Local News

  • E'town man indicted on kidnapping charge

    An Elizabethtown man accused of holding a woman captive inside her own vehicle faces an upgraded charge of kidnapping.

    Elijah Cothern, 26, was indicted Thursday on charges of kidnapping, theft by unlawful taking-automobile, fourth-degree assault and second-degree persistent felony offense.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 4, Cothern contacted the woman April 23 requesting a ride home from a location on Shandy Lane in Boston.

  • Transportation Cabinet hosts annual 'Summer Scrub'

    Beginning today, volunteers with the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program will scrub their designated roadsides.

    The first full week of June marks the program’s “Summer Scrub Week,” according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The state’s Adopt-A-Highway program was established in 1988. Volunteers are assigned a 2-mile section of roadside to keep litter free.

    According to KTC, there are 750 volunteer groups across the state which clean 5,100 miles of roadway.

  • Duvall: It's time to pay off Challenger Learning Center

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall has proposed pulling $1 million from reserves to pay off the Challenger Learning Center property on Joe Prather Highway and to discontinue funding to One Knox.

  • Article 32 hearing concludes in Fort Knox shooting

    Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs will continue to wait in civilian jail while an Article 32 investigating officer determines if there is cause to believe the Radcliff man shot a U.S. Army civilian employee April 3 in a parking lot on Fort Knox.

    Jacobs, 36, is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to the shooting death of Lloyd Gibert, 51, of Elizabethtown.

  • First Christian Church unveiling new worship center Sunday

    After roughly 19 months of construction, First Christian Church’s congregation will use its new worship center for the first time Sunday morning.

    Contractors were installing acoustic panels, applying flooring and tending to other last-minute needs Wednesday for Sunday’s services at 1811 N. Miles St. in Elizabethtown.

  • County employees view plans of new government center

    Sarah Lutz said a new county government complex will create a more efficient government and should inspire better work from employees.

  • KSP looking to identify body found near I-65

    Police are turning to the public in trying to identify a woman found dead along Interstate 65 on Wednesday morning.

    Kentucky State Police released a description of the woman and photos of jewelry found on her body Thursday to aid in the process. Identification factors such as race haven’t been determined because of the decomposition of the body, according to a KSP news release.

    KSP also released the cause of death as multiple blunt force trauma injuries to the head.

  • Local cities donate to reward fund in Bardstown officer’s slaying

    Three mayors and two police chiefs from four Hardin County cities traveled Friday to Bardstown City Hall where they delivered donations to the reward fund for the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the May 25 shooting of Officer Jason Ellis.

    “We all have police departments and all of our officers put their lives on the line to protect us,” Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said.

    “This could have happened to one of our officers,” Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

  • E'town MSA named a leading location for 2013

    The jobs base and economic diversity in the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has again garnered attention of a national trade magazine.

    Area Development Magazine, a leading executive publication covering corporate site selection and relocation, has named the MSA a leading location for 2013 for economic and work force growth. It also earned the nod last year.

  • Pedestrian killed by train had a desire to help when he could

    The day Harold Haire was killed on train tracks near Cox Lane, he stopped by Warm Blessings soup kitchen on East Dixie in Elizabethtown, grabbed a shower and visited.

    Hours later, he was dead.

    Haire, 53, was struck by a CSX train after 11 p.m. May 22 and was pronounced dead at the scene from massive trauma.

    Warm Blessings Executive Director Linda Funk said Haire had been sleeping in the woods and said his sleeping bag was worn down by time and weather. She found a new sleeping bag for him.