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Local News

  • Firework vendors on the rise in area

    For July Fourth, Mike Madi­son and his daughter, Brooke, will spend 17 nights camping out in a large, white tent in a parking lot right off U.S. 31W in the middle of Elizabethtown.

    That’s because the Tennessee twosome are one of 12 vendors selling fireworks in the city — in addition to eight in Radcliff — this week in preparation for Independence Day.

  • Tennessee man tries to withdraw guilty plea for sex crimes

    After entering a guilty plea April 7 agreeing to a 12-year sentence for sex acts with a male relative, a Clarksville, Tennessee, man entered a pro se motion Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to withdraw the plea.

  • E’town officials ride with Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky

    Riding downtown in a wheelchair, Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger accidentally steered into a street sign and a flowerpot. She needed help from two people — including Police Chief Tracy Schiller — to scale a curb’s lip.

    “You’ve got to remember this is my first time,” she said. “I haven’t had any practice.”

  • Hardinsburg man flown from scene of single-vehicle crash

    A Hardinsburg man is in serious condition at a Louisville hospital after a single-vehicle crash on Hardinsburg Road Monday night.

    Matthew N. Marple, 42, was driving a white four-wheel drive truck in the 14000 block of Hardinsburg Road when the crash occurred.

  • Two plead guilty to Glendale bank robbery

    Two men pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to robbing the West Point Bank in Glendale of nearly $9,000 last December.

    Leonard Duane Sisk, 54, of Cecilia, and Justin Matthew Collinge, 32, of Leitchfield, pleaded guilty to the Dec. 23, 2014 robbery. They were arrested Jan. 5.

  • Van carrying 10 children struck en route to lunch

    A van transporting 10 children from a day care was involved in a three vehicle crash on U.S. 62 Tuesday in Elizabethtown.

    At 12:25 p.m., Elizabethtown Police responded to an injury accident at the intersection of U.S. 62 and Kentucky Drive.

  • Auditor visits E'town to research sexual assault kits

    Concern over how evidence in sexual violence cases is handled prompted State Auditor Adam Edelen and the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs to conduct a series of meetings across the state, including a stop today in Elizabethtown.

  • Man exits moving vehicle

    A man is in stable condition after police say he “exited” a moving vehicle Monday morning on U.S. 31W in Radcliff near the intersection with Vine Street.

    The man was a passenger in a vehicle and the woman driving was questioned by police, Radcliff Police Capt. Mac Slack said.

  • The postman delivers no more

    “Neither snow or rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” A tribute to America’s postal workers chiseled in granite over the entrance to the New York City Post Office on 8th Avenue.

  • Hydrants being flushed overnight in Vine Grove

    The Vine Grove Public Works Department started flushing fire hydrants Monday and the process will run through July 19 at various locations around town, a city official said.

    The work will be done between the hours of 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays work will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.