Local News

  • Warrant scam hits the area

    Elizabethtown police responded to a call Thursday for service in regards to what is being called an arrest warrant scam.

    In this case, the caller stated that this resident missed jury duty and that two warrants have been issued for failure to appear and contempt of court, according to an EPD news release. To take care of this issue, callers are told that they should purchase a prepaid Green Dot Credit Card and call the number back with the 14-digit code on the card.

  • Two Radcliff women charged with child abuse

    Two Radcliff women were arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with forcing children to stand in a corner Sunday for more than eight hours, police said.

    Pamila S. Matlock, 40, and Mary E. Hardin, 27, are charged with two felony counts each of first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12.

    Matlock and Hardin, who live together in the 500 block of Patton Drive in Radcliff, were arrested at Radcliff Police Department after questioning.

  • Lost dogs reunited with owners after parkway scare

    Two dogs stranded on the Blue Grass Parkway outside of Lexington safely made it home through the kindhearted resourcefulness of some local residents.

    Blossom, a beagle mix, and Noel, a black labrador retriever, were reunited with their owners, Danny and Janet McEntyre of Anderson County, after Taylour O’Neil and her brother, Bren, happened to spot the animals during a drive from Lexington to Elizabethtown to surprise their father. Taylour is a student at the University of Kentucky.

  • Elizabethtown man indicted on burglary charge

    An Elizabethtown man was indicted in Hardin Circuit Court this week on a burglary charge.

    Isaac Spencer Lavery, 21, was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

    According to the indictment, Lavery committed burglary Aug. 15 when he forced entrance through the back door of a residence on Canary Drive with two other juveniles with intent to commit theft.

    An indictment is an allegation, not a proof of guilt. Lavery is innocent until proven guilty.

  • Stretch of deals could bring thousands to area

    The fourth Saturday in April has come to mean something special for communities along Ky. 86.

    For three years, it marks the day when vendors find spots along the roadside and shoppers comb through table after table of bargains at the 26-Mile Yard Sale.

    “There’s no telling how many thousands of people will be there,” Cecilia Ruritan President David Yates said. “It’s getting bigger and bigger every year.”

  • Pair of local candidates withdraw from primary races

    Two more names have fallen off the candidate board for the Hardin County primary ballots.

    Residential appraiser Lance Shore has withdrawn his candidacy for Radcliff City Council while Grayson County resident Craig Davis, a Republican, withdrew his name from the 18th District House race.

    Both men’s names will appear on the ballot, but notices will be placed at precincts alerting voters of their withdrawal, Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said. Any votes cast for them will not be counted, Tabb said.

  • Emergency agencies host mock crash scene

    Agencies taking part in the mock crash were Elizabethtown High School, Elizabethtown Fire and Police departments, Kentucky State Police, Hardin County EMS, Hardin County Coroner’s Office, Hardin County E911 Portable Communications Post, Air Methods medical helicopter, Brown Funeral Home and Doug’s Towing and Recovery.

    Watching the demonstration were more than 360 Elizabethtown High School juniors and seniors.

  • Kroger crash trial set for November

    An Elizabethtown woman facing up to 20 years in prison after police say she drove her vehicle into the front of Kroger on Dolphin Drive  heads to trial in November to face her numerous charges.

    A Nov. 3 court date was set Tuesday for June A. Blocker, 52, of Dixon Avenue in Elizabethtown during a Hardin Circuit Court appearance. She faces nine charges including attempted murder stemming from the Feb. 5 crash, during which police said she crashed a 2006 Lincoln Town Car into the Kroger storefront.

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  • CASA acquires temporary offices

    CASA of the Heartland has secured temporary office space as it searches for more permanent accommodations.

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a lease agreement with the agency Tuesday permitting temporary use of space on the second floor of the R.R. Thomas Building in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The lease starts May 1 and extends through March 31 at a rental payment of $1 per year.