Local News

  • Feeding America earns new vehicle

    Members of Feeding America, Kentucky Heartland’s three-person agency service team soon will travel the organization’s 42-county area in a new vehicle — thanks to supporters and Toyota.

    A national program called “100 Cars for Good” is providing 100 vehicles for nonprofit organizations through an online vote Oct. 1-Nov. 19.

    While Feeding America officials don’t know how many votes they received or if they finished in first or second place, they know they won a car.

  • Sentencing reset for December in Big Spring shooting

    The formal sentencing of a Cecilia man accused in a series of robberies last October near the Hardin-Meade county line has been continued until December.

    Steven C. Goodman, 22, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. However, Goodman, who is serving time at Northpoint Training Center in Burgin for unrelated charges, was unable to appear.

    Judge Ken Howard continued the sentencing until Dec. 3.

  • PHOTO: Wind at his back

    LaRue County High School student Felicia Hornback, who won first place last week during the first Farm Foto Assignment photography contest, is a junior.

  • North Miles widening coming to an end

    Although weather delays slowed construction, state highway officials said an end to the widening of North Miles Street in Elizabethtown is near.

    The bulk of the construction — undertaken to widen the corridor of North Miles between Pear Orchard Road and Ring Road — should be finished by the end of the week, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 office in Elizabethtown.

    Jessie said crews should finish the final layer of paving by Friday if rain does not further alter the schedule.

  • Autumn's last days of glory
  • Bell ringers needed for Red Kettle Campaign

    The familiar sight and sound of red kettles and ringing bells arrive in Hardin County in just a few weeks, but volunteers are needed to make those bells sing.

    Salvation Army is scheduling volunteers to serve as bell ringers for the organization’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.

    “It’s one of our major fundraisers,”said Vickie Fischel, Salvation Army assistant service center manager.

  • E'town Council recognizes tennis commission

    The Elizabethtown Tennis Commission left an impression on the United States Tennis Association Kentucky awards this year, and Elizabethtown City Council on Monday recognized the commission’s efforts to represent the city’s growing presence in the sport.

  • Man injured in motorcycle wreck in fair condition

    The Elizabethtown man injured in a wreck Saturday is in fair condition, according to the University Hospital in Louisville.

    Joshua D. Gray, 29, was injured after his motorcycle collided with a car near the I-65 ramp on U.S. 62 in Elizabethtown. He was flown by helicopter to the hospital.

  • Mackey a 'Farmer of the Year' finalist

    Ray Allan Mackey exudes modesty when talking about his farming career, which stretches back roughly four decades to the days he started tending to his father’s farm.

    Now Mackey’s individual farming process is being rewarded on a state level. He was named one of three finalists for “Farmer of the Year” by the Kentucky Farm Bureau.