Local News

  • Downtown E'town traffic plan means lane changes

    By August, Elizabethtown officials and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are hoping for what they consider a safer and more visitor-friendly pathway between Public Square and St. John Road.

    The two sides met Friday and announced traffic changes will be implemented on that stretch of Dixie Avenue, including changing its lane configuration. The cabinet will reconfigure lanes around the square from four lanes to three — one northbound and one southbound lane with a center turning lane north of the square.

  • Faces and Places: Marine House: A home for brotherhood

    It is fitting the Marine House in Elizabethtown is also a private residence.

    Hosting meetings of Marine Corps League, Perry Braden Detachment No. 402 every second Saturday of the month, the place — located at 4090 Bardstown Road — is like a home where family members reunite.

    “It’s like a brother and a sister,” Floyd Burkhammer said, referring to the relationships he has with other members.

  • Winter weather expected

    A winter storm is expected to cross into Kentucky and bring snow to the region.

    Forecasters say Hardin County will see rain changing over to snow today. The latest forecast says local accumulation will be a half inch. Snow is expected into the afternoon but south winds will push temperatures into the 40s.

    A winter storm advisory covering 35 counties stretches from Bowling Green to Ashland. LaRue, Hart and Nelson counties are included under the National Weather Service advisory but Hardin and other counties to the north and west are not.

  • Couple help preserve black history in community

    Brenda Tucker makes a point of learning something new every time she walks into the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery.

    The president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority latched onto the words of Langston Hughes’ poem “Dreams” Saturday as the lesson she would take away from the collection.

    “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly,” the poem reads. “Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go life is a barren field, frozen with snow.”

  • Black History Gallery hosts annual open house

    Elizabethtown’s Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery opened its doors Saturday for its annual open house in honor of Black History Month.

    The house at 100 Gallery Place is home to a collection of memorabilia gathered over the years by Connor, who dreamed of opening a gallery but never saw it come to fruition, explained Brenda Tucker, president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

    Connor died in 1988, a year before her husband, Charles, opened the doors to the public. The gallery has been hosting its annual open house for more than 20 years.

  • Church services proceed despite burglaries

    Services at some area churches today will lack some technical advantages.

    Pastors from some of the six churches recently burglarized say services will continue as planned without many changes, despite losing sound equipment, cameras and other items they are accustomed to using.

    Don Sexton, pastor of Stephensburg United Methodist Church, said members of his church will miss the drum set that was stolen. A new one will be purchased thanks to replacement insurance and the congregation will be OK for a while without the microphones that were taken, he said.

  • Colleagues, family remember Virgil Pearman

    Virgil Pearman was best known for his work as a homebuilder and his service in Kentucky’s General Assembly. But those closest to him recalled the late legislator as putting family first.

    He grew up in a family with 14 siblings. The former state legislator and his wife of more than 50 years, Wilma, had seven children of their own and many grandchildren.

  • Altercation at New Haven bar results in criminal charges

    By ERIN L. McCOY, Landmark News Service

    Two men face criminal charges after New Haven police say they fled the First and Last Chance Bar after an altercation Jan. 5.

    Patrick L. Keith, 40, Elizabethtown, and Jason Clay Sanders, 41, Hodgenville, allegedly fired five or six rounds in the bar located just inside the Nelson County line. New Haven Police Officer K.C. Holbert said the two men had been drinking when a fight broke out shortly before 10 p.m.

  • School bus involved in injury wreck

    A Hardin County Schools bus carrying 22 students was involved in a three-vehicle collision Thursday morning near the 2000 block of New Glendale Road, halting traffic for about 90 minutes.

    A student on the bus was treated by Hardin County EMS at the scene for minor injuries, Kentucky State Police said.

    The school bus, operated by James Wallace, 61, of Elizabethtown, was eastbound on New Glendale Road and was accelerating after stopping to pick up students, according to a KSP news release.

  • Black History Gallery open house set for Saturday

    The dates may be slightly nontraditional, but not the importance of the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery open house: To honor the past and look to the future.

    The annual open house traditionally is held the first week in February, which is Black History Month. Work at the gallery the last several months forced a delay in this year’s event.

    The open house is from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Black History Gallery is at 100 Gallery Place on Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown.