Local News

  • Prosecutors will pursue a second trial

    After a Hardin County jury failed to reach a verdict Friday regarding the death of a 1-month-old boy, local prosecutors are pursuing a second trial while the baby’s father remains in jail.

    Jarrod Davis, 24, of Radcliff, was indicted in January on charges of murder and first-degree criminal abuse in the death of his son, Ja’Vion. The infant, who was 5 weeks old, was found dead in his crib Jan. 15 with bloody mucous flowing from his nose.

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  • Veterans ceremony returning to E'town Nature Park

    Elizabethtown’s salute to its armed forces continues next month.

    The city is hosting a second Veterans Day ceremony one year after it dedicated the Hardin County Veterans Tribute, which features bronze sculptures cast representing all branches of the U.S. military.

    Elizabethtown hosts the ceremony Nov. 11 beside the tribute in conjunction with American Legion Post 113 inside the Nature Park off Ring Road.

  • E'town taking measures to deter alley traffic

    Elizabethtown intends to place a speed bump on an unnamed alley between Helm Street and Strawberry Alley as a further deterrent to motorists who use the narrow lane as a cut-through, said Public Works Supervisor Don Hill.

    Hill said the speed bump should be installed by the end of the week and will be placed “not quite midway” through the alley, which runs directly behind T.J. Rhoades State Farm Insurance off Strawberry Alley and deposits onto the 300 block of Helm Street.

  • Campbellsville man arrested in area bank robberies

    Joshua R. Spangler, 27, was arrested Friday afternoon on two counts of second-degree robbery. Police also served Spangler warrants for violating parole and theft by unlawful taking.

    According to a news release from KSP Post 4, Spangler is a suspect in a Jan. 15 robbery at The Cecilian Bank in Sonora and a Feb. 27 holdup at Bank of Buffalo in Buffalo.

  • Arrest made in Buffalo, Sonora bank robberies

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested in connection to two local bank robberies that occurred earlier this year.

    Joshua Spangler, 27, faces two counts of second-degree robbery and is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Spangler is charged in the Jan. 15 robbery at The Cecilian Bank in Sonora and the Bank of Buffalo in Buffalo on Feb. 27.

  • Shop with a Trooper gearing up to help kids

    Christmas may still be more than two months away, but Kentucky State Police Post 4 officials are ready to get into the festive spirit and provide a better holiday for dozens of children around the region.

    The annual Shop with a Trooper program is under way as officials try to raise enough money to brighten Christmas for children in their eight-county service area. Fundraising totals determine how many children KSP will help.

  • Justice Place to open next month

    Years after an announcement to establish a restaurant and business center near the Hardin County Justice Center, Elizabethtown attorney Roxann Smalley will unveil her pet project, Justice Place, and its restaurant, Roxie’s, before Thanksgiving.

    The nearly 11,000-square-foot space at 114 E. Dixie Ave. will open Nov. 25, offering full-scale dining services to downtown patrons.

    “We are ready to open,” Smalley said.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Vine Grove man recreates history in a bottle

    Already a leather worker, a model builder and a graphic designer and illustrator, Vine Grove resident Chris Lemke threw himself into another craft that thrives on details about four years ago.

    The 42-year-old is mastering the art of building ships in bottles. It’s a dying craft, he said, noting bored sailors started the art long ago, typically building replicas of the ships they were sailing.

  • Indictments include wanton endangerment, drug charges

    This week’s indictments included a gun-related wanton endangerment charge.

    Eric Stephen Miller, 33, is charged with one count of first-degree wanton endangerment, after he fired a gun in the presence of others in their home, according to court documents.

    There were also several drug charges included in the indictments. 

    Dedrick D. Varner, 33, is charged with one count of first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance.