Local News

  • U.S. 31W to remain closed at West Point at least a day, official says

    Dixie Highway is closed north of West Point near Katherine Station Road in southern Jefferson County as officials react to a  train derailment. It will remain closed at least 24 hours, according to a Jefferson County spokesman.

    A hazardous material alert occurred because of a early morning chemical spill before dawn today. The train crash is on a track running near Dixie.

  • Family channels Halloween spirit in decorations

    Frankenstein’s monster, a witch, a small graveyard and other ghoulies haunt the Pardini family’s front yard in preparation for Halloween.

    Kelly, her husband, Jeremy, and their daughter, Briana, get into the spirit of the holiday and pass out candy with their Great Danes to slack-jawed trick-or-treaters.

    The children stop a moment at the Elizabethtown home, impressed by the playground of frights and fall festiveness that covers the family’s yard, home and barn.

  • Witness to a century

    An Elizabethtown woman who survived two world wars celebrates her 100th birthday today.

    Maria Petzinger’s family honored her life Saturday afternoon with a party at Elizabethtown Country Club.

    Petzinger was born Oct. 29, 1912, and was the youngest of 10 children. Her four brothers served in the German military during World War I, she said.

    “We were very, very happy to the Lord when they came home,” Petzinger said.

  • North Hardin, LaRue bands finish top 3 in state

    Three area high school marching bands competed Saturday night in the Kentucky Music Educators Association state finals and two of those finished in the top three.

    The North Hardin High School Trojan Band won second place in Class 5-A.

  • Radcliff park transforms into Haunted Forest

    Volunteers and Radcliff city employees transformed City Park – North into a series of Halloween-themed scenes for residents to walk through Saturday.

    Radcliff has hosted an annual trunk or treat for four years and last year decided to expand the popular event, adding a Haunted Forest.

    Jon Vandermolen, deputy fire marshal with the Radcliff Fire Department, said event organizers wanted to try something different than the typical haunted house.

  • Carrollton survivor speaks to EHS students

    Elizabethtown High School ended Red Ribbon Week learning about a close-to-home encounter with the dangers of drunken driving.

  • Halloween haunts downtown E'town

    Despite damp, cool weather Saturday, downtown Elizabethtown streets were filled Saturday with Halloween-themed festivities.

    Nightmare on the Square kicked off Friday night with a scavenger hunt and continued through Saturday night. The annual celebration is hosted by the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.

  • Three area marching bands advance to state finals

    Five area high school marching bands competed Saturday in the Kentucky Music Education Association state semifinals and three advanced to the state finals.

  • Hospital wins national award from vendor

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is one of six healthcare organizations to be awarded nationally by its vendor, T-System Inc.

    The hospital was among those recognized during the third annual T-System Client Excellence Awards. The six winners were chosen from more than 1,900 facilities nationwide that have used the vendor.

  • State police work two early morning shootings

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating two early Saturday morning shootings in Hardin County.

    One shooting involved a state trooper and the other a suspect who remains at large.

    According to a news release, at 6:33 a.m., a trooper responded to the 6000 block of South Wilson Road in Radcliff after receiving a call of a burglary in progress.

    When he arrived, the trooper saw two men exiting a wooded area next to the residence, police said.