Local News

  • Project United crowns makeover winner

    For Susan Gifford, the smile on a child’s face made all the work during Project United worth it.

    On Friday, United Way of Central Kentucky Executive Director Chris Wilborn crowned Gifford and her co-workers at Swope Family of Dealerships, winners of the 2013 Project United Makeover program for their work on the library at North Park Elementary School, the site for the project.

  • Shop With a Cop makes stop in Radcliff
  • Woman's Club of Elizabethtown host Christmas Tea
  • Body of missing Elizabethtown man found along I-65

    The body of a missing Elizabethtown man was found around 12:50 p.m. Friday by Kentucky State Police nearly a week after his death.

    Brooks W. Hohenstein, 54, died of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on the morning of Dec. 6, according to an autopsy report. His family filed a missing person's report Dec. 7.

    Trooper Jeff Gregory, KSP Post 4 spokesman, said police had searched several times for Hohenstein in the past week but were unable to locate him before Friday's  extensive search. Foul play is not suspected.

  • E'town cancels Christmas parade

    Elizabethtown's downtown Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremonies have been canceled this evening because of rainy conditions, said  Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn.

    Vaughn said outdoor events, including a traditional Christmas reading by Mayor Edna Berger, have been canceled as well as an outdoor showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas by Crossroads Baptist Church. The church also had planned to host a petting zoo starting at 4:30 p.m. but Vaughn was unsure of its status. Church officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

  • Organization works to meet early childhood needs

    Following its founding more than a year ago, the Lincoln Trail System to Enhance Early Development, or SEED, is hosting its first holiday reception Tuesday.

    The reception is an opportunity for the organization to share with the community what it has done to meet the need of early childhood development, said C.J. Quick, manager of offsite services. Quick also is an early childhood mental health specialist for Communicare and a SEED chairwoman.

  • HMH holding topping out ceremony for North Tower

    To celebrate progress of construction of its North Tower, Hardin Memorial Hospital is urging the community to leave customized marks on the building.

    Starting today, the top steel beam is available to sign on the grassy courtyard in front of the Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center, where the North Tower’s two floors are under construction. Michelle Murphy, spokeswoman for HMH, said the 20-foot beam becomes available around 8 a.m. and will remain available for autographs until Dec. 22.

  • Heavy list of drug charges headline indictments

    Indictments returned by a Hardin County grand jury were heavy on drug selling and possession.

    Six of the individuals indicted last week were illegal drug crimes.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.


  • Vo ordered to pay more than $50,000 to victims

    The owner of the Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare on Westport Road was ordered Thursday to pay more than $50,000 to his victims for providing non-FDA approved forms of birth control as part of a plea agreement.

    Canh Jeff Vo, 45, of Louisville, was also sentenced to one year probation. According to a news release from U.S. District Court in Louisville, the business also was ordered to pay a $25,000 fine.

  • Three cheer squads advance to state

    The cheerleading competition season came earlier than ever this year and three area squads won their respective divisions Wednesday night in the KHSAA Competitive Cheer 5th Region Championships at Central Hardin High School.

    Central Hardin, LaRue County and Elizabethtown high schools won the coed, all-girls’ medium and all-girls’ large varsity divisions, respectively. They advance to the KHSAA Competitive Cheer State Championships on Saturday at Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in Lexington.