Local News

  • Get Ready! Camp to start next week

    The school year has ended, but a summer of learning awaits the youngest community members.

    Get Ready! Camp, an educational program for children from birth through age 5 and their parents, begins at 11 a.m. Monday at three sites in Hardin County. The program is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, through June 28. The camp is at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School in Elizabethtown, North Park Elementary School in Radcliff and Van Voorhis Elementary School on Fort Knox.

  • Benefit account set up for Gales

    A benefit account has been set up at The Cecilian Bank locations for Shannon Lee Miller Gales, who died Saturday at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Gales, 25, from Elizabethtown, died from injuries suffered earlier in the week when an SUV rolled onto her after she tried to push it when it ran out of gas.

    Contributions can be made to the account at any branch of The Cecilian Bank.


  • Martin pleads guilty, agrees to testify if called in murder case

    A woman accused of receiving property police say was taken from a home where a LaRue County woman was killed in 2011 has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify if called upon.

    Belinda R. Martin of Elizabethtown accepted a plea deal Tuesday afternoon in Circuit Judge Ken Howard’s courtroom.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Martin received stolen property taken from a Buffalo residence where Kristie L. Allen, 28, was found dead in December 2011.

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  • Locals pay tribute to troops’ sacrifice at annual parade

    Dreyk Inman walked with his head up and shoulders back as people along the annual Memorial Day parade route in Elizabethtown stood in honor of the flag he carried at the head of the procession.

    The Boy Scout from Troop 233 felt proud and important to carry one of the several American, state and local flags. Scouts walked in front of bands, classic cars, emergency vehicles and other attractions in the annual parade.

    “It’s what Memorial Day symbolizes,” he said.

  • Food pantry buys mobile unit

    A donation to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is expected to help families in need have greater access to fresh, healthy food.

    The organization purchased a new refrigerated truck to serve as a mobile food pantry to deliver fresh produce throughout the organization’s 42-county service area.

    The refrigeration and added transportation is expected to increase the yearly amount of produce the organization delivers from about 250,000 pounds to more than 1 million pounds.

  • Underwood to retire from Emergency Management

    After more than 10 years as head of Hardin County Emergency Management, David Underwood is stepping aside next month to spend more time with his family.

    Working with colleagues he considers friends is what he will miss most, he said.

    “It’s going to be hard not working with them, but it’s time to move on,” he said.

  • HCS hires associate superintendent for human resources

    Hardin County Schools district has named an associate superintendent for human resources.

    Director of Student Services Chris Reed is moving into the position July 1.

    Reed is replacing Jon Ballard, who recently was named superintendent of Elizabethtown Independent Schools where current Superintendent Gary French is retiring this summer.

    Reed said in a statement his new position is a wonderful opportunity and HCS has the top staff in Kentucky.

  • Ellis ‘Memorial fund not authorized,’ police say

    In a statement posted Monday on its Facebook page, the Bardstown Police Department said another Facebook page titled “Giving Forward Officer Jason Ellis Memorial Fund” is not an authorized fundraising effort.

    “This group has not been authorized by the family or the Nelson County Board of Education to start this fund. We will be posting the authorized fund and information on how you can donate (Tuesday) after details have been finalized,” the statement reads.

  • Fort Duffield remembers 61 men who died at site during Civil War

    Trinity and Devyn Kessinger sat on a hilltop Monday and watched in rapt attention as their father advanced through cannon smoke and rifle fire.

    They jumped a little at each ground-shaking boom of the heavy artillery.

    Trinity, a third-grader from McLean County, and Devyn, a first-grader there, weren’t worried about their dad. The three of them and their father’s girlfriend, Amber Grey of Central City, were among those participating in Living History Day at Fort Duffield.