Local News

  • Faces & Places: Yes, Senior Drill Sergeant Royalty

    You can read more about Sgt. First Class Royalty in the inaugural edition of On Post magazine. It is available on free distribution newsstands locally and inside this week's edition of The Turret, Fort Knox's weekly newspaper.

  • RPD searching for robbery suspect

    Radcliff Police are seeking the public's help in trying to solve two armed/strong robberies in the last week.

    Donut Express at 281 S. Wilson Road was robbed around 2 p.m. last Saturday while Mecks Gifts at 555 N. Wilson Road was robbed around 4 p.m. Thursday. The businesses are within a mile of each other.

  • Education foundations merging

    Two area education entities are combining their goals and resources as Hardin County Educational Foundation and North Central Education Foundation will become one.

    Steve Arel, president of the Hardin County Educational Foundation, said organization representatives began considering a merger years ago, but the Hardin County organization was busy fundraising for the Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School and plans to merge were dropped.
    Then the economy made things hard for the Hardin County organization as money began to dry up.

  • E'town native at heart of Fort Benning information fair

    Military members, civilians who work with the military and their families have plenty to think about when they make one of the many moves often associated with their careers.

    Linda Brady, director of communications and outreach for the Greater Georgia Chamber of Commerce and The Valley Partnership, said she has fielded questions as large scale as housing options, school standards, job availability and quality of life. She also is asked about smaller details that are just as important to families, such as children’s sports league, and churches.

  • North Middle dances for Andrew
  • EPD responds to criminal mischief complaints

    Elizabethtown police responded to several locations Thursday in regard to criminal mischief. Various vehicles had the back windshield broken or side windows destroyed by shots fired from BB guns or pellet guns, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release.

    By mid-afternoon Thursday, police had taken nine reports in the areas of Diecks Drive, North Mantle Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue and Willow Creek Drive.

  • Burke defense tries to sway jury toward other possible suspect

    Defense attorneys for Brent Burke spent Thursday attempting to poke holes in the prosecution’s murder case and to raise questions in jurors’ minds about another possible killer of Tracy Burke and Karen Comer.
    A neighborhood teenager who bragged about involvement on the day of the shooting deaths disavowed those statements while testifying in Hardin Circuit Court.
    DeShawn White, who was 14 at the time, attributed his 2007 statements to immaturity.

  • Classic rock group to make May 27 E'town appearance

    Being able to bring classic rock super group Foreigner to Elizabethtown after four years of trying left city councilman Kenny Lewis “ecstatic” Thursday.

    “This is a really big deal to get them,” he said. “They are riding a big wave right now and they are one of the hottest classic rock acts out there right now.”

  • Hardin ranked 14th, 19th in county health rankings

    Hardin County generally is one of the healthiest counties in Kentucky, according to recently released data.

    Hardin County was ranked 14th in health outcomes and 19th in health factors out of 120 Kentucky counties in a report released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report ranks counties in Kentucky and almost every county in the country.

  • National Ladies Auxiliary VFW president to visit area

    The national president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW will spend part of Monday in Vine Grove.
    Cortina Barnes will speak at VFW Post 10281 on Briggs Lane in Vine Grove, take part in a brunch and visit Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central as part of her stay, said Connie Burke of the Post 10281 Ladies Auxiliary.
    “It’s a big deal for us,’’ Burke said.
    She said this is the second visit by a national VFW president in the last few years to Vine Grove.