Local News

  • HMH asks E'town to close part of Woodland Drive

    Hardin Memorial Health has asked Elizabethtown to consider closing a portion of Woodland Drive between Cardinal Drive and Layman Lane to facilitate the expansion of the hospital’s emergency department.

    Steve White, assistant vice president and compliance officer for HMH, said the expansion as conceptualized will encroach onto Woodland Drive.

    If approved as presented, a cul de sac would be installed facing south on Woodland Drive just north of the Cardinal Building adjacent to DaVita Woodland Dialysis Center, White said.

  • Photo: Memories of snow
  • Study: Sports park exceeds expectations

    Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau’s estimate that the Elizabethtown Sports Park would create an economic impact of $7 million per year was a conservative understatement, according to a new economic impact study conducted on the park’s first full season.

  • City narrows search for pool designer

    Elizabethtown has narrowed proposals and could select a consultant next week to lead the design of a new aquatic facility at American Legion Park that likely would feature a standalone pool and a neighboring spray park.

    City Engineer Scott Reynolds said the goal is to finish design and start preparing construction bids by June.

  • County animal shelter hosts open house

    After a little more than 2 and 1/2 years, Deedie Layman said the county’s new animal control facility is a “dream come true.”

    At a ribbon cutting for the Hardin County Animal Shelter on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown, Layman, PAWS Shelter Foundation president, briefly addressed the crowd thanking them for their help in making the PAWS dream reality.

    “It’s a win-win situation for the community, staff and animals,” Layman said.

  • Taste of Radcliff helps satisfy curiosity

    Curiosity piqued the interest of more than 300 in attendance Monday night at the sixth annual Taste of Radcliff.

    The event, hosted by the Radcliff Woman’s Club, packed Colvin Community Center as attendees braved the cold to sample fares from 24 area restaurants and others.

    Bill Blume, who attended for the first time last year, said curiosity is what brought him.

  • UPDATE: CHHS teacher fired for involvement with student

    A Central Hardin High School Spanish teacher arrested Monday night on a sexual abuse charge was fired Tuesday by Hardin County Schools after the district conducted its own investigation.

    Edwin Bonet, 54, of Radcliff was charged with first-degree sexual abuse as well as prohibited use of an electronic device to communicate with an individual. He admitted to hugging and kissing his 14-year-old female student in his classroom last Thursday, according to an arrest report.

  • Village Post Office opening in Eastview

    The Kentuckiana District of the U.S. Postal Service is opening a Village Post Office at Eastview One Stop at 13456 Leitchfield Road.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    Village Post Offices are operated by local businesses and provide a specific range of services and products such as first-class postage stamps, priority mail products and accept mail.

  • Terry Court fire intentionally set

    A fire that broke out on Terry Court one week ago, heavily damaging a two-story duplex, was intentionally set, according to

    Elizabethtown Fire investigator Jeremy Goodman. The burn patterns and debris collected from the scene, he said, all point to arson.

    Local authorities are interviewing potential suspects to find the person responsible.

  • Two E'town residents promoted by KSP

    Kentucky State Police recognized the promotion of 48 officers throughout the state in a ceremony Monday at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Among those recognized were two Elizabethtown men.

    Senior Trooper Kevin M. Warrell of Elizabethtown was promoted to sergeant at Post 4 in Elizabethtown. Warrell is an 11-year KSP trooper.

    Senior Trooper Frank C. Taylor will serve as sergeant at Post 5 in Campbellsburg. A resident of Elizabethtown, Taylor is a nine-year veteran of the agency.