Local News

  • Two Hardin County schools receive donations from Windstream

    Two Hardin County elementary schools received donations this week through the Windstream Foundation’s SchoolsWIN campaign.

    G.C. Burkhead Elementary School and Lincoln Trail Elementary School each received $1,000 checks presented to them by representatives from the Windstream Classroom Caravan, a mobile program traveling across the country this fall to award schools with donations, said Brooke Cochran, a representative who presented a check to Lincoln Trail.

  • A historic promotion: First black woman named major general

    Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson might never have gotten involved with the U.S. Army if she hadn’t needed a science credit at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

    She was wandering through a gym considering booths advertising classes when she saw one for military science. She asked the man attending the booth whether the class counted as a science credit. It did.

    About 30 years later, Anderson stood in front of soldiers, political officials and area residents and was promoted as the first black woman to become a major general in the Army.

  • E’town man dies from injuries sustained in motorcycle wreck

    An Elizabethtown man died from injuries sustained in a wreck Wednesday evening on North Mulberry Street near Denny’s Restaurant.

    According to a news release from Elizabethtown Police Department, James M. Duffy, 61, and passenger Karen W. Marinko, 57, were traveling westbound on Mulberry on a motorcycle while Daniel Cook, 68, was driving a Mercury Grand Marquis eastbound. All motorists involved are Elizabethtown residents.

  • Amateur radio group to participate in national emergency drill


    Hardin County Amateur Radio Emergency Communications will participate in the nationwide Simulated Emergency Test Saturday and Sunday.

    The local group is comprised of volunteer amateur radio operators who provide "trained, licensed and equipped radio operators as needed in time of national and local emergencies," according to a statement.

    The annual Simulated Emergency Test allows local amateur operators to train for emergency situations.

  • Annual animal blessing set for Saturday

    The Rev. Dennis Cousens likely will have to speak above the excited barks of members of his 10 a.m. congregation Saturday.

    He will preside over the annual Blessing of the Animals service in the back parking lot of St. Christopher Catholic Church on Wilson Road in Radcliff.

    “So far, we’ve never had bad weather and had to go inside,” he said. “I’m not sure what I’d do.”

    The annual blessing will follow the typical style that it has since it began taking place at the church eight years ago.

  • Lincoln Days celebrates birthplace of the 16th president

    This weekend kicks off the 36th annual Lincoln Days, Hodgenville’s two-day celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace.

    The event attracts thousands and boasts activities that “really are unique to Lincoln Days,” said Jeff Hughes, president of Lincoln Days Celebration Inc. The unique events include contests such as Lincoln look-alikes and professional rail splitting.

    This year’s festival features no new events but plenty of old favorites, he said.

  • Airplane drops crop cover in Hardin County

    An Owensboro commercial pilot was sowing crop cover for Cecilia Farm Services via airplane over Hardin County crops this week.

    Flying a yellow Grumman Ag Cat, pilot Rick Houston sowed crop cover in Cecilia on Wednesday, and Thursday he could be seen in eastern Hardin County near Boston, said Greg Thomas, manager of Cecilia Farm Services.

    Houston said he’s been a crop duster for 37 years and works with a lot of different farm services in Kentucky.

  • Williams talks jobs with business leaders

    Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams received multiple standing ovations Thursday morning when presenting his jobs plan to more than 50 Hardin County business leaders at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown.

    The state senate president said two things are holding Kentucky back: a tax structure targeting productivity instead of jobs and a failure to have a right-to-work law.

    Regarding tax reform, Williams said the marketplace, not the government, should be picking winners and losers.

  • 200 pounds of marijuana brings probation

    A Radcliff man discovered with more than 200 pounds of marijuana last October on a Minnesota highway was sentenced to five years probation and a $3,000 fine last Friday in Freeborn County District Court.

    Minnesota court records found online indicate Shannon O. Gonzalez, 34, pleaded guilty in March to fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, a felony crime.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC will play dual role in Afghanistan

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command has a stiff task ahead of it in 2012, but the unit is accustomed to challenges.

    And its commander, Col. Kristin K. French, exuded excitement as she addressed an impending deployment to Afghanistan, a smile bursting forth as she described the expansive mission.

    “The logisticians are going to be busy, very busy,” she said in her office on Fort Knox during a September interview.