Local News

  • It's no act: Sears father-son team enjoy theater together

    For Father’s Day, many children are trying to find that perfect gift or just something to do with their father to make the day special. But for 13–year-old Brian Sears he has found a unique way to spend Father’s Day with his dad and much of the summer as well.

    Brian and his father, Dean, are members of the 53rd annual production of The Stephen Foster Story. The show runs nightly, except Mondays, at the historic My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown.

  • Army Cadet Command leader promoted

    After 31 years of serving in the U.S. Army, Col. Barrye L. Price wears a star on his shoulder. 

    In a ceremony Friday at Fort Knox’s Brooks Field, Price of the U.S. Army Cadet Command was promoted to brigadier general. He has served in every leadership position from company executive officer to deputy commanding general.

    Price has seen his career come full circle. It began some 31 years ago on the same grounds during what was known then as ROTC Basic Camp.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Phillips found family, culture divides in Iraq

    War was a family affair for Kim Phillips.

    Now a civilian employee with U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Phillips deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and spent a year in Iraq, where she was ultimately stationed with her husband on the same air field during a second deployment.

  • HMH, health department partner with 'The Biggest Loser' vet

    Hardin Memorial Health and Lincoln Trail District Health Department have joined forces with Kentucky native and “The Biggest Loser” alumnus Mozziz “Coach Mo” Dewalt in the launch of a health initiative aimed to get people moving and reverse unhealthy trends in the state.

    The Coach Mo-tivation Health Initiative kicks off Tuesday in Frankfort with a Walk for Obesity.

    First lady Jane Beshear will open the walk at 11 a.m. at Exum Center at Kentucky State University with the walk concluding on the steps of the Capitol at noon.

  • Area ministries getting children back-to-school ready

    Radcliff and Vine Grove spiritual leaders are trying to make a difference in the lives of families and the community.

    The Radcliff-North Hardin Ministerial Association is hosting an event to get every child from kindergarten through eighth grade ready to go back to school for free.

    Bridging the Gap: Back to School Explosion is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. July 23 at North Park Elementary School in Radcliff.

  • EPD prepares to lose experienced officers

    The Elizabethtown Police Department not only is losing Chief Ruben Gardner at the end of July, but also two deputy chiefs and a patrolman.

    Also retiring are Deputy Chief Jack Harris, who has 29 years of service; Deputy Chief Carl Bee, a 21-year veteran, and Officer Mark Johnson, a member of the department for 20 years.

    Gardner said the loss of experience will have a tremendous impact on the department.

  • Closing a chapter, leaving the force

    After more than 40 years working at the Elizabethtown Police Department, Chief Ruben Gardner said the one thing that continues to baffle him is people’s inhumanity toward one another.

    “I’ve seen brothers kill brothers and a few hours later they’ll be asleep when we go get them,” Gardner said. “It’s really mind boggling to see that kind of behavior.”

  • Banner days for Elizabethtown:

    Several city agencies are working together on a project to create defined entryways to historic downtown Elizabethtown and expect to run the results up a flag pole, or more accurately, quite a few lamp posts.
    Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau executive director Sherry Murphy said banners depicting local historic figures are being prepared for placement on Public Square and along the streets leading to the square. A timeline is not set for when the banners will go up because details are still being worked out, she said.

  • Heritage Council exploring concept of downtown as cultural district

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is exploring the possibility of participating in a newly created state program designating cultural districts in local communities.

    Executive Director Heath Seymour said he is working on a pre-application to submit downtown Elizabethtown for consideration and will approach Elizabethtown City Council asking for its approval to pursue a formal application for the program.

    “It doesn’t mean we’ll get it, and it doesn’t mean the city will approve it,” Seymour said.

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