Local News

  • Relics display coming to Radcliff

    Catholics in the community can acquire a more tangible sense of the church’s saints Thursday night.

    St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff is displaying 150 relics of saints including St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. with a lesson on the relics by the Rev. Carlos A. Martins, followed by “The Walk of the Saints” in the Parish Life Center gym.

  • Officials mull tweaks for next year’s Cruisin’

    Sarah Vaughn said divine intervention may have played a part in the success of this year’s Cruisin’ the Heartland.

    “God must love car cruises because he blessed us with great weather,” she said.

    After an early scare Friday night with thunderstorms and rain, the stifling humidity lingering around this summer was sucked out of Elizabethtown by Saturday morning as droves of onlookers and hundreds of vehicles arrived downtown.

  • Overhauling the bridge
  • Tribute brick, paver deadline is Wednesday

    Those who want to guarantee a brick or paver at the grand opening ceremony for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute must turn in their orders soon.

    The deadline to ensure a brick or paver for the opening is Wednesday as tribute organizers plan to place the order later this week to meet the Nov. 11 ceremony.

    Rik Hawkins, a member of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee, said the committee extended the deadline as long as possible, but the window of opportunity is closing and it must act soon. He said an order likely will be placed Friday.

  • Radcliff police search for hit-and-run suspect

    Radcliff police are trying to locate a white Honda van and the woman driving it Monday in connection to a hit-and-run investigation.

    The van collided with a silver Chrysler sedan in front of Corvin's Furniture on U.S. 31W near New Highland Elementary School around 6 p.m. Monday, according to police spokesman Bryce Shumate.

    The driver was described as a white female with brown hair in a ponytail. The only other detail regarding the Honda van was it carried a red sticker of some type on a rear window.

  • EHS students travel to Belize

    When school resumes next week, Michael Thompson and Hassan Nasir might have the summer vacation story to beat all summer vacation stories.

    “When people ask what you did this summer,” Thompson said, his answer will be, “I excavated a site in Belize.”

    The two Elizabethtown High School students traveled to Belize this summer to take part in an archaeological excavation and service project with 26 other high school students from around the U.S. and Belize.

  • Robbery suspect released from hospital

    A Hodgenville man accused by police of robbing the Pilot truck stop in Sonora was released Monday afternoon from a Louisville hospital and transported to the Hardin County Detention Center for booking.

    Aaron Hart, 20, was shot once in the neck by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Jared Newberry around 2 a.m. Sunday after he displayed a firearm.

  • Elizabethtown woman preserves memories in quilt

    Doris Campbell saves memories.

    She has two photo albums full of pictures of quilts, reupholstered furniture and other items she has crafted for family and friends.

    Some of them are stuffed animals made out of material from clothes of their lost loved ones as special mementos.

    One of the Elizabethtown resident’s most recent projects is an attempt to help her niece from Ontario, N.Y., remember the earliest days of her children’s lives.

  • Navigating the spirtual highway

    Vernon Dixon has trouble finding a church to attend during the long days he travels highways around the country.

    When one is found, the Jesup, Ga., truck driver embraces the experience, squeezing in a service at the trucker’s chapel adjacent to the Petro Truck Stop in Glendale when his route allows. He spotted an advertisement at the truck stop for a driver’s appreciation ceremony at the chapel Sunday afternoon, pulling up a chair for a hot meal, some coffee and fellowship before he retired to his truck for sleep.

  • ‘A Conception Story’: Former Fort Knox couple share story in Web series

    It’s an important time for Capt. Alex Whealton and his wife, Ashley. They are ready to start a family.

    They’re not taking the first step for granted. They’re documenting the insecurities and anticipation, heartbreaks and triumphs that come with trying to get pregnant. But this isn’t material for some private diary.