Local News

  • Fiscal court approves grants for local organizations

    Hardin County Fiscal Court on Tuesday unanimously approved resolutions to approve a plan allowing renovations to SpringHaven Inc. and grant funding for an emergency dispatch phone system for the E-911 Dispatch Center.

    The plan approved for SpringHaven is related to a Community Development Grant. SpringHaven has received $500,000 from the state program to improve its building in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town considering chloramine conversion

    Scott Fiepke on Monday recommended Elizabethtown City Council convert its water treatment process from chlorine to chloramine, a disinfectant created when chlorine is combined with ammonia.

    The change is necessitated by the decision of Hardin County Water District No. 2 to convert its system from chlorine to chloramine by 2015 to take on water supplies from Louisville Water Co., a larger system that has been treated with chloramine for decades. Elizabethtown contracts with HCWD No. 2 for water supplies.

  • Bank scam calls target area residents

    Police and bank officials are warning residents in the Hardin County area of a phone scam going on in the county, as well as in Meade and Breckinridge counties.

  • Woman injured in Lincoln Parkway wreck

    A car rear-ending a tractor-trailer left a Hodgenville woman with nonlife-threatening injuries and eastbound lanes of Lincoln Parkway closed for nearly an hour Tuesday morning.

    William Rogers, 63, of Elizabethtown, was eastbound on Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown and attempted to make a right-hand turn onto Harvest Drive when his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2012 Ford Fusion, said Officer Jason Morris with Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.

    Police responded to the crash at 9:38 a.m.

  • EIS selects two finalists in superintendent search


    Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials announced Monday two candidates as finalists for the district’s superintendent position.

    Jon Ballard, associate superintendent for human resources at Hardin County Schools, and Mark Owens, director of personnel for Daviess County Schools, are finalists.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex offenses

    A Radcliff man accused of raping and sodomizing two children last year accepted a plea deal Monday afternoon that would require him to serve at least 34 years in prison.

    Dambrocio A. Hughes, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first degree sodomy.

    Forcible contact is alleged. Both children were younger than 12 at the time of the offenses, which Hughes admitted took place between Jan. 1 and June 17, 2012.

  • Birth center testimony draws to a close today

    Supporters of a proposed birth center in Elizabethtown are expected to rest their case today.

  • E'town finalizes park sponsorship with HMH

    With the season now in full swing, Elizabethtown has finalized an agreement with Hardin Memorial Health regarding athletic training services at Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Park Director Seth Breitner said the deal has a value of $77,000, $60,000 of which is annual sponsorship funding provided to the city. The proposal is a slight tweak from the $55,000 in sponsor money originally offered by the hospital and approved by Elizabethtown City Council. The agreement is for three years.

    Breitner said HMH trainers are now on site for scheduled tournaments and games.

  • Crews battle early morning blazes; no injuries reported

    Homeowners awoke to snowfall Monday, but firefighters had their minds on hotter elements.

    Local fire departments responded to two fires early Monday morning in the Elizabethtown and Vine Grove areas, one of which left a home temporarily uninhabitable.

    Central Hardin Fire Department responded to a fire around 7:49 a.m. at 132 Hickory Hill Drive, which Chief Everett Roberts said originated in the kitchen.

    Central Hardin Fire received mutual aid from Radcliff and Rineyville Fire Departments and cleared the scene by 12:46 p.m., Roberts said.

  • Spring has not sprung

    Unseasonably cold weather and snowfall Monday contributed to what already has been a March with more days of snow than is typical for the month.

    By Monday, this month had seen 12 days of snowfall, seven of those with trace amounts of snow, said Mark Adams, lead meteorologist at Fort Knox Weather Operations.

    That is compared to the 2.4 inches that typically falls in the area over four days in March, three with trace amounts of snow, he said.