Local News

  • Long-time chamber president Dupin dies

    Asked to recall a memory of Edith Dupin, a former president of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, Judge-Executive Harry Berry described a particular encounter in 2000 at the Heartland Festival.

    At the time, Berry was running for the position of county judge-executive and was unaware of the “stringent rule” prohibiting campaigning from the annual festival, he said.

    As he stood near the entrance and handed out literature, Dupin approached and told Berry to stop, the judge recalled.

  • Part of medical building will be leased to Norton pediatrics practice for expansion

    With more interest about property on Ring Road cropping up, a new medical complex soon will call the area home.

    Ground is being moved on property between Home Depot and American Legion Post 113 to create a medical office building with expected occupancy by July 2013, said Tonii Rizzo, senior vice president of Abel Construction Co. in Louisville.

    Rizzo purchased the property with business partners and said Abel will construct the facility.

  • Hodgenville man indicted in Sonora truck stop robbery

    A Hodgenville man arrested in July and charged with stealing from a Sonora truck stop was indicted last month on a charge of first-degree robbery.

    Aaron M. Hart, 20, was arrested July 29 following a shooting in Louisville.

    According to state police, a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer stopped Hart because his vehicle matched a description from a robbery. When Hart displayed a gun, the officer, Jared Newberry, shot him in the neck.

  • Radcliff woman wanted in connection to alleged child rape arrested

    A Radcliff woman wanted in connection to the alleged rape of a child younger than 12 was arrested Monday afternoon in the city.

    Camilla D. Clark, 30, is charged with second-degree criminal abuse. The grand jury returned an indictment against Clark last month.

  • Sex offender indicted for second time for failing to comply with registry

    An Elizabethtown man accused of bail jumping and failing to comply with the sex offender registry a second time was indicted last month.

    Mark L. Willey, 50, is a move-in registered sex offender fromFlorida, according to the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry. He was convicted in Texas of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old.

  • E'town man charged with DUI after Springfield accident

    Landmark News Service

    A Elizabethtown man charged with driving under the influence allegedly tried to flee the scene of a wreck on Friday morning.

    According to a report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, David M. Browne, 32, of Elizabethtown, attempted to flee after causing a crash at the intersection of U.S. 150 and Ky. 555.

  • E'town to consider renewing consultant contract for sports park

    Elizabethtown is pegged to renew a contract next week with a Chicago consulting firm  tasked solely with landing sponsorships for the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    The contract with Property Consulting Group was started last year through the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau while the park still was a construction site. Tourism bore the expense, which includes a $60,000 fee and a 15 percent commission.

  • Elizabethtown to extend gas line to airport

    Elizabethtown plans to extend its gas line to Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport, which only has access to propane.

    Mayor Tim Walker told Elizabethtown City Council on Monday the extension will cost around $4,800. Airport officials have agreed to pay for materials and reimburse the city for the costs, Walker said. In response, the city has agreed to cover labor by installing the line.

    Walker said the city likely will need to perform touch-up and shoulder work once the line is finished.

  • Central, John Hardin top Pulaski band competition

    Two Hardin County high school bands found success in Pulaski County this past weekend, just two weeks away from state competition.

    Central Hardin High School was named Grand Champion at the Pulaski County Invitational, and John Hardin High School came in second overall in the competition.

    Both schools received first in their classes.

    Central Hardin Band Director David Centers said he’s very proud of the band’s accomplishments. But Centers said he’s most proud of the hard work done by the students to prepare.

  • Mother indicted for criminal abuse

    A 21-year-old Radcliff mother's indictment on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse is based on allegations she burned her 2-year-old child with a cooking pan.

    Samantha L. Liedtke was arrested July 3 and released Aug. 29 on a partially secured $25,000 bond, according to Hardin County Detention Center online records.

    Court records indicate Liedtke is compliant with her bond conditions, which stipulate she is not allowed to have contact with children younger than 18 years old without direct parental supervision.