Local News

  • Central Hardin cheerleaders hosting holiday bazaar, pageant

    The Central Hardin High School cheerleaders are heading to a national competition in February and hope money earned at their annual holiday bazaar helps pay for the trip.

    In its third year, the Central Hardin Holiday Bazaar is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Hardin High School. It includes for the first time a Miss Central Hardin Holiday Pageant, which starts at 1 p.m. Registration is at 11 a.m. at the school.

  • Godfrey recognized by pope for service

    An Elizabethtown physician has been recognized by the Vatican for his leadership in the Catholic community.

    Bill Godfrey received the Benemerenti Medal, a papal honor bestowed by Pope Francis. Godfrey, a member of St. James Catholic Church, was one of seven honorees in the Archdiocese of Louisville to receive the award this month. The award is presented to those who have shown dedication to the Catholic church. Godfrey received it in a ceremony at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville.

  • Rowland living a peaceful, easy feeling of life

    Richard Rowland will spend Thanksgiving Day doing what he has done on many others. He will eat some turkey, maybe some ham and potatoes, and whatever else is served around his dining room table in his eastern Hardin County home.

    And he will sit back and watch some football, including the Dallas Cowboys, a team he has followed for a long time.

    He will be with his wife, son and a dear, close friend he met one day at a restaurant, Lee Durbin.

  • Shoppers brave snow, freezing temperatures for deals

     “Crazy” and other choice words are spoken, sometimes even shouted, as shoppers and cars pass Best Buy and the tent set up outside.

    As of Tuesday night, four people already were in line to grab all Thanksgiving Day deals when the store opens at 6 p.m.

    Temika Wesley of Elizabethtown is the fourth in line and was willing to withstand freezing temperatures and snow to get “one of everything.”

  • North Hardin student charged with assault

    A North Hardin High School student was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault for throwing a punch that resembled the “knockout game” that recently has drawn national attention.

    Radcliff police were made aware of the incident by school officials. The attack also was recorded on a cellphone and police were able to see the video.

    Police spokesman Bryce Shumate confirmed the incident happened on school grounds and said from what he understands, the assault was unprovoked.

  • Fort Knox senior leaders show appreciation to soldiers

    Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and part of that tradition for the U.S. Army is for soldiers to enjoy a hot, meal as part of their holiday, no matter where in the world they are.

    For 30 years, Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, has been serving the holiday feast to soldiers.

  • E'town man injured in parkway collision

    An Elizabethtown man was airlifted Wednesday morning to a Louisville hospital after police said he attempted a U-Turn on the Blue Grass Parkway while crossing into the path of a tractor trailer.

    Charles L. Dever, 60, of Elizabethtown, was parked on the shoulder facing eastbound at the 1-mile marker of the parkway in his 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck when witnesses told police he merged into the slow lane.

  • Car show to aid needy children for Christmas

    On the heels of Thanksgiving, Central Kentucky Rods and Machines is again turning its attention to the plight of local children this holiday season.

    The club, in conjunction with NAPA Auto Parts and Awards Center, is hosting the Christmas for Kids Car Show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The entry fee for cars is $15 and guests are asked to bring a toy or money donation as a form of admission. Car entry and set-up starts at noon Friday.

  • The ripple effect of a 'wonderful life'

    Mike Bell counts himself a fan of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” and views his four decades as pastor of Glendale Christian Church as magical.

    “Glendale is to me like Bedford (Falls),” he said of the fictional town featured in the Frank Capra-directed film. “It is a wonderful life.”

  • KSP hosts Cram the Cruiser food drive

    State troopers are working again this year to bring holiday cheer to needy families across the commonwealth.

    Kentucky State Police have started the annual Cram the Cruiser food drive, which runs through Dec. 13. Non-perishable food items will be collected at each of the 16 KSP posts throughout the state, as well as several other local establishments.