Local News

  • Mayors: Cities ready either way

    As voters head to the polls today in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove, city leaders say their governments are ready for change should it come.

    Local mayors in the three cities said Monday their cities have researched the issues and are equipped to modify local alcohol laws and bulk up enforcement if needed.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said he has been surprised by the quiet nature of the issue. While “yes” and “no” signs adorn front lawns and a few businesses, Walker said he expected a louder battle.

  • Water District No. 1, Louisville Water Co. acquire Fort Knox water contract

    After more than three years and three proposals, Hardin County Water District No. 1 and Louisville Water Co. secured a contract to assume ownership and manage Fort Knox’s water system.

  • White Mills area residents invited to talk about postal service

    Customers with an opinion regarding whether the U.S. Post Office in White Mills should be closed can have the floor to speak and ask questions about the post office to officials from the U.S. Postal Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.

    A town meeting is scheduled to take place at the White Mills Civic League Building to allow customers to show support for keeping the post office open.

    Postal Service representatives will be there to speak to customers about the post office and possible options to continue or change services there.

  • Police chase ends along Dixie

    A Somerset man led area police departments on a 15-mile chase during the noon hour Monday down busy U.S. 31W, striking a police car along the way.

    The chase ended when 33-year-old Dale C. Brown was subdued with a Taser, police said. He is charged with wanton endangerment, driving under the influence and receiving stolen property. The pursuit started in Muldraugh and ended at the Ring Road-Dixie Avenue intersection in Elizabethtown.

    Brown was driving a Ford pickup truck bearing an Orkin logo. Police say the truck had been reported stolen.

  • City council meeting canceled


    Elizabethtown City Council’s regular voting meeting was canceled Monday because the council did not have a quorum, which is required by law.
    City Clerk Mary Chaudoin, who confirmed the cancelation, said a special meeting may be called next week.

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  • Tabb: Voter turnout hard to gauge

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said every wet-dry election he has overseen has drawn at least 50 percent voter turnout, but Tuesday’s three special option elections in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove may kick the trend.

    Tabb thinks the prevalence of alcohol in Elizabethtown and Radcliff restaurants may lead to a reduction in voter interest, though he said it will be impossible to tell until the polls close Tuesday night.

    “You don’t know for sure,” he said.

  • Parents, families cope with loss at infant remembrance service

    With the soft sounds of an acoustic guitar in the background, the Armstrong family stood in front of a crowd Sunday at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. Holding a candle, Pam Armstrong explained through tears that her son, Wesley Armstrong, would have turned 12 Sunday.

    “How tall would you be?” she asked. “What interests would you have?”

  • Family fall harvest based on variety

    Wade Wilmoth smoothly glided up to the front of his house driving a Gator with newly harvested pumpkins in the bed of the vehicle.

    The third-grader at Hodgenville Elementary School turned off the vehicle in which he and his grandfather rode with their latest haul and leaned back in the seat.

    From there, he and his family can look out over a golden-brown patch in the front yard of the property that is part of the 41 acres on which they grow pumpkins, squash gourds and other items.

  • Senior life: October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month

    Home is such a profound word. Its very meaning and sound can conjure up warm memories, a sense of belonging and a longing to return. It means being connected to a place and knowing you belong there.

    October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month. Its theme,  “Welcome Home — Creating Connections Between Residents and the Community,” was selected by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care to call attention to the fact that residents of long-term care facilities are an important and valuable asset to communities.