Local News

  • First Coca-Cola auctions set for September

    Avid Coca-Cola collectors will have their first taste of the Schmidt family collection come mid-September.

    The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia, which closed in April, hosts the first round of auctions Sept. 17-18 to dispense of a massive collection that has been compiled by the Schmidt family since the 1970s.

  • College Street construction creates headaches for ECTC

    Back-to-school is a hectic time, but with the College Street Road closure at the U.S. 31W Bypass, students, faculty and staff at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are expecting more than the usual first-week-of-school traffic.

    Because of construction of an 80-foot bridge to divert storm water from local subdivisions, College Street Road is not expected to re-open until Oct. 22 when the project’s 120-day contract expires, said Robert Bush, Elizabethtown director of storm water management.

  • Leisure needs survey to launch at Fort Knox this month

    A survey designed to examine and rate the level of recreation programs and identify areas of improvement for new programs will be administered this month among a segment of the Fort Knox population.
    The leisure needs survey will be conducted by the ETC institute, a professional market research firm that contracts with the U.S. Army,  Aug. 22-26 and will target key areas on post, such as the PX and the commissary, according to a news release issued by Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Skynyrd cancels; Kansas in for concert

    A hospitalization has caused legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd to extend tour cancellations, including pulling out of Saturday’s scheduled concert at Fort Knox’s Godman Army Airfield.

    Classic rock group Kansas will replace Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the concert will be free. The Doobie Brothers and Dilana still are scheduled to perform, with the Doobie Brothers becoming the headline act.

  • Juvenile justice retreat planned in Radcliff this month

    The Kentucky Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will call Radcliff home for a few days later this month.

    The board is hosting its annual retreat Aug. 18-19 in the city, said Radcliff Councilman Edward Palmer, pastor of Sign of the Dove Church and a member of the board. Palmer said the first day of the retreat is from roughly 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sign of the Dove Church. The second and final day of the retreat is from about 8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon at Hampton Inn & Suites on Dixie Boulevard.

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  • First Lady Beshear focuses on education at Chamber lunch

    Education was the centerpiece of Wednesday’s chamber of commerce luncheon, and it featured one of the state’s most well-known education champions.
    Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear spoke at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on the importance of education in building a successful community. She discussed her Graduate Kentucky program, her goal to raise the dropout age and the importance of children finishing high school, for their own future and for the state’s.

  • Plea deal struck in LaRue human trafficking case

    Landmark News Service

    A LaRue County case that drew statewide attention is drawing to a close.

    James Merritt Curtsinger, 64, a Hodgenville man who was charged with promotion of human trafficking, pleaded guilty to lesser charges last week in LaRue Circuit Court. His trial-by-jury was scheduled to start Monday.

    In December, former Kentucky State Trooper Bruce Reeves said it was the first human trafficking case opened by state police working from the Elizabethtown post.

  • HCS to honor eight distinguished alumni

    The News-Enterprise
    Hardin County Schools will honor eight new members of its Distinguished Alumni group Sept. 1 at a luncheon at the Historic State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown.
    “This is a tremendous group of honorees,” Superintendent Nannette Johnston said. “We have entrepreneurs, CEOs, doctors, educators, researchers and military heroes. When our alums go out into the world, it is a direct reflection of the quality education they received in Hardin County Schools. Our alums are a true standard of our success.”

  • Fiscal Court passes reapportionment plan

    Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to reapportion districts based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau totals for the county. Magistrate Roy Easter was absent.
    The passage came after the court received the recommendation from the appointed, three-person commission tasked with realigning the districts based on the population increase.