Local News

  • Long-time chamber president to be honored at regional job fair

    More than 10 years ago, Larry Oberlitner, a local veterans employment representative, discovered that an annual job fair held at Fort Knox through the U.S. Army Career and Alumni Program would be discontinued.

    In response, he turned to the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce. Edith Dupin, who served as president of the local chamber for nearly 20 years, agreed to launch a similar job fair in Hardin County, Oberlitner said.

    “Without her, this would have never even started,” he said.

  • Helping Hand of Hope is two-thirds of way to capital goal

    With two-thirds of its $900,000 capital campaign lined up, Helping Hand of Hope turned up its appeal Wednesday.

    The charitable agency wants to centralize its operations into a single building on Wilson Road near Hutcherson Lane between Radcliff and Elizabethtown. The property has been acquired and Executive Director David Dozer told those attending the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday that $600,000 has been committed.

  • Festival parade seeks hometown idea

    Based on the overall theme My Hometown, community members are invited to submit ideas for the Heartland Festival parade’s theme.

  • 31W Bypass will be closed briefly

    Construction of a new overpass requires the U.S. 31W Bypass to be closed for 12 hours.

    The Transportation Cabinet said the road will be closed in both directions from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday at the new Ky. 361 overpass as a portion of the bridge structure is set overhead. Traffic will not be allowed to enter the bypass from North Dixie Avenue and northbound traffic will be blocked at St. John Road.

    Message boards will alert drivers to the closure. Reduced speed limits already are in effect.

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  • North Black Branch Road reopens to traffic

    North Black Branch Road reopened to traffic Wednesday morning, more than 18 months after closing for construction on Flex Films, a new manufacturing facility.

  • E'town doctor's medical license restricted pending federal court case

    The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure has issued an emergency order restricting the license of an Elizabethtown doctor facing 13 federal charges.

    Dr. Canh Jeff Vo, 45, was indicted March 20 by a federal grand jury on charges of health care fraud, mail fraud, misbranding and smuggling.

    According to the indictment, the obstetrics and gynecology physician purchased and installed in his patients foreign, non-FDA approved Mirenas, a levonorgestral-releasing intrauterine device or IUD.

  • Fiscal Court affirms courthouse relocation

    Hardin County residents were granted another opportunity to affect a proposed county office move, but the outcome stayed the same.

    By a second 8-1 vote Tuesday, Hardin Fiscal Court approved the relocation of Hardin County government from downtown Elizabethtown to property owned by Hardin Memorial Health at Ring and Rineyville roads. Magistrate Bill Wiseman again voted no.

  • E'town man sentenced to 17 years in stabbing

    Raymond K. Wilson was arrested April 12, 2012, on a charge of attempted murder following a stabbing at a birthday party on Easter Sunday.

    On Tuesday — nearly a year after his arrest — he was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

    Wilson, 52, was convicted in February of first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. According to police and witnesses, he stabbed Gerald Wayne Tharpe during a physical altercation at the birthday gathering.

  • E’town woman indicted on receiving fraudulent public benefits

    An Elizabethtown woman is accused of fraudulently obtaining more than $12,000 in public benefits over a four-year period.

    Joyce McCarthy, 48, was indicted Thursday with one count of misrepresentation or failure to report a change to obtain public assistance benefits.

    According to the indictment, McCarthy was receiving assistance through the Supplemen-tal Nutrition Assistance Program when she failed to report a change in her employment status, which would have affected her eligibility for benefits.