Local News

  • Area women vie for spot in Survivors Parade

    Fifteen area women are competing for a chance to attend the Kentucky Oaks and participate in the Survivors Parade.

    The Survivors Parade, now in its sixth year, is a march of 140 breast and ovarian cancer survivors on Churchill Down’s racetrack before the Longines Kentucky Oaks race.

  • Ag commissioner’s message includes political topics

    In a visit Monday with Hardin County Republicans, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer offered updates on his efforts to reintroduce hemp as a cash crop in Kentucky and his work to bring accountability into an office with well-documented abuses.

    He also had a political message, but it had nothing to do with his potential campaign in the 2015 governor’s race. Comer repeatedly urged local Republicans to focus on this year’s state House of Representative races.

  • Hodgenville man charged with murder after fatal wreck

    A Hodgenville man charged with two counts of murder after he struck and killed an Elizabethtown couple last August appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Heather Stroutman, public defender for Earl D. Richardson, 46, made a motion to receive medical records of Richardson and copies of the accident, reconstruction and autopsy reports from the prosecution.

    Judge Ken Howard sustained the motion and ordered the documents be submitted by May 20.

  • Republican candidate registered as a Democrat

    Craig Davis, a candidate for the state’s 18th House District, describes himself as a conservative Christian Republican, but he is a registered Democrat in Grayson County.

    County Clerk Sherry Weedman provided a copy of Davis’ voter registration card Tuesday, affirming his affiliation with the Democratic Party.

  • Candidate for county clerk withdraws

    A Republican candidate for county clerk announced his plans to withdraw from the race at a Republican gathering Monday night.

    Dwayne E. Mollison Sr., a local business owner and associate minister, cited multiple family health issues that have demanded time. Based on a previous candidacy for magistrate, Mollison said he knew focus and effort were essential for a campaign and felt it was best to withdraw.

    He filed papers to withdraw Tuesday at the clerk’s office.

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  • Investigation into bones found on property continues

    A snow-covered Habitat for Humanity sign lay Tuesday morning at the front of a property on East Railroad Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    The area where a dozen police officers, public works employees, Hardin County coroners and two archaeologists spent about 18 hours digging and searching for human remains is undisturbed these days.

    While bones were found during the dig on the vacant lot 33 days ago, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said officials aren’t ready to make additional comments about the investigation.

  • Combs welcomed at Radcliff luncheon

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs’s life has come full circle.

    Combs, the new commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, was warmly welcomed to the community during a reception luncheon Monday at Colvin Community Center hosted by the Radcliff Small Business Alliance.

    Combs previously served as deputy commanding general of Cadet Command from 2011 to 2012, but she said traveling obligations prohibited her from exploring the communities around Fort Knox as she would have liked, joking that her boss kept her on the road all of the time.

  • Lady Panthers honored

    The Elizabethtown High School Lady Panthers had a thrilling basketball season that culminated with a spot in the state championship game in Bowling Green.

    While they ultimately fell to Louisville Butler in the final, their runner-up status did not make the team any less of a sensation in the city.

    The Lady Panthers were honored Monday afternoon at Elizabethtown City Hall for their hardwood exploits as individual team members and coaches received a proclamation from Mayor Edna Berger. A hearty round of applause echoed across the council chambers.

  • Lewis proposes committee for Walker memorial

    Elizabethtown Councilman Kenny Lewis proposed the city form a committee Monday to explore ideas and locations for a memorial honoring the late Mayor Tim Walker.

    Lewis said an official memorial is needed to remember the legacy and accomplishments of Walker, who was serving his first term as mayor when he died at his home on June 14, 2013, after suffering a heart attack.