Local News

  • Task force collects $80,000 worth of marijuana plants

    The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force cut around 40 marijuana plants worth approximately $80,000 Monday from a property on Buckles Road near White Mills.

    According to Task Force Director Ron Eckart, each plant could produce about a pound of marijuana, which could be worth up to $2,000 for the “home-grown Kentucky” product.

  • Campaigns weigh in on military cuts

    Kentucky’s secretary of state has endorsed a letter-writing campaign launched locally to oppose proposed cuts to soldiers and civilians at Fort Knox.

    Alison Lundergan Grimes said Fort Knox is not just an economic engine locally, but important to the financial health of the entire state.

  • Central Kentucky Community Foundation establishes partnership with Clarity Solutions for Women

    The Central Kentucky Com­­­munity Foundation has partnered with Clarity Solutions for Women to begin an endowment fund. The fund is meant to be a long-term benefit to Clarity, a nonprofit organization in Elizabethtown which offers specialized services and education to meet the needs of families and women affected by unwanted or unexpected pregnancies.

  • Road work planned on Ky. 920

    Road work this week will close Ky. 920 near Meredith Lane beginning Wednesday for a pipe replacement. Drivers coming from Ky. 220 still will have access to Meredith Lane. Closure will be at the junction of Ky. 1357 at mile-marker 14.

    The road should be back open, weather permitting, on Saturday.

  • E'town approves bid for pool demolition

    Elizabethtown City Council has found the firm to demolish the pool at American Legion Park.

    The council approved a low bid of $68,600 from Radcliff-based Skyler Construction on Monday during a special-called meeting.

  • Local artisan capitalizes from recognition

    When it comes to Early American Life magazine, Christa Smith is no stranger.

    Smith, 72, and an Elizabethtown resident, is an artisan who specializes in creating Bavarian folk art and primarily focuses on unique, intricate wedding boxes. She has been included in the magazine’s directory list seven times and her artwork has been featured four times, starting in 2008.

  • Sale of E'town water system finalized

    Elizabethtown City Council adopted an agreement with Hardin County Water District No. 2 during a special meeting Monday, authorizing the sale of its municipal water system to commence toward closing.

  • Local restaurant owner appointed to tourism commission

    One restaurant owner replaces another on the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved the appointment of Steve Fulkerson to the commission on Monday, filling the unexpired term of Chris Flanagan, who resigned in June. Fulkerson’s term is set to end March 15, 2016.

  • Medicaid expansion could lead to jail savings

    A Medicaid expansion made possible by the passage of the Affordable Care Act could bring some savings to the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Jailer Danny Allen said county inmates soon will be eligible for coverage under the expansion, meaning those prisoners who need outside care would be treated at lower Medicaid rates.

  • Early registration rolls out this week for The Color Run

    The Color Run is returning to Hardin County this fall after a successful first outing last year at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, moving north this time into Radcliff.

    Those eager to take part in the “Happiest 5K on the Planet” won’t have to wait much longer to register.