Local News

  • Council votes to reduce business tax penalties

    In its meeting Tuesday night, Radcliff City Council voted unanimously to reduce penalties for late tax payments for businesses licensed in the city.

    The city charges 5 percent of the license fee for the first month the tax payment is late and 5 percent for each additional month.

    The penalty was reduced to 3 percent in both instances.

    The reduction takes effect this year.

  • Fire erupts at house on East Dixie Avenue

    A Tuesday night fire in Elizabethtown left a family temporarily displaced.

    Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to the fire in the 500 block of East Dixie Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Chief Mike Hulsey said. Two adults and a 1-year-old child lived in the home. The American Red Cross is assisting the residents, Hulsey said.

    The fire was started by an electrical short in an outlet in a bedroom, he said. The blaze mostly was contained to the bedroom, though there was some damage to another room and the attic.

  • Zone request for quarry expansion on hold

    Citing goals outlined in Hardin County’s comprehensive plan, a representative of rock quarry owners said a rezoning to accommodate its proposed 26.8-acre addition should be granted because it complies and enhances those objectives.

    Homeowners disturbed by blasting, tired of truck traffic and concerned about an encroachment they believe threatens property values answered in number Tuesday night during a public hearing.

  • Tip to EPD leads to body search

    A call last week about possible human remains buried on land off East Railroad Street in Elizabethtown led police and other officials to the beginning stages of an investigation.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said police arrived at the location around 1 p.m. Wednesday and spent several hours using cadaver dogs from Louisville and ground-penetrating radar supplied by a local archeologist to search for bones in the area.

  • EPD searching possible burial site

    Elizabethtown Police officials are on the scene about a possible burial site in the area of East Railroad Avenue, according to a news release.

    EPD is attempting to corroborate the information by using cadaver dogs and ground penetrating radar. This is a preliminary investigation.

  • E'town approves pool designer

    Elizabethtown is moving forward on the design for a new aquatic center at American Legion Park.

    Following a brief discussion Tuesday started by Councilman Terry Shipp, Elizabethtown City Council approved without dissent the hire of design firm Brandstetter Carroll to develop a new recreational aquatic facility at the park.

  • Blocker’s case continued until next Tuesday

    A woman facing nine charges, including attempted murder after police say she crashed her car into an Elizabethtown Kroger store, appeared Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

    June Blocker, 52, had no attorney present and her case was continued until Feb. 25 to allow time for her to retain legal counsel.

  • West Point woman charged in connection with drug arrest

    A woman who lived in the same apartment as a man arrested last week on various drug charges was arrested Monday night on similar charges.

    Jennifer Renee Hill, 25, of the 100 block of Dixie Valley Loop in West Point, was picked up by Kentucky State Police on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), acquiring income from trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sex crimes leave lasting impact

    In crimes of a sexual nature, there rarely is just one victim – it impacts the victim, the family and others – and the effects last a lifetime, Judge Kelly Mark Easton said Tuesday during a sentencing hearing in his Hardin Circuit courtroom.

    Listening to his statements was Edward P. Rogers, 35, of Ashland, who accepted a plea deal in December of a combined 13 years in prison for sex-related crimes against two girls in Hardin County over a five-year period. Both girls were younger than 12.

  • Brown-Pusey lands parking lot use for alcohol

    Elizabethtown City Council has authorized The Brown-Pusey House use of the cherry municipal parking lot near the home as a mingling area for visitors to drink alcohol during the BBQ, Blues and Bikes festival in May.

    The historic home plans to sell beer with a temporary event license as a way to raise funds for the organization, said Director Twylane Van Lahr.