Local News

  • Radcliff Health Department moving to healthier quarters

    Because of dilapidation at its office, the Radcliff Health Department is moving next month to a new location near the Wilson Road gate to Fort Knox.

    The department is relocating from 1460 N. Wilson Road to 1679 N. Wilson Road No. 108. The move is effective March 11 and the department will be closed on the preceding Friday, March 8, to accommodate the switch, said Wendy Keown, public information officer for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    “We’re just moving down the street,” she said.

  • City considers Blue Bunny proposal at sports park

    With the second season set to start Friday at the Elizabethtown Sports Park, the city has landed another sponsorship for the facility.

    Sports Park Director Seth Breitner recommended a concession sponsorship Monday at the council’s work session from Blue Bunny Ice Cream that would produce $10,000 over two years.

    The deal would offer the city $5,000 annually and a $2 rebate on each case sold, Breitner said. The company has a right to re-negotiate the sponsorship for additional years if desired, Breitner said.

  • EHS cheerleaders celebrate state
  • Feeding thy neighbors: Mill Creek offering food assistance to families

    A project that began in a garage has become an organized ministry for a Radcliff church.

    MillCreek Baptist Churchhas been running a food pantry once a month for about a year, after member Vi Burt had been assisting people with food from her home. The pantry has since moved into the church, and recipients can receive a bag of food up to three times a year, church secretary Mary Luce said.

  • Radcliff snags free street sweeper

    It took nearly two full days of drive time to bring the city’s first street sweeper from California to Radcliff.

    The vehicle was acquired at no cost and to further save money, City Engineer Toby Spalding personally drove the machine from California.

    “You don’t do but 58 miles per hour on the interstate,” he said.

    But the long haul was preferable — and cheaper — than the roughly $6,000 delivery bill the city could have paid, Spalding said.

  • Heroin use rises in Hardin County

    An old drug is sweeping through Louisville and portions of northern Kentucky, and local officials worry it soon will become a problem in Hardin County.

    Kentucky State Police analyzed 1,074 samples of heroin during the first three quarters of 2012, marking an increase of more than 100 percent since 2010 when 451 heroin samples were recorded.

    In northern Kentucky, heroin-related cases now exceed those involving pain pills, according to KSP.

  • Leading the way for KHSAA

    The Panthers are set to hang their first championship banner in more than a decade, while the neighboring Hawks will hang the school’s first ever.

    The Elizabethtown High School cheerleading squad was crowned state champion Saturday in the first Kentucky High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheer Championship. The LaRue County High School team was tops in its division as well.

    Elizabethtown placed first in the Class 1-A large division, beating second-place Louisville Mercy and third-place Belfry High School.

  • Photos: ECTC Super Sunday
  • March of Dimes kicks off campaign

    As Madi Carlberg toddled around the room, it was clear her success story also was one for the 75 years of March of Dimes projects and research.

    The local campaign for March of Dimes began Sunday at the Historic State Theater with a kickoff event to explain the fundraising process and to introduce the 2013 Ambassador Family.

    The local March for Babies is at 9 a.m. April 27 at Elizabethtown High School.

  • Cheer champs