Local News

  • Tip to EPD leads to body search

    A call last week about possible human remains buried on land off East Railroad Street in Elizabethtown led police and other officials to the beginning stages of an investigation.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said police arrived at the location around 1 p.m. Wednesday and spent several hours using cadaver dogs from Louisville and ground-penetrating radar supplied by a local archeologist to search for bones in the area.

  • EPD searching possible burial site

    Elizabethtown Police officials are on the scene about a possible burial site in the area of East Railroad Avenue, according to a news release.

    EPD is attempting to corroborate the information by using cadaver dogs and ground penetrating radar. This is a preliminary investigation.

  • E'town approves pool designer

    Elizabethtown is moving forward on the design for a new aquatic center at American Legion Park.

    Following a brief discussion Tuesday started by Councilman Terry Shipp, Elizabethtown City Council approved without dissent the hire of design firm Brandstetter Carroll to develop a new recreational aquatic facility at the park.

  • Blocker’s case continued until next Tuesday

    A woman facing nine charges, including attempted murder after police say she crashed her car into an Elizabethtown Kroger store, appeared Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

    June Blocker, 52, had no attorney present and her case was continued until Feb. 25 to allow time for her to retain legal counsel.

  • West Point woman charged in connection with drug arrest

    A woman who lived in the same apartment as a man arrested last week on various drug charges was arrested Monday night on similar charges.

    Jennifer Renee Hill, 25, of the 100 block of Dixie Valley Loop in West Point, was picked up by Kentucky State Police on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), acquiring income from trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sex crimes leave lasting impact

    In crimes of a sexual nature, there rarely is just one victim – it impacts the victim, the family and others – and the effects last a lifetime, Judge Kelly Mark Easton said Tuesday during a sentencing hearing in his Hardin Circuit courtroom.

    Listening to his statements was Edward P. Rogers, 35, of Ashland, who accepted a plea deal in December of a combined 13 years in prison for sex-related crimes against two girls in Hardin County over a five-year period. Both girls were younger than 12.

  • Brown-Pusey lands parking lot use for alcohol

    Elizabethtown City Council has authorized The Brown-Pusey House use of the cherry municipal parking lot near the home as a mingling area for visitors to drink alcohol during the BBQ, Blues and Bikes festival in May.

    The historic home plans to sell beer with a temporary event license as a way to raise funds for the organization, said Director Twylane Van Lahr.

  • Man injured after being struck by train in E'town

    A Lexington man walking on railroad tracks near East Railroad Avenue Tuesday night was struck by a southbound CSX Railroad train.

    On Wednesday afternoon, Juan Clay, 44, was listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said Clay has been in the area for an extended period and was intoxicated at the time.

  • Man hit by train in E'town

    A man on train tracks near the Crutcher Street crossing in Elizabethtown was struck by a CSX Railroad train after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

    The man, whose name has not been released, was conscious and was transported by air to a Louisville hospital, according to Elizabethtown Police Department.

    The train was south bound when the man was struck.

    See details in Thursday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.

  • Radcliff lands new hotel

    After three to four years of prospecting and wooing, a hotel development has chosen to build in Radcliff and Mayor J.J. Duvall hopes it sparks more developments in the area.

    The four-story, 50,000 square foot hotel is an $8.5 million investment and will have 92 rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool, business center and 500 square feet of meeting space. The hotel aaabe on a lot next to Radcliff Square off Lincoln Trail Boulevard, which once was a driving range.a

    The development was announced Tuesday night at Radcliff City Council’s meeting.