Local News

  • Post office losing machines, possibly jobs

    Declining mail volume will bring changes for the U.S. Postal Service in Elizabethtown resulting in relocation of equipment and possible staff reductions.

    Two delivery bar code sorters are moving from Elizabethtown on Aug. 27. The machines sort mail into the order in which carriers deliver it.

    One of the outgoing sorters goes to Louisville, the other to Lexington. Each machine requires four operators.

  • Cecilia Days festival to take place this weekend

    Festival season has arrived.

    Cecilia Days is today and Saturday near Cecilia Baptist Church and the post office. The festival offers food, games and music for the community.

    Today’s events begin at 5:30 p.m. and include cornhole, child pageants and a fish dinner from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Saturday in Cecilia Baptist Church, and the parade follows at 10 a.m. The day also offers a barbecue chicken dinner, tractor display, car show, live music and ends with fireworks.

  • HMH agrees to pay $3.1 million

    Hardin Memorial Hospital must pay more than $3.1 million to the federal government as part of an $8.9 million agreement involving claims of improper Medicare billing dating back to 2001.

    Stephanie Collins, public affairs officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Kentucky, said the settlement does not concern patient care or diagnoses. No criminal allegations were made and no court proceedings are pending.

    “This is a civil matter, so there is no criminal activity whatsoever,” she said.

  • Three injured in Rineyville Road crash

    Three people were injured Thursday in a crash on Rineyville Road.

    Erika Jackson, 25, of Brandenburg was traveling north on Rineyville Road when her 2008 Pontiac G6 crossed the center lane and struck a 2002 Toyota pickup truck hauling an 18-foot trailer driven by Daniel Ashton, 50, of Vine Grove, Kentucky State Police report. Jackson’s vehicle then struck a 2007 GMC Acadia driven by Amanda Brown, 29, of Vine Grove, according to a KSP news release.

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  • Carrollton crash survivor involved in documentary

    Harold “Bubba” Dennis was disoriented and afraid after a pickup truck driving the wrong direction on Interstate 71 in Carroll County crashed into the bus in which he was traveling on a Saturday night 23 years ago.

    He knew there had been a crash, but he didn’t know right away the bus was on fire or the driver of the pickup truck was intoxicated.

  • Fort Knox commended for energy program

    Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh on Thursday said Fort Knox’s energy advancement policies are “light years” ahead of many installations in the country, and the “lessons learned” from Fort Knox’s pioneering example could and should be explored throughout the rest of the Army.

    McHugh, the Army’s top civilian, visited the post to review its energy program and said the military is taking a serious look at curbing energy consumption to save taxpayer money and prove good environmental stewards.

  • First Coca-Cola auctions set for September

    Avid Coca-Cola collectors will have their first taste of the Schmidt family collection come mid-September.

    The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia, which closed in April, hosts the first round of auctions Sept. 17-18 to dispense of a massive collection that has been compiled by the Schmidt family since the 1970s.

  • College Street construction creates headaches for ECTC

    Back-to-school is a hectic time, but with the College Street Road closure at the U.S. 31W Bypass, students, faculty and staff at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are expecting more than the usual first-week-of-school traffic.

    Because of construction of an 80-foot bridge to divert storm water from local subdivisions, College Street Road is not expected to re-open until Oct. 22 when the project’s 120-day contract expires, said Robert Bush, Elizabethtown director of storm water management.

  • Leisure needs survey to launch at Fort Knox this month

    A survey designed to examine and rate the level of recreation programs and identify areas of improvement for new programs will be administered this month among a segment of the Fort Knox population.
    The leisure needs survey will be conducted by the ETC institute, a professional market research firm that contracts with the U.S. Army,  Aug. 22-26 and will target key areas on post, such as the PX and the commissary, according to a news release issued by Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.