Local News

  • KSP seeking help in identifying burglary suspects

    State police have released video footage of a burglary in Ekron and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two male suspects.

    According to a news release from KSP Post 4, the burglary occurred July 23 at a Larry Berry Road residence in Ekron.

    The men arrived in a Buick LeSabre owned by Crystal Groves of Louisville and removed laptop computers and a safe from the residence, according to police.

  • Class teaches silent communication

    A class at the Hardin County Public Library is teaching residents to let their fingers do the talking.

    The main branch in Elizabethtown is offering its second American Sign Language class after the first drew one of the highest levels of interest seen in adult programming.

    The first class took place in November and 55 people signed up. Usually, about half of the people who register actually come to a class, and 27 attended the first part of the lessons.

  • Couple charged with wanton endangerment

    An Elizabethtown couple faces felony charges of wanton endangerment after police discovered they failed to treat the woman’s 18-month-old child for a broken arm.

    Terry L. Adams, 24, and Christina M. Morgan, 19, are each charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor. Adams also is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • E'town man charged with incest requests bench trial

    An Elizabethtown man facing multiple incest and sodomy charges filed a motion Tuesday in court requesting a bench trial.

    George W. Beason Jr., 32, is charged with third-degree rape, three counts of incest, three counts of third-degree sodomy, six counts of first-degree sexual abuse, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Jetto Dye gets 30-year sentence

    Jetto Dye, charged with kidnapping, attempted murder and attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl last June in LaRue County, was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison.

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  • Ten displaced in Radcliff duplex blaze

    Ten people were displaced from their homes Wednesday afternoon after a fire gutted a duplex on Troy Avenue in Radcliff.

    Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the cause of the fire was unknown Wednesday evening, but its intensity left at least one firefighter with minor burns and sparked a large explosion that sent responders reeling.

    “We’ve looked at it,” Henderson said. “We think it started on the back porch.”

  • Dick Hall remembered for music, service to others

    A former Vine Grove councilman is remembered for his love of music and, more importantly, his love of sharing it with others.

    Ernest “Dick” Hall, 85, died Sunday at his home. Hall was well known throughout the city as a musician willing to lend his talent wherever he felt it was needed.

  • Parrett gets key committee assignments

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, said the Senate committees he will be serving on for the next two years after assignments this week will enable him to advocate for the 10th District and let him be a stronger voice for his constituency.

    He especially is pleased, he said, to be named to the Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee and re-appointed to the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.

  • Elected officials address area's future

    Local officials projected a prosperous 2013 based on results from 2012, but pointed to “big picture” issues that must be addressed to bolster Hardin County’s future, including traffic improvements and more consideration of unified government.

    Mayors from Elizabethtown, Vine Grove, West Point and Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry participated in a brief question-and-answer panel Wednesday during the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Pritchard Community Center.