Local News

  • Elizabethtown water: Drinking quality questioned

    Elizabethtown water officials are working to combat taste and odor problems leaving the city’s treatment plant.

    The water quality disturbances have led to complaints from residents, but it appears to be an isolated rather than widespread problem, said Scott Fiepke, engineer for the city’s water and wastewater department.

  • Police: Watch out for kids

    Law enforcement officers want to remind parents and drivers to be safe as school begins next week.

    Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman, said officers will patrol school zones and be out in more force than usual as school begins.

    Drivers should slow down in neighborhoods and be cautious of children on foot and bicycles, he said.

    They also should be aware traffic likely will be heavier as school begins, he said.

  • Chick-fil-A support continues

    Wednesday was the day customers across the nation were called to support Chick-fil-A.

    That support lingered Thursday and could mean a long-term sales boom for the restaurant on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Local owner Chris Flanagan estimated at 2 p.m. Thursday sales were about 25 percent higher than typical.

    Even that figure fell short of the more than 5,000 chicken sandwiches and other items sold Wednesday when sales surpassed all records since the restaurant opened in 2004.

    “It was insane,” he said.

  • Taste of the Heartland to celebrate its 10th fundraiser banquet

    The Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties is celebrating 10 years of filling in the health care gap with its annual Taste of the Heartland benefit dinner and auction.

    The fundraiser begins with dinner provided by more than 20 local restaurants at 7 p.m. tonight at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. An auction of local artists’ original paintings follows at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door.

  • Election filing deadline looming

    Candidates who wish to compete in the November general election have only a handful of days to do so.

    The filing deadline for all races is 4 p.m. Aug. 14. Local races on the ballot this year include Commonwealth’s Attorney; Circuit Court Clerk; Radcliff City Council; Vine Grove City Council; Elizabethtown City Council; West Point City Council; Elizabethtown Independent School Board; Hardin County Schools board divisions 1, 4, and 5; West Point Independent School Board; and soil and water conservation supervisor, according to the Hardin County Clerk’s Office.

  • Relics displayed at Radcliff church

    Betty How has a picture and statue of St. Padre Pio in her home, and she talks to him every night before she goes to bed.

    “I feel like I know him,” she said.

    The saint is well-known for his powerful healing abilities, and though How has no need for healing, she still feels a strong connection to him.

    “I just feel like he’s drawing me to him,” she said. “I don’t know why.”

  • Cooperation leads to drug arrests

    An arrest in Utah set off a series of events that led to a drug bust and two more arrests in Elizabethtown.

    It started when Detective Rob Green with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force received a call from Utah Highway Patrol. An officer had picked up Cordero Torres, whose address identified him as living on North Mantle Avenue in Elizabethtown. A woman was with him.

    Torres was arrested July 13 in Utah for drug-related offenses.

  • E'town couple involved in Boston accident

    Police and emergency crews work at the scene of a crash Tuesday in Boston, which sent an Elizabethtown man to the hospital.

    Around 2:50 p.m., a 2001 Ford Taurus driven by Patricia A. Chapman, 42, of Boston, was trying to cross from Post Office Court to Lebanon Junction Road, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office report. Chapman reportedly told a sheriff’s deputy she didn’t see a 2001 Cadillac Deville traveling west on U.S. 62 and she pulled out in front of it.

  • Photo: Hoofing it
  • Hundreds support Chick-fil-A locally

    Hundreds of people turned out throughout Wednesday to show their support for Chick-fil-A at its restaurant on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Customers stood in a line of nearly 100 that trailed outside the building while drive-thru traffic backed up onto Dixie Avenue.

    The show of support followed company President Dan Cathy answering a question from a Christian media outlet last month, saying he supported “the Biblical definition of the family unit.”