Local News

  • Home and garden show is one-stop idea shop


    A long winter spent indoors has given many homeowners an opportunity to evaluate their living spaces. And this week’s spring tease weather might be the inspiration they need to start planning improvements.

  • Plans in works to add jobs, improve rail service at Knox

    A news conference today will unveil plans regarding improved rail service on a line that runs between Louisville and western Kentucky. That line provides service to Fort Knox.
    The announcement by Paducah & Louisville Railway said approximately 290 construction-related jobs will be created by the project as well reliable freight rail service and enhance public safety, according to the news release.
    The announcement will be made at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau at 1030 N. Mulberry St.

  • French Street frustrations yield to reopened road

    French Street reopened to traffic last week, months after the city closed a portion of the road for repairs. Several affected residents said it was not a moment too soon.
    For those who live on French Street, construction delays and a work stoppage left them frustrated and inconvenienced, though most interviewed said the project was necessary to make the road safer.

  • Campbellsville woman turns 111 in ’11

    Landmark News Service

    She sits in her chair, surrounded by photographs of those who love her.

    Her family has grown quite large over the past century and now stands at dozens of grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.

    “My family keeps growing,” she said with a laugh.

    Her hands, a bit more frail than last year, are no longer able to make as many crocheted bookmarks as she once did. She’s confined to the room, only moving from her chair to her bed each day.

  • Cutting consumption in E'town's city buildings

    The city of Elizabethtown now has some options for reducing energy consumption at city hall and Pritchard Community Center.

    Lexington-based Paladin Inc. presented the results of its energy audit at the two facilities this week to Elizabethtown City Council and offered recommendations on how the city could use available grant money to reduce the amount of energy usage at each facility.

    Many of the suggestions were cost-intensive, but Paladin modified its final recommendations to meet the city’s cost constraints.

  • Thompson indicted on multiple charges

    A man charged with attempting to kidnap and murder a North Hardin High School student has been indicted by a grand jury.

    Kyle D. Thompson, 20, of Ekron, was indicted on felony charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, criminal attempt to commit kidnapping, unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and misdemeanor charges of third-degree terroristic threatening, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of marijuana.

  • Crash snarls I-65 traffic

    A two-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 108-mile marker in Bullitt County resulted in one person being transported to a Louisville hospital and traffic being re-routed on Ky. 61 to Clermont.

  • Vine Grove Women's Club compiling cookbook

    The Vine Grove Women’s Club is cooking up a new plan to raise money for scholarships and donations, attract new members and celebrate the club’s 80th anniversary.

    The club is compiling recipes for a cookbook to sell to Vine Grove residents and visitors. Club members hope to have the book ready for sale during the Vine Grove Autumn Daze festival in September.

    The book also is expected to include pictures and snippets from Vine Grove history, such as photos of past club presidents and the presidents’ favorite recipes donated by their families.

  • Teens plead not guilty to murder

    Three Louisville teenagers indicted on charges of complicity to murder and tampering with physical evidence pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Ryan Wilt, Jason Gowers and Connor Galenski are accused of driving Mackenzie Smyser to Patriot Lane near Ky. 313 in November. He was shot once in the face and later was shot three times in the chest to make sure he was dead, authorities say.

  • Two arrested on child sex crime charges appear in court

    Two Hardin County residents arrested on sex charges involving a minor pleaded not guilty Tuesday and will remain free on bail.

    Jeffrey Mark Farmer, 46, of Elizabethtown, and Christin Nicole Dague, 26, of Radcliff, entered separate pleas Tuesday morning when they were arraigned in Circuit Court.

    Both defendants were arrested Feb. 8 at their residences and charged with Class B felonies of complicity to commit use of a minor in a sexual performance and complicity to commit promoting a sexual performance by a minor.