Local News

  • County unveils marker for soldier 70 years after death

    A Hardin County native killed in action during World War II received full hero treatment Tuesday as members of his family looked on.

    Hardin Fiscal Court unveiled an interpretive marker for Staff Sgt. George Elmer Larkin Jr. to commemorate the 70th anniversary of his death during a plane crash near Assam, India. The marker was placed on the H.B. Fife Courthouse lawn on Public Square near the entrance facing East Dixie Avenue.

  • County to hold hospital insurance premiums stable

    After reviewing two alternative proposals, Hardin Fiscal Court voted to hold insurance premiums stable for Hardin Memorial Hospital employees as it waits to determine potential savings from insurance provider Anthem.

  • E'town man arrested for burglary

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Monday on a charge of first-degree burglary after police say he stole a gun from an Eastview residence.

  • Three arraigned in alleged child rape

    Three Hardin County residents charged in connection to the alleged rape of a child pleaded not guilty to charges during arraignments Tuesday in circuit court.

  • Fiscal Court approves study to determine space needs for new county offices

    Hardin Fiscal Court hired Elizabethtown-based ICON Engineering & Inspection Services to complete an architectural programming study to determine the office space needed for a new county government building. The study was approved at $19,800 and should be completed within four weeks.

  • EFD: Trino's fire caused by extension cord

    The owner of Trino’s Italian Restaurant said his business and employees were lucky in some ways, relating to the Monday night fire that has left the business closed for what might be about a month.

    The most fortunate part was no one was hurt, owner Angel Turrubiate said.

    Firefighters told Turrubiate the fire likely would have done much more damage if it had occurred when no one was in the restaurant.

  • Couple arrested, charged with assault

    An Elizabethtown mother is charged with second-degree criminal abuse after police said she swung at her boyfriend during a domestic dispute but accidentally hit her child.

    Elizabethtown police arrested Karyssa Foutch, 20, and Aaron M. Pogue, 24, of Radcliff, on charges of fourth-degree assault.

    According to a citation, Pogue was holding the child when Foutch attempted to strike him in the head.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman, said the child suffered a bruise.

  • Hart, Creekside recognized for Classroom of Excellence

    Tracie Dupin confessed she was nervous about her son entering preschool.

    “On the first day of school, I admit, I was worried,” she said.

    But she soon learned what the state of Kentucky now knows about the classroom of Samantha Hart at Creekside Elementary School.

    “Ms. Sam, your classroom is excellent,” she told Hart at an awards assembly Tuesday for the teacher.

    Hart was recognized for having a Classroom of Excellence, a distinction given to preschool classes by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Resurfacing begins on Ring Road

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews are working on a project to resurface a two-mile section of Ring Road from Ky. 251 to U.S. 62 on the east side of Elizabethtown.

    Work started Tuesday morning at the U.S. 62 intersection, moving toward Ky. 251, which is known in Elizabethtown as North Miles Street or Shepherdsville Road.

    Milling will be completed through the entire project and then new pavement will be laid down. Lane closures are in effect and minor delays are possible, especially during morning and afternoon peak travel hours.

  • Locals take part in debate watch as election looms

    Potential voters who attended a public viewing of the third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney said they want to move beyond political rhetoric and hear real answers on the pertinent issues facing the country.

    Phi Theta Kappa honor society from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College held a debate watch Monday at Pritchard Community Center in hopes of raising political awareness and educating voters on the issues. It was lightly attended.