Local News

  • Money from bourbon goes to local nonprofit

    An anonymous bidder who purchased the first-ever bottle of Boundary Oaks Distillery bourbon during an online auction last week chose Helping Hand of Hope to receive the money that purchased the bottle.

  • Couple sentenced in child abuse case

    A mother and her boyfriend accused of abusing her mentally disabled child were sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Heather M. Shipley, 36, received a five-year probated sentence and Justin F. Badgett, 27, was sentenced to an alternate six-month sentence and will have the remainder probated for five years.

  • KU customers may see rate increase

    Hardin and LaRue County Kentucky Util­ities customers may experience an electricity rate increase as early as July if the Kentucky Public Service Commission grants the energy company’s request.

    An LG&E KU spokesman said the company is seeking a revenue increase of $153 million from the commission in an application filing today.

  • Elizabethtown planning new public works facility

    Elizabethtown officials are taking steps to build a new public works facility.

    To allow the project to be built in phases, city engineer Scott Reynolds recommended the city hire two architect firms after presenting their plans to the city council at Monday’s work session.

  • Church expects to feed nearly 700 with Thanksgiving meals

    With the help from a number of northern Hardin County churches, nearly 700 people will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal.

    St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff once again is spearheading the event and meals will be delivered to 175 households over numerous destinations in the northern part of the county.

  • Two busted for meth in E'town motel room

    Two Hardin County residents were arrested Monday night after police went to an Elizabethtown motel room and found methamphetamine and marijuana.

    Jeremy S. Thompson, 37, of the 600 block of Red Hill Road in Vine Grove and Leslie M. Edwards, 34, of the 100 block of Wallace Court in Elizabethtown, were arrested on the first floor of the Country Suites Inn.

  • Holiday enforcement under way for KSP

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown covers Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckenridge, LaRue, and Grayson counties and the holiday enforcement plan is under way.

  • Officials hear study results in special meeting

    This is a test. This is only a test — at least for now.

  • More details emerge in manslaughter case

    Kentucky State Police released more details last week in a manslaughter case against a Bonnieville man.

    At a preliminary hearing in LaRue District Court for Jason R. Davis, 37, who, according to police, failed to obtain medical help for a woman, who later died. He drove around for several hours with her body in the passenger seat, according to police.

  • Online shopping has its pitfalls

    Shopping for Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals online can become just as dangerous as it is convenient, the Better Business Bureau warns.

    But by following tips and searching for a few red flags, online shoppers can detect and rebuff online swindlers before they reach consumers’ wallets, according to the BBB.