Local News

  • Source of Upton fire appears to be electrical, chief says

    A fire gutted a house Saturday night on Riggs Street in Upton, leaving it in ruins.

    Upton Fire Chief Froman Peters said the fire appeared to have started near or in the electric panel box of the older house.

    “The studs the electrical box was mounted on were black to the floor,” Peters said, noting the burn pattern pointed to the box as the origin.

  • Murder trial set to begin today

    A murder trail for Kyle David Thompson is set to begin today, but more inclement weather in the coming week could cause an issue.

    Accord­ing to Com­­mon­wealth’s Attorney Shane Young, jury selection is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today.

  • Identity theives target your children as well

    Your child may seem like an unlikely victim for identity theft, but that is not the case.

    Identity thieves consider kids easy targets. Why? Because children have clean credit reports and they don’t review their reports. Thieves often can use their identities for years.

  • Some schools scheduled to reopen Monday

    After missing all of last week, Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools plan to reopen Monday on a one-hour delay.

    Neighboring public schools in LaRue, Meade, Nelson and Bullitt counties also are planning to operate on a one-hour delayed schedule Monday.

  • March of Dimes hosts kickoff event
  • Indictments


    Hardin County grand jury returned one indictment last week.

    • Marcus S. Garcia, 26, Elizabethtown, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance — heroin.

    The following are accepting rocket docket plea agreements for felony charges:

  • Police seek answers in Radcliff shooting

    A 47-year-old man remains in stable condition at a Louisville hospital after he was shot multiple times Thursday night in front of a Radcliff apartment complex.

    As of Saturday afternoon, no arrests have been made in the case. Radcliff Police Department is investigating the shooting.

  • Vine Grove woman arrested on assault charge

    Elizabethtown police arrested a Vine Grove woman Friday night on a domestic violence charge.

    Michelle D. Pontius, 33, was arrested at 10:28 p.m. Friday, according to a citation from Elizabethtown Police Depart­ment. She was charged with second-degree assault, domestic violence, which is a Class B felony, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted.

  • Officials: Icy weather creates fewer problems than previous snow

    Ice, sleet and rain Friday night and throughout Saturday on top of already existing heavy snowfall didn’t seem to have any major negative effects on Hardin County motorists, with few exceptions, officials say.

    One of those exceptions occurred on Interstate 65.

  • Thousands lose power after temperatures drop

    More than 23,000 Hardin Coun­ty residents were without electricity Thursday night into Friday morning when temperatures dipped to an overnight low of 13 below zero.

    According to electric company officials, outages began as early as 10:30 p.m. Thursday and continued until mid-afternoon Friday. Electricity was restored to all residents by 4 p.m.