Local News

  • Invitation: Watch the debate in community setting

    People from all corners of the community and the political spectrum are invited to watch a live telecast of Tuesday night’s presidential debate together.

  • Fire destroys Eastview home

    An Eastview home was declared a total loss after firefighters responded to a neighbor’s call at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that it had caught fire for an unknown reason.

    The fire was fully involved by the time West 84 Fire Department arrived at 1854 Laurel Ridge Road, and the single-family home was declared a total loss, Fire Chief Steve Gore said.

    Neither member of the married couple living there was home at the time of the fire, and no one else was in the house. The couple’s dog died, Gore said.

  • Escaped inmate found

    An escaped inmate from the Hardin County Detention Center has been captured.

    Robert W. Wilson, 23, of Elizabethtown, was located Saturday night by the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    It is believed he walked away from custody on Oct. 5 while he was being moved and a sergeant with the detention center went to retrieve Wilson’s belongings before he was transported.

    Wilson was lodged at the jail Oct. 1 for violating conditions of his bond release. He originally was indicted in April on charges of second-degree rape.

  • Tractors, horsepower and pink ribbons, Oh, my!
  • Elizabethtown Christian Academy holds fall festival
  • Excavation planned for EIS athletic facility

    Excavation for an athletic complex on the campus of Elizabethtown High School is expected to begin late this month.

    Members of the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board approved a bid Wednesday related to excavation of the area where the complex is meant to be built and smaller related bids.

    Board members accepted the low bid of $252,394 from Bischoff Brothers Excavating in Bardstown.

    Officials hope work on the site will begin Oct. 22.

  • Oldham weighs in on county, Radcliff waste plan dispute

    Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham on Friday said a Kentucky League of Cities opinion on the county’s solid waste management plan is not an accurate depiction of state law.

    In a letter to Radcliff City Attorney Michael Pike, Oldham said the city retains the right to prepare its portion of the plan but said the law only applies to collection and does not give the city authority to implement a plan that is not consistent with the county’s portion.

    “The KLC opinion was not a full reading of the statute,” she said.

  • Battle of E’town Civil War ‘altar of remembrance’ dedicated

    Gen. George Custer and Gov. John LaRue Helm and his wife, Lucinda, joined soldiers in Union blue and Confederate gray Saturday on Public Square in Elizabethtown.

    Re-enactors portraying figures from the Civil War turned out along with visitors interested in history and soldiers’ descendants for the unveiling and dedication of a monument honoring the 1862 Battle of Elizabethtown and those who participated in it.

    Charlie Skees, dressed as Custer, talked in character about the battle, which took place in December 150 years ago.

  • Unknown Journey: Stillwell loses her hair, keeps sense of humor

    Mary Jane Stillwell knew it was coming.

    She had been warned by her doctor and told by friends, some who had faced what she is facing. She knew one day her hair would fall out in rapid fashion — a side effect and verification of her ongoing battle against breast cancer.

    What started as several strands on a hairbrush one day turned into clumps the next. Her full head of hair had been ravaged by chemotherapy to standing clumps on her scalp.

  • Radcliff clears out its closets for community sale

    Rhonda Porter straightened a table piled with clothes and items she was trying to sell Saturday.

    “My husband made me clean out the garage,” she said, teasingly. “It’s his gym.”

    Behind her, Porter’s grandchildren played with small stuffed animals and crashed cars with “25 cents” written on masking tape attached to them. The toys were given to them by another family participating in Radcliff’s community yard sale.