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Today's News

  • Rail construction near Fort Knox shutters trail systems

    Hikers hoping to test the trails at Bridges to the Past or Tioga Falls will have to put those plans on hold.

    The two trail systems in the Fort Knox area have closed and could remain restricted to the public for up to three years. The post is coordinating the closures with the Paducah & Louisville Railway as it makes repairs and upgrades to its rail network, which will create a maze of safety hazards.

  • Local mission group returns from tornado-devasted Alabama

    After a recent trip to tornado-stricken Alabama to deliver supplies, a local mission group is planning to return.

    The group from New Horizon Baptist Church in Glendale took a tractor trailer full of food, housewares, bed linens, water and a variety of other needed supplies to Webster’s Chapel, Ala., and saw first hand the devastation the recent outbreak of tornadoes had on the area.

  • Some 'bucket list' items more doable than others

    Staff report
    A Kentucky bucket list of things to do and see before you die, prepared by the Lexington Herald-Leader and published Monday in The News-Enterprise, included one prohibited activity.
    No. 14 on the list suggested visiting the U.S. Bullion Depository on Fort Knox and taking a picture to commemorate the occasion. But a mental snapshot would be more serviceable as photos are not allowed to be taken near the Gold Vault, said Kyle Hodges, a public information officer at Fort Knox.

  • State files suit against Grayson County developers

    A consumer protection lawsuit has been filed against developers of Green Farm Resort in Grayson County.

    The complaint alleges that 3D Resort Communities LLC and 3D Resorts-Bluegrass LLC violated Kentucky’s Recreational and Retirement Use Land Sales Act and Consumer Protection Act. It says developers breached a 2008 agreement with the Office of the Attorney General that settled a previous legal dispute.

  • Central's state champions give us all Bruin pride

    There they were, piling on each other in the infield of a baseball field that had become their home for the week. The Central Hardin High School baseball team was basking in the glow of a state title.

    A squad that entered the season with high expectations, ended its most memorable season ever Saturday with a state championship in hand, routing Mercer County in the final, 21-2.

    The win capped a 36-4 season for the Bruins, who faced an aggressive schedule in preparing for the postseason success.

  • Kentucky State Police receive new crime-scene truck

    The Kentucky State Police post in Elizabethtown received a new vehicle last week that will allow officers to process crime scenes more quickly.

    Capt. John Ward, commander of the KSP Elizabethtown post, visited Frankfort last Wednesday o pick up the Ford Super Duty Truck from Gov. Steve Beshear and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, according to a KSP news release.

    The truck is equipped with a utility bed and all the tools necessary to process a crime scene, including evidence gathering supplies, said Bruce Reeves, KSP public information officer.

  • WOMEN'S STATE AM: All five area entries make championship flight (06/21)

    Morgan Cross was less than thrilled with her greens game Monday during the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur qualifying round at the par-72, 5,707-yard Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray.

    But Cross was realistic about how much, or how little, Monday meant.

  • FISHING: Elizabethtown's Snider second in Murray (06/21)

    Elizabethtown angler Kevin Snider finished second to Chad Grigsby in the Walmart FLW Tour stop on Kentucky Lake on Sunday in Murray.

    Grigsby, from Maple Grove, Minn., beat Snider by 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Snider caught 20 bass weight 66 pounds, 11 ounces. He earned $33,287.

    Grigsby’s prize was $125,000 for his 20 bass weighing 73 pounds, 3 ounces. Grigsby won for the first time in 10 seasons as a pro.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bruins soaking title in (6/21)

    The Central Hardin Bruins are on top of the high school baseball world in Kentucky.

    The Bruins won the Kentucky National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament with a 21-2 rout of Mercer County on Saturday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. They accomplished something no area team has done since 1975 when Elizabethtown won the state title.

    “I’m speechless,” Central Hardin senior Austin Walters said. “It feels like a dream.”

  • E’town invests thousands in downtown acquisitions

    Elizabethtown City Council sent a statement Monday signifying it is serious about downtown redevelopment.

    The council voted to purchase three buildings for $240,000 and city officials said they believe the purchases will help the city take a significant step forward in creating life and interest in downtown.