Local News

  • Manufacturer to host open house Saturday

    The AGC Automotive facility in Elizabethtown is celebrating 25 years of business in Hardin County with an open house for associates and families.

    Kristal DiCarlo, human resources manager for AGC, said the plant is expecting approximately 400 guests. A tour of different cars and the workings of the plant will be provided, with cake served afterward.

    Mayor Edna Berger also is expected to present a proclamation to officially declare June 21 as AGC Day. Her announcement follows a tree-planting ceremony after the tour.

  • County receives four more NaCo awards

    Hardin County gov­ernment has been recognized for advances in multiple programs by the National Association of Counties.

    The county collected awards in four categories during the organization’s 2014 Achievement Awards:

  • Open house today at former children's home

    After sitting unused for more than five years, the former Glen Dale Children’s Home could have a new purpose after the property is auctioned to the highest bidder.

    An open house is today to introduce potential buyers to the 272.61 acres. Located close to the Glendale industrial megasite, promoters stress the land’s economic promise, but also expect some of today’s guests will be on hand for nostalgic reasons.

  • PHOTO: Man injured in parkway rollover
  • Fists fly in 'Caged'

    In a skeletal warehouse in the 400 block of East Dixie Avenue, two men circle each other with their fists raised high and their elbows tucked.

    The room lacks air conditioning and the miserable humidity correlates with the tension between the men, who start exchanging punches.

    One man, dressed in black with flowing blond hair, blocks and checks strikes and catches his opponent, head butting him before following up with a combination of body punches and a looping elbow strike to the head. The other man reels, falling.

  • Local vets experience VA delays

    Jesus Roman wanted health care closer to home, but his pursuit of convenience turned into a protracted headache.

    Roman, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, retired in 1998 and soon enrolled for services with the U.S. De­partment of Veterans Affairs.

    From that point, he split his time between the Zorn Avenue and Newburg Road VA locations in Louisville and said he never ran into a problem with scheduling. Quickly, he would be issued a date and time.

  • Ag commissioner candidate makes announcement in E'town

    Jean-Marie Lawson Spann said those uninterested in the Ken­tucky Department of Agri­culture should care because it impacts the food they eat and gas they pump.

    The department’s job, she said, is to ensure those products are safe for consumers.

    Spann, a Democrat and multi-generational child of farming, announced her candidacy Wednesday for commissioner of agriculture in 2015. A stop at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown is part of her statewide tour this week.

  • Radcliff choking victim owes life to soldiers

    A choking woman was rescued by three Army medical professionals who happened to be at the right place at the right time.

    Employees at Applebee’s in Radcliff were notified by Army physician Col. Brian McGlinch that a woman was choking on her steak. McGlinch removed the woman from her chair and began performing the Heimlich maneuver.

    Gidget Wolz, general manager of the restaurant, said she was in the kitchen when the incident happened. A bartender notified her and she rushed to the scene.

  • Photo: All about the bonsai
  • Proposed ordinance aims to limit fireworks use in Radcliff

    Building on concerns expressed by a local resident, a Radcliff City Council member had an ordinance designed to limit firework usage in the city.

    Proposed by Council­woman Barbara Baker, the idea stemmed from Rickey Skoog, who addressed the council following the Fourth of July last year. Skoog, who has a special needs child, said his daughter was distressed hearing the fireworks several nights in a row before and after the holiday.