Local News

  • Lookin' like Lincoln Days

    Lincoln Days kicked off Saturday in Hodgenville with traditional fare such as funnel cakes and local music mixed with Abraham Lincolns and pioneer games.

    This weekend marks the 36th Lincoln Days, and the celebration continues today with a nondenominational service at 11 a.m. and a professional rail splitting contest at 2 p.m.

    Saturday’s festivities included look-alike contests. There were seven participants in the Abraham Lincoln contest and three in the Mary Todd Lincoln contest.

  • E'town interchange included in national study of freight traffic

    The U.S. 31W interchange at Lincoln Parkway was included in a 2010 national study of major freight congested areas conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Freight Management and Operations.

    The study was part of a Freight Performance Measures initiative and included 250 “freight significant highway infrastructure” locations, according to the report on the ATRI website. Most of the sites monitored were in urban areas.

  • Soldiers' best friends

    During K-9 training at Fort Knox, men in ACUs command dogs, their words sharp and short. The dogs obey, focused and fierce.

    But business can’t hide companionship. The men easily switch their tone when praising the dogs for doing a good job. Just like any dog lover they say “you’re such a good dog” while rubbing the dogs’ heads. The dogs playfully respond, tails wagging and tongues hanging.

  • Help dealing with the home front

    The home front has changed since the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division deployed. Babies have been born. Children have grown. Milestones have been celebrated. Illnesses have been diagnosed. And all the while, wives have taken on solo parenting and household management.

    It’s a lot to take in, Army wives said.

  • Planning a party for 5,000 friends

    By 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, Mark Wicker, event coordinator for Fort Knox’s annual Army Concert Tour Series, was already at Godman Army Airfield, the site of a concert that would take place 12 hours later.

    “It’s not unusual to put in 18 to 20 hours,” said Wicker.

    The scent of eggs, bacon, pancakes, Danish and coffee filled the airfield hangar, and production and stage crew members, bus drivers and band associates loaded their plates. Concert support staff, Morale, Welfare and Recreation employees, had begun preparing the meal at 6 a.m.

  • Pilot killed as plane crashes into motel in Grayson County

    By DeAnna Lasley
    Landmark News Service

    A small plane crashed into Pine Tree Inn at Falls of Rough around midday Friday, killing the pilot. A 15-year-old neighbor is being credited with helping rescue the hotel’s owner.

    The plane exploded into the north side of the owner’s residence at the rear of the building where it connects to the inn. The inn’s owner, Tyonia Bruner, was inside when the plane hit.

  • Magistrate asks friends to vote 'no' on alcohol question

    A Hardin County official is encouraging his friends to vote “no” in any local option on alcohol sales Tuesday in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove.

    Magistrate E.G. Thompson, who doesn’t live in any of the three towns, posted Thursday on Facebook, “Many of us live in the unincorporated areas of Hardin County and do not get to vote; still, we can encourage those who can to VOTE NO!”

  • Nationally known conservative speaks on P'Pool's behalf

    One of the lead lawyers in a court battle to block implementation of federal health reform visited Elizabethtown in hopes of helping elect an ally in his efforts.

    Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general of Virginia, encouraged about three dozen people at a backyard gathering Thursday to support Todd P’Pool’s candidacy for Kentucky attorney general.

  • Two Hardin County schools receive donations from Windstream

    Two Hardin County elementary schools received donations this week through the Windstream Foundation’s SchoolsWIN campaign.

    G.C. Burkhead Elementary School and Lincoln Trail Elementary School each received $1,000 checks presented to them by representatives from the Windstream Classroom Caravan, a mobile program traveling across the country this fall to award schools with donations, said Brooke Cochran, a representative who presented a check to Lincoln Trail.

  • A historic promotion: First black woman named major general

    Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson might never have gotten involved with the U.S. Army if she hadn’t needed a science credit at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

    She was wandering through a gym considering booths advertising classes when she saw one for military science. She asked the man attending the booth whether the class counted as a science credit. It did.

    About 30 years later, Anderson stood in front of soldiers, political officials and area residents and was promoted as the first black woman to become a major general in the Army.