Local News

  • E'town man indicted for attempted murder, rape

    More serious charges have been brought against a 42-year-old Elizabethtown man who was arrested in October after reportedly threatening his wife with a revolver and eventually hitting her with it.

    A Hardin County grand jury indicted Michael R. Odom for criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree rape, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree assault.

    He’s been in the Hardin County Detention Center since his Oct. 15 arrest on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault.

  • The new Christmas cards

    Before taking that gift card to the cashier, holiday shoppers should know whether the card will empty their wallet while filling stocking.

    Gift cards have become popular Christmas gift items, but can come with strings attached that can prevent them from being fully utilized. Thanks to a federal law that went into effect in 2010, owners of gift cards are more likely to get the full value of their card, but there still are issues consumers need to know, according to the Better Business Bureau.

  • Radcliff Fire responds to chimney blaze

    Radcliff firefighters responded Monday night to a chimney blaze in a Timberwood Drive home.

    Capt. Bob Mahanna said 14 firefighters and three trucks arrived at 939 Timberwood Drive to see small flames emerging from the residence's chimney.

    No one at the single-family residence was injured, Mahanna said, and emergency crews were able to extinguish the fire before damage spread to the home.

    "The damage is pretty much limited to the upper chimney," the captain said.

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  • E'town to rock in the New Year

    Sleep is optional this New Year’s Eve in Elizabethtown.

    The city plans to ring in 2013 in high fashion, hosting a party on New Year’s Eve that will give way to a 5K (3.1-mile) run or walk to help residents start their resolutions off right just hours later on New Year’s Day.

    The city’s Red Carpet New Year’s Eve Party will envelop the Historic State Theater, bringing an end-of-year bash downtown.

  • Radcliff City Council work session canceled

    Radcliff City Council canceled its 1:30 p.m. work session today.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall said at least two council members had called in sick and would be unable to attend today's meeting, which jeopardized the council's ability to reach a quorum, a majority of the council required by law.

    The city's agenda only contained one item for discussion: Potential changes to the policies and procedures handbook regarding holidays. The meeting would have closed with updates from the mayor and city council.

  • E'town man arrested for abuse, growing marijuana

    An investigation into alleged child abuse led to police discovering a marijuana-growing operation in an Elizabethtown home.

    Michael J. Murray, 33, was arrested Sunday on charges of second-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 or younger, cultivating marijuana fewer than five plants, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said police responded to Murray’s Tami Court address following a complaint by the child’s mother.

  • Family wins honors in extreme cowboy racing

    The Green family members might not be driving cattle on the range, eating beans out of a can or sleeping under the stars, but they are among the top extreme cowboy contenders in the nation.

    The sport was organized under the Extreme Cowboy Association in 2009 when hall-of-fame rodeo rider Craig Cameron thought there should be a horseback-based sport based on tasks that would be expected of cowboys, who rarely climb down from their mounts.

  • Area man to lead foundation at WKU

    Hardin County native Donald Smith has been named president of Western Kentucky University’s College Heights Foundation by the foundation’s board.

    The foundation manages private money given to WKU, intending to increase the fund and use it for scholarships, and special projects and programs.

    Smith works at the college as associate vice president for development and alumni relations and as executive director of the WKU Alumni Association.

  • Cecilia man honored for service to Kentucky Farm Bureau

    A local man has been honored for decades of dedication to agriculture.

    Kenneth Hayden, who lives near Cecilia, received the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual award for distinguished service Friday.

    Hayden, a former Hardin County Schools board member, won the award at the county level after serving on the board of the local organization for 47 years, attending more than 40 state conventions and serving on many committees for Kentucky Farm Bureau.