Local News

  • Life settles locally a week after tornadoes

    One week after tornadoes ripped through Hardin and LaRue counties damaging and destroying structures in their path and injuring a woman, Sheri Lunn still is trying to find her parents a permanent place to live.

    Lunn and her parents had trailers at Pine Tree Mobile Home Park on Hodgenville Road near Elizabethtown.

    Lunn and her daughter moved from California to a trailer across from her parents less than a month before the tornado tore apart the trailer her parents owned. There was no insurance on the home.

  • Domestic dispute victim in fair condition

    An Elizabethtown woman seriously injured during a domestic violence incident Sunday morning was listed in fair condition Wednesday at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Maila G. Kennedy, 42, was bleeding from the neck when Elizabethtown police responded to the 200 block of Kimball Drive. Kennedy’s husband, James W. Kennedy, was found in an upstairs bedroom with self-inflicted stab wounds to the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC lands in Cards country

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command once again witnessed the University of Louisville women’s basketball team take its licks last week, but this time it was on the hardwood instead of in the hard woods of the Dunagan Teamwork Development course at Fort Knox.

    After putting the Cardinals through rigorous teamwork drills on post in October, the logistics unit held a courtside seat last Wednesday as the basketball team ran through warmups and playing drills at Cardinal Arena in preparation for the Big East Tournament.

  • The Road to War: Know your role

    Sgt. 1st Class Steven Barthmaier knows there are certain aspects of a soldier’s lifestyle one should not jostle with.

    “There’s three things you don’t want to mess with, with a soldier,” Barthmaier said in his office in late February. “You don’t want to mess with their pay, you don’t want to mess with their mail and you don’t want to mess with their meals.”

  • Cat Scratch Fever to infect Fort Knox

    Rock ‘n’ roll wild man Ted Nugent plans to unleash his guitar-heavy brand of music on Fort Knox this summer, and he’s bringing some friends.

    Nugent will be joined by classic rock standouts Styx and REO Speedwagon to form the Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express Tour, which storms into Godman Army Airfield on June 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m., said event coordinator Mark Wicker.

  • HCS collecting for tornado victims

    Several schools in the Hardin County Schools district are collecting items or raising money to help the tornado victims in eastern Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Woodland Elementary School at 6000 Woodland Drive in Radcliff is selling T-shirts with profits benefiting the American Red Cross. T-shirt orders must be turned in to the Family Resource Center by March 16.

    Heartland Elementary School at 2300 Nelson Drive in Elizabethtown is collecting nonperishable food items, underwear and socks of all sizes, 2XL and larger clothing and personal hygiene items.

  • Vine Grove budget process back on track

    Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt didn’t expect to be working on the city’s budget, due by last June, in March.

    Audit updates required city officials to use the city’s fourth-class status to pass a budget identical to that of the previous year with amendments to be made when updates were completed.

    The updates were finished later than expected. Their completion was announced Monday during the city council meeting.

    The late finish wasn’t for lack of trying.

  • E’town in agreement for Hayden School Road improvements

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved an interlocal agreement with Hardin County Government to make improvements to Hayden School Road.

    The improvements to the road have been identified by the Elizabethtown Planning Commission and agreed to by the county and will improve traffic flow on the road as part of the development of Ashton Park Subdivision, which is owned by Silver Gate Properties.

  • Country veteran John Anderson to play State Theater

    A Seminole wind will roll through downtown Elizabethtown in early April.

    Country musician John Anderson — known for hits such as “Swingin,’” “Seminole Wind” and “Straight Tequila Night” — will headline at the Historic State Theater on April 6. The concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

  • A lesson on special response teams

    Based on popular culture, one would think a SWAT (special weapons and tactics) team armed with heavy-duty police equipment enters a building with their guns blazing to rescue a hostage.

    That’s not the case, Sgt. Josh Richardson recently informed participants in Elizabethtown Police Department’s citizen police academy.

    EPD’s Special Response Team is the only special operations police unit in the county, said Richardson, the unit’s team leader. It is a part-time team called out for incidents such as hostage rescues or barricaded suspects.