Local News

  • Slick spots, extreme cold influence school closings today

    Snowy weather and excessively cold conditions have led school districts in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties plus Elizabethtown and West Point to close today.

    Early morning classes at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are canceled today. ECTC will open at 10 a.m. today.

    Fort Knox Community Schools are on a two-hour delay. Hart, Nelson, Breckinridge and Bullitt county schools also are closed today as well as Bardstown and Cloverport independent districts. Grayson County Schools are opening one hour later than normal.

  • Coroner: Burglary suspect died of self-inflicted gunshot

    A Radcliff man who opened fire on police officers Wednesday night at a Seminole Road apartment building died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials say.

    Michael Strand, 47, was found dead inside his residence less than two hours after Radcliff police arrived at Foxwood Apartments to investigate a burglary in which Strand was considered a suspect.

    Because Radcliff police were involved in the shooting, Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating.

  • Progress slows in deal to bring airline to E’town

    Joe Yates has stopped making projections about the arrival of a passenger airline service at Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport, which would provide Elizabethtown and the airport’s service area with connection to a major hub.

  • Investigation continues in Sonora bank robbery

    More than two weeks have passed since The Cecilian Bank branch in Sonora was robbed just before closing time, and though state police have received calls concerning potential suspects, no leads have panned out.

    Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4, said investigators have interviewed several people, all of whom had alibis. He added none of the potential suspects looked like the man in the bank’s surveillance footage.

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  • Packages & More purchases E.W. James liquor license

    Packages & More Liquors LLC has purchased the retail package liquor license previously owned by E.W. James & Sons Supermarket.

    The limited liability company, whose partners are Operating Officer Eric Hall of Louisville and Stewart and Laura Couch of Elizabethtown, in a legal notice publicly advertised its application for the license with the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control.

  • 'Explore the Future' night set for Tuesday

    The “Explore the Future” night, an event created by Hardin County Schools to talk to parents of its eighth grade students at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Local zombie shoot has reality TV potential

    A Hardin County man’s enthusiasm for zombies and shooting sports has caught Hollywood’s attention. With the concept of a reality show in the works, other enthusiasts have an opportunity to make their on-camera debut as a survivor of a zombie apocalypse.

  • Gallery open house to feature black history

    Brenda Tucker thinks many people know about Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

    She hopes the annual open house at the Black History Gallery on Gallery Place in Elizabethtown allows area residents to learn more about other important black figures such as George Washington Carver and Fredrick Douglass.

    The gallery, at 100 Gallery Place in Elizabethtown, hosts its annual open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Delta Sigma Theta sorority has hosted the open house for about 20 years, said Tucker, a caretaker for the gallery.

  • Army wife makes What is Beautiful top 10

    With a goal to run a 5K, Lexie Umsted joined the Under Armor What is Beautiful competition and made it into the top 10.

    Umsted, 20, whose husband, Alex, is stationed at Fort Knox, stumbled onto the competition website because of a friend’s participation.