Local News

  • Some 'bucket list' items more doable than others

    Staff report
    A Kentucky bucket list of things to do and see before you die, prepared by the Lexington Herald-Leader and published Monday in The News-Enterprise, included one prohibited activity.
    No. 14 on the list suggested visiting the U.S. Bullion Depository on Fort Knox and taking a picture to commemorate the occasion. But a mental snapshot would be more serviceable as photos are not allowed to be taken near the Gold Vault, said Kyle Hodges, a public information officer at Fort Knox.

  • Kentucky State Police receive new crime-scene truck

    The Kentucky State Police post in Elizabethtown received a new vehicle last week that will allow officers to process crime scenes more quickly.

    Capt. John Ward, commander of the KSP Elizabethtown post, visited Frankfort last Wednesday o pick up the Ford Super Duty Truck from Gov. Steve Beshear and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, according to a KSP news release.

    The truck is equipped with a utility bed and all the tools necessary to process a crime scene, including evidence gathering supplies, said Bruce Reeves, KSP public information officer.

  • E’town invests thousands in downtown acquisitions

    Elizabethtown City Council sent a statement Monday signifying it is serious about downtown redevelopment.

    The council voted to purchase three buildings for $240,000 and city officials said they believe the purchases will help the city take a significant step forward in creating life and interest in downtown.

  • Pitching in can change history

    One summer in the early ‘70s, two women and a storm that raked rural LaRue County changed how Lysa Stanton views history.

    The Ohio woman’s story begins with a car trip to her grandparents’ house in Russell Springs when she was no older than 10. Grandmother Bess, who loved to chat about the past, suggested that Stanton’s parents take the family to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace in Hodgenville.

    This meant a two-hour-plus round trip and Stanton didn’t feel like going.

  • Radcliff’s sports angel dies

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said it is practically impossible for a sports-minded kid in his community not to have been impacted by Tom Arflin.

    The 74-year-old Arflin, who less than two weeks ago was honored for his longtime dedication to the Radcliff youth sports scene, died Saturday night.

    Arflin was diagnosed with brain cancer in May and had undergone radiation treatment.

  • History at home: Rineyville property gives up a Civil War secret

    Cecilia resident Frank Taylor was sitting on the porch of a house he owns in Rineyville when he saw a sphere of rusted cast iron protruding from the ground.

    Suddenly, his thoughts switched from the damage he said previous tenants left in the house to a revelation: “That’s a cannonball.”

    The cast iron sphere of several inches in diameter Taylor dug up hasn’t been evaluated by experts, but he’s convinced that it’s a Civil War-era cannonball.

  • ’Til death us to part ... then what?

    “For better or for worse, ’til death do us part,” and then what? For majority of married couples, the harsh reality is one of the spouses will end up living alone.

  • Just grillin'

    Rows of grilled chicken crackled and browned as Glendale Lions Club members wrapped up the final minutes of preparation before their big fundraiser for the year.
    The club hosted its annual chicken barbecue Saturday. The club invited the community to the Glendale Firehouse for a chicken dinner, complete with sides and a drink. The dinner serves as the club’s main fundraiser.

  • Homelessness count shows Hardin County in 31st

    Hardin County isn’t among the counties with the highest population of homeless, but it does rank in the top 15 for a couple of subgroups.
    Point-In-Time Count of the Homeless data for 2011 detail the population of those who are homeless in Kentucky counties. The count helps determine how much money is allotted to homelessness assistance in the state and determines progress toward the state’s 10-year plan to end homelessness.

  • Golf scramble planned to help Radcliff teenager

    The boy who captivated the city of Radcliff as its smiling junior mayor has found support in Elizabethtown as doctors plan to intensify his cancer treatments.

    The family of Andrew Holland, a Radcliff teenager battling a rare form of Ewing Sarcoma, was notified last week that doctors at Kosair Children’s Hospital plan to intensify his chemotherapy and add radiation in treatment of a disease they admit they know little about.