Local News

  • Rural police departments receive new tools

    Seven area law enforcement agencies received in-car computers from the state Attorney General’s Office in an effort to provide police in rural areas access to the e-warrant system.

    Using money received from the Rural Law Enforcement Grant, Attorney General Jack Conway’s office purchased 100 mobile-data terminals that were distributed in the last week to 78 rural law enforcement agencies, spokeswoman Allison Gardner Martin said.

  • Photo: Helmwood Heights playground opens
  • Church hopes to raise ‘Good Friday Experience’ attendance

    The first attempt to recreate the Biblical account of Jesus’ final days of life was a success last year at Severns Valley Baptist Church, and organizers hope to top last year’s attendance today.

    More than 2,000 people visited the “Good Friday Experience” last year at the church on Ring Road in Elizabethtown, said the Rev. Bill Langley, pastor.

    “We were amazed,” he said.

    The event, which takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, includes multi-sensory experiences based on accounts, such as a scene of the Last Supper.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters to relocate local office

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is swapping its offices for a more modern and centralized location.

    Kevin Clark, community engagement branch manager, said the organization will relocate its local office from 617 N. Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown to 2491 S. Dixie Blvd. in Radcliff. The agency intends to be operational in Radcliff by May 1.

  • County hosting tire amnesty program

    Residents wanting to rid their properties of unwanted or unused tires will have several opportunities to dispose of them next month.

    Hardin County government and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management are hosting a tire amnesty program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11-13.

    Bob Hall, county solid waste coordinator, said the primary staging area is the Kentucky Highway Maintenance Garage at 310 Valley Creek Road in Elizabethtown.

  • State law outlines appeals process for certificates of need

    FRANKFORT — Should one of the affected parties disagree with the decision regarding the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center’s certificate of need application, they will have a legal avenue to challenge the ruling.

    Kentucky state law allows a party to request a new hearing in writing if it disagrees with approval or disapproval of a certificate of need within 15 days of the decision’s notice.

  • Jenkins addresses Radcliff business owners

    Noting his limited time left at Fort Knox, Col. Bruce Jenkins, garrison commander, thanked Radcliff for its commitment to the installation and encouraged the city to work in tandem with the post to market both communities as destinations.

    Jenkins, who relinquishes his duties in July, addressed a portion of the business community Wednesday during the second Radcliff First luncheon, a monthly networking session created by Mayor J.J. Duvall as a forum for business owners to communicate ideas and suggestions for improving the city.

  • Aaron Vance: McConnell scholar

    When Aaron Vance heard his name called out over a loudspeaker in the middle of a March baseball game, he said it was “kind of shocking” to realize it wasn’t because of his performance in the game but because his parents just learned he received a McConnell Scholarship.

    “Everyone said my reaction was priceless, but I don’t remember that part,” he said.

  • State adopts framework for hemp production

    The Kentucky legislature this week approved regulatory framework to license industrial hemp farming should the federal government relax its prohibitions on production of the crop.

    Local lawmakers celebrated the vote Wednesday and said it would place Kentucky on the cutting edge of hemp production with a relaxation in federal laws while law enforcement officials cited concerns about enforcement and a need for officer education to define the differences between hemp and marijuana.

  • Corrections hosts first family support meeting in E'town

    Last July, Radcliff resident Elke Shea’s grandson was incarcerated, and in a little more than three months, he will be released from Hardin County Detention Centerl.

    Navigating the courts and corrections systems has not been easy for the family, Shea said, and they are looking forward to her grandson’s release.

    “Number one, he is going to have to look for a job,” she said. “He’ll need new friends, new activities.”