Local News

  • Schmidt: Commuter airline deal could be finalized by year's end

    The airportwas abuzz Monday as crews worked feverishly to finish roughly $5 million worth of infrastructure upgrades to the airport by next month.

    In addition to a deeper overlay on the 6,000-foot-long runway, the Elizabethtown Regional Airport at Addington Field is making improvements to its lighting system and its weather service program, said Joe Yates, chairman of the Elizabethtown Airport Board.

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  • Local Halloween Events


    Community Halloween party, 6 p.m., sponsored by West 84 Volunteer Fire Department at Station 1, 21129 Sonora Hardin Springs Road. Costume contest, games, food, trunk or treating and fire safety program. POC: Chief Steve Gore 862-4679.

  • Veterans Tribute Committee unveils Coast Guard sculpture

    Elizabethtown sculptor Rich Griendling is not lacking for jobs these days, but his work on the Hardin County Veterans Tribute is nearing its final lap.

  • Group seeks donations to support 3/1

    An area organization is asking residents to welcome home returning soldiers by donating to projects and causes aimed at supporting service members and their families.

    The Duke Association, a nonprofit and nonpolitical association of the Fort Knox 3/1 ID Duke Brigade, is launching its “Dollar for the Dukes” campaign.

  • Radcliff Fire Department sponsors Trunk or Treat this evening

    The Radcliff Fire Department is sponsoring Trunk or Treat on Saturday at Radcliff City Park.

    The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This year a Haunted Forest has been added to the event.

    Trunk or Treat is free and the department is accepting a $5 donation or a $4 donation with a canned food item, for entrance to the forest, said Bryce Shumate, Radcliff Police Department’s public information officer. The donation is to make the event bigger next year, and the canned food will go to Helping Hand of Hope for its Thanksgiving and Christmas food drive.

  • Elizabethtown church to hold community festival, groundbreaking

    First Christian Church in Elizabethtown is hosting a ground-breaking ceremony and a celebration called First Festival on Saturday at the church’s new North Miles site.

    Senior Minister Stuart Jones said the ceremony is an opportunity for church members and the community to hang out and get to know the new location. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with the ground-breaking ceremony starting at 12:30 p.m.

  • Louisville mother pleads not guilty to criminal abuse

    The Louisville woman accused of allowing her 3-year-old son to be abused was indicted in September and appeared in Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday for arraignment.

    Jacqueline Y. Hutchings, 31, pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree criminal abuse.

  • Teaching from Kuwait: Educator keeps in touch via Skype

    Even miles away from home, teacher Andrea Meyer still is a presence in her classroom.

    Lt. Col. Meyer of the U.S. Army Reserve, a special education teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, has been deployed to Kuwait for 400 days, but still is keeping tabs on her students by Skype, an online video call service, like she did on Monday. Her school, in return, will be working on a service project for the entirety of her deployment.

  • Flex Films to hold groundbreaking ceremony Friday

    Flex Films USA will begin placing its stamp on Kentucky this week.

    The Elizabethtown operation, owned by Uflex Ltd. based in New Delhi, India, will hold a ground blessing and groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday in Elizabethtown. The ceremony is at the site of its new manufacturing facility in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park on Black Branch Road, said Rick Games, president of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation.