Local News

  • I-65: The new L&N

    Model train enthusiast Jim Prentice recounted how a group of Bardstown dignitaries traveled to Louisville in the 1960s to protest L&N’s plan to end the passenger rail service that chugged into their town on a spur.

    When a railway official asked how they had arrived that day, they answered by car and bus.

    Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the last Louisville & Nashville passenger run.

  • Easter service delievers special message to Christians

    About 20 congregation members swept past the faint scent of Easter lilies in the small entry of the 160-year-old Christ Episcopal Church and Christ Lutheran Chapel building in Elizabethtown for the 8 a.m. Easter service.

    The Rev. Alice Nichols, rector of the church for nearly four years, likes the extra candles, lilies and attendees that accompany Easter services every year.

    She said it gives her the chance to tell more people about the death and resurrection of Jesus.

    “In a way, every Sunday is Easter,” she said.

  • Flood waters rising in West Point

    While many people organized Easter egg hunts and family dinners, some West Point residents were moving out of their homes to avoid flood waters.

    Angela Frost watched her husband, Joseph, and some friends take the central air conditioning unit apart to retrieve water-sensitive parts to prepare for the worst flooding the family has seen in seven years of living on Elm Street.

    “We wanted to go to church, but we’ve been packing all morning,” she said.

  • ECTC promotes tsunami awareness, support

    Ryoko Myers of Elizabethtown and Tomoko Lynch of Big Clifty haven’t seen much lately on the news about the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, where they still have family and friends.

    It seems to them that coverage after the disaster quickly turned to concern about an unstable nuclear reactor and then faded away altogether.

  • Weather warnings issued in region; river pours into West Point

    Waters are climbing and already are overflowing roads and homes along the banks of the Ohio River at West Point.

    Residents are moving their belongings to higher ground and other locations to prevent water damage.

    West Point Elementary School will be closed Monday.

    Officials say the water will continue climbing until Tuesday, even if no more rain falls. And that's not happening, according to forecasters.

    The current line of rain and storms is stalling out over the area. Another 1 to 2 inches could fall before dawn, forecasters predict.

  • High water prompts road closure

    South Wilson Road in Radcliff has been shut down from Fairmont Lane to Shelton Road because of high water.

  • Berry proposes ‘lean’ county budget

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said his proposed $29 million county budget for 2011-12 is the second lowest in eight years.

    The budget does not require changes to the tax rate, which Berry said is the lowest in 20 years.

    He plans to present the budget to Hardin Fiscal Court at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hardin County Courthouse.

    By law, Berry must submit his proposed budget to fiscal court by May 1. Fiscal court must approve a budget by June 30. Berry said the county usually approves a budget in May.

  • Egg hunt outings
  • Thunderstorm, tornado warnings impact the area

    A pair of strong storm lines led to a series of late afternoon and early evening tornado warnings that included Hardin, Bullitt, Nelson and Grayson counties. All the tornado warnings have expired but the area remains under a severe thunderstorm warning and a flood warning.

    Damaging hail has been reported in Big Spring, Radcliff, Fort Knox and Lebanon Junction, according to some weather sources.

  • Continuous flooding in county causing property damage

    It’s good weather for ducks and fish.

    For people, the ongoing rain is causing headaches and property damage.

    A series of storms brought heavy rain off and on for nearly eight hours, with 0.5 inches of rain on Friday and another 1.94 inches between midnight and 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Kentucky Mesonet weather station in Cecilia.

    The rains created high-water situations and complicated river flooding issues.