Local News

  • Armor School to case colors Friday

    After calling Kentucky home for 71 years, the transition of armor functions from Fort Knox to Fort Benning, Ga., will pass another milestone this week when units with the U.S. Army Armor School case their colors at Brooks Field.

  • Coin crew rings in a mystery

    Buckets of change is not all the Stephensburg Fire Department collected during this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children.

    As volunteers sifted through mounds of contributions, a woman’s gold wedding band was found, said safety officer Jeff Thompson.

    “We were just going through the change and separating it and someone yelled out they had found a wedding ring,” Thompson said. “I thought they were kidding.”

    It was no joke.

  • And the numbers are in

    WHAS Crusade for Children

    Totals for local fire departments:

    Upton   $1,690.39

    Glendale   $6,151.39

    White Mills   $3,386.83

    Stephensburg   $7,612.00

    Central Hardin    $18,345.42

    West 84   $3,159.99

    Rineyville   $6,289.52

    Valley Creek   $20,085.00

    Radcliff   $18,263.75

    Sonora   $2,669.26

    Ky. 86   $16,917.93

  • More than a fence: Boundary markers come in various forms

    Markers that designate where one person’s land ends and another’s begins haven’t always been as ordinary as, say, a chain-link fence.

    Unusual objects said to have been used as boundary markers in the Hardin County area include: a stone with an ancient Welsh inscription reportedly pre-dating Christopher Columbus; and a massive oak, carved into gavels and delivered to most U.S. presidents since Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • The face of survival

    Thomas Lally has a newfound passion for life. Cancer taught him how precious each moment can be.
    The Elizabethtown resident was front and center Sunday at Pritchard Community Center as he shared his story of survival during the fourth annual Cancer Survivor Sunday event. The previous three were in Nelson County.
    “We decided to try something different this year,” said event emcee Luke Barlowe.

  • Community Health Clinic feeling purse string pressure

    The national recession has placed its share of wounds on families, and the fallout still is being felt in Hardin County.
    In 2010, the Community Health Clinic of Hardin & LaRue Counties lost $53, 210, forcing the facility to tap into its reserve funds just to stay afloat, said Executive Director Jane Cornell.

    \The loss was punctuated by a 20 percent reduction in state funding and the absence of United Way support, Cornell said, a ripple effect still resounding at the midway point of 2011.

  • E'town boy, 9, struck by car

    A 9-year-old Elizabethtown boy suffered multiple injuries Saturday after he was struck by a car.

    The crash occurred around 6:19 p.m. on Colesburg Road, according to Kentucky State Police. The child, whose name has not been released, had been visiting relatives and was riding a bicycle when it was struck by a 1988 Honda Accord driven by 29-year-old Tracy Lafollette of New Haven.

    The boy initially was taken to Jewish Hospital South with head and leg injuries and was later transferred to Kosair Children’s Hospital for further treatment, according to KSP.

  • Local legionnaire honored by Kentucky American Legion

    The Kentucky American Legion honored a local legionnaire who has dedicated more than half a century of his life to helping veterans through the organization.

    George Larsen, a military veteran and longstanding member of American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown, received the Distinguished Service Award for “outstanding leadership and courage.”

    The award is presented annually to a legion member who exhibits these traits. A similar award also is given to honor a member who has died, Larsen said.

  • Cadet Command celebrates silver anniversary

    The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten”-  Calvin Coolidge

    The words intoned by President Calvin Coolidge were fully embraced at Fort Knox last week, emblazoned on the newly opened Cadet Park adjacent to Brooks Field.

  • Headhunters, Black Oak Arkansas open up Heartland Music Festival weekend

    For those who like their rock southern dipped and deep fried, Friday night’s concert to kick off the Heartland Music Festival may have been considered a feast.

    Country rock veterans The Kentucky HeadHunters brought a legion of followers with them and reunited with some old friends in southern rockers Black Oak Arkansas, headed up by charismatic front man Jim “Dandy” Mangrum. The two groups buffeted Freeman Lake Park for hours as the weather stayed warm minus the crushing humidity that drifted into the region earlier in the week.