Local News

  • Photo: Wilson Road work continues
  • E'town Lions host chicken barbecue

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club annual chicken barbecue is a local tradition and a vital benefit.

  • Locals win spots in talent show

    At the beginning of the year, 12 of Erika Gaines’ students decided to pursue a spot in the Kentucky State Fair talent competition in Louisville.

    This weekend, 12 of her students are competing.

    That is the largest number of students Gaines, a vocal instructor in Glendale, has sent to the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semifinals competition. Eleven of the students are from Hardin County.

  • Brandenburg man charged with robbery

    Police arrested a 22-year-old Brandenburg man Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted another man and drove off in the man’s pick-up truck.

    Zachary L. Miller faces charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree fleeing or evading police, fourth-degree assault and giving an officer a false name.

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded at 1:11 a.m. Friday to Helmwood Plaza Drive and Diecks Drive in reference to a robbery, according to a news release.

  • Pursuit ends in arrest
  • Gray wolf found in Kentucky for first time in more than a century

    For the first time in more than a century, a free-range wolf has been confirmed in Kentucky, according to federal wildlife experts.

    A DNA analysis performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Wildlife Research Center in Colorado determined the 73-pound animal taken March 16 by a hunter near Munfordville in Hart County is a gray wolf. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Oregon confirmed the finding.

  • Fort Knox finalist for Gold Medal honor

    Fort Knox’s recreation programs and services once have again received national acclaim.

    The post is the lone Army finalist in the Armed Forces division of the 2013 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, which is hosted by The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association.

    Randy Moore, director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation on post, said this is the second year in a row Fort Knox has made it to the finals, falling short last year.

  • Police: Man accused of striking another with axe handle

    A West Point man is charged with felony assault after police say he struck another man Tuesday afternoon with an axe handle, causing injury to the victim’s arm.

    Curtis Board, 38, was arrested at 10:12 p.m. on a charge of second-degree assault.

    According to a citation, a West Point police officer was investigating a “disturbance” in the 100 block of South Sixth Street when a witness reported Board pursued the man with a chainsaw and then struck him with an axe handle.

  • City pool closes Sunday

    Terry Shipp said Monday that Elizabethtown must resign itself to the fact some of its programs and services will not be revenue generators.

    Shipp, an Elizabethtown councilman, also said he finds it odd the city can afford a $28 million sports park but cannot maintain its own public pool.

    Shipp led a discussion among the council this week about the impending closure of the city pool at American Legion Park, which will offer its last laps this Sunday. The pool now is only open on weekends.

  • Specialty plates allow drivers to show individuality

    Stick family decals and bumper stickers aren’t the only way Kentucky residents show their individuality on the road.

    County officials have seen a huge increase in the number of specialty license plates available to drivers during the past 10 years and a similar jump in the number of those willing to pay extra to get them.

    The state offers more than 100 choices for plates that show support for colleges, nonprofit organizations, military service and various other affiliations and causes.