Local News

  • Hodgenville police chief under investigation

    Another LaRue County official is under investigation.

    Kentucky State Po­­lice Detective Forrest Win­chester confirmed Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson is the subject of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations West Branch.

  • Downtown walking tour returns to E'town Thursday

    The faces that shadow Elizabethtown’s historical heritage will consume the downtown district for the 27th consecutive year starting Thursday.

    The 27th annual Charles W. Logsdon Historic Downtown Walking Tour kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday on Public Square. There is no admission charge and reservations are not required.

    Charlie Skees, a tour organizer who depicts Gen. George Custer on the tour, said some new benches and a drinking fountain have been installed near the starting point, which he said will be beneficial for guests.

  • Vine Grove's water line project on schedule

    Vine Grove’s water line project is about 50 percent complete and progressing ahead of schedule.

    At the Vine Grove City Council meeting Monday night, engineer Bob Woosley, president of Heritage Engineering, provided an update about the $1.17 million project to refurbish the water system paid for by a Base Realignment and Closure grant.

    “If you look at the calendar, they are ahead of schedule,” he said. “All in all, things are moving.”

  • Moeller sentenced to three years for abusing relatives

    As their parents traveled before their father deployed with the military, two Eliza­bethtown children were in the care of a relative.

    But their parents’ vacation was abruptly ended when they received a call saying the relative, Zachary Moeller, had abused their children.

    Moeller, 22 of Dayton, Ohio, was formally sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for second-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12.

    The children’s mother, crying, said during the hearing her son was told to take the blame.

  • Walker memorial marker placed at Nature Park

    A memorial dedicated to former Mayor Tim Walker by his high school classmates has found a home.

    The plaque commemorating Walker’s life from Elizabethtown High School’s 1977 graduating class has been placed at the Elizabethtown Nature Park on Ring Road.

    The marker, mounted on a rock slab, was installed on the elevated platform near the pavilion in front of a flag pole featuring the U.S., Kentucky and Elizabethtown flags.

  • E'town medical practice to pay nearly $3.8 million in fines

    A local medical practice agreed Tuesday to pay nearly $3.8 million in U.S. District Court to settle claims owners engaged in improper conduct by extending chemotherapy treatment times to maximize reimbursements and inappropriately billing office visits for infusion therapies.

    Elizabethtown Hematology Oncology, PLC, and its owners have agreed to pay $3,739,325.41 to resolve the allegations.

    See Wednesday's print edition of The News-Enterprise for more details.

  • Power back on for Radcliff, part of Vine Grove

    UPDATE: Power has been restored to all affected areas as of now. 

    Vince Heuser, vice president of systems communications for Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, said restoring power took approximately 58 minutes. 

    The source of the power outage was isolated to a pole on Highway 1500, which quit working after an insulator failure. Workers took out the major transmission line.

  • Glendale invests thousands in area enhancements

    The community of Glen­dale has put thousands of dollars in grant money to use in sprucing up its appearance for tourists and local residents.

    The Glendale Merchants Association was awarded a $71,000 grant through the Kent­ucky Transportation Cab­inet’s Transportation Enhancement Program, which has since been dissolved and rolled into another program, said Mike Skaggs of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District.

  • Investigation continues in shoe find

    Radcliff Police De­partment’s investigation continues into last week’s massive shoe find in the back of a home on Red Hill Road just outside the city limits.

    Police are trying to track the origin of hundreds of shoes via bar codes and serial numbers.

    Radcliff police spokesman Bryce Shumate said RPD was serving a warrant for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office when the shoes were found.

  • EPD nabs pair in drug deal

    A Radcliff mother remained Monday in the Har­din County Detention Center after a weekend arrest for allegedly selling drugs with two children in her presence.

    Shannon Gayle Colyer, 31, of the 100 block of Seth Court, was arrested by Eliza­­beth­town police early Saturday morning when she and Shawntez Johnson, 20, of Detroit, reportedly were found selling Oxymorphone within 1,000 yards of Elizabethtown High School. EPD received a complaint about possible drug activity in the 900 block of North Mulberry Street.