Local News

  • Guthrie, Thornberry tour Fort Knox

    As a haven for U.S. Army recruiting, ROTC and human resource functions, Fort Knox’s future is secure as it stands squarely at the center of the Army’s mission, said U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas.

    Thornberry, vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, toured the post Monday as a guest of U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, and fielded questions from the media at Radcliff City Hall following the tour.

  • PAWS turns shelter over to county

    Homeless animals in the area soon will have a larger, more modern facility to wait for permanent homes.

    The PAWS Shelter Foundation turned over the newly constructed animal shelter on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown to Hardin County Animal Control on Monday.

    Area leaders and foundation members gathered to see Foundation President Deedie Layman hand over the keys to the facility to Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    Gates for kennels have been ordered and other equipment is planned to be brought to the new facility before it is operating.

  • Local students can participate in See You at the Pole

    Several local schools will host See You at the Pole events Wednesday, allowing students to partake in a global day of prayer with fellow Christians. See You at the Pole was created in 1990 and is a student-led event, according to the National Day of Prayer website. The following times are from Valley Creek Baptist Church.

    Local events include: 

    • Elizabethtown High School - 7:15 a.m. at the flagpole
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  • Army JAG coming for Holt Home celebration

    The current U.S. judge advocate general will arrive this weekend to honor the memory of the Army’s first JAG.

    Judge Advocate General Dana K. Chipman is scheduled to be part of the fifth annual Holt Home Community Day in Breckinridge County.

  • Section of South Mulberry to be closed tonight

    Road work to close part of S. Mulberry Street tonight

    A two-block section of South Mulberry Street will be closed tonight as the City of Elizabethtown does water line repairs near Helm Street.

    The Transportation Cabinet announced U.S. 62, known in that part of the city as South Mulberry Street, will be closed from Dixie Avenue to College Street.

  • Fairness Campaign returns to Elizabethtown City Council

    Local advocates of implementing a fairness ordinance designed to protect residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity approached the Elizabethtown City Council Monday with information about such discrimination.

  • BBB: Do Not Call scam making rounds again

    A scam during which callers pose as representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry is resurfacing, according to the Better Business Bureau.

    “It’s making the rounds again,” said Cathy Williamson, branch manager for the Lincoln Trail Area BBB. “We’ve seen it. They’ve seen it across the country before.”

  • FKHS grad named Military Youth of the Year

    In July, RaShaan Allen said he wanted to “win it all” when it came to the national Military Youth of the Year award. Two months later, he has done just that.

    Allen, a Fort Knox High School graduate, earned the award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America this month in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes military installation club members who have faced adversity in their lives. Allen won the state competition in May and was named the Midwest region winner in July.

  • Road realignment moves forward

    A proposal to realign Cardinal Drive in Elizabethtown to meet Diecks Drive at Dixie Avenue is moving toward the property acquisition phase.

    Officials said the retooled roadway will better accommodate traffic spilling off Patriot Parkway — the new Radcliff connector road — while providing space for an expanded emergency room at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    City Engineer Scott Reynolds said Elizabethtown is in the process of hiring an engineer for the project, which will shape the timeline for construction.