Local News

  • Motz Group picked to do turf work at sports park

    Elizabethtown City Council selected The Motz Group Inc. to install synthetic turf on two fields at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    The council approved a bid Monday from The Motz Group, which at $1.2 million was the lowest bid received.
    The Motz Group is based in Cincinnati.

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  • Damaged Boy Lincoln sent off for repairs

    Landmark News Service

    The Boy Lincoln Statue, damaged when it was struck by a car April 10, has returned to its California birthplace for repairs.

    The sculpture, which depicts Abraham Lincoln at age 7 standing with his dog, Honey, was dedicated in May 2008 as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. It was knocked from its base by a 2001 Ford Taurus that entered the Lincoln Square traffic island during early morning hours.

  • Lake open to outboard motors during June

    Freeman Lake Park could see new visitors in June thanks to a decision by the city of Elizabethtown.

    Boats with outboard motors will be allowed on Freeman Lake in June as a concession to boaters who have requested the privilege.

    The decision was included on the agenda for Monday’s Elizabethtown City Council meeting as an informational item.

    Councilman Ron Thomas said residents have questioned over the years the city’s decision to allow wakeboarding and water skiing events on the lake while forbidding certain kinds of boats on the reservoir.

  • Police find missing teen

    The News-Enterprise

    Police and fire officials in Vine Grove and Radcliff are searching for a 15-year-old male who has been missing since Tuesday night.

    Shawn McLuckie was last seen at his home on Vineland Avenue in Vine Grove at around 8:30 p.m. Police say he may be distraught.

    McLuckie is a white male and is 5-foot-6 and 123 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair that is cut short, military style. He was last seen wearing a gray jacket.

  • Primary 2011: Hardin County votes tallied

    Hardin County Republicans followed the Tea Party recommendations in Tuesday's primary.

    The ticket of Phil Moffett and Mike Harmon won the gubernatorial primary locally with 1,558 votes. Senate President David L. Williams and Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, who are holding a lead statewide, picked up 1,179 votes here. The remaining 300 GOP voters went with Bobbie Holsclaw and running mate Bill Vermillion.

  • Area residents react to primary results

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett carried Hardin County largely because of about 30 people quietly following a projector-screen television at 3-Putt Willie’s Restaurant in Elizabethtown.

    Members of the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots said they rallied around Moffett after hearing him speak and agreeing with his values. They also worked hard to get word out about him, despite a smaller campaign budget than gubernatorial candidate David Williams, who won the GOP nomination statewide.

  • Slight decrease in revenues in EIS tentative budget

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools is expecting slightly smaller revenues for the next school year than budgeted for this year.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ tentative budget for the 2011-12 school year shows almost $23 million in projected revenues across all of its funds, which is a slight dip from the budgeted amount of $23.3 million for the 2010-11 year.

  • Railroad work will cause state highway detour

    Repairs to a railroad crossing will require motorists to take a detour next week in Lebanon Junction.

    Ky. 434 will be closed in the Bullitt County town at mile point 1.7.

  • Tuesday's election had 'pitiful' turnout

    Empty polling places defined the 2011 primary elections in Hardin County and that result was in line with the rest of the state.

    About 10 percent of Democrat and Republican voters, 6,148 people, turned out Tuesday to cast their ballots in Hardin County, which included races for the Republican gubernatorial nominee, secretary of state candidates for both parties, Republican candidate for auditor of public accounts, Democratic candidate for state treasurer and agriculture commissioner for both parties.