Local News

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Radcliff Elementary

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Radcliff Elementary School
    Location: 1145 S. Dixie Blvd.
    Project: Major renovation project at the former Radcliff Middle School including work on all classrooms, offices, gymnasium and cafeteria, and to the building’s exterior.
    Scheduled completion date: Late October to mid-November
    Cost: $11 million

  • Expert testifies in Hines hearing

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton heard half of the expert testimony Tuesday in a competency hearing for Joshua N. Hines, an Elizabethtown man accused of killing his neighbor in April.

    Hines, 24, is charged with murder in the shooting death of his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, at her 6932 Bardstown Road home, according to Kentucky State Police. Investigators arrived after Hines called 911, informing police he shot his neighbor and might have killed her.

  • 313 work to close road in Meade County

    Motorists in Meade County will face a road closure beginning Monday as part of the Ky. 313 extension.

    Woodland Drive in the Flaherty area will be closed near the Ky 144 intersection to through traffic beginning at 7 p.m. Traffic may detour via Ky. 1816 or Shircliffe Road to Ky. 2726 and back onto Woodland Drive.

    The closure will last two weeks with the road reopening by 7 a.m. Oct. 17.

  • Wet-dry forum on HCEC-TV

    The informational forum Monday with the Kentucky Department of Alcohol Beverage Control in Elizabethtown will be broadcast over the next several days on Hardin County Educational and Community Television, a service available on local cable outlets.

    The forum regarding Tuesday's wet-dry elections in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove will be broadcast at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. today, at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Friday and at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday.

  • Pumpkin shortage could affect area

    The Great Pumpkin could be disappointed by what national experts say could be a shortage this season in pumpkins and pumpkin-based products.

    Some pumpkin patches on the east coast were damaged by weather brought on by Hurricane Irene.

    Additionally, some pumpkin crops not affected by the hurricane were thinned by other weather concerns and disease.

    Such concerns could affect the Hardin County area, but likely not to the extent that some may fear, according to local experts.

  • Fiscal Court approves scrap metal ordinance

    Hardin Fiscal Court unanimously authorized an ordinance Tuesday requiring detailed registration of items purchased by pawn shops, junk, secondhand and scrap dealers already active in several Hardin County cities and neighboring counties. Magistrate Garry King was absent.

    A business will have to keep a detailed transaction record, including the name and address of the seller, an electronic copy of a government-issued photo ID, the date the property was purchased, the seller's signature and a license plate number.

  • Cemetery preservation workshop offered in Leitchfield

    The Grayson County Cemetery Board is offering a cemetery preservation workshop at 11 a.m. CDT Wednesday at the Centre on Main in Leitchfield.

    Ann Johnson of the Kentucky Historical Society will provide guidelines to conserving and cleaning stones and offer information about preserving cemeteries. Johnson also will discuss Kentucky cemetery laws to help people understand their rights as descendants, including cemeteries in areas designated for development.

    Handouts will be provided.

  • E'town to focus more on parking enforcement

    Elizabethtown is considering more stringent enforcement of its parking ordinance stronger and may start towing vehicles with unpaid fines.

    The issue was brought to the attention of Elizabethtown City Council on Monday because a large number of unpaid tickets are outstanding. City Attorney D. Dee Shaw said letters sent to offenders largely have been ignored.

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  • 23-year-old dies in wreck

    Landmark News Service

    A Buffalo resident died early Monday as a result of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Hart County.

    Joshua Wyatt Gibson, 23, was driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO on U.S. 31E near Hammonsville School Road just after 7 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Kentucky State Trooper Joel Huff.