Local News

  • Law makes physical agility tests mandatory for career firefighter applicants

    A new Kentucky law goes into effect in January requiring full-time firefighter candidates to complete a physical agility test.

    Bruce Roberts, division director for the Kentucky Fire Commission, said the test will be offered regionally across the state and is free for in-state participants.

    The test is a requirement for career firefighter candidates, he said. Volunteer firefighters and those already serving departments are not affected.

  • Midday collision in Radcliff injures several

    A driver was airlifted to Louisville and several others were injured in a midday collision Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of South Boundary Road and Ky. 313 in Radcliff.

  • Memorial Day parade: 'A day to remember'

    Usually parades mean celebrations, but the one hosted by the Hardin County American Legion Post 113 on Memorial Day will march to more somber tones.

    “It’s not a day to go fishing, it’s a day to remember,” said George Larsen, chairman of the service for 30 of the 57 years of its existence. 

    The parade leaves Pritchard Community Center at 10 a.m. Monday and ends at American Legion Park, marching along Mulberry Street, Dixie Avenue and Miles Street.

  • Voter turnout at record low

    Presidential candidate (Democrat)       Votes   Percentage

    Barack Obama            1,689   55.38
    Uncommitted   1,361   44.62


    Presidential candidate (Republican)    Votes   Percentage

  • Pine Valley purchased for $1.2 million

    The Pine Valley Golf Resort has been sold to two families that live in the Pine Valley community in Elizabethtown.

    After closing on the deal Tuesday afternoon, the new owners plan to accept members beginning today at the 18-hole course, which features a rolling landscape.

    The families that bought the clubhouse, 3 Putt Willie’s and the complete golf course for $1.2 million are the families of Pine Valley community residents Loy Brashear and John Potts.

  • Funding for county government center design survives with budget

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved the county’s 2012-13 budget without providing an answer to Elizabethtown City Council’s offer to assist in the design and construction of a new county government center downtown.

  • Jimmie Lee cruises to 11th term

    Jimmie Lee is going back to Frankfort for two more years to serve his 11th term in the state House of Representatives.

    The incumbent state representative in the 25th District, Lee reclaimed his seat in resounding fashion Tuesday, capturing 77.6 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary.

    In doing so, Lee defeated two challengers: Kendrick Bryan in his first run for public office and Glenn Fonda, whom he bested three times before.

  • Civil suit targets Cecilia farm land wanted for elementary school

    A hearing is scheduled for this afternoon in Hardin District Court related to the 38.54-acre farm land off Ky. 86 in Cecilia where Hardin County Schools is waiting to build an elementary school.

    Cecilia resident David Miller farms the land in question, leasing it from the landowner, Bill Cecil, for the last 20 years. The lease runs through 2013, according to copy attached to a defense motion in the case.

    However, Cecil said Miller has not upheld the terms of his lease, and any contract between the men is at an end.

  • Fort Knox to open renovated welcome center

    With a renovated welcome center at Fort Knox comes a hope that the installation will foster a more welcoming atmosphere to the community.

    “We truly are saying ‘our gates are open,’” said Col. Bruce Jenkins, Fort Knox garrison commander. “We want you to come onto Fort Knox and take advantage of everything we have to offer.”

    The made-over welcome center officially opens at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chaffee Gate and will unveil many new features designed to lend guests a smoother visit.

  • Morning collision on Dixie leaves six injured

    Six people were injured Tuesday morning in a two-car collision at U.S. 31W and First Street between Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

    William Lobb, 40, of Elizabethtown, was making a left turn onto U.S. 31W when police say he failed to yield the right of way to northbound traffic, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    Lobb’s 1993 Buick Regal pulled into the path of a northbound 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by Juanita Shoulders, 40, of Radcliff, according to the release. Troopers responded around 9:43 a.m.