Local News

  • Couple arrested, charged with assault

    An Elizabethtown mother is charged with second-degree criminal abuse after police said she swung at her boyfriend during a domestic dispute but accidentally hit her child.

    Elizabethtown police arrested Karyssa Foutch, 20, and Aaron M. Pogue, 24, of Radcliff, on charges of fourth-degree assault.

    According to a citation, Pogue was holding the child when Foutch attempted to strike him in the head.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman, said the child suffered a bruise.

  • Hart, Creekside recognized for Classroom of Excellence

    Tracie Dupin confessed she was nervous about her son entering preschool.

    “On the first day of school, I admit, I was worried,” she said.

    But she soon learned what the state of Kentucky now knows about the classroom of Samantha Hart at Creekside Elementary School.

    “Ms. Sam, your classroom is excellent,” she told Hart at an awards assembly Tuesday for the teacher.

    Hart was recognized for having a Classroom of Excellence, a distinction given to preschool classes by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Resurfacing begins on Ring Road

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews are working on a project to resurface a two-mile section of Ring Road from Ky. 251 to U.S. 62 on the east side of Elizabethtown.

    Work started Tuesday morning at the U.S. 62 intersection, moving toward Ky. 251, which is known in Elizabethtown as North Miles Street or Shepherdsville Road.

    Milling will be completed through the entire project and then new pavement will be laid down. Lane closures are in effect and minor delays are possible, especially during morning and afternoon peak travel hours.

  • Locals take part in debate watch as election looms

    Potential voters who attended a public viewing of the third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney said they want to move beyond political rhetoric and hear real answers on the pertinent issues facing the country.

    Phi Theta Kappa honor society from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College held a debate watch Monday at Pritchard Community Center in hopes of raising political awareness and educating voters on the issues. It was lightly attended.

  • Nightmare on the Square to haunt downtown E'town

    Downtown Elizabethtown will yield to ghosts and goblins this weekend.

    Nightmare on the Square kicks off Friday night and organizers hope to capture some of the momentum built during the Second Saturday zombie fest that attracted hundreds earlier this month.

    The night rolls out with a scavenger hunt from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Herb Jones Chevrolet, according to the event’s official website. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.

  • Pumpkin decorating open to kids at historic home

    Pumpkins with wide grins, scary leers and goofy stares are expected to be created Saturday when children are invited to carve and paint pumpkins at the Brown-Pusey House in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The $3-per-person event is meant to give children an opportunity to decorate pumpkins with carving, paint and markers. Volunteers are available to help young children with carving.

    Pumpkins are provided, but guests can bring their own.

    Activities also include games and face painting. Goodie bags, snacks and beverages are planned.

  • Assault case sent to grand jury

    The case against an Elizabethtown man accused of striking his wife with a handgun will go before the next meeting of the Hardin County grand jury.

    Michael R. Odom, 42, is charged with second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

    He was arrested Oct. 15 after Elizabethtown police were called to his residence on Oriole Drive about a domestic dispute, police said.

    Odom appeared Monday in Hardin District Court for a preliminary hearing. Sgt. Brian Graham of Elizabethtown Police Department testified as a witness for the commonwealth.

  • LaRue, NHHS take firsts in band quarterfinals

    LaRue County High School and North Hardin High School took the top prize in their respective quarterfinal competitions in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Competition over the weekend. John Hardin and Central Hardin each placed in the top three.

    LaRue County placed first in the Class AA East Quarterfinals at Bourbon County High School in Paris. North Hardin took first place in the Class AAAAA West Quarterfinals at Muhlenberg County in Greenville.

    Central Hardin followed in second place in Greenville.

  • Fire destroys barn on Hawkins Drive
  • Two blazes keep E’town firefighters busy

    Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to two working fires in less than 12 hours Monday.

    The department first responded to a barn fire at 724 Hawkins Drive just after noon while the second was after 7 p.m. at Trino’s Italian Restaurant at 2414 Ring Road.

    No one was in the barn at the time of the fire, but Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey said at least five employees were inside Trino’s when they noticed smoke coming from the vents.