Local News

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  • Methodist churches join in resources, mission

    Local Methodist churches are coming together in an experiment they say will benefit the community and, eventually, the state.

    Radcliff United Methodist Church, Stovall United Methodist Church, Longview United Methodist Church, Muldraugh United Methodist Church, Centre de Avivamiento and High Ground Ministries began this summer organizing a way for clergy and lay people to form a central group to unify lessons and reach out to parishioners and residents in the area.

  • Local church hosting 9/11 interfaith panel

    A lot has changed in the world since the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Lucy Dunford said.

    But what happens now?

    First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown, where Dunford is on the spiritual-nurturing ministry team, is hosting an event Wednesday night at the church called “9/11, Twelve Years Later. What now?”

    She said the expected one-hour session looks at where the country and community have been and where they can go.

  • EPD identifies suspect in house fire

    Elizabethtown police have identified a suspect in a fire overnight at 603 Gallery Place and are seeking help from the public to locate the 27-year-old man.

    Justin Ray Cothern, a resident of Bullitt County, is described as a white male who stands 6-feet-2 and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Police also released his photograph to news outlets and social media.

    Police issued an arrest warrant accusing Cothern of second-degree arson. They ask that anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts call 270-765-4125.

  • Family plans truck, tractor pull for a cause

    With a long history of cancer, Connie Heath and her family are working to eradicate the illness for others.

    In an effort to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull is returning to Hardin County this fall.

    The pull at the Hardin County Fairgrounds begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 6 p.m. Oct. 12, with events for children beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 12. Last year’s pull raised more than $14,000 for the foundation.

  • Twice burned, church finds new growth

    A stained glass window inside Summit United Methodist Church is inscribed with the words “A mighty fortress is our God.”

    The past year has placed the rural Hardin County congregation in situations where those words could be a mantra as members said goodbye to their home of nearly 50 years and stared down a decision: Close the doors or rebuild.

  • Traveling painting class to raise funds for USA Cares

    A traveling painting class from Louisville has partnered with Radcliff military charity USA Cares to raise money for the organization.

    Wine & Canvas is hosting a fundraiser night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Trino’s Italian Restaurant at 2414 Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    Registration is $35 and a portion of the proceeds are donated to USA Cares, said Tasha Parks, development coordinator. Trino’s also will donate $1 from each drink sold, Parks said.

  • Hazardous waste disposal program grows

    Saturday’s hazardous waste and prescription pill collection was the largest since the county began the program six years ago, said Bob Hall, solid waste coordinator for Hardin County.

    Hall estimated about 500 vehicles came through the parking lot of Akebono Brake Corp. to drop off medications and items such as paint, cleaners and fuel. The majority of the items are incinerated by Veolia Environmental Services, which prevents the materials from seeping into the county water supply or sitting in a landfill.

  • Former Bethlehem teacher under investigation


    Landmark News Service

    The Archdiocese of Louisville and Bethlehem High School confirmed Friday a former teacher is suspected of carrying on an inappropriate relationship with one of his students.

    Matt Bowling resigned as a teacher in July after the school became aware of reports he was involved with a student, according to a statement released by Cecilia Price, chief communications officer for the archdiocese.

  • Vo enters guilty plea

    The owner of Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare in Elizabethtown has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of misbranding. He also pleaded guilty to felony smuggling on behalf of his corporation.

    The plea agreement for Canh Jeff Vo, 45, of Louisville, and the corporation, was reached Friday in U.S. District Court before U.S. Magistrate Judge James Moyer.