Local News

  • Entertainer charged with DUI enters guilty plea

    Olivia Henken, who gained national notice by competing in NBC’s “The Voice,” entered a guilty plea today in Hardin District Court to charges of driving under the influence.

    The Louisville resident was arrested and charged with DUI around 1 a.m. Dec. 20, hours after performing as part of a Christmas show at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

  • Hardin County jail log: Feb. 1, 2015

    Bookings at the Hardin County Detention Center from 5 p.m. Thursday through 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • Missing Eastview woman safely returns home

    An Eastview woman missing for about a day returned home Thursday morning when she drove onto the driveway and walked into her home.

    Patty Helm, 63, left her Meeting Creek Road home around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and law enforcement issued a news release seeking the public’s assistance in locating her.

  • Central Hardin fight draws blood

    Two male students were involved in a verbal-turned-physical disagreement Tuesday morning at Central Hardin High School that left one student bleeding from his head.

    The fight originated as a verbal disagreement involving a female and became physical, bringing both students to the floor, according to Hardin County Schools Community Relations Specialist John Wright.

  • Schools modify schedules because of slick roads

    Weather conditions will cause some schedule changes today, including local schools.

    Hardin County and Elizabethtown Independent schools will modify schedules and open on a one-hour delay. Elizabethtown Christian Academy and St. James School also will follow that schedule.

  • Winter driving alert issued

    The National Weather Service has issued a travelers' advisory stretching from Interstate 64 in Indiana south to the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

    Light snow is to blame for slick road conditions. As temperatures drop overnight increased issues are expected to develop.

    The advisory extends to 10 a.m. EST Tuesday.

  • Native Australian animals visit Signature Healthcare

    Without ever leaving their homes, residents at Signature HealthCare in Elizabethtown visited with animals that come from a land down under.

    Staff from Kentucky Down Under near Horse Cave brought birds and dogs native to Australia for those attending the nursing home’s cultural diversity presentation.

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  • Unexpected snowfall changes weekend plans

    A change in the forecast meant a change in Saturday plans for many families around Hardin County.

    With a forecast calling for accumulation of about an inch of snow, many residents had planned to spend Saturday at youth sporting activities or other typical weekend plans, but rather spent the morning sledding and building snowmen.

  • Mother thankful for safety after fire

    When Jessica Ran­doulph recalls the events of Wed­nesday, she said she is thankful her family made it out of their burning home safely.

    She credits the family’s safe exit to her daughter Ontia, 5.

    “She’s my little hero,” Randoulph said. “I’m just glad my family is alive and well.”