Local News

  • Rineyville Days draws community together

    Zachary Cummings of Rineyville clung to the rock face before him by one hand after his feet slipped from under him.

    The 9-year-old from Rineyville scrambled until one of his grey and orange tennis shoes found a toe hold, and he propelled himself up a few more red plastic rocks.

    Zachary slipped again, but grabbed on to a rock with each hand and pulled himself up to the siren at the top of the rock wall at Rineyville Days.

    He climbed an easier wall during last year’s event. It made him happy to scale the hardest one Saturday.

  • Grace Heartland reaches out to community

    School was out Saturday, but the Heartland Elementary School courtyard was swarmed with people.

    Volunteers pulled weeds, raked fresh mulch over flower beds and planted pansies for the school as part of Grace Heartland Church’s third annual Grace Unleashed day of service.

    The day is aimed at reaching out to community residents by volunteering throughout the area.

    Julie Clark of Elizabethtown worked in a flower bed with her, Cara, 7.

  • EPD hosts first Coffee with a Cop

    A steady flow of city residents stopped for a cup of coffee and conversation Friday morning with officers from Elizabethtown Police Department.

    The department held its first Coffee with a Cop event from 8-10 a.m. at McDonald’s on West DixieAvenue. The restaurant provided free coffee and seven EPD officers, including Chief Tracy Schiller, attended to interact with community members who attended.

  • RPD seeks man wanted in Liquor Outlet robbery

    Radcliff Police are searching for a black male who robbed the Liquor Outlet at 155 Rogersville Road around 6 p.m. Thursday.

    Video surveillance captured a black male, about 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds in the store and behind the counter with the cash register. The suspect was last seen wearing a grey shirt, brown sweat pants and black sandals.

  • Radcliff man wanted for drug trafficking arrested

    A Radcliff man accused of trafficking in marijuana and heroin was arrested Thursday in Meade County where he now faces additional drug-related charges.

    Kennard French, 30, initially was arrested in March on charges of complicity to commit first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and complicity to traffic in marijuana after investigators with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at his Pioneer Court home.

  • E'town grad a 'Hometown Hero'

    Megan Hatfield, a graduate of Elizabethtown High School, has been selected as a "Hometown Hero'' from Bowling television station WBKO.

    Hatfield is the FMD Special Education Teacher for Lincoln Elementary School in Franklin.

    A segment on Hatfield is scheduled to appear on WBKO at 6 and 10 p.m. today.

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  • Activity books teach about county government

    Area students can color pictures of county officials as they learn how local government works.

    County leaders, such as City Clerk Kenny Tabb, County Attorney Jenny Oldham and Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts spoke Thursday to children at Heartland Elementary School in Elizabethtown about their jobs.

    Those are among the positions depicted in an activity guide put together by the Kentucky Association of Counties.

  • Photo: Patching the road after the line
  • Police: Buggy damaged in rear-end wreck

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating a collision Thursday morning between a Chevrolet van and horse-drawn buggy on Ky. 84.

    The Elizabethtown post was contacted at 8:20 a.m. in reference to an injury wreck in the 6000 block of Ky. 84, according to a news release.

    Police said Mose Yoder, 51, and Emma Yoder, 50, both of Sonora, were operating the buggy eastbound on Ky. 84. Lisa Marie Johnson, 42, of Bonnieville, was driving behind the buggy in a 2006 Chevy Express.