Local News

  • Via Colori adds color to downtown Elizabethtown

    The streets of downtown Elizabethtown will be paved with gold. And blue. And many other colors on Saturday.

    The Via Colori Street Painting Festival offers the public a chance to see artists create works on the streets from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festival, which benefits the nonprofit Advocacy and Support Center, coincides with Second Saturday, a new series of monthly events coordinated by the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council aimed at promoting downtown businesses.

  • Photo: Readying stone for steel
  • State nixes Safer 65 Authority

    The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority has rejected a proposal to create a Safer 65 Project Authority, but proponents of the plan are not giving up on the concept.

    “They turned me down,” said Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin, one of several elected officials spearheading a plan to accelerate expansion of the interstate to six lanes.

    Under the Safer 65 Proposal, the final unimproved 38-mile stretch of Interstate 65 that runs from about the Park City exit north to Elizabethtown would be widened.

  • IMI workers strike

    Several cement truck drivers and operators waited hours Thursday afternoon for their local union representative to return with news about a strike spread across various Irving Materials Inc. locations in the state.

    The strike rose during renegotiation of a three-year contract between the company and the union.

    Members of Local 89, which has an office in Louisville, chatted idly, leaning against and sitting on the tailgates of two trucks that propped up two signs announcing the strike.

  • Teachers recall emotions of 9/11

    As the world stopped 10 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, frozen in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, educators in Hardin County juggled watching with guiding classrooms of children through an event some were too young to understand.

    Wynna Mabe, a teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, said she felt many of her students saw the crumbling towers as a scene from a movie, instead of realizing it involved real people. It was hard for elementary students to comprehend the enormity of the attacks, she said.

  • Tunnel to Towers Run to honor national hero in Radcliff

    Joann Muncey was sleeping after a long night of work when disaster struck Sept. 11, 2001.

    Muncey, program manager for the routine assistance team at Radcliff-based military charity USA Cares, was working for UPS at the time and said her sister called and told her to turn on the television. Like most watching throughout the nation, the stark images and brutality of the attacks gripped her with shock and a feeling of disbelief.

    “This can’t be real,” she recalled thinking to herself.

  • Internships help students become career-ready

    Jared Clemons found more than the summer job he was looking for when he took an internship through the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board.
    Clemons, of Leitchfield, heard about the seven-week internship while looking for a job to pay off one semester of college and make enough money to continue his education.
    He was one of 70 in the Lincoln Trail area this summer to complete the internship program aimed at preparing young area adults for careers and providing summer help for business, nonprofit and governmental employers.

  • Uncasing ceremony planned for 100th Training Division

    The 100th Training Division, the last major unit to move here as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure initiative, will uncase its flag at a ceremony at its new headquarters at Boudinot Hall on Fort Knox at 3 p.m. Saturday, signifying its official arrival to Fort Knox.

  • WULF-FM’s signal silenced temporarily

    The hits of Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum are off the air — at least at 94.3 on the FM dial — as WULF officials try to find out what caused its transmission line to burn out.

    “This occasionally happens to radio stations,” said Bill Evans, general manager of the station.

    The station is in the process of having the problem repaired, he said. Evans hopes the problem will be resolved within the next 48 hours.

  • JHHS to host Day of Service

    A local high school is imparting lessons to its students even on the weekend.
    John Hardin High School will participate in the school’s third Day of Service event Sept. 24. Students sign up for volunteer activities around the county and spend that Saturday working on whatever is asked of them.
    Agriculture teacher Brandon Davis was inspired by a similar event at a national FFA convention.
    “I’ve always been kind of a community service fan,” Davis said.