Menu Close

Kentucky Native Braved Storm Brought by Hurricane Ida

One Kentucky native was able to give first-hand experience of the storm on Sunday evening brought in from Hurricane Ida. Larry Small, of Leitchfield, is now a resident in Slidell, Louisiana. Due to illness, Small and his wife stayed in his house, despite high winds and flooding.

“My house is elevated 8 feet because I’m in a flood zone. I believe maybe that we are the only residents who stayed through the night here. Quite frightening. The wind was very, very strong. The house felt like it was rocking. I look around the area, and all I can see is water.”

He is now waiting for the water to recede before cleanup can happen.

Meade County In Search of Missing Female

The Meade County Sheriff’s Office is now asking for the public’s help in the search for a woman who has been missing for two days. “Her date of birth is October 5th, 1968. A female that went missing on August 28th, 2021 around 7 a.m. She should be driving a 2014 Chevy Equinox, light blue in color. It’s out of the blue that she went missing. If you have any information pertaining to the person or the vehicle, please contact the Meade County Sheriff’s Office,” stated Meade County Detective Danny Knell. A picture of the missing individual can be found on the Meade County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Local Nonprofit to Help Raise Money for Kimble Family

On Friday, Give270, a local nonprofit, announced a crowdfunding effort for the Kimble family who lost both parents within days of each other from Covid-19. Dr. TJ and Liz Kimble were well-known in Hardin County and the special needs community for starting Joshua’s friends, a non-profit named after their son Joshua who was diagnosed with down syndrome. Their son Micah noted that Dr. Kimble was always there for them. “He was a perfect role model. He was a great advisor. Anytime we needed anything, he was probably always the first call. He loved us boys. He supported us and he had very high expectations for us. He made sure that we knew that he loved us.”

Thomas also added that their mother was selfless. “She always put others before herself and that didn’t just stop with her. She gave it to us, too. She was just beautiful in every way.”

To donate, visit

E’town Wine Fest Returns Next Month

Tickets are on sale now for the 5th annual E’town Wine Fest. The event will take place on September 18th at Freeman Lake Park. City Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn invites the community to purchase tickets now, as they are selling fast. 

“Tickets are only $25. That gets you a tasting, a glass, it gets you into some amazing local Kentucky wineries. There’s going to be bourbon there. There’s going to be wine from California. We’re going to have about 7 or 8 Kentucky wineries as well. It’s going to be just an awesome night.”

Bourbon will also be featured at the E’town Tourism Bourbon’s Backyard Table. To order tickets, visit