Local News

  • 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.

  • LaRue student wins FFA photo contest

    Amateur photographers from across the region participated in the first Farm Foto Assignment photography contest at the National FFA Convention last Wednesday through Friday in Louisville and an area student was the winner.

    Felicia Hornback, a student at LaRue County High School, was selected grand-prize winner of the inaugural contest, presented by McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. Hornback won $1,000 for her FFA chapter. Her winning photo, “Country Life,” captures a farm landscape during sunset.

  • Lincoln Heritage Trail expands

    The Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail — the driving tour of historical sites in the state related to President Abraham Lincoln — is adding a few stops.

    Five addition sites now join more than a dozen already identified along a large swath of central Kentucky.

  • Glimpse of past is only a few clicks away

    Hardin County has changed a lot over the years.

    Unless you grew up here many decades ago, you wouldn’t know Elizabethtown High School once was planted on the ground near where Elizabethtown City Hall now stands.

    Or that what is now the county history museum on the corner of West Dixie Avenue and Mulberry streets once was a library. And before that, a post office.

    Or that where you now go to pay your vehicle taxes and pick up your registration in Elizabethtown was The Hub Store where residents shopped for a variety of items.

  • Start of construction of Fort Duffield remembered

    Visitors from across the state gathered Sunday to remember a Hardin County tie to the Civil War, a connection that began to take shape 152 years ago.

    FortDuffieldhosted a living history event to commemorate construction of the Union Civil War fort, which began in 1861. Spectators gathered to watch re-enactors engage in skirmishes, listen to a Civil War brass band and take in portrayals of Abraham Lincoln and Gov. and Mrs. John LaRue Helm.

  • Shooting victim identified as Radcliff resident

    The man shot and killed Saturday in Radcliff has been identified.

    Darren Johnson, 47, of Radcliff, was killed by a single gunshot wound in a shooting at 355 Shelby Ave., Hardin County Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore said. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • LaRue ag event among nation's best

    LaRue County’s celebration of agriculture, AGstravaganza, is one of 24 programs nationwide to be recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

    It is among the most “innovative program ideas” to be highlighted during AFBF’s 95th annual convention in January in San Antonio, Texas.

    Price Smith, agency manager of LaRue County Farm Bureau, said the organization is “very honored and pleased to have been nominated and to have received this recognition.”

  • Districts receive new program review data

    An additional piece of the new education accountability model shows while several local schools have successful arts and career programs, many others need improvement to meet proficiency.

    Reviews of arts and humanities, practical living and career studies and writing programs were released for each school in the state this week. This is a new piece of the Unbridled Learning: College/Career Readiness for All model, and next year’s scores will be included in the overall scores given to each school and district.