Local News

  • Optimism thrives in Radcliff

    From essay and oratorical contests to roller-skating parties, fishing derbies and pancake breakfasts, the Optimist Club of Radcliff has provided the community with service and smiles for five decades.

    The club celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and members say the focus always has been on helping children.

  • Councilman files suit against Board of Ethics

    Elizabethtown Councilman Bill Bennett has filed suit against the Hardin County Board of Ethics, formally challenging a reprimand it issued him.

    Councilman Marty Fulkerson and former council candidate Arnold Myers accused Bennett of a conflict of interest for failing to disclose outstanding city liens when lobbying for a lien amnesty program.

  • Man charged with sexual abuse of minor

    A Vine Grove man is charged with first-degree sexual abuse after police say he forced a child to touch his penis.

    David B. Duckworth, 38, was arrested Thursday night at the Vine Grove Police Department. He faces two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to a citation, charges stem from alleged incidents that occurred in September 2010 and October 2012. The girl was younger than 16 at the time, police said.

  • Limited-edition Harry Potter stamps available in E'town

    Limited-edition stamps featuring still photos from the Harry Potter film series have landed at the U.S. Post Office in Elizabethtown.

    The U.S. Postal Service released the 20-stamp souvenir booklets online Nov. 19 and at select locations, including Elizabethtown, said David Walton, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman.

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  • KSP hires new Post 4 leader

    Although he just moved from Frankfort to a new office in Elizabethtown, Kentucky State Police Capt. David Millay is no stranger to Post 4.

    The new post commander has spent more than half of his 18-year career with KSP serving the Elizabethtown post. He briefly worked under former post commander Capt. John Ward and knows many of the men and women serving there.

  • Family still feeling impact a year after fatal wreck

    At more than 60 years old, James Burchfield and his wife already had raised two children of their own. They were finished taking kids to school, doctor appointments, band practice and social engagements. They believed they never again would teach a 16-year-old to drive.

    That changed at 7:13 a.m. Nov. 16, 2012, when his daughter, Elizabeth Diane Price, 35, was killed in a three-vehicle collision on Ky. 313.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline secures first Hardin County easements

    Three easement agreements between Bluegrass Pipeline Co. and Hardin County landowners were filed with the Hardin County Clerk’s Office as of Thursday.

    The company is starting to negotiate the agreements as it works to develop a route for a natural gas liquids pipeline through more than a dozen Kentucky counties connecting gas-producing fields in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia with the Gulf Coast.

  • Pool renovation at T.K. Stone delayed

    A variety of problems are causing the T.K. Stone Middle School pool to remain closed longer than expected.

    Renovation of the pool has extended past the expected completion date. It now is projected to be finished Dec. 16. 

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools Superintendent Jon Ballard said he has reservations about the project meeting that deadline.

    “If it’s done by then, I’ll be very surprised,” Ballard said.

  • Kennedy, wife grabs younger generation’s fascination

    For the generations not alive during John F. Kennedy’s lifetime, an intrigue surrounding the president, his wife and the assassination still remain.

    For some, their interest stems from a love of history and for others it’s the celebrity of Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, which captures their fascination. Still others are attracted by the mystery that envelopes the presidential assassination.