Local News

  • Meade County joins E'town MSA

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has made room for another county and thousands more residents.

    The U.S. Census Bureau has modified the MSA, formerly consisting of Hardin and LaRue counties, to add Meade County, which formerly was part of the Louisville-Jefferson County MSA.

  • BBQ, Blues and Bikes kicks off this week

    The streets of downtown Elizabethtown are expected to be roaring with hundreds of motorcycle engines, thrumming with blues bands and smelling like tender barbecue Saturday.

    BBQ, Blues and Bikes is scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. and is expected to bring in motorcycles and visitors from as far as Arkansas, Illinois, Georgia and Ohio.

  • Brandenburg man remembered after being lost in Vietnam

    Lora Carson still has the last letter Lt. John Douglas Hale wrote her before he was lost in Vietnam.

    The Brandenburg man’s letters were usually brief and down-to-earth.

    Carson, of Brandenburg, dated the man before he was deployed, and she still has the journal entries she wrote when he left and when word came that the helicopter he was on was shot down March 8, 1971.

  • Damaged bridge overpass to be demolished

    Following Memorial Day weekend, New Glendale Road will be closed and a bridge damaged in November by a commercial vehicle carrying an oversized load will be demolished and replaced.

    The New Glendale Road overpass at Western Kentucky Parkway will be demolished May 28 and 29 with work expected to wrap up on its replacement by July 31 in time for the start of school, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the KYTC District 4 Office in Elizabethtown.

  • Hail covers areas in LaRue County

    The ground in some areas in LaRue County was white from the amount of hail that fell Sunday afternoon, said Troy Williams with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    At times, the hail reached golf-ball size, Williams said. The county hadn’t sustained any damage as of early Sunday evening, he said.

  • Hardin County says 'Hooray' for its heroes

    The sacrifice of military families was recognized this weekend by the Hardin County community.

    Hooray for Heroes marched on Saturday under cloudy skies. The lack of sun didn’t deter families from enjoying the event staged between Stithton Baptist Church and Wal-Mart in Radcliff, which serves as a celebration and thank-you to military members, first responders and their families.

    The event included live entertainment, horseback rides, bounce houses for children and free food for military members and first responders.

  • Training accident kills Navy SEAL at Fort Knox

    A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed during a training accident this week at Fort Knox. Seven other service members were injured.

    Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class Jonathan H. Kaloust, 23, died Wednesday when the Humvee he was in overturned during a training exercise, according to a news release from the Naval Special Warfare Group Two.

    Seven others received minor injuries in the accident, according to the news release.

  • Japanese student exchange program still looking for local host families

    CCI Greenheart is still looking for local host families to welcome Japanese students to Elizabethtown this summer.

    The Tomodachi Coca-Cola Homestay program returns to the city from July 26 to Aug. 6 and supports Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake by building cultural and economic ties between the two countries.

  • Three generations join local DAR chapter

    The Captain Jacob VanMeter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed five new members into its fold Friday morning at the Brown Pusey House in Elizabethtown, four of which represent three generations of the same family.

    Elizabethtown resident Charline Akins; her two daughters, Christy Bennett and Cathy Reas; and her granddaughter, Kelly McManus, were sworn into the DAR during a ceremony Friday, where they were bestowed with pins and flowers.

  • Local graduations to air live on TV

    Local graduations are set to air live on Hardin County Educational and Community Television, a division of Hardin County Schools, and Brandenburg Channel 1.

    “Now families from across the world can see students receive their diplomas,” said HCEC-TV director Gina Ryan in a news release.