Local News

  • Festival alcohol zone reduced

    It appears alcohol drinkers won’t have as much freedom to roam with beer during the BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival later this month.

    After reviewing a designated festival area for the May 24 event that was approved Monday by Elizabethtown City Council, Police Chief Tracy Schiller has opted to reduce the areas permitted for alcohol consumption.

  • Christmas assistance programs merging

    In order to serve more families and eliminate duplication, several local agencies are combining their efforts to host a cooperative, family focused aid program for Hardin County during the Christmas season.

    Helping Hand of Hope, Marine Corps Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army are partnering with local Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in area school districts to sponsor the Hardin County Christmas Assistance Program. The program essentially combines the resources of all the agencies while creating a more efficient and centralized

  • Local man writes book to honor late mother

    Ricardo Croft is letting go of his mother the best way he knows how — through writing.

    Susan Croft died April 25, 2013, from heart disease at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Since her death, Ricardo has written down his raw and candid emotions about his loss because that’s what his mother wanted him to do.

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  • Injury wreck reported on I-65

    A one-vehicle injury wreck at the 100-mile-marker of northbound Interstate 65 was reported at approximately 4:50 p.m. Saturday. Fire and rescue units were responding to the scene shortly before 5 p.m.

    Traffic delays should be expected.

  • Judge-executive nabs health care governance award

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry has been awarded the Health Care Governance Leadership Award by the Kentucky Hospital Association.

  • Warrant issued for man wanted on abuse charge

    A warrant for a Radcliff man was issued last week in Hardin Circuit Court after he was indicted on an abuse charge.

    Brooklyn A. Noviello, aka, Tyler Hendrickson of the 100 block of Neptune Drive, was indicted on knowing abuse or neglect of an adult. The charge is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

    According to the indictment, Noviello, 21, is alleged to have committed the offense on Sept. 20, 2013.

    An indictment is an allegation, not a proof of guilt. Noviello is innocent until proven guilty.

  • Marijuana tip leads to solving several other cases

    Responding to a tip, the Elizabethtown Police Department arrested a man early Friday and resolved two other investigations in the process.

    EPD went to an apartment in the 500 block of Bellwood Drive after receiving a complaint of someone trafficking in marijuana. Officers reportedly found James E. Compton Jr., 19, in the residence. When police received permission to search the home, they collected bags of marijuana, $155 in cash, a digital weighing scale, rolling papers and a marijuana cigarette, according to an arrest citation.

  • Women build skills, home during Habitat event

    Marilyn Brown knew she could drive a nail, so she put that skill to use Wednesday during National Women Build Week for Habitat for Humanity.

    Brown and about 40 other women took time out of their week to volunteer at a build site on East Railroad Avenue in Elizabethtown. The event began May 3 and concludes Saturday.

    “I worked a regular job for quite a while,” said Brown, who volunteered after she saw the sign at the site. “I’m just now getting time to do something like this. I think it’s an awesome organization.”

  • Y trip conducted to share vision

    On a day trip to Louisville, more than three dozen local residents were treated Thursday to tours and testimonials about the virtues of a YMCA.

    The YMCA of Greater Louisville, which has helped foster the five-year planning efforts of Hardin County’s proposed Y, displayed its workout equipment, pools and child development facilities. The hosts also kept a focus on community services and intangibles provided through programming.