Local News

  • County planning director honored for farm, city relations


    The director of the county’s planning and development commission has been recognized for his work helping both urban and rural residents.

    Chris Hunsinger was named the 41st recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for Farm-City Relations.

  • Radcliff boy who ignited February fire returns home from hospital



    A 7-year-old Radcliff boy with autism who caught his bed on fire Feb. 20, returned home to his family in time for Thanksgiving after spending nine months in hospitals.

    Since the fire in February, Nickolas May has been admitted to five hospitals, including Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, said Verneda Wood, Nickolas’ mother. He returned home Nov. 20, Wood said.

  • Weather official: Hardin County due for a cold winter

    After several mild winters, a Fort Knox weather official says central Kentucky is “due for a cold one.”

    According to Monday weather forecasts, the Hardin County area had the possibility of its first snowfall of the season overnight.

  • Christmas parade deadline looms

    Elizabethtown will be finalizing entries for its annual Christmas parade later this week.

    Participants must submit applications by Saturday to be considered for the parade, which is set for Dec. 8 in downtown Elizabethtown.

    Sarah Vaughn said the city had less than 20 entries as of Monday afternoon and will accept between 30 and 35 parade entries. Each entry will be evaluated for appropriateness, she said.

  • Dine out Dec. 4 to help those in need

    There’s another reason for Hardin County residents to dine out besides avoiding one more meal of leftover turkey.

    Helping Hand of Hope is partnering with some Hardin County restaurants to have the second Great Eat Out event to raise money for its Hope for Christmas project.

  • Fairness Campaign appears before E'town council

    A statewide push to end discrimination in the workforce and public sector reached Elizabethtown City Hall.

    An assembly of local residents in support of a fairness ordinance filled the Elizabethtown City Council chambers Monday evening.

  • City Council mulls stop sign request

    Elizabethtown City Council discussed installing a four-way stop at the intersection of Dolphin Drive and Mary T. Meagher Drive in response to a series of complaints from local residents and businesses.

    Mayor Tim Walker said several crashes have occurred at the intersection in the last few years, including three this year. Walker also reported complaints about numerous near collisions.

    The problem appears to be an assumption by those traveling on Mary T. Meagher Drive that Dolphin Drive traffic must stop, Walker said during Monday’s council discussion.

  • Car hits construction worker on Ring Road sidewalk

    A construction worker was injured Monday when he was struck by a vehicle while standing on a Ring Road sidewalk near Freeman Lake.

  • PHOTO: One wheel shy
  • E'town area in income growth top 5

    In the aftermath of the Base Realignment and Closure initiative at Fort Knox, fears of a significant economic dropoff for the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area appear to be unfounded.

    The area fell from the top spot in personal income growth but retained a top five ranking out of 366 MSAs nationwide for 2011, lagging just behind the Clarksville, Tenn., MSA.