Local News

  • Community event to embrace homeless

    An Elizabethtown resident is drawing on her faith and experience to stage a community event for all area residents, especially those who don’t have a home to go to during Christmas.

    Lisa Weaver and her husband began having gatherings with family, friends and music three years ago in their Stephensburg home.

    Weaver said the couple wanted to host a similar event when they downsized and moved to Elizabethtown.

    “Before I knew it, it started to get bigger,” she said.

  • Another stone in the wall
  • Chamber gets festive

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce raided Santa’s reserves at the North Pole this week.

    Celebrating the holiday season at its December luncheon, the chamber handed out dozens of gifts to visitors and offered a smorgasbord of food from local businesses and organizations, the proceeds of which will help needy families have a special Christmas of their own.

  • Rineyville residents could see lower insurance rates

    Residents in Rineyville may experience a drop in their insurance rates after its fire department successfully lowered its ISO rating.

    An ISO rating is a measure of the quality of service a fire department provides to its area and plays a role in insurance companies’ decision-making processes when setting rates. The lower the rating, the better, said Byron Smith, assistant chief at the Rineyville Fire Department.

    The volunteer department lowered its rating from 7/9 to 5/8b, which Chief Shane Crutcher called a “substantial” drop.

  • Salvation Army bell ringers need late push to meet goal

    For the Salvation Army Bell Ringer program to meet its goal of $58,000, it will take more volunteers and more donations before the campaign ends Dec. 24.

    “We are still taking volunteers,’’ said local director Marie Inmon. “We are only about halfway to our goal and we only have about a week and a half left.’’

    After $57,000 was donated in the Salvation Army’s red kettles last year, the agency pushed the goal to $58,000 this year. It will take a late rush to reach the goal now, Inmon said.

  • KSP charge two from Meade County after shots fired

    Kentucky State Police arrested two Meade County residents following a domestic assault Tuesday that culminated in a shooting.

    Kevin Medley, 49, and Kelly A. Medley, 47, both of Brandenburg, are charged with second-degree assault and are lodged in the Meade County Detention Center. Kelly Medley also faces two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Santa visits Hardin County Public Library
  • Defense requests later date for Hines murder trial

    Judge Kelly Mark Easton denied a defense motion Tuesday requesting a later trial date in the case of Joshua Hines, an Elizabethtown man accused of murdering his neighbor.

    Hines, 24, is accused of shooting his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, at her Bardstown Road residence April 7. According to Kentucky State Police, Hines called 911, informing police he shot his neighbor and may have killed her.

    The jury trial is scheduled to begin March 12.

  • JHHS, LCHS marching bands play for Gov. Steve Beshear during Inaugural Parade

    FRANKFORT — John Hardin High School and LaRue County High School marching bands and color guards brought diverse flavors to Frankfort on Tuesday as they serenaded Gov. Steve Beshear just hours before he would be sworn in for a second term as Kentucky’s chief executive.

  • Governor calls for renewed focus on education

    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday said his primary focus during his second term will be to attract jobs and industry to a state working its way out of an economic morass but still facing challenges.

    In doing so, Beshear said the state actively must build bridges of collaboration and strengthen its core by offering a more aggressive approach to education that will create a well-rounded and intelligent workforce capable of competing on a national and global scale.