Local News

  • Towne Drive extension expected to begin soon

    A project to extend Towne Drive to Veterans Way and create rear access to Towne Mall in Elizabethtown is expected to commence in the next few weeks.

    Elizabethtown City Council awarded the low bid to local contractor Phillips Bros. Construction at just less than $1.5 million, but Robert Bush, director of stormwater management, said construction has been slightly delayed because the city is attempting to acquire a deed from a developer for a plot of right-of-way.

  • Resurrecting faith

    The lights of First Baptist Church of Eastview cut through nearly total blackness as Easter sunrise service began.

    As worship continued, the amber-colored windows began to lighten with the sun.

    Every padded bench was full in the simple worship hall. Metal chairs lined each side of the aisle and were crammed into every free space at the back of the room so only a few people had to stand during the service.

  • Fort Duffield cleanup includes wildflower walk

    Volunteers are invited this weekend to help clean up Fort Duffield and then enjoy the beauty of the site.

    The fort is one of more than 100 Civil War sites in 24 states receiving maintenance Saturday from volunteers as part of the 17th annual Park Day.

    The nationwide volunteer effort was created by the Civil War Trust and has been endorsed by Take Pride in America, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The project is underwritten by a grant from the television channel History.

  • Central Hardin students promote positive self-image

    Girls at Central Hardin High School didn’t have to look in the mirror one day this past week to know they were beautiful. In fact, they couldn’t.

    One of the school restroom mirrors was plastered with lyrics from the band One Direction insisting the reader was beautiful for reasons that had nothing to do with a looking glass.

    Glendalesenior Jessie Key and Elizabethtown junior Amanda Sankey have joined with other members of their newspaper class to promote Operation Beautiful in their school.

  • Photo: Sunday stroll
  • Radcliff man in critical condition after shooting

    A Radcliff man was injured Friday after someone fired several gunshots into a car, police said.

    Radcliff Police Department received a call about a shooting near the 1300 block of Blackjack Road in Hardin County at about 7:30 p.m., according to Kentucky State Police, which is conducting the ongoing investigation.

  • Firefighters train in many disciplines to maintain certification

    Two Fort Knox firefighters ran from a truck to a nearby Apache helicopter carrying two U.S. Army pilots. Balancing on a short ladder, one of the firefighters shut down the helicopter before the two men pulled the soldiers out one at a time.

  • First Federal named title sponsor for Founders' Day Celebration

    Elizabethtown has attracted a major partner to serve as the main sponsor of the second Founders’ Day Celebration this summer.

  • Worshippers 'experience' the final hours of Christ
  • Roadside farms highlighted by Kentucky Farm Bureau

    Two Hardin County businesses are among Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2013 Roadside Farm Markets.

    Wooden Farm on Wooden Lane and Crawford Farms on Hodgenville Road in Elizabethtown are among 103 markets in the state to be accepted into this year’s Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    The program is meant to honor businesses that have shown commitment to offering quality products and service to their customers.

    Wooden Farm is a third-generation old-fashioned country market open from September through November.