Local News

  • Elam picks UK over Alabama

    After months of speculation and a whirlwind recruitment, John Hardin senior Matt Elam picked Kentucky over perennial national power Alabama on Thursday afternoon, announcing his decision in the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.

    Elam was going to make his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in San Antonio, but decided to postpone the announcement. He took an official visit to Alabama on Jan. 17, and then attended Kentucky’s basketball game last Saturday against Georgia in Lexington.

  • City, class finalize spot for Walker memorial

    A memorial dedicated to the legacy of late Mayor Tim Walker has found a home at the Elizabethtown Nature Park.

    Representatives from Walker’s 1977 graduating class at Elizabethtown High School have agreed on a location near the traffic circle inside the park, which is a highly visible area.

    “You can’t miss it,” Councilman Ron Thomas said.

  • Mega site not yet target for Volkswagen

    Volkswagen has announced plans to anchor an auto manufacturing plant in North America, but the company has shown no interest yet in the Glendale mega site, according to local economic development officials.

  • Relay for Life offers survivors, caregivers night at the movies

    Relay for Life Elizabethtown is hosting a free showing of “We Bought a Zoo” at 6:30 p.m. today at the Historic State Theater for cancer survivors, caregivers and those who have lost a loved one to cancer.

    “We Bought a Zoo,” a 2011 film starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, tells the story of a family that moves to renovate and re-open a failed zoo.

  • Fires damage homes in Sonora, Stephensburg

    ement just a few hours apart Wednesday afternoon.

    As firefighters stretched hose, sprayed water and placed ladders to an upstairs window, flames continued to roll out of the eaves and a large hole in the roof of a house on Main Street in Sonora while family, friends and the curious gathered in a side yard to watch the efforts to stop the blaze.

  • State Theater to be busy with 'The Butler'

    Seats, and maybe sidewalks, will be filled for upcoming showings of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

    The Historic State Theater is expecting a busy weekend for the movie, which will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The film was not shown at theaters in Hardin County when it was released in August.

  • Firefighters rescue collie from icy water
  • Allegro renovates apartments
  • Overnight fire seriously damages Magnolia home

    A fire just before midnight Wednesday in Magnolia destroyed most of a two-story farm house on Hawkins Road.

    Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Wolford said firefighters from his department as well the Hodgenville and Buffalo fire departments battled the blaze for about 4½ hours in frigid temperatures.

    "The call came in at about 11:45 (p.m.) and the caller said the house was about 60 percent involved,'' Wolford said.

  • Grand jury to hear sexual abuse case involving teacher

    Charges against a former Central Hardin High School teacher will go before a Hardin Circuit grand jury.

    Edwin Bonet, 54, appeared Wednesday in Hardin District Court for a pre-trial hearing. Judge Kimberly Shumate told Bonet his case would go before a grand jury for a decision on a possible indictment.

    Bonet was arrested in December by Elizabethtown Police Department and was charged with sexual abuse.