Local News

  • 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.

  • Indictments handed down in counterfeit case

    Four Georgia residents arrested for passing a number of counterfeit $100 bills in the area were indicted in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Sharaka Y. Robinson, 33, of Cartersville, Ga., Corey M. Snelson, 34, of East Point, Ga., Charles A. Ellis, 46, of Decatur, Ga., and Abdul J. Ali, 31, of Atlanta, were indicted on complicity to commit first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    The charge is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, if found guilty.

  • Local organizations host Painting with a Purpose

    Couples and friends looking for Valentine’s Day plans are invited to spend a tacky and charitable evening together with local businesses.

  • Photo: Take this ice and shove it
  • ECTC to host Super Sunday

    Super Bowl Sunday is fast becoming a distant memory for everyone outside of the Seattle area, but locally, another Super Sunday is on its way.

  • Hardin County cancels classes Friday; EIS open on delay

    Hardin County Schools has canceled classes for Friday, meaning the district is one of many to miss the entire week because of weather conditions and slick roads.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be in session Friday but will start one hour later than normal. St. James School, Elizabethtown Christian Academy and Meade County Schools also will operate Friday on an hour delay.

    Other area schools closed Friday are Breckinridge, Grayson and Hart county districts.

  • Leaders optimistic about post-3/1 Fort Knox

    Local officials and community leaders expressed optimism in the wake of news that the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Team will stand down by the end of the year, pointing to the still-healthy economic impact expected from Fort Knox once the brigade leaves.

    Area leaders also pledged continued pursuit of a replacement for Ireland Army Community Hospital, the oldest hospital in the U.S. Army, after the Defense Health Agency canceled a contract for a $265 million ambulatory health center once it was announced the brigade would stand down.

  • UPDATE: Kroger crasher booked, charged with felonies

    The Elizabethtown woman who ran her 2006 Lincoln vehicle into the front of the Kroger on Dolphin Drive Wednesday afternoon in Elizabethtown now faces a number of felony charges.

    It is the second time June A. Blocker has driven a vehicle into a Kroger store. She also was charged in 1999 on Towne Drive.

    Blocker, 52, is charged with two felony counts of first-degree assault, two felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one felony count of first-degree criminal mischief. She faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

  • 3/1 deactivation accelerated

    Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith announced Wednesday the timetable of the deactivation of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, has been accelerated.

    The 3/1 was expected to fully stand down by 2017, but new orders have called for the deactivation to occur by the end of this year, said Smith, commander of Fort Knox and U.S. Army Cadet Command.

  • Area hit hard again by rain and then ice

    A little more than five years after a freezing storm paralyzed Hardin County, the sounds of ice hitting homes and crackling of tree limbs filled the darkness Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

    While the end result wasn’t as damaging as what the area experienced in 2009 — when iced power lines left nearly half of Hardin County without power — this ice storm was a reminder of vulnerability to freezing rain.