Local News

  • United Way offers grant training Feb. 17

    In an effort to combat poverty in the region, United Way of Central Kentucky is offering Community Investment Grants to nonprofits wishing to advance their missions.

    In order to apply for the grants, a representative from each nonprofit program in United Way’s five-county service area of Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue or Meade counties, seeking funding must attend mandatory training.

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  • Charter bus carrying Bullitt cheerleaders involved in crash

    A charter bus carrying Bullitt Central High School students to a cheerleading competition in Orlando, Florida, was struck early Thursday morning by a suspected drunken driver near Atlanta.

    Renee Wright, cheerleading coach at LaRue County High School, said the squad’s charter bus and other charter buses including Bullitt Central’s stopped in East Ridge, Tennessee, about an hour and a half prior to the crash that night to relieve drivers.

    Wright said the Bullitt Central bus left about five minutes before them.

  • Anthem reports data breach

    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s recent data breach could affect Kentuckians who are insured through the health care giant, but it’s a threat that could be difficult to track.

    The hackers took personal information that could be used to set up credit cards or establish other credit accounts in a person’s name. But until the person actually makes a charge using the stolen identity, there is little local police can do.

  • Fund established for family involved in fatal crash

    A fund has been set up to assist a family whose toddler died last week in a car crash.

    Spencer Avery, 2, son of Tiffany and Nathan Avery, of Munfordville, was pronounced dead at the scene by Hart County Coroner Reggie Pettit.

    The two-car collision occurred about 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, on U.S. 31-W south of Munfordville. Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • KSP Hotline

    The Kentucky State Police Post 04 in Elizabethtown covers eight counties: Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckenridge, LaRue and Grayson.

    Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible. 

  • Upton man dies after being struck by train

    An Upton man was killed Monday, Jan. 26, in Hart County when the 1981 Chevrolet El Camino he was driving was struck by a CSX train.

    According to a Kentucky State Police press release, John Schafer, 61, was westbound on Walnut Grove School Road in Bonnieville when his car became disabled on the railroad tracks for an unknown reason. Schafer was unable to avoid being struck by the northbound train.

    Schafer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County coroner. Schafer was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision, the press release said.

  • Dispatch launching CodeRED

    In the event of an emergency, such as a tornado, severe thunderstorm, winter storm, flash flood, chemical road spill, or boil water advisory, every minute counts in alerting the public to the potential danger.

    LaRue County is about to launch a system called CodeRED that will instantly relay such information through email, text messages, and home or cell phones.

    Nathan Hall, LaRue County’s 911 coordinator and deputy emergency management director, expects to have the system operable this month.

  • Legal Aid Society offers clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 to make your reservation.

    Divorce Clinic – 9:30 a.m. Feb. 13 and March 12. Clients will receive assistance from attorneys in filling out all of the necessary paperwork to file for a divorce.

  • Justice named interim superintendent at Vicksburg

    Bill Justice has been named interim superintendent at the Vicksburg National Military Park effective Feb. 8. Justice has served as superintendent of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville since 2011. He previously worked at Natchez National Historical Park.

    During Justice’s four-month assignment at Vicksburg, Stacy Humphreys will be acting superintendent at the Hodgenville Park for February and March; Brian Ludwig will be acting superintendent in April and May.