Local News

  • Christmas parade applications available

    Halloween still is weeks away, but Elizabethtown has its mind on Christmas.

    Applications now are available for the city’s annual downtown Christmas parade, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 14. Like always, the parade will start at the parking lot of Roses department store on West Dixie Avenue and head south into downtown.

    Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said all entries must be Christmas themed and no Santa Clauses will be accepted because the city is limiting Saint Nick to one appearance at the end of the parade.

  • Man involved in police-related shooting lodged at jail

    An Elizabethtown man shot by a state trooper after allegedly throwing a knife is now lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center following his release from a Louisville hospital.

    Gerald R. Scheppa, 53, faces a charge of third-degree assault. He is scheduled for video arraignment today in Hardin District Court.

    According to a citation, troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 4 responded Sunday night to Scheppa’s Hodgenville Road residence on a welfare check. Police said family members reported Scheppa made suicidal remarks.

  • Landscape architect to speak at garden club meeting

    The Dogwood District Garden Club is holding its annual meeting later this month in Elizabethtown and organizers have booked a landscape architect who has worked on projects at state and national parks as a keynote speaker.

    Nationally recognized landscape architect David Lose will speak at the club’s Tuesday meeting at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. The meeting begins at 10 a.m.

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  • BBB: Watch out for potential health-care scams

    With the launch Tuesday of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Better Business Bureau issued a warning to consumers concerning fraudulent activity related to the federal statute.

    Tuesday marked the first day the Affordable Care Act was operational with citizens being able to sign up for health insurance on online marketplaces.

    According to the BBB, the law’s kickoff is an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of consumers who are confused about their rights and responsibilities with the new program.

  • 'The Butler' to show at State Theater

    “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is coming to the Historic State Theater for a three-day run in late November.

    The movie has brought in about $110 million since its Aug. 16 debut and wasn’t shown at the Movie Palace in Elizabethtown after its release.

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  • Prepared for shutdown

    If a government shutdown is triggered through Congress’ inaction, Fort Knox likely would see a delay in some services and could furlough a significant portion of its civilian workforce, said Ryan Brus, public affairs officer.

    The military post is just one area of the federal government in which work could stall or grind entirely to a halt if Congress failed to pass a bill extending government appropriations by midnight Monday.

  • Nutty new program debuts at library

    Peals of laughter rang through the Hardin County Public Library on Monday afternoon and this time, no one was getting shushed.

    The library and Elizabethtown Family hosted the debut of a new science education program in the area, Nutty Scientists of Northern Kentucky. The program is in a multitude of countries, and Elizabethtown residents Mistie and Scott Wisniewski have brought it to Kentucky.

    After Mistie Wisniewski retired from the military, she was looking for a new opportunity that was more family oriented. She learned about Nutty Scientists online.

  • Two defendants dismissed in child rape case

    Charges against two Hardin County men accused of raping a child younger than 12 have been dismissed after the alleged victim changed her statement.

    Todd H. Livingston, 50, of Rineyville and Dean M. Tinsley, 45, of Elizabethtown were released Friday afternoon from Hardin County Detention Center after prosecutors filed to dismiss their charges without prejudice.

    Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon said dismissing the charges without prejudice allows investigators to pursue the case in the future if new evidence comes to light.