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Today's News

  • Sisters in sync: Hopes help Elizabethtown High School band in state title bid

    Heading into state competition this weekend, Elizabethtown High School band is full of Hope.

    It comes in the form of the four Hope sisters — senior Brandy, sophomores Brittany and Breanna, and eighth-grader Bridgett. As Brandy brings her marching band career to a close and Bridgett is just starting hers, this year is the only year all four sisters have participated in marching band.

  • Brothers arraigned in rolling meth lab wreck

    Two Elizabethtown brothers involved in a fatal wreck in April were arraigned Tuesday on drug charges and state police say the vehicle’s driver could face more charges relating to the crash.

    David L. Stallins II, 27, and Matthew S. Stallins, 26, were indicted in September for criminal conspiracy to manufacturing in methamphetamine, complicity to commit possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity to commit possession of marijuana.

  • Radcliff man arrested on sexual abuse charge

    A Radcliff man was arrested Tuesday on a sexual abuse charge police say involved a minor younger than 12.

    Jose M. Vargas, 35, was arrested on a warrant for first-degree sexual abuse. He was arraigned via video feed Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the alleged offense occurred April 16, 2011, at Vargas’ Pearl Street residence in Radcliff.

  • McAlister's Deli comes to Elizabethtown

    A restaurant franchise well established in Louisville is moving next door to Cheddar’s and Kohl’s this winter.

    McAlister’s Deli is renovating a building at 4031 N. Dixie Ave. and should complete construction in November, said Jim Gillenwater, a franchisee with Heritage Enterprises Inc. Heritage operates more than half a dozen of the franchises in Louisville and a location in Clarksville, Ind., he said.

    Gillenwater said the restaurant is on schedule to open sometime in December barring construction delays.

  • Thomas named SpringHaven executive director

    The interim director for SpringHaven Inc. has been named permanent executive director.

    Tanya Thomas learned Monday she earned the administration spot for the organization that offers shelter and services to victims of domestic violence when she received flowers and a congratulatory card from board members.

    Thomas has worked as interim director since May, after former executive director Lisa Holmes left the position and said she was considering taking legal action. Thomas was assistant director as the time and has worked at SpringHaven for nearly 13 years.

  • Youth sports as good for adults as children

    Guilt. If I’m perfectly honest, that’s how my adventure in coaching started. But despite somewhat ugly beginnings, some things do turn out beautifully.

    This summer, my 4-year-old son was wild about playing soccer. With gusto, we registered with a local youth league, but it turned out more volunteer coaches were needed. To be turned away would have broken his heart — true for most young athletes, I’m sure.

  • Radcliff incumbents deserve new terms

    ISSUE: Radcliff City Council election
    OUR VIEW: When the path is clear, move ahead

    With a concentration on community pride, Radcliff city government has made significant improvements regarding quality of life issues.

  • Suspense wins over slashers

    If you go: Halloween themed movies play throughout the weekend and on Halloween at the Historic State Theater.
    "Little Shop of Horrors" (1960) - 7 p.m. Thursday, admission is free
    “Night of the Living Dead” – 8 p.m. Friday, admission $3
    “The Goonies” – 2 p.m. Saturday, admission $3
    “Ghostbusters” – 6:45 p.m. Saturday, admission $3
    “Halloween” – 9:15 p.m. Saturday, admission $3

  • Search, rescue squad effort taking off

    The idea of forming a volunteer search-and-rescue squad in Hardin County met with plenty of interest Monday night when about 60 people attended an initial meeting and nearly 50 applied to join.

    Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher led the meeting at the Hardin County Emergency Management building on Rineyville Road.

    He was pleased with the turnout, he said.

    “The room was full, and that’s what we were hoping for,” he said.

  • Stamp out breast cancer