Local News

  • Fire displaces family of six

    A family of six is displaced after a fire ripped through their Elizabethtown home Wednesday.

    Chief Carlus Sallee of Central Hardin Fire Department said crews responded to a home at 58 Jean Court around 3:35 p.m. to a fully involved structure fire.

    “It gutted the whole thing,” he said. “It was a total loss.”

  • Reports indicate Volvo's interest in Kentucky

    Swedish automaker Volvo may be considering Kentucky, which stirred speculation that the Glendale megasite could be under consideration.

  • Rineyville barn fire damages thousands in equipment

    A Thursday morning structure fire in Rineyville left thousands of dollars in farming equipment at a loss.

    Rineyville Fire Chief Shane Crutcher said the call came in at 9:29 a.m. saying a barn was on fire at 10500 Rineyville-Big Spring Road. The building belongs to Fred Rosenberger and his family.

  • Weaver explains decision to hire J.J. Duvall

    If not for the $62 million development coming to the city’s southern end, Radcliff Mayor Mike Weaver said he would not have hired former mayor J.J. Duvall as economic development, planning and building director.

    Out of the 16 applications Weaver received for the position, Duvall did not have the best resume or the best qualifications, Weaver said.

  • Man takes plea deal moments before murder trial

    After being charged with murder for the deaths of an Elizabethtown couple following a wreck in August 2013, a Hodgenville man accepted a plea deal just moments before jury selection was to begin.

  • Homeless shelter edges toward completion

    Though Hearts of Hope Homeless Shelter in Radcliff has not opened its doors, those working on the project expect that to change in the coming months.

    Work on the homeless shelter, which is being built in the basement of Powerhouse of Praise & Deliverance on U.S. 31W, started about 2½ years ago in June 2012.

  • Radcliff City Council meeting filled with politics

    The new Radcliff City Council’s first vote was “political grandstanding” and not based on policy concerns, council members say.

    Some members said they voted to table the appointment of a city clerk Tuesday night to make a statement, not because they disapproved of the mayor’s selection of Julie Aldridge for the job.

  • Social media session tonight at John Hardin

    John Hardin High School is taking a proactive step in educating parents about the benefits and obstacles created by social media.

    “iLEARN: A Parent’s Social Media Survival Guide” is at 6 p.m. today at John Hardin High School. It is intended for parents only.

  • Hospital financial reports in good health

    As the first half of the fiscal year closes, Hardin Memorial Hospital is in good financial health.

    In a report for the six months ending Dec. 31, the hospital’s excess of revenues and gains over expenses was $5,866,000, versus a $590,000 deficit projected in the budget.


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