Local News

  • Minor wreck blocks I-65 traffic


    A wreck around 7 a.m. Wednesday caused minor road issues in the northbound lane of Interstate 65.

    A three-vehicle wreck blocked traffic in one of the lanes for less than an hour, according to Kentucky State Police spokesman Jeff Gregory. Only minor injuries were reported.

    That crash was just north of Exit 94 on the interstate.

  • Vine Grove reschedules council meeting

    The Vine Grove City Council meeting that was canceled March 3 has been rescehduled.

    The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 10.

  • Boy struck by vehicle after running across road

    A boy was injured Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle on North Miles Street.

    His injuries are not life-threatening. According to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release, the boy was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital with injuries to his left leg and right arm.

    Elizabethtown police were called to North Miles Street near Beech Street at 5:10 p.m. in reference to a traffic collision involving a pedestrian, according to the release.

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  • Majority of 3/1 soldiers back from deployment

    The majority of troops deployed with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division have returned to Fort Knox,  Media Relations Specialist Kyle Hodges said Tuesday.

    Hodges said roughly 2,250 soldiers from the brigade had successfully returned to the U.S. from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan as of Tuesday afternoon. The post welcomed more than 179 soldiers back on Monday and was expecting roughly 100 on Tuesday, Hodges said.

  • State to appeal gay marriage ruling

    Kentucky won’t relinquish its ban on recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states without a fight.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday he will appeal the ruling by federal Judge John G. Heyburn II, who found the state must uphold same sex marriages performed in other states. Heyburn argued this portion of the ban was unconstitutional and violated citizens’ rights to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.

  • Change of command on post Thursday

    Brig. Gen Peggy Combs will become the first female commanding general of Fort Knox on Thursday morning during a change of command ceremony.

    Combs takes over for Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command. The change of command ceremony is at 10 a.m. at Waybur Theater.

    Combs previously served at Fort Knox from 2011 to 2012 as the deputy commanding general of USACC. She comes back after serving as commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., according to a post news release.

  • Four Fort Knox schools to close

    Fort Knox Community Schools is losing four schools on post, the Department of Defense Education Activity announced Tuesday afternoon.

    Kingsolver, Mudge and Pierce elementary schools and Walker Intermediate School are closing at the end of this school year, according to a news release from the department. The schools are closing because of a decrease in student enrollment related to the inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The schools are expected to lose about 700 students.

  • Father’s second murder trial rescheduled

    A Radcliff father accused in the January 2013 death of his 1-month old son returned Tuesday to Hardin Circuit Court.

    Attorneys for Jarrod D. Davis, 24, entered a motion to reschedule his trial to the back-up date of June 9. It was originally scheduled for March 19.

    Judge Ken Howard allowed for the trial to be rescheduled.

    Davis was indicted in January 2013 on charges of murder and first-degree criminal abuse of his son, Ja’Vion Davis.

  • Thomas to undergo surgery to repair aneurysm

    Elizabethtown Councilman Ron Thomas will undergo in-patient vascular surgery Friday at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm his doctor found during a CAT scan.

    Thomas, 70, said recovery from the surgery may force him to take a brief medical absence from his duties on the council as he rests.