Local News

  • Holt included in Redford's 'The Conspirator'

    Robert Redford’s new historical drama “The Conspirator” will include a portrayal of Kentuckian Joseph Holt, who served as Judge Advocate General of the Army under President Abraham Lincoln.

    “The Conspirator” focuses on Mary Surratt, who was one of four individuals who allegedly assisted John Wilkes Booth in assassinating Lincoln in 1865. Holt was the lead prosecutor at the conspiracy trial and will be played by actor Danny Huston.

  • Regional traffic fatality figures rise slightly

    While locally there is a slight increase, national statistics indicate that 2010 could have the lowest number of traffic-related deaths in more than 60 years.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expecting traffic fatalities for 2010 to be the lowest since 1949. Locally, however, the number of crashes reported through Kentucky State Police Post 4 rose slightly from 2009 to 2010.

  • BRIDGES getting started with WRI program

    A program to assist youth in fulfilling court-ordered obligations took another step Tuesday in beginning its mission.

    The BRIDGES council hosted an open house for its Work Restitution Initiative to explain the program to potential youth, employers, mentors and community members who might be interested in participating.

  • New Heritage Council leader sets his sights on downtown

    Heath Seymour needs no introduction to downtown Elizabethtown.

    Returning to his hometown after a roughly 15-year absence, the soft-spoken Seymour will soon be heading a mammoth effort to revitalize downtown as outlined by Mayor Tim Walker. The task is an expansion on Seymour’s new role as executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.

    Seymour replaces Dana Beth Lyddan, who left Elizabethtown in December to relocate with her husband to Indiana.

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  • Bridge work back to causing delays
  • E’town to extend thousands to Koori Machi recovery effort

    The News-Enterprise 

    Elizabethtown will extend a hand of help to its Japanese sister city, Koori Machi, which has been battered by three earthquakes and is in the crosshairs of a possible nuclear meltdown.

    Mayor Tim Walker recommended Monday that the city give Koori Machi $15,000 from contingency funds, saying the money will be used primarily to house the number of homeless people in the city who lost their homes to the damage. Walker has said the city’s school also was damaged.

  • Rescuers respond to calls during heavy rains

    A heavy downpour of more than 4 inches of rain in Hardin County in less than 24 hours left roads closed, drove waterways over their banks and kept rescue workers busy.

    County rescue workers were called for five rescues between 1 and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

    During rescues they helped four motorists who had driven into high water and one who suffered damage to her home and needed a way out.

    The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Tuesday morning for Hardin and LaRue counties. The warning lasted until 11 a.m.

  • Middle school student serves as Radcliff's King for a day

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall enlisted some youthful assistance to run the city Monday.

    North Middle School student Andrew Holland was named junior mayor for the day, receiving an in-depth tour of city hall and briefings on the functions of the Radcliff police and fire departments.

    Holland landed the role after his homebound teacher, Dottye Moore, approached Duvall and told him Holland’s story. Moore served as Duvall’s campaign manager during the 2010 mayoral election.

  • Heritage Council names new director

    An Elizabethtown native is returning home to lead the Elizabethtown Hardin County Heritage Council as the new executive director.

    Heath Seymour begins full-time duties April 18. He recently moved from Scottsville to Buffalo with his wife, LeeAnn, and two children.

    Seymour was selected for the job by a hiring committee appointed by the council’s board and approved by the board.

    His duties will include the revitalization of downtown and initiating parts of the mayor’s plans for the city.