Local News

  • UPDATE: CHHS teacher fired for involvement with student

    A Central Hardin High School Spanish teacher arrested Monday night on a sexual abuse charge was fired Tuesday by Hardin County Schools after the district conducted its own investigation.

    Edwin Bonet, 54, of Radcliff was charged with first-degree sexual abuse as well as prohibited use of an electronic device to communicate with an individual. He admitted to hugging and kissing his 14-year-old female student in his classroom last Thursday, according to an arrest report.

  • Village Post Office opening in Eastview

    The Kentuckiana District of the U.S. Postal Service is opening a Village Post Office at Eastview One Stop at 13456 Leitchfield Road.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    Village Post Offices are operated by local businesses and provide a specific range of services and products such as first-class postage stamps, priority mail products and accept mail.

  • Terry Court fire intentionally set

    A fire that broke out on Terry Court one week ago, heavily damaging a two-story duplex, was intentionally set, according to

    Elizabethtown Fire investigator Jeremy Goodman. The burn patterns and debris collected from the scene, he said, all point to arson.

    Local authorities are interviewing potential suspects to find the person responsible.

  • Two E'town residents promoted by KSP

    Kentucky State Police recognized the promotion of 48 officers throughout the state in a ceremony Monday at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Among those recognized were two Elizabethtown men.

    Senior Trooper Kevin M. Warrell of Elizabethtown was promoted to sergeant at Post 4 in Elizabethtown. Warrell is an 11-year KSP trooper.

    Senior Trooper Frank C. Taylor will serve as sergeant at Post 5 in Campbellsburg. A resident of Elizabethtown, Taylor is a nine-year veteran of the agency.

  • Coroner's office seeks help in finding next of kin

    An Elizabethtown man was found dead Sunday night at his home and the Hardin County coroner’s office is turning to the public to help notify his next of kin.

    Vernon Hodges, 81, died at his 323 Teresa Road home. Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore said Hodges died from natural causes.

    Kentucky State Police was called when neighbors noticed Hodges had not been seen outside  recently, “which was out of character for him,” Elmore said.

  • Traffic light out at U.S. 31W and Ky. 220

    Drivers taking U.S. 31W today between Radcliff and Elizabethtown should be aware of a traffic light that's temporarily out of service.

    The signal at the intersection of Ky. 220 and U.S. 31W currently is under repair. Use extra caution in that area.

  • Terry Court fire ruled arson

    A fire last Tuesday at a Terry Court duplex that left two families and more than half a dozen children without a home was intentionally set, Elizabethtown Fire investigator Jeremy Goodman said.

    The fire originated in unit 2 and severely damaged the interior of the apartment while causing smoke damage to the adjacent unit. Goodman said all signs from the investigation point to arson.

    Those with information pertaining to the fire should contact Elizabethtown Police Department or Elizabethtown Fire Department, Goodman said.

  • Residents sign up for ACA insurance

    Despite being spooked by problems with the federal health care website, local residents still are seeking coverage and finding a smoother process on Kentucky’s site.

    Nearly 1,400 Hardin County residents signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, by Nov. 26, according to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Hardin County man named KFB Farmer of the Year

    Ray Allan Mackey finally caved to peer pressure and it landed him the title of 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year.

    He was nominated by the Hardin County Farm Bureau board of directors.

    “They encouraged me more than once to do this and finally this year I became involved in it and saw it through,” Mackey said.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Taste of home helps during holidays

    The number of cookies baked is unknown.

    All Carol Burke knows is 28 good-sized boxes were packed about as full as possible.

    “There were a lot,” she said. “I know that’s what those boys like; some home cooking.”

    The “boys” are soldiers who instead of spending time around a Christmas tree this year, seeing joy in the eyes of their children and families, will be in Afghanistan on assignment with the U.S. Army.