Fundraiser to benefit Camp Nikao

    Camp Nikao has undergone many dramatic changes over the last 30 years and is beginning another.

    To afford those changes, the Church of God of Prophecy and its State Bishop Scott Gillum, who manages the camp, hope to raise money through a Making a Difference Generation 2 Generation Celebration Fundraiser.

    “We are wanting to highlight and wanting to celebrate what’s happened at Camp Nikao and what will happen in the future,” Gillum said.

  • Operation Broken Heart targeted at child predators

    The battle against child predators is broadening as thousands of Internet Crimes Against Children task force agents around the country join in the fight.

    Such task forces, including  Kentucky State Police, launched Operation Broken Heart earlier this month. The effort, including more than 3,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is to arrest as many child predators as possible, according to a KSP news release.

  • Extension service plans to relocate

    The Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service has purchased land it intends to use to build a larger and more accommodating headquarters.

    The Extension service purchased two pieces of property on Arnold Lane in the Elizabethtown area near the intersection of Ring Road and Western Kentucky Parkway to facilitate relocation. The largest purchase was made at $1.6 million from Joseph Gray Janes Living Trust and Jean Lawson Janes Living Trust while the second property at 534 Arnold Lane was purchased from R&L Rentals LLC for $82,500, according to county property transfers.

  • Demolished E’town residence deemed unsafe, unfit by jury

    A 12-member jury ruled Thursday that Elizabethtown acted reasonably in tearing down a home on Pear Orchard Road three years ago, but it still may be liable to compensate owner Cecil Cundiff for the value of property lost in the demolition.

    Eleven of 12 jurors found the home at 1514 Pear Orchard Road was an unsafe structure or was unfit for human habitation. The circuit court jury also found it was either unreasonable to repair the home or normal construction had ceased for two years of more. The home was razed in May 2011.

  • Council mulls removing mayor

    The process for possible removal of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse began Thursday night during a public hearing at city hall's civic center. 

    More than 100 residents attended the hearing as city council listened to attorney Michelle Sparks enter into record copies of Kentucky Revised Statutes, city ordinances, documents from a Kentucky State Police investigation of Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback and other city documents. 

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  • Farmers Market set for Saturday opening

    The first Saturday in May isn’t reserved only for the running of the Kentucky Derby. The Hardin County Farmers Market also opens full-time for business.

    President Brenda Thomas said consumers should expect plenty of variety as the season progresses.

    “The last couple of years we’ve had really good crowds coming through,” she said. “We expect good crowds again this year.”