Today's News

  • Schwartz: BRAC on schedule for September completion

    Col. Eric Schwartz made clear Tuesday night that he wants no barriers to separate Fort Knox from the communities that house and take care of its soldiers.

    Describing himself as a “tandem mayor” alongside Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, Schwartz told a small crowd gathered at Colvin Community Center that security restrictions at Fort Knox are not in place to hide anything, but to provide the safety residents surrounding the post demand.

  • The Kentucky Headhunters to kick off concert series

    Elizabethtown will be doing a little head hunting this June.

    Councilman Kenny Lewis announced Tuesday that the Kentucky Headhunters will begin a two-night expansion of the Summer Concert Series, which has attracted such acts as REO Speedwagon, Foghat and Grand Funk Railroad in the past. The show will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, and tickets will be available for $10, Lewis said.

    The series is merging with the Kentucky Heartland Festival, which is moving to June 3-4. Lewis said the goal is to have music cap each night of activity at Freeman Lake Park.

  • Fort Knox man charged with murder, DUI

    A Fort Knox man was arrested and charged Sunday with murder and DUI after allegedly causing a car wreck that killed the passenger in his vehicle.
    Francisco Balderaz was driving a 2002 BMW on Sunday morning on Greenbelt Highway in Louisville when his car left the road and hit a highway sign and a pole near lower River Road, said officer Carey Klain of Louisville Metro Police Department. His passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The passenger was identified as Martha Diaz, according to Louisville television station WAVE 3.

  • ECTC to host College Goal Sunday

    The local community college is helping students meet their college goals as part of a statewide event.
    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting College Goal Sunday, which is an information session for college-bound students and their families on how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

  • Feb. 2 WW: Ask the Expert: Add exercise without changing your routine


  • Gina Ryan: Wired for television

    All her 49 years, Gina Ryan has been fascinated with all forms of mass media.

    A life-long resident of Rineyville, she once thought she would be the announcer for the Cincinnati Reds. In high school, her interest changed to writing and interviewing. Every story was fresh and new to Ryan.

  • Hospital sees change in financial outlook

    What a difference a year makes.

    It was the prevailing thought among officials at Hardin Memorial Hospital Tuesday as they reviewed a much brighter budget forecast heading into the second half of the fiscal year. Last year, the hospital’s financial picture was bleak as costs crept past earnings by nearly $1.5 million, leaving the hospital with hundreds of thousands of dollars in shortfalls to contend with.

  • HMH to expand services in Nelson County

    Hardin Memorial Hospital hopes to improve its footprint in the Nelson County area.

    HMH’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a plan to establish laboratory services in conjunction with Bardstown Primary Care at 201 S. Fifth St. in Bardstown.

    The hospital is looking to lease roughly 684 square feet of the facility for a laboratory for a projected June 1 opening, though President and CEO David Gray said the opening date may be pushed to July.

  • RPD investigating two people of interest in Dollar General robbery

    Two persons of interest have emerged in last week’s late-night robbery of the Dollar General Store in the Radcliff Plaza.

    Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said two individuals are being investigated by detectives. He would give no additional details because it is an ongoing police investigation.

    The store was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money shortly before closing at 9 p.m. Jan. 9. A man entered the store before it closed and a few minutes later pulled out a pistol and robbed the store, Shumate said.

  • Jan. 2011 RISING VOICES: January Student Editor

    Hannah McCandless is this month's student editor for Rising Voices.

    A sophomore at Elizabethtown High School, Hannah, 16, is involved in swimming, Y-Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Pep Club and choir. She enjoys swimming, reading, writing, studying and "being geeky."

    Hannah volunteers at the YMCA and is interested in journalism and teaching as possible future careers.

    As editor for the January issue of Rising Voices, Hannah led discussion and assigned stories and photos.