Local News

  • Father: Lights not a factor in Ky. 313 death

    Three fatal crashes have occurred at the intersection of Joe Prather Highway and South Boundary Road since 2000, resulting in four deaths, according to Radcliff Police Department records.

    Of those fatal crashes, one was at night. That wreck was Jan. 20 when David Vittitoe, 23, of Lebanon Junction, was struck and killed by a car while standing in the roadway directing traffic around a stalled car, according to a preliminary police report.

  • Safety measures added to North Miles Street

    Added safety precautions are in place around an area where a child was struck by a vehicle earlier this month and where another was killed in 2010.

    “There were no flashing lights or anything in that area (of North Miles Street) that would signify that there is a crosswalk there,” said Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby. “This should help make it safer.”

  • Wagoner’s life remembered, celebrated at East Hardin

    A large crowd gathered Wednesday night inside East Hardin Middle School gymnasium to celebrate and honor the life and teaching career of Brent Wagoner, an assistant principal and boys’ basketball coach at East Hardin.

    Wagoner, 45, died March 8.

    The crowd, made up of Wagoner’s former students, athletes, faculty, friends and family members including his parents, Charles and Doris Wagoner, filled the bleachers of the gym. One wall was covered with posters of Wagoner’s sayings and personal notes left by students.

  • SIMPLE Giving Campaign to aid local students

    A partnership between Colgate and the nonprofit Champions for Kids is waging war on dental problems and hopes to reach 1 million children this spring.
    The SIMPLE Giving Campaign is working with roughly 1,400 Wal-Mart stores in 11 states this year to gather donations of toothpaste, toothbrushes and other personal care products for children in need.

  • Springtime is tree time locally

    On the first day of spring, the Hardin County Conservation District took advantage of sunny weather to distribute 1,800 tree seedlings in 45 minutes.
    The event, originally scheduled to last until 1 p.m. at the Hardin County Farmers Market, was cut short after the seedlings were gone and district representatives distributed all 150 recycling containers.
    “They were lined out to the road,” said Sarah Woods, district coordinator. “It was pretty crazy. This is the quickest they’ve gone.”

  • Indictments include pursuit, hit-and-run charges

    An Eastview man arrested after leading police on a brief pursuit was indicted on six of 16 charges this week in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Kentucky State Police troopers arrested Justin S. Gibson, 29, on March 2 on Hawkins Drive following a pursuit that began near mile-marker 91 on Interstate 65 after troopers responded to a possible hit-and-run.

  • You can have a nice lawn and pets


    The News-Enterprise

    When landscaping the yard, pet owners might want to remember their four-legged friends in their design plans.

    “The key is to select plants that are safe for pets,” Jason Smith said.

    Smith is the owner of PetCorps, a residential and commercial dog waste removal service in Vine Grove.

    "What’s aesthetically pleasing to people may not necessarily be safe for pets to be around,” he said.

  • Make your walls pop with pop art


    The News-Enterprise

    Decorating a space doesn’t always have to be about the latest trends or what a design guru says is in style at the moment. Home décor can reflect your personality and bring out your pop culture interests.

    From favorite films and television shows to memorabilia from childhood, many of these elements can be pulled into the design of your home.

  • Meeting of the minds

    As a way to bring community members and leaders together to discuss issues, a local church is hosting a Making a Difference conference.

    The MAD conference is at Camp Nikao in Elizabethtown and is March 28-30. Registration is $40 until Friday and is $50 the week of the conference.

    Pastor Marcus Dixon of House of Manna, Bread of Life Church said the conference has changed its focus slightly for its second year. The first year was centered on women, but this year has broadened to be all-inclusive.

  • School schedules impacted by pending legislation

    As the Kentucky House and Senate try to bridge an ideological divide on how best to deal with the impact of snow and ice on school schedules this winter, school districts are waiting on answers as they try to finalize their calendars and schedule end-of-school testing and graduations.
    Hardin County Schools has missed 14 days of school because of inclement weather while Elizabethtown Independent Schools has closed for nine days. Both are eyeing early June to end the year.