Local News

  • Downtown business owners pan decision to move county services

    Hardin County government’s decision to relocate the bulk of its services out of downtown Elizabethtown has left a sour taste in the mouths of many business owners located nearby.

    Pointing to vacant buildings, they said the loss of county offices will further deplete the downtown district, leaving older structures to crumble and sucking away an established customer base.

  • Guthrie says Obama leveraging military cuts for new spending

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie described President Barack Obama’s governing practices as “irresponsible” and said the president is trying to use the military as leverage for new spending.

    With sequestration taking effect forcing automatic cuts to the military and other federal services, Guthrie said Friday that he believes a proposal will be made before the end of the month to replace cuts proposed for national security with more “equal” cuts that may be even greater in scope than the roughly $85 billion proposed this year.

  • Students embrace cultural differences at Diversity Fair

    Metal masks, clay animal statuettes, poetry, drawings and other art and food representing cultures from around the world were on display Friday at John Hardin High School.

    Most of the art was created by students from Hardin County Schools, such as Virginia Camp, a sophomore at John Hardin.

    She pieced together a work of art depicting a human face made up of pieces from many drawings of faces to create a whole from various races and backgrounds to demonstrate elements such diverse people have in common.

  • Radcliff man reported missing

    Radcliff Police are looking for a missing man who family members fear might be distraught and could try to harm himself.

    Police received a missing persons report Saturday after Grady Davis, 50, last was seen at 2 p.m. that day at his Radcliff home.

    Davis is a white man who is 5-foot-11 and weighs 185 pounds. He last was seen wearing blue jeans and a tan Carhart jacket, according to police.

    He is driving a burgundy 2004 Ford F-150 pick-up truck with the license plate 479-HXF, according to police.

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  • Pancake breakfast promotes community, charity

    Jim Deneen chatted with people in line as he flipped golden-brown pancakes over on the griddle in front of him and stacked them onto plates.

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club member has been helping for about 15 years with the club’s pancake breakfast.

    He pitched in again Saturday with the meal at Elizabethtown High School to help raise money for the causes his group supports.

  • Six killed, five injured in Interstate 65 wrecks

    Two wrecks near Sonora on Saturday left six dead and five injured.

    Six people were killed after their sport utility vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer at 11:13 a.m. near mile marker 83 northbound on Interstate 65. The SUV then caught fire, said Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman.

    The people who died were identified as residents of Marion, Wis., Chaffins said.

  • UPDATE: Wreck on Interstate 65 results in six deaths

    A wreck Saturday morning on Interstate 65 left six dead and two injured and closed the interstate both directions near Sonora for about six hours, Kentucky State Police said.

    Police dispatcher Chuck Stewart said two crashes occurred late Saturday morning and were reported 16 minutes apart near the interstate's 83 mile-marker. The first crash was in the northbound lanes of I-65 at 11:13 a.m. and the second in the southbound lanes at 11:29 a.m.

  • Police believe Buffalo, Sonora bank robberies are connected

    Kentucky State Police detectives believe the same person committed robberies at the Bank of Buffalo last week and The Cecilian Bank branch in Sonora in January.

    Police described the suspect as approximately 5-foot-10 with a medium build. A witness told police the suspect had “dirty blonde hair” and facial hair.

  • 19-year-old woman commits suicide at jail

    Seven days before she was to be sentenced for igniting a series of trash can fires in downtown Elizabethtown, a 19-year-old woman committed suicide at Hardin County Detention Center.

    Jailer Danny Allen said another inmate discovered Rachel Dembek attempting to hang herself just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dembek died the following day and her funeral was Saturday.

    Allen said Dembek, who had been lodged since Dec. 22, never expressed to jail officials a desire to commit suicide or injure herself.