Local News

  • Longtime pastor passes church reins

    After decades as leader, Raford Herrin preached his last sermon as a pastor Sunday, but he’s not walking away from the pulpit.

    Herrin, the 86-year-old pastor of Brooks Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, has been preaching 62 years.

    During his career, he’s started four churches. One in Cynthiana, one in Falmouth, one in Mount Vernon and, the last, now known as Brooks Baptist Church.

    The Elizabethtown church held its first service in June 1982. Herrin and his wife, Vonda Delphine, remember it well.

  • Organization to assist with heating costs

    Some local residents soon will be able to receive assistance for heating costs.

    The Hardin County Com-munity Action Office will begin Jan. 13 helping low-income families heat their homes with the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    Family income must be at 130 percent of the federal poverty level or below to receive assistance, which is based on availability of funding, according to a news release from the council.

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  • Two killed in Saturday night wreck

    A man and woman were killed Saturday night in a single-vehicle wreck on South Wilson Road in Radcliff.

    First responders were called to the scene at 9:12 p.m., Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

    A vehicle driven by Michael W. Keith, 29, of Radcliff was southbound when it left the road and hit a tree in the 2000 block of South Wilson Road, police said.

    Megan E. Keith, 22, was a passenger, and is believed to be Michael Keith’s sister, Shumate said.

    Both were dead at the scene.

  • Kentucky and Louisville fans gather to watch game

    In an intense rivalry game, sides are chosen and lines are drawn.

    But when the last two NCAA men’s basketball national champions square off and they are playing one of the biggest rivalry games in the country, some fans put on their apparel and head out to enjoy the game and the atmosphere that comes along with it.

  • Death of waste hauler owner leaves uncertainty for E'town residents

    For two weeks, Connie Kisselbaugh’s trash was not collected. A trash can that sits at her curb is filled and several bags and boxes are piled alongside it.

    Normal pickup day for Kisselbaugh is Wednesday, but on Friday after Christmas, the trash remained and was mounting.

    She tried to contact her provider, South Central Sanitation. What she did not know was owner/operator Gary Stillwell of Elizabethtown was hospitalized and died the day after Christmas.

  • Mystery truck tied to demolished building, court case

    A dump truck making its rounds in Elizabethtown with a sign that says “Evil Willful Intentional” is owned by Dr. William Eriksen, founder of Eriksen Chiropractic Center.

    The truck spent several weeks on property owned by Eriksen at the intersection of Dixie Avenue and Mulberry Street downtown but recently was moved to a spot off North Mulberry Street near the chiropractor’s office.

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  • Bondurant leaves lasting legacy

    Organ music played as family, friends and colleagues gathered in a LaRue County courtroom to celebrate the life of Judge James Elliott “Jim” Bondurant.

    Bondurant, who served as district judge for Hart and LaRue counties and later was the first senior judge appointed in Kentucky, died Thursday in Tennessee. He was 84.

    “His only request was to hold service at the LaRue County Courthouse,” Jane Bondurant, Jim’s daughter, told the congregation. “This space was dear to him.”

  • Car hits KSP vehicle

    A Kentucky state trooper will be on medical leave after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday night at the intersection of Patriot Parkway and Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    Trooper Scotty Sharp from Post 4 in Elizabethtown was traveling north on Patriot Parkway with lights and sirens on to respond to a domestic call in Rineyville at 6:32 p.m., Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory said.