Local News

  • United Way allocations are up

    United Way of Central Kentucky’s record-breaking campaign is providing money to 20 organizations in its five-county service region this year, a high for the agency.

    It also plans to fund two organizations for the first time: Breckinridge County Schools and Shepherd’s Pie food pantry in LaRue County.

    United Way’s fundraising campaign yielded more than $1.1 million to further its mission, increasing allocations by more than $153,000, said Executive Director Christopher Wilborn. In all, $873,528.37 will be distributed.

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  • PHOTO: Bad Tree

     Workers cut a tree Wednesday that was leaning across utility lines on Bardstown Road, just outside city limits. Traffic was reduced to one lane while they worked.

  • 1,000 Medicaid patients to be added in LaRue

     In the wake of Gov. Steve Beshear’s recent decision to expand Medicaid under federal health reform, there is concern that Kentucky’s healthcare system will not be able to care for the newly insured.

  • Funeral held for Bardstown officer

     Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis was remembered at his funeral Thursday as a man who loved life and liked to make people laugh.

    In his eulogy for the young officer, who was murdered early Saturday morning, Police Chief Rick McCubbin told funny stories about Ellis, who would dress up in ridiculous costumes at office parties and play pranks on his fellow officers.

    One time, for example, McCubbin had to move a DARE officer out of his office, and Ellis took it upon himself to find the poor guy other space.

  • UPDATE: Body found on I-65

    Kentucky State Police are on the scene between mile markers 99 and 100 in the northbound lane of Interstate 65 where the body of a female has been found.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crews are assisting KSP in closing the outside northbound lane. The lane is expected to be closed for several hours, according to a news release.

    Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins said the body was found about 9:30 a.m. by a mowing company. Foul play is suspected.

  • Florence’s legacy continues with the ‘Earl Burger’

    The family of the late Samuel “Earl” Florence can continue the memory of their loved one in a unique way – by going to the Hodgenville McDonalds and ordering an “Earl Burger.”

    Janice Graham of Harrodsburg, Earl’s daughter, said her father passed away April 4 due to cancer. She is pleased his memory lives on at one of his regular weekly stops.

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  • James Carter’s life was changed by a stroke

    Although stroke is a common occurrence among older adults, the signs of a stroke are not as well known as those pertaining to a heart attack or other sudden illness.

    James Hershell Carter had his second stroke while a resident at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    Caregivers and nurses were transferring him from one room to another when it became apparent something was wrong: James could not respond to their questions.

  • Couple treks through New Zealand

    An Elizabethtown native and her husband are on a six-month hike through the wilderness and urban areas of New Zealand.

    Clara Mills, a 1997 graduate of Central Hardin High School, and her husband, B.J. Romines, have traveled much of the United States living in a recreational vehicle during regular two-week breaks from Mills’ work as a corporate pilot.

    She and her husband hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia, in 2011.