Local News

  • EIS makes change to calendar

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ board voted Friday to have school on President’s Day to make up one of the days the district missed because of inclement weather.

    Feb. 17 originally was scheduled to be used as a professional development day for staff. Now, students will be in class and faculty will make up their professional development at another time.

    EIS schools have missed six days this school year because of weather. With Feb. 17 added as an instructional day, the last day for students will be June 2.

  • State tracking salt status

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 Office in Elizabethtown still has road salt, but warned that continued snowfalls could change the situation for the 11 counties it serves, including Hardin.

    In Hardin County alone, more than 7,000 tons have been used, with the district receiving another shipment late last week for 1,500 tons. It has 2,500 tons on order, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer for District 4.

  • Exchange unveils $3.5 million remodel

    After seven months of renovations, Fort Knox Exchange customers now can shop in a construction-free store.

    The Exchange, formerly known as the Post Exchange or PX, held a grand re-opening ceremony Friday to welcome customers to its updated 94,000-square foot store. Last renovated in 1994, the store is part of the U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Service, which also manages movie theaters and restaurants.

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  • Mayor: YMCA, city pool can coexist

    Elizabethtown City Council has delayed plans to design a new municipal aquatic center at American Legion Park and some members voiced a desire to pursue the possibility of a proposed YMCA meeting the city’s needs for a pool.

    But Mayor Edna Berger said she disagrees with this direction and believes the city needs its own pool to complement the development of a YMCA.

  • Tea party's tour stop in Radcliff to feature Matt Bevin

    The United Kentucky Tea Party is hosting a series of events called the Unbridled Liberty Tour to promote like-minded candidates for public office.

    A local tour stop March 21 will feature U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin and three candidates seeking election to the state House of Representatives.

  • Hosparus store raises record amount

    Thanks to its expanded offerings in a larger location, the Hosparus Thrift Shoppe raised a record amount to benefit the agency, which provides end-of-life care for critically ill patients and their families.

    Releasing its annual earnings statement, the agency reported revenue cracked six figures for the first time. The shop in Helmwood Plaza netted more than $105,000 – the most in its history.

  • Kroger crash 'could have been terrible'

    As he often has done over the years, Arlie Cleary was in Kroger shopping with his wife Wednesday afternoon.

    While Betty Cleary finished up, he started to walk toward a seating area near the front of the store on Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown. That’s when a wine-colored 2006 Lincoln Town Car came crashing through the front of the building, shattering glass in its path and striking two stunned shoppers.

  • Local salt stocks sink

    The onslaught of ice, freezing rain and snow this winter has kept local road crews busy and left some departments scrambling to find more salt supplies.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 4 office in Elizabethtown and Hardin County’s road department are surviving the weather with salt to spare, but several local cities warned Thursday of a stock shortage.

  • Birthplace to celebrate 205 years of Lincoln

    President Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday is Wednesday and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville is celebrating with special events.

    Historically, this part of Kentucky always has celebrated Lincoln’s birth, Park Superintendent Bill Justice said.

    “I have found in my brief time here that people — some of them from out of the area — are attracted to the park on Lincoln’s birthday because of their personal connection to the 16th president and to the man,” he said.