Local News

  • Woman injured in Lincoln Parkway wreck

    A car rear-ending a tractor-trailer left a Hodgenville woman with nonlife-threatening injuries and eastbound lanes of Lincoln Parkway closed for nearly an hour Tuesday morning.

    William Rogers, 63, of Elizabethtown, was eastbound on Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown and attempted to make a right-hand turn onto Harvest Drive when his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2012 Ford Fusion, said Officer Jason Morris with Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.

    Police responded to the crash at 9:38 a.m.

  • EIS selects two finalists in superintendent search


    Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials announced Monday two candidates as finalists for the district’s superintendent position.

    Jon Ballard, associate superintendent for human resources at Hardin County Schools, and Mark Owens, director of personnel for Daviess County Schools, are finalists.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex offenses

    A Radcliff man accused of raping and sodomizing two children last year accepted a plea deal Monday afternoon that would require him to serve at least 34 years in prison.

    Dambrocio A. Hughes, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first degree sodomy.

    Forcible contact is alleged. Both children were younger than 12 at the time of the offenses, which Hughes admitted took place between Jan. 1 and June 17, 2012.

  • Birth center testimony draws to a close today

    Supporters of a proposed birth center in Elizabethtown are expected to rest their case today.

  • E'town finalizes park sponsorship with HMH

    With the season now in full swing, Elizabethtown has finalized an agreement with Hardin Memorial Health regarding athletic training services at Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Park Director Seth Breitner said the deal has a value of $77,000, $60,000 of which is annual sponsorship funding provided to the city. The proposal is a slight tweak from the $55,000 in sponsor money originally offered by the hospital and approved by Elizabethtown City Council. The agreement is for three years.

    Breitner said HMH trainers are now on site for scheduled tournaments and games.

  • Crews battle early morning blazes; no injuries reported

    Homeowners awoke to snowfall Monday, but firefighters had their minds on hotter elements.

    Local fire departments responded to two fires early Monday morning in the Elizabethtown and Vine Grove areas, one of which left a home temporarily uninhabitable.

    Central Hardin Fire Department responded to a fire around 7:49 a.m. at 132 Hickory Hill Drive, which Chief Everett Roberts said originated in the kitchen.

    Central Hardin Fire received mutual aid from Radcliff and Rineyville Fire Departments and cleared the scene by 12:46 p.m., Roberts said.

  • Spring has not sprung

    Unseasonably cold weather and snowfall Monday contributed to what already has been a March with more days of snow than is typical for the month.

    By Monday, this month had seen 12 days of snowfall, seven of those with trace amounts of snow, said Mark Adams, lead meteorologist at Fort Knox Weather Operations.

    That is compared to the 2.4 inches that typically falls in the area over four days in March, three with trace amounts of snow, he said.

  • EIS Diversity event canceled

    The "Believe and Acheive" Community Diversity Conference, hosted by Elizabethtown Independent Schools, will not take place this evening as scheduled, due to the weather. The event will be rescheduled for a later date.

  • Distinctive voice leaving WQXE

    The distinctive voice of WQXE news in Elizabethtown is returning home.

    Lee Bramlett, news and sports director for WQXE-WULF radio, is stepping down from his duties after purchasing the controlling interest of WXBC in Breckinridge County from Jo Ann Keenan, who is retiring from broadcasting. Bramlett has served as news director at WQXE since 1997.

    A Breckinridge County native, Bramlett spoke to Keenan about the station and gave it a considerable amount of thought and prayer while at the same time consulting those closest to him.

  • Program to encourage ReStore donations

    A new partnership is planned to help build more houses for community members in need.

    The Hardin County Habitat for Humanity ReStore announced the launch of its Operation ReStoration program. The program is based on accepting donations from regional real estate professionals and companies for the ReStore on South Wilson Road between Radcliff and Elizabethtown.

    The professionals can donate home goods left behind after families move to reduce waste and increase the number of items for sale at the store.