Local News

  • March trial date set in elderly abuse, exploitation case

    A March jury trial is scheduled for an Elizabethtown man accused of abuse and financial exploitation of a parental figure.

    Joseph A. Starks, 38, was arrested May 14, 2011, after Elizabethtown police found his Adams Road in “extremely poor condition,” according to a citation.

    Inside the residence, officers found a bedridden woman who was unable to eat, according to the citation. She was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where she was diagnosed with “several serious sores.”

  • Amendment would guarantee hunting, fishing protections

    An amendment to the state constitution on Tuesday’s ballot would protect the right to hunt and fish.

    Officials say the amendment, if approved, wouldn’t likely change anything related to current hunting and fishing regulations and practices. It is meant to protect residents’ ability to participate in the sports, even if organizations one day challenge the idea that Kentuckians should do so.

    If passed, the amendment would immediately take effect.

  • Dentists offer candy exchanges to benefit soldiers

    Local dental practices are providing a unique way to empty the bags of Halloween candy without wreaking havoc on the molars and bicuspids of Hardin County children.

    Dentists are hosting candy exchanges, in which children give up the treats in return for a reward. Then the sugary snacks are sent to deployed soldiers.

  • Historic Preservation Commission to meet Thursday

    The newly appointed Historic Preservation Commission will start forming its framework later this week.

    The group is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Thursday inside the Elizabethtown City Council chambers at City Hall, said City Planner Kevin Strader.

    Strader said proposed design guidelines for downtown are the primary point of discussion during the meeting.

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  • Circuit clerk's Radcliff office undergoes equipment change

    The Hardin Circuit Court Clerk’s office in Radcliff will be unable to issue driver’s licenses Friday because of equipment changes. The work is expected to take from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    “We ask for your patience as we move to a new system to serve the citizens of Hardin County more efficiently,” clerk Loretta Crady said in a statement.

  • Train derailment closes U.S. 31W in West Point

    A train derailment Monday morning in southwest Jefferson County shut down North Dixie Highway and forced West Point residents to stay indoors as emergency officials tried to contain a chemical leak.

    Eight rail cars of a 57-car Paducah & Louisville Railway train left railroad tracks at 6:05 a.m. near the Ohio Valley Dragway on Katherine Station Road, P&L President Tim Garrett said.

    Of those 57 cars, 48 were carrying chemicals, Garrett said. The train originated in Paducah and its destination was the P&L dock in Louisville.

  • Mayor: Ideas, business plans for downtown buildings encouraged

    Elizabethtown actively is looking for ideas on how to transform city-owned buildings downtown, including the “purple building” at 133 W. Dixie Ave. and the former J.J. Newberry’s property off Public Square.

  • Police: Radcliff man arrested for attempting to steal car

    A Radcliff man faces charges of robbery and unlawful imprisonment after police say he attempted to steal a vehicle Saturday in a restaurant parking lot while a woman was inside it.

    Joe R. Zepeda Jr., 30, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and theft by unlawful taking–automobile.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said Zepeda was leaving Zozo’s Bar & Grill when he got into a 2005 Acura left running in the parking lot.

  • Cecilia man arrested in connection to shooting, robberies

    A Cecilia man was arrested Monday in connection to a shooting and multiple robberies that occurred Saturday near the Meade-Hardin border.

    Steven C. Goodman, 21, faces charges of first-degree robbery and kidnapping–adult in Meade County and attempted murder, first-degree robbery, theft by unlawful taking–automobile, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in Hardin County.