Local News

  • Fire Department hosts 5-Alarm Family Fire Fest

    Chili added heat to a local fire safety event this weekend.

    Central Hardin Fire Department hosted 5-Alarm Family Fire Fest on Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. The fundraiser supported Crusade for Children through admission and contest entry fees.

    Along with inflatables and games for children, the inaugural event offered a chili cook-off contest and two movies during the day — “Firehouse Dog” and “Fireproof.”

  • Trails being added in Elizabethtown

    A new walking and biking trail in Elizabethtown is expected to be fully accessible in the spring and another trail is planned to be extended soon.

    Greenspace members have been working on the trails as part of the organization’s original mission of preserving green spaces in the city and making places accessible by foot or bicycle, Greenspace President Aaron Rucker said.

    The trails also help fill a need for paths to use for fitness activities, which are being used increasingly by community members, he said.

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  • Local hunters help military families during youth hunt

    Kentucky’s designated weekend for youth hunting is a traditional time for parents, grandparents and other mentors to pass on everything they know about deer hunting.

    Children younger than 16 take hold of shotguns they borrow for the weekend or unwrapped as a Christmas or birthday surprise.

    Some children couldn’t have that experience this past weekend during the annual youth hunt because their parents were toting other types of guns thousands of miles away in the military.

  • Berry to recommend refinancing of Detention Center bond

    Hardin County government could save nearly a quarter million dollars through a refinancing proposal to be offered at Tuesday’s meeting of Hardin Fiscal Court.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry will recommend refinancing the 2002 Detention Center bond.

    Berry said refinancing the bond, which has an outstanding principal balance of about $3.9 million, will save the county $21,000 to $24,000 annually on debt service payments and approximately $239,000 by 2022, when the bond will be paid off.

  • Legislator plans meeting to address business issues, concerns

    Local business owners, entrepreneurs and hourly workers will have a opportunity to gather and brainstorm ideas Monday.

    State Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, has arranged for a nonpartisan business town hall meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff, an answer to those who have bounced ideas off the legislator in recent months. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Heritage Council looking for creative spins on parking meter decoration

    Visitors have a chance to leave an imprint on downtown this weekend.

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is inviting the public to join Second Saturday activities this weekend by decorating parking meters in downtown Elizabethtown.

    Seymour said the idea arose as local businesses started discussing downtown decoration ideas in celebration of fall and Halloween. While some of the ideas were too elaborate to pull off this year, he said the parking meter idea was a sound and creative way to bid farewell to the coin-eaters.

  • E'town business raises money for Medal of Honor recipient's challenge

    Elizabethtown shooting sports business Sporter Express is encouraging Hardin Countians to raise money for Kentucky’s Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Dakota Meyer.

    Meyer, 23, is originally from Columbia and was awarded the Medal of Honor last month. He has partnered with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to raise $1 million and has challenged Americans to match his efforts and raise an additional $1 million to “honor Marines by educating their children,” according to the Marine’s website.

  • Fort Knox increasing accessibility

    The local U.S. Army post is expected to become more easily accessible to users and more welcoming to visitors.

    Garrison Commander Col. Bruce Jenkins said he and other officials want to make sure more residents have the ability to enjoy Fort Knox facilities.

    “At the same time, I understand that it’s pretty painful right now to get in,” he said.

    Jenkins said officials want to ease that issue with a new check-in system.

  • Fire claims home while family vacations

    A family enjoying fall break in New York will return to devastation in Hardin County.

    Officials are investigating the cause of a Thursday morning fire that resulted in a total loss of the Bunnell home at 5086 St. John Road. Nothing about the fire appears suspicious and the cause so far is unknown, Kentucky 86 Fire Department Chief Ryan Slaubaugh said.

    He said the owners, Gary and Patricia Bunnell, were on vacation in New York. They were driving home this morning when  they were informed of the fire.